Frankfort Sunflower Festival July 30-31

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The Frankfort Sunflower Festival is slated for July 30th-31st.

Among activities planned is the Sunflower Festival 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on July 30th. 

Registration is 7:30am on the day of the races, with the  5K starting at 8am and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 8:15am.

All race participants will get a ticket for the pancake breakfast held after the race. Proceeds help support Adena Cross Country Teams.

See below for a race participation entry form:

State Route 93 Closures For Railroad Crossing Repairs

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(Chillicothe) – Ohio South Central Railroad is planning repairs to a couple of railroad crossings located on State Route 93. The road will be closed for these repairs.

July 11 – S.R. 93 will be closed for 1 day for work at the railroad crossing between 4 Mile Road and Standpipe Road. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 279, U.S. 35, and S.R. 32. Estimated completion: July 12 by 7am.

July 18 – S.R. 93 will be closed for 7 days inside the city of Jackson for work at the railroad crossing between South Street and Huron Street. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 32, U.S. 35, and East Broadway Street. Estimated completion: July 25 by 5pm.

WCH To Host Truck Meet and Truck Show Shop Hop Event

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The City of Washington Court House will host the Second Saturday Truck Meet and Truck Show Shop Hop Event on July 9th.

The City will close North Main from Court Street to Market Street beginning at 4am on Saturday, July 9th and reopen following the event at 8pm Saturday.

All vehicles should be removed within this area before 4am Saturday, or remaining vehicles will be towed by the Washington CH Police at owners expense, according to City Administrative Assistant Kelley Ford.

Adena Worthingtons & Ohio Village Muffins Prepare to Meet Sunday

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Jon “The Ringer” Welch rounds third and heads for home in the Worthingtons-Muffins 2017 match. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Sunday, the hometown Adena Worthingtons will host The Ohio Village Muffins for their annual vintage base ball game.

The clubs have been going head to head since 2015. 

While similar to modern era baseball, vintage base ball is played using rules from the 1860s when base ball was a gentleman’s game.

The hurler delivers his pitch underhand and while the umpire is in place, he’s only there to encourage the striker (batter) to swing. 

There’s no sliding in vintage base ball, at least not on purpose. Often, a base runner will over run the base. That could be the quickest way for a runner to mark a hand (an out). If a runner successfully cross home plate, he’ll make way for the official scorekeeper to hoist the cowbell high and tally his ace (a run).

Defensively, spectators will note the players aren’t wearing gloves or protective gear. That’s because they’ve not yet been developed in the 1860s. 

The afternoon is met by cheers and occasional jeers from the cranks (fans) in the crowd on the grounds of Adena Mansion.

Game time is 2pm, preceded by the player introductions and the official stone’s throw to see which team will take the field first.

Attendance to the game is free. However, the Mansion tours will conducted on Sunday, with the last tour beginning at 3:30pm. Admission for the tour is $10 Adults, seniors $9, children 6-12 $5 and free for ages 5 and under.

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