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Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • For the defense
    In late September, Jay County lost its long-time chief public defender to a battle with cancer. 
  • Jay falls to 0-3
    WOODBURN — For eight minutes, it was Jay Houck’s court. He outscored the Warriors by himself. But as the home team clawed back, it was Aaron Hahn who put the Warriors on top.
  • SAHS suffers its 1st loss vs. Bluffton

    BERNE — At halftime, there was hope for the Starfires to extend their perfect record. Then, their offense fell apart in the third quarter.

  • Santa staredown
    Alieah Cox, 5, grins at Santa Claus as he peers over his glasses at her during his visit Thursday evening to Jay County Public Library. Thursday’s event also included ornament crafts. (The Commercial Review/Nathan Rubbelke)
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  • “It is time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.”
  • I’ve spent some of my free time in the last few weeks delving into Indiana history, in a search for column ideas but also just because I enjoy learning more about our state. This week, I stumbled upon quite the character from Indiana’s past.
  • Sometimes that first real job is the one you remember the most fondly.
  • To the editor: Sunday was a gray, dismal kind of day that’s only good for watching your favorite NFL team or some other mundane little indoor activity after church.
  • It was a sobering moment that reminded us of a sad reality, and it happened earlier this month at Portland American Legion Post’s Veterans Day ceremony.
  • LifeStream Services is continuing to accept donations for its AngelWish program until Dec. 8. Donations help to brighten the holidays of isolated senior citizens and those with disabilities.
  • The American Red Cross held a blood drive on Tuesday at Jay Community Center in Portland with 83 donating.
  • The third annual Museum Candlelight Tour will be held Saturday at Jay County Historical Society Museum.
  • East Jay students named to honor roll
    Students were named to the honor roll at East Jay Middle School for the first nine-week grading period.
  • If the weather cooperates this week I hope to get the Christmas decorations out. Now that Thanksgiving is over it is time to get serious about the upcoming holiday.
JCHS girls locker room
The Jay County High School girls locker room, which has not been renovated since the building opened in 1975, is now slated for remodeling during summer 2017.
Engine on Display
For Dave Anger, restoring the 1914 H.P. Reid Engine owned by he and his father, Larry, was a "life-long dream."


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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
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