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Friday truck fire at oil well injures one

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A truck fire at an oil well off State Route 61 south of Mt. Gilead injured the truck’s driver and completely destroyed the vehicle Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.A call went out about 12:20 p.m. for an oil truck fire on a Lincoln Twp. property belonging to the LaRoche family north of State Route 529. The tank of the the truck was reported to be filled with a flammable substance and still ‘connected’ to the oil well.Morrow County Emergency Management Director Joe Edwards was among the first on the scene and reported the vehicle was fully involved upon his arrival. The fire was contained to the truck and allowed to burn itself out.


Too small to survive

Although Florida is larger and more populous than Ohio, it has only 67 school districts. Ohio has a whopping 613! Unfortunately, many of our school districts (SDs) are too small to survive without an extra tax called the school district income tax (SD tax).Not surprisingly, most Americans have never heard of the SD tax because 45 states don’t allow it. And while Ohio is one of the 5 that do, about two thirds of our SDs don’t have this tax. Those that do are the ones tha...

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Prairie Peddler Festival offers food, fun and live entertainment

Outside of Butler, against the backdrop of autumn’s fall leaf color show, organizers will hold the 27th Annual Prairie Peddler Festival, on Sept. 27-28, and Oct. 4-5.Shoppers in search of that special artisan-made, handcrafted good will be attracted to this festival for the nearly 200 vendors that take part each year.“The passion that started Prairie Peddler Festival 27 years ago continues today,” said Mandie Willis, daughter of Tom and Suzi Skoglund, t...

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Filos trial delayed; next hearing in November

Christopher Filos, former owner of HPM in Mt. Gilead, appeared with his attorneys before Judge Howard Hall in the Morrow County Common Pleas Court at a Pre-trial Conference on Thursday September 18, 2014.Filos had been indicted by the Morrow County Grand Jury in January of 2012 on on three counts: Count One, aggravated theft, a felony of the third degree; Count Two, failure to remit state income tax withheld, a felony of the fifth degree; and Count Three, theft, a felony of the fou...

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Public Safety Day shows many Morrow County emergency resources

Caitlin Duda, Chairman for Public Safety Day, was pleased with the number of families who turned out for the day Saturday at EMS Headquarters in Mount Gilead. She said it was especially good to watch the children get a close look at the fire trucks, ambulances and police cars. It was the first time that many people had the opportunity to tour the EMS offices and see where 911 dispatchers work.

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Groundbreaking sets wheels in motion for shelter

Last Thursday was the official start date to a project near and dear to many Morrow County citizens; the groundbreaking of the new dog shelter.Commissioner Dick Miller welcomed the assembled group to the ceremony and offered brief but sincere words on the levity of the matter at hand.

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CLHS homecoming coming up this Friday

Cardington-Lincoln High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday, September 26, when ceremonies will take place on the Merle Fisher Athletic Field at 6:30 pm. Following the ceremonies the Pirates will host the Centerburg Trojans in the football game.Queen candidates, all seniors, are Mason Disterick, Ashlee Parsons and Jane Perry. King candidates, also seniors are Cole Hess, Mike Taha and Cole Blackwell.Court attendants are Jessica Rohner, junior, Taylor Layne, sophomo...

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Victims of alleged attorney theft sought

Former local attorney William “Mark” Adams, in a document dated February 21, 2014, applied to resign his license to practice law in the State of Ohio with the Ohio Supreme Court.On March 5, 2014, a Disciplinary Counsel’s report was filed under seal with the Ohio Supreme Court by the Office of Attorney Services.In a decision dated April 18, 2014 the resignation from the practice of law was accepted by the Ohio Supreme Court with disciplinary action pendi...

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Mothers’ Forum members tour Cross House

Phylis Miller kept Mothers’ Forum members captivated as she brought history to life in a tour of the Morrow County Historical Museum at Cross House last Thursday. Miller, an officer of the Morrow County Historical Society, began by recounting the story of the Cross House at 85 E. Marion St, which is the oldest frame home in Mount Gilead.Cross House was built in 1829 by George D. and Ann (Roy) Cross. It was the fifth frame house built in the town of Whetstone, which was the or...

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County receives energy grant

During the Commissioners’ session Wednesday, Dan Deville, Area Manager with FirstEnergy, showed FirstEnergy’s commitment to economic development in the form of a $500 grant in support of redevelopment and development strategies in Morrow County. FirstEnergy has been a valuable member of the Morrow County Economic Development Committee through the years. Director of Operations, Patricia Davies said she appreciates Mr. Deville’s professional input and experience in various mee...

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Two honored at Legacy Dinner

The OFRW had a Legacy Dinner for members of the Republican Women Clubs that have been members for over 25 years. Morrow County had five members from their club: Dixie Shinaberry, Carolyn Beal, Vonnie Hull, Shelby Morr and Mary Holtrey. Dixie Shinaberry, right, and Carolyn Beal attended the Dinner on September 20th at the Moundbuilders Country Club, in Newark and were presented with a Certificate and Pin.

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Civitas Media appoints new Group Content Manager

Lifelong Ohio journalist Chris Pugh has been named Group Content Manager at the Morrow County Sentinel.The announcement was made today by Jim Lawitz, director of content for Civitas Media, the parent company of the Inquirer.“Chris’ years of experience in journalism, communications and public relations, and his familiarity with Ohio make him an ideal fit for this role,” Lawitz said.“I am very excited about coming to Morrow County and the...

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News Briefs

Awareness event coming up Sept. 24A Prescription Drug/Drug Abuse Awareness Event will be held Sept. 24, 2014 at 6 pm at Cardington-Lincoln Jr/Sr High for all residents of Morrow County. For more info call Jennifer Stivall, C-L HS councelor at 419-864-4527.Next bloodmobile is Sept. 27Call ahead to the Morrow County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 419-946-2811 to schedule an appt. for our next bloodmobile. Trauma victims, c...

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Upcoming Public Meetings for Sept. 17 - Oct. 9

Wednesday, September 2410 a.m. – 1 p.m. - A representative from U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi’s office is available at the Morrow County Community Services Building, Room 154, 619 West Marion Road, Mount Gilead, Use Entrance B9 a.m. - Morrow County Commissioners, commissioner’s hearing room, 80 N. Walnut St., Mount Gilead7 p.m. - Regional Planning Commission at the Community Services Bldg. Conference Room, Entrance B at 619 Wes...

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Highland FFA Tackles Hunger

The Highland FFA chapter will be hosting a food drive to help families in need in our community and local food banks.The chapter started collecting on September 12th at Highland’s first home football game. The chapter will also be collecting every home football game for the entire season.There will also be games and trivia to win prizes. The goal is to collect 2500 food items (canned/non-perishable).If you have any questions please feel to contact the Hi...

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Dog Shelter Adoptable Pet of the Week

Barbie is a Terrier/Feist mix. Best guess is that she is 3 yrs old. She is good with most other dogs, walks ok on leash, and keeps her kennel area clean. She is HIGH energy and will require someone who has the time to devote to exercising and playing with her. We suggest a home with older children and no cats. Barbie is about 35-40 lbs. Our adoption includes vet care and a dog license. We are located on the Morrow County Fairgrounds in Mt. Gilead. Our adoptable dogs, including Barbie, are lis...

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What’s happening at Perry Cook

Perry Cook Memorial Library is offering:An afternoon session of A2Z school for children entering kindergarten Fall 2015. It meets on Mondays from 12 - 2 p.m. Registration is required. [Limited space] Free. Call 419-362-7181.Story Hour for children ages 3 to 5 years old: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Johnsville at 10:30a.m. or Thursdays, 10:30a.m. at Iberia United Methodist Church located at 3664 State Route 309 in Iberia. Letters, numbers, ...

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Annual Gourd Show in Delaware County Oct. 3-5

The 52nd Ohio Gourd Show willbe held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds October 3 - 5, 2014.Sponsored by the Ohio Gourd Society, this year’s show theme is: “Gourds on the Move.”The Delaware County Fairgrounds is located at 236 Pennsylvania Ave,, Delaware Ohio 43015. Show Hours are Friday, Oct. 3 from 12 noon to 5 pm; Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. Workshops are: Fri & Sat 8-5, Sun noon-4

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