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Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Straw tossin'
    Fort Recovery freshman Luke Klingshirn hurls a bale of hay Friday afternoon as a part of Fort Recovery High School’s Ag Olympics. It was the final event put on by Fort Recovery FFA in celebration of National FFA?Week. (The Commercial Review/Caleb Bauer)
  • Steve on stage
    Comedian Steve Treviño performs Friday for Road Rubber Comedy at Jay County Event Center in Portland. Treviño, who has had comedy specials on Showtime and Netflix, was the headliner for the show following feature act Chris Bowers. (The Commercial Review/Ray Cooney)
  • Tribe ends with victory
    NEW KNOXVILLE, Ohio — The Rangers tried to rally in their final home game of the season. But the Tribe’s big lead was too much to overcome.
  • South Adams drops finale in OT
    BERNE — The Starfires entered the final week of the regular season riding a three-game winning streak.
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Gov 2017

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb visited Jay County last week. What issues would you most like to see him address in his first year?


  • Referendum is a long process
    As Jay School Corporation tries to get its fiscal house in order, the focus has been on cutting costs. But is there a way for school corporations to increase general fund revenues?
  • Ardagh readies March IPO
    The long-awaited initial public offering of stock in Ardagh Group should take place on the New York Stock Exchange by the end of March.
  • A unified front
    There is no easy fix to the drug abuse epidemic. But a unified community response is what it will take to roll back the debilitating influence addiction has in Jay County.
  • JCHS graduate restarts program
    Blackford County Schools have an agriculture program for the first time since the 1980s. And a Jay County High School graduate is heading the new program.
  • Beumer's drug bill passes
    INDIANAPOLIS — A bill focused on prevention of cheating on drug tests moved forward Wednesday.
  • Browns celebrate 60th
    Dunkirk residents Bob and Sheila Brown are celebrating their 60th anniversary today.
  • Chittum, Miskinis to wed
    Jessica Chittum and Ryan Miskinis are planning a June 24 wedding.
  • The 16th Annual Spring Great Lakes Native American Cultural Arts Classes will be held on April 1 and 2 in the Women’s Building at Jay County Fairgrounds.
  • Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Citizen of the Year & Hall of Fame Banquet on March 12 in the Fort Recovery Middle School Auditeria.
  • Area students graduated from Ball State University in December of 2016.
Third House Session
State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Rep. Greg Beumer (R-Modoc) speak held a Third House Session on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Portland.
Brassissimo! at Arts Place
Brassissimo! trumpet ensemble plays a medley of "Hark! The Hearald Angels Sing!" and "Deck the Halls" on Dec. 7, 2016, during the MusicWorks Holiday Ensemble Concert at Arts Place.


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