The Northmor Board of Education adopted a retire/rehire policy after months of debate, public input and fine tuning. Supt. Chad Redmon presented the proposed policy to the board and answered questions from board members. All but one board member voted yes to adopt the policy, which takes effect in January of 2016, with the understanding it can be
Cardington Village Council's abbreviated meeting (18 1/2 minutes) on April 20 included information from Police Chief John Hinton that the new 2015 police cruiser had arrived. It is a Ford Utility and replaces the 2008 Ford. Council approved payment of bills totaling $40,357.31. This includes payment of $12,062.00 to Statewide Emergency Products, t
The Jefferson Township Fire Department was serving up more than pancakes Saturday when they displayed their new truck to residents at their fundraiser breakfast. She's 42 feet of steel and hoses and hydraulics, a 2009 Rosenbauer Pumper/Tanker that just arrived in March. The vehicle was outfitted out for a fire department in Pennsylvania that didn
The persistent efforts of Highland's Soccer league culminated in a formal presentation to the Highland School board at their April 8 meeting. Coaches, parents and soccer players came together to plead their case to have soccer accepted as an official school sport. The sport has been gaining popularity in the U.S. for some time now, and has been ra
Recent bomb threats and subsequent evacuations at Morrow County Schools have left parents questioning current procedures, specifically an incident March 31 at Highland High School. April 8's regular school board meeting gave Supt. Dr. Bill Dodds an opportunity to address the community over concerns from parents that were relayed to him about the s
Morrow County Commissioners Tom Whiston and Dick Miller were present for the April 8, 2015 meeting. On the docket: ODNR APPROVAL SURFACE APPLICATION OF BRINE: Notification was received from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, on April 6, 2015, approving petition for application of brine to property owned by Campground Management Inc, 616 S
The failure to secure a buyer for the HPM property in Mt. Gilead has prompted officials to set up a tax sale for May 8, 2015 in hopes of recovering the delinquent taxes on the property and finding a new purpose for the site. A minimum sale price of $300,000 has been set. “The basis for the price is there is about $250,000 in taxes that are d
Morrow County Dog Warden Sarina Atwell has a soft spot for animals but wants the public to know: the dog shelter is for DOGS. When Bill Heiden arrived at the shelter the morning of March 19, he found the shelter's snow shovel on top of a small shoe box. “People often leave donations on the ground in front of the door,” Atwell said.