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St. Mary’s dedication of altar April 27

By Krystle S. Morey Following the recent completion of a years-long renovation, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is finally ready to unveil itself. New exterior and interior paint, new slate shingle roof and refurbished pews and floors are just a few of the upgrades the church will show off at a dedication and confirmation ceremony […]

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Area towns, villages plan clean-up events

By Krystle S. Morey, Keith Harrington, Matthew Saari Clean up. Clean up. Everybody do your share. Area communities will take advantage of the warm weather and get out to do some spring cleaning. Granville (April 22 at 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park) This Saturday, Earth Day, community members and organizations will come together to help […]

Iron Chef winners

Whitehall hosts ‘cutthroat’ Iron Chef competition

By Matthew Saari Iron Chef competitions have more than 20 years of rich history, noble tradition, rigorous rivalries and superbly concocted culinary delights. Many chefs may enter an Iron Chef, but only one will emerge with the coveted title, accolades and of course prize money. Of course, with so much fame and fortune on the […]

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7 vying seats on Whitehall school board

By Matthew Saari In a continuing trend of civic involvement throughout Whitehall, seven individuals have thrown their figurative hats in the ring in the contest for five Board of Education seats in this year’s election. Incumbents Virginia Rivette, Christopher Dudley, and James Brooks will be seeking reelection and will be challenged by newcomers Jason Hoagland, […]

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

Five seek seats on Granville school board

By Krystle S. Morey Put down your pencils. The petitions for seats on the Granville Board of Education are in. Five candidates are vying for three soon-to-be open seats on the board: Kim O’Leary-Cartmell, Susan Perry, Philip Berke, Suzanne McEachron and J. Murray McHugh. The five successfully collected the 25 required signatures on their petitions […]

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Mud-boggers’ crowd down, fewer issues


By Krystle S. Morey Hundreds of people traveled to the Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park’s annual Spring Fling last weekend to enjoy fun in the sun – and the mud – but event organizer Ralph Jameson said the crowd was significantly lower than it would have been had overnight camping been allowed. Jameson, the park […]

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O’Dell takes Distinguished Young Woman title

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By Matthew Saari This year’s Distinguished Young Woman event was absolutely stiff with competition, with each contestant bringing her own strengths and vibrant personality to the stage, and the contest proved to be nail-biter until the very end when Mistress of Ceremonies Peggy Sparano announced the winner. When Morgan O’Dell’s name reverberated through the Whitehall […]

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Sewer upgrade, blight top new mayor’s agenda

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By Matthew Saari The consensus of why Whitehall residents voted the way they did last month can be summed up in a word – change. So what can village residents expect in the coming months? With just over a week in office, Mayor Phil Smith has been acquainting himself with the duties of his office […]

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Troy’s contract as school AD extended

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By Krystle S. Morey Eileen Troy’s responsibilities as athletic director at Granville High School have been extended. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve the school and community of Granville,” Troy said following her appointment. “We have had some great successes this year and we want to continue and build upon that success.” […]

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Big acts on tap for summer concerts

Magill Mombo

By Krystle S. Morey There’s a stacked line-up on tap for the Village of Granville’s 2017 Summer Concert Series. Attendees traveling to Veterans Memorial Park this season can expect performances from every music genre from classic country to big band and R&B to oldies from the 60’s and 70’s. The New York Players take the […]

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Whitehall-Granville rivalry renewed

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By Matthew Saari In its heyday, the annual Granville-Whitehall football game was one of the most notable in the entire region. But in recent years the teams have played infrequently and the fabled rivalry has faded to the point of becoming simply a footnote in the pages of local history. Now that Granville has dropped […]

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