• Ashland Memories: Excitement in the Deibler saloon
    by By Sarah Kearns Local columnist on May 26, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Sometime in the summer of 1897, John and Tully Deibler bought William D. Otter’s saloon and restaurant on Main Street. Their tenure was short and unhappy. First of all, in December of 1897, John Deibler attempted suicide in the upstairs apartments. He did survive the act, which neighbors attributed to unknown personal problems. Not a month later, another shooting disrupted the equilibrium of the Deibler saloon. In January, a 21-year-old youth named Will Herbrand [... […]

  • Mohican Young Starr Academy making educational change
    by JIM BREWER Correspondent on May 25, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    LOUDONVILLE — Since she took ownership of the former Mohican Youth Academy in October of 2017, Olga Starr has been pushing for major cultural changes in the organization. The academy, which now bears the name Mohican Young Star Academy, was formed in 2011 at the facility that for five decades housed the Mohican Juvenile Corrections Facility. The facility is located in Mohican State Park, about 6 miles southwest of Loudonville. The State of Ohio closed Mohican in [... […]

  • Academy owner was raised in Belarus, became refugee
    by By JIM BREWER Correspondent on May 25, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    LOUDONVILLE — Olga Starr, who has owned the Mohican Young Star Academy southeast of Loudonville since October of 2017, has as unique a background as just about anyone in this part of Ohio. She was born in Belarus (also known as White Russia), one of the former Soviet Union republics that became independent after the breakup of the Union in the early 1990s. Educated as a journalist, her work in the press of the still-totalitarian country got her in trouble. [... […]

  • Denials entered for teen girls accused in Ohio stabbing plot
    on May 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Denial pleas have been entered in an Ohio juvenile court for two teen girls accused of engaging in a plot leading to the fatal stabbing of one teen’s mother. The hearing Friday in central Ohio’s Clark County was the first for the girls, ages 13 and 15, after being charged with murder and felonious assault in an attack at the 13-year-old’s New Carlisle home early Thursday. Authorities say the 15-year-old killed her friend’s [... […]

  • U.S. Supreme Court orders delay in drawing new Ohio congressional map
    by By RANDY LUDLOW The Columbus Dispatch on May 25, 2019 at 10:29 am