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Powerball jackpot nears $1 billion after long drought of winners

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Another Powerball drawing Saturday night, another chance at a jackpot that is inching toward $1 billion.

WHS to celebrate homecoming festivities next week

WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School has announced its homecoming festivities for next week.

Quakers sponsor film at Murphy Theatre

WILMINGTON – As part of World Quaker Day, area Friends (Quakers) are providing a free movie at The Murphy Theatre in Wilmington at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. The general public is invited.

Local public meetings

Washington Twp. Trustees change meeting date

Six and Twenty Club learns about the magnificent life of Marjorie Post

The Ladies of the Six and Twenty Club gathered on the beautiful afternoon of Sept. 1 at the First Christian Church. Pat Thompson was the host for the day, and Bobbi Jo Schlaegel was the program leader for the meeting.

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Silent Watch event to be held in Wilmington

State accuses Wilmington’s mayor of misspending public funds

WILMINGTON – The Ohio Auditor’s Office is alleging that the mayor of Wilmington misspent/misappropriated more than $24,000 in unapproved severance payments to former city officials.

SSCC joins Complete College Accelerator to boost student outcomes and completion rates

Southern State Community College has joined the Complete College Accelerator, an ambitious nationwide initiative to improve student success and close gaps in college access and completion, according to a news release.

Ohio Senate passes bill that would help Boy Scouts abuse victims get more settlement...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio victims of child sexual abuse while in the Boy Scouts of America could see more compensation for the crimes committed against them under legislation passed by the state Senate Wednesday in a unanimous vote and is expected to be approved in the House.

Ohio wants to revive a strict abortion law. Justices are weighing the legal arguments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court justices vigorously questioned the state’s lawyer Wednesday about a legal strategy that Ohio is attempting in hopes of reviving its law banning most abortions except in the earliest weeks of pregnancy.