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Mount Gilead Alumni Association holds annual banquet

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The Mount Gilead Alumni Association held its annual banquet on Saturday, September 27, 2014.Approximately 40 alumni attended and enjoyed the meal catered by Cornerstone Cafe. Entertainment was provided by the Mt. Gilead Show Choir under the direction of Randy Mann. The Show Choir performed several crowd pleasing numbers. Band members worked as servers for this year’s Alumni Banquet.Mt. Gilead Mayor Mike Porter served as the emcee for the evening introducing the featured speaker, local historian Stan Sipe, a 1977 Mt. Gilead graduate.


Knights fall to Pleasant Wednesday

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comNorthmor’s best volleyball season in school history came to an abrupt end Wednesday at Marion Harding against the Pleasant Spartans in a district semifinal contest.Pleasant topped Northmor 25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 25-19 to finish Northmor’s season. The Knights concluded the 2014 campaign with a 22-3 record.“We didn’t come out and play defense as well as we usually play,” said head co...

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Governor Kasich, Ohio Nurses Association working together to ensure safety, preparedness of Ebola

COLUMBUS – Governor Kasich spoke with registered nurse and ONA CEO, Lori Chovanak, over concerns regarding the preparedness of Ohio’s hospitals, nurses and healthcare workers if an Ebola outbreak were to occur in Ohio. Chovanak explained Ohio’s nurses are expressing great concern of Ebola preparedness and are requesting additional training, support, and resources. ONA requested that all healthcare facilities take three courses of action immediately:1.Practice dril...

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Cedar Point’s Mantis gives final rides

Over the past 19 seasons, nearly 23 million riders stood up to their fears aboard Cedar Point’s Mantis roller coaster.On Sunday, 32 lucky winners and their guests took the final rides on this coaster classic.Cedar Point announced last month that Mantis will be converted into a floorless roller coaster named Rougarou in 2015.This new sit-down style coaster will utilize the structure and track of the former Mantis, while providing a dynamic new ride experi...

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What happens to unvested military retirement benefits in a divorce?

Do unvested military retirement benefits count as assets to be considered in a divorce? That’s the question that came before us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in the divorce case of Christen and Sean Daniel.Christen and Sean were married in 1995. They had three children, who were aged 13, 11, and 7 at the time of the divorce. During the marriage, Sean and Christen separated on two occasions – from fall 2004 until December 2005, and from January 2008 through the ...

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Officials say they’ve ID’d all Ohio Ebola contacts

CLEVELAND — Health officials believe they’ve identified everyone in Ohio known to have had contact with or been near a Dallas nurse who visited Akron before being diagnosed with Ebola, the state epidemiologist said Wednesday. Doctors no longer detect Ebola in the nurse’s body, her family said.Dr. Mary DiOrio said during a telephone news conference that monitoring of those 164 people should end Nov. 4. Officials again emphasized that no one in Ohio has shown sympto...

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Crawford gets donation to help create underwater response team

Galion Amvets Post 1979 recently donated $250 to help establish an Underwater Response Team for Crawford County.Firefighter/Medic Jay Gaffney accepted the funds and explained the need for the emergency service.”This stemmed from our surface-ice training last year an realized we’re not prepared for underwater rescue,” Gaffney said.Gaffney said Galion firefighters have responded to several 911 calls of cars in reservoirs and ponds, only to arrive with no ...

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Ohioans warned on unclaimed funds scam

The Ohio Department of Commerce is warning Ohioans about a company that is mailing postcards to Ohioans asking them to call and search their name for unclaimed funds.The postcards have appeared in various colors including green, blue, yellow and orange. Regardless of the color, they are not being sent out by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds, the official state agency tasked with reuniting Ohioans with lost or forgotten money.

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Chow Line: Use Halloween to coach moderation

My 6-year-old daughter is excited about trick-or-treating this year, but I’m concerned about how to limit the candy she eats afterward. What’s the best way to handle Halloween?Actually, Halloween can be a perfect time to focus on balance and moderation in the diet. Figuring out how to fit sweet treats into a healthy eating pattern is a good lesson to learn early in life.So, how do you do that? It can be tricky. Too much restriction could tempt your child to s...

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LMC Apple Butter Festival is Fall favorite

Thanks to the generosity of the 789 persons attending the Lutheran Memorial Camp Apple Festival, there will be 25 youngsters attending camp next summer.The festival was held Sunday, October 12, under sunny blue skies and warm temperatures. Proceeds from the silent auction and the sale of food and other items are directed to the Camperships.Cardington Boy Scouts with Ashley Troop 94 peeled and cored apples that filled three 30 foot cans and were used in the making of the ...

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New Lincoln Center Park Shelter House dedicated

Community members and guests were present on September 26, 2014 when the Lincoln Center Park Shelter House was officially dedicated at Fulton. Nick Stevens, a Fulton resident, cut the ribbon to begin the celebration.Mayor Terri Hickman welcomed everyone with a few words and thanked her committee: Jim, Jesse and Marsha Carroll, Carl and Marilee George, Randy and Patsy Burns, Deanna Cox, Nancy Cicconi and JoAnn Krock for their time and efforts towards the project.

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Post 97 to hold Veterans Day dinner, program

Morrow County Veterans and their spouses are invited to be the guests of Jenkins-Vaughan Post 97 of the American Legion, Cardington, on Veterans Day November 11.The dinner and program will be held at the post home, 307 Park Avenue, with social hour at 6 pm and the dinner served at 6:30 pm The program will begin at 7:30 pm.The Morrow County Quilt Guild will present the program. This organization’s goal is to give a quilt to a veteran.The Post Everlasting ...

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Morrow County Precinct Locations - where to vote

010003.Hig….Bennington Twp. East:American Legion Post 710, 1549 Co Rd 26, Marengo, Oh 43334010006.Hig; 010006.Mvh…..Bennington Twp. West:American Legion Post 710, 1549 Co Rd 26, Marengo, Oh 43334020009.Mtg; 020009.Riv; 020009.Nor; 020009.Mfc …..Canaan Twp.:Canaan Twp. House, 2170 St Rt 95, Edison, Oh 43320030012.Car …..Cardington Village East:American Legion, 307 Park Ave, Cardington, Oh 43315...

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Cardington Council holds hearing on alley closings

A public hearing dominated Cardington Village Council’s meeting on October 6. The hearing was related to a request by Josh Townsend a resident of 210 Center Street, to vacate north and south alleys and east and west alleys within the street blocks bordered by Second St., Center St., Walnut St. and Water St. The legislation is in the form of two ordinances.A first reading had been given at an earlier meeting. This public hearing was made before the second reading.Se...

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OHSAA Football Computer Ratings

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings Tuesday. The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday afternoon beginning after the fourth week of the season, leading up to the final report on Nov. 2.OHSAA Football Computer RatingsDivision I (top 16 from both regions will qualify for the playoffs)

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HelpLine theme is “Making Change Visible” at annual meeting

HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties opened their annual meeting at Cardinal Center in Marengo with the song “Invisible” sung by Max Lencl. The 75 community supporters who attended the breakfast meeting heard some of the stories of the many people touched by HelpLine services. HelpLine Crisis Hot line received 11,808 calls last year. 891 volunteers work with HelpLine programs. 14,795 referrals were given for food, clothing, housing, mental health and other critical services. 6...

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Community calendar of events

Hydrant Flushing in the Village of Mt. GileadHydrant flushing will begin the first Thursday in October. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 23– south of Union St. and east of Main St.Oct. 24 bloodmobile cancelledThe bloodmobile scheduled for October 24th at Morrow County Hospital has been postponed until a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience.Absentee voting hours listed

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Upcoming Public Meetings for Oct. 22 - Nov. 5

Wednesday, October 2210:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 BThursday, October 238 p.m. - Agricultural Society meeting at the fairgroundsMonday, October 279 a.m. - Morrow County Commissioners, co...

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