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10/21/2018 09:52 PM
Medicare open enrollment is live. Here's what you need to know.

Open enrollment is underway for older and disabled adults who want to shop for Medicare prescription drug or managed-care plans for 2019. The Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage managed-care plans are available for everyone covered by Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 or older and some younger disabled Americans.

10/20/2018 02:38 PM

The Sullivan Township Board of Commissions will have a special meeting on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the township community room. The meeting is being held to discuss the stated proposed 2018 amended zoning district map and the 2018 proposed amended zoning resolution to be submitted to the Ashland County Planning Commission.

10/20/2018 04:52 AM
At Ox Roast, Republican strategist pushes voting in midterm elections

Pat Melton, regional director for Securing Ohio's Future, made the plea during the Ashland County Republican Party's dinner held at the Elks. Securing Ohio's Future is a political action committee supporting Mike DeWine for governor and Jon Husted for lieutenant governor.

10/20/2018 01:04 AM
Breast cancer survivor: 'Use that fear to fight'

"I would tell people not to be afraid, but any time you hear the word 'cancer,' fear comes up," breast cancer survivor Patsy Dole says. "But I would say, use that fear to fight."

10/19/2018 03:25 AM
Case involving former trooper expected to be sent to Nov. grand jury

The case against the former Ashland Ohio Highway Patrol trooper accused of filming an underage girl in his bathroom was not presented to the Ashland County Grand Jury. Ashland County Prosecutor Christopher Tunnell said during a hearing for the case against former trooper Tyler Anderson he expects the case to be presented to the grand jury during the November meeting.

10/18/2018 11:44 PM
Help us find our Unsung Heroes

Last year, during Thanksgiving week, the Times-Gazette published a series featuring five individuals whose extraordinary efforts make the Ashland County area a better place to live. The stories were compelling and they proved to be extremely popular with readers.

10/18/2018 07:45 PM
Over 300 strong -- Day of Caring has record-number of volunteers

After 24 years, the memory of Kay Conrad and her dedication to volunteerism lives on as the Ashland community attended the annual United Way of Ashland County's Kay Conrad Day of Caring. Named for the late Kay Conrad, an Ashland resident, registered nurse and former executive director of UWAC, Day of Caring supports those members of the community who need assistance with yard work and cleaning while also engaging them through social interaction.

10/18/2018 03:03 AM
To honor the late Steve Plice

Jordyn, left, and Joslyn Fickes watch as they release balloons in honor of the late Sgt. Steven Plice's 40th birthday on Wednesday.

10/17/2018 10:43 PM
MPD Officer On Administrative Leave For Alleged Misconduct

Officer Zachary Miller was placed on paid administrative leave for alleged misconduct. The alleged misconduct happened while Officer Miller was off duty.

10/17/2018 04:06 PM
Man charged with aggravated vehicular assault in Amish buggy crash

The man allegedly driving under the influence who hit an Amish buggy, ejecting all seven passengers, was charged with third-degree felony aggravated vehicular assault on Wednesday. Patrick Muscaro, 47, has been in the Ashland County Jail since Sunday night after he was arrested following the crash on Ohio 224 near County Road 581.

10/17/2018 05:06 AM
One-stop-shopping Christmas Extravaganza will be Oct. 27

Well, the calendar says October; however the temps this week have been more like July. But, oh, how quickly October has rolled around this year.

10/17/2018 12:39 AM
Ashland County Cancer Association provides hope

Now that I'm enjoying retirement, you might ask why I'm devoting time to yet another board; the answer is easy, the Ashland County Cancer Association really helps Ashland County residents when they're sometimes at their weakest, when they've gotten that cancer diagnosis and don't know where to turn; we are their HOPE. We have brought HOPE to 235 clients just this year, ranging in age from 3 to 99. You may not know that we are a stand-alone agency; we are funded in part by United Way and the Mohican Area Community Fund and to a great part, by your donations.

10/15/2018 11:30 AM
Troopers Investigating Multiple Injury Crash

A Sullivan family of seven were injured and a West Salem man arrested for driving under the influence after a serious injury crash took place around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in northeastern Ashland County. The Ashland post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Patrick Muscaro was arrested for OVI and transported to the Ashland Justice Facility.

10/15/2018 02:39 AM
This Week's Personality: Chief Taylor followed dad's footsteps in becoming a policeman

Loudonville Police Chief Kevin Taylor's dad, Harry Taylor, served as the Ashland County wildlife officer until 1981, and then became an auxiliary patrolman for the Loudonville Police at the time his son was in grade school. "As a little kid, I grew up admiring dad as a police officer," Chief Taylor said.

10/13/2018 08:08 PM
1918 influenza epidemic in Ashland

The disease killed an estimated hundred million people worldwide, including over a half-million Americans. Of the 100,000 American casualties of the Great War, 40 percent were due to influenza.