Brown County's own Susan Barber has broken the state of Ohio's record for cultivating the largest watermelon of all time, weighing in at 296.5 lbs. She also broke two records for the year 2014: Growing the largest watermelon in the entire country and the second-largest watermelon in the world.


St Mary Parish, in Arnheim, will host a presentation by Sr. Christine Pratt, OSU. The event is sponsored by the St. Martin Deanery Catholic Rural Life, and will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. In his Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domini calling for the Year of the Eucharist in 2004, Pope John Paul II said that the Eucharist is "the great school of peace" and said the authenticity of the Eucharistic Community will be judged by how the poor are fed.