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The Hatfield sisters, from left, Georgia Helmick, Sue Zernis, Betty Heil, Marti Stringfellow, Joan McCall, Jean Johnson, and Joyce Calver, at a get-together at Jean’s home in 2003. The sisters will celebrate being in their 80s at the same time this year with a trip to Branson, Missouri.

Hatfield sisters retain strong family bond

This spring, for a short span of six weeks, the seven Hatfield sisters of Fredericktown — Sue Zernis, Betty Heil, Marti Stringfellow, Jean Johnson, Joyce Calver, Joan McCall and Georgia Helmick — will all be in their 80s at the same time.

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January 23, 2017

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Neel Awwiller, left, of Fredericktown and Justin Hearn of Pataskala both bagged coyotes on the first drive of the day on Saturday. They said they were giving the pelts to a friend who is making a rug from them.

Traditional hunt targets coyotes

In the past 30 or so years, coyote have moved back into Ohio, settling in and reproducing to the extent that they are found in all 88 counties and have become a nuisance to livestock owners. Owners of cats and small dogs also have to be wary of the smart, adaptable canines that are even being spotted in cities.

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Brown: Ruling helped Ohio businesses

In his press conference Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown celebrated what he called two recent victories for Ohio workers and expects a couple trade issues to come up quickly after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated.

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January 19, 2017

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