Weather

Friday: Partly cloudy skies and increasing temperatures. High of 89, low of 65.

Saturday: Sunny and hot. High of 93, low of 70.

Travel advisory

AAA has triggered a traffic advisory for Ohio vacationers returing home from Myrtle Beach. To avoid lengthy delays, a 17-mile detour is suggested. The detour instructions are: as you approach the merger of I-77 and I-81, take exit 32 to merge onto I-81 North toward Roanoke; 16.5 miles later, take exit 98 for VA-100 North toward Dublin/Pearisburg; take route 100 North for almost 25 miles, through Pearisburg; keep left at the fork towards US 460 West; in 23 miles, turn right to re-enter I-77 North.

Holiday hours

The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be closed July 4-6. They will resume normal hours on Monday, July 9. For emergencies, call 740-260-3206.

Chip and seal

Center Township Trustees advise residents that, weather permitting, chip and seal on township roadways will be July 10 through July 14. Please be aware of temporary road closures during this process.

Farmers Market

The New Concord Area Board of Trade will sponsor The New Concord Farmers’ Market each Monday evening, from 4 to 7 p.m., beginning July 9 and continuing through October 8, at the New Concord Elementary School. The vendor fee is $50 for the entire season (14 market days) or $10 per market day. For more information on participation, please contact Derrick Gingerich via email at dgingerich@thecombank.com visit the Board of Trade’s website, www.ncboardoftrade.com, or stop into The Community Bank or Century National Bank in New Concord to pick up an application.

Reminder!

The Main Branch of the Guernsey County Library will begin Saturday hours on Saturday, July 7. Hours will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m, this includes the Finley Room.

Thought of the day

Remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters.

Neh. 4:14