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Commissioners reject EMS bids; begin again

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08.20.14 - 2:00 pm – In an unprecedented move regarding emergency medical services in Morrow County, Commissioners Miller, Whiston and Harden today voted to reject all EMS proposals received in April and begin the bidding process all over again.Controversy raised over the choice of bidders by EMS employees and officials on August 11 prompted commissioners to meet with Morrow County Prosecutor Charles Howland. Opposers charged the executive session held in early June between the commissioners, the Morrow County Sheriff and MedFlight - two weeks before their proposal was accepted - was not legal. A three hour session between the commissioners, firefighters, EMS personnel and board members raised questions as to how the choice of bidders was reached.

 

Hospice Benefit, Poker Run coming in September

For the third consecutive year, the Patriot Bar in Cardington will sponsor the annual Morrow County Hospice Benefit and Poker Run on September 13, 2014.The Poker Run will begin with the first bike out at 12:00 noon. Registration will begin at 11 am. There will be a special prize drawn for one rider registration.For those not going on the Poker Run, there will be a Vegas Day from 1 to 6 pm with Vegas style games such as video slots, wheel games, card games and Keno.

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A Glance back in time

90 years ago, August 28, 1924Cardington Public School was to open September 1st. Because the new school was being constructed on Nichols Street, there were to be several changes The first bell calling the school to order was to be rung at 8:30 am from the Methodist Church The second bell was to be rung at 9 am. The high school laboratory and the office were to be located at the Wood property on East Main Street where a telephone was to be in...

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Upcoming improvements announced for Mt. Gilead State Park

Mt. Gilead State Park got a great boost Thursday afternoon when local and state officials met to announce funding coming Morrow County’s way for capital improvements to the campgrounds, dams and facilities.Ohio State Parks have received an unprecedented $88.5 million for capital improvements to strengthen the infrastructure and modernize facilities in the most recent capital budget. The Ohio State Parks capital improvement projects were made possible through the support of Go...

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Here comes the fair!

The 164th Morrow County Fair, opening August 25 for an eight day run, will carry out this year’s slogan “Made in Morrow County.”Many of the exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, shows, food, etc. originate in Morrow County, where talent abounds.One of the major changes is the joining by the Morrow County Agricultural Society with the Ohio Fair Race Conference, a move that, according to Ron Williams, Washington Township director, will generate more mo...

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Sports Briefs

Sports reporting procedureCoaches of local sports teams in Morrow County are asked to submit results of contests (including statistics) their teams compete in to the Morrow County Sentinel. Results may be submitted in several fashions.Coaches may call the Sentinel at 419-946-3010, extension #1807 or fax them to 419-932-6782. Results also may be emailed to either MCSsports@civitasmedia.com or roberthamilton@civitasmedia.com .Cardington ...

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Fitzgerald among guests at Democratic rally

Democratic candidate for governor Ed Fitzgerald asked the crowd of more than 100 Morrow County Democrats to focus on “what really counts” and not to be distracted by his opponent’s negative jabs at him. The Pine Lakes Golf Club was the location for the Democrats’ rally for candidates that included Jeff Lehart, for Representative for the 87th District and Natalie Haupt for 5th District Court of Appeals Judge.Fitzgerald pointed out that Ohio’s economy is...

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15th Annual Amish benefit auction a success

The 15th Annual Fredericktown Community benefit auction was held on August 9, 2014. The benefit auction was held at Owl Creek Produce and Auction Barn on County Rd 22, also known as Waterford Rd., which is about 1 mile East of State Route 314 or 6.5 miles West of State Route 13.There were 260 Amish families from Morrow, Richland and Knox county who came together and contributed to this charity event. All proceeds from the auction is used to help Amish families in the community pay ...

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Annual Republican Picnic well attended

Morrow County Republicans attended the Annual Republican picnic held on July 20, 2014 at the Morrow County State Lakes in Mt Gilead this year.The picnic was hosted by the Morrow County Central Committee and the Morrow County Republican Women. The menu included pulled pork, fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. The dessert was home made ice cream prepared by Sheriff, Steve Brenneman and his wife Rita. Dan Osborne thanked the committee for doing such a great job.T...

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“Peddlers in the Park” draws crowd at the Mt. Gilead State Park

Peddlers came from as far away as North Dakota to enjoy camping and take part in activities at Mount Gilead State Park last weekend. Bill and Marcia Cadle travelled all the way from North Dakota and said they are originally from central Ohio. They enjoy returning to the area and especially camping at the state park and taking part in “Peddlers in the Park.” They were selling hand-crafted jewelry and sharing a peddler’s tent with Dianne Bishop Carey of Marion.

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Six vie for Junior Fair royalty

Five girls are candidates for the 2014 Morrow County Junior Fair Queen while one boy is the king candidate.The annual crowning of the king and queen will take place Tuesday, August 26, at 6:30 pm in the Youth Building.Queen candidates are Samantha Bennett, Taylor Clark, Ellie Logan, Megan Oder, and Alisha Pletcher.Derek Barker is the king candidate.Samantha, a senior at Cardington-Lincoln High School, is the daughter of Jerry and Lois Bennett. She r...

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Hospice hosts Grief Workshop for children

The Butterfly Express - a workshop for Children and Coping with a Loss, was hosted and sponsored by Hospice of Morrow County on August 2, 2014.Held at the Hospice Center in Mount Gilead, the workshop was created for children experiencing a loss such as the death of a loved one, a family separation, a major loss of family, divorce or loss of a pet. It was an exciting time with the conduction of constructive activities, including stories, grief talks, painting, games, planting and cr...

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S.O.C. seeks drivers for Meal on Wheels program

There are many older residents in Morrow County who depend on Seniors on Center to supply their daily sustenance through the Meals on Wheels program. But lately the program is facing a shortage - not of meals - but of volunteers.“We desperately need home delivery drivers,” says Deb Ruth of Seniors on Center. “We have eight routes a day, possibly nine.”Ruth, who is the Nutrition Site/Operations Manager, says some drivers work everyday and some don&...

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Monster Energy makes a stop at the Mount Gilead Kroger store

Kroger customers in Mount Gilead were offered a free Monster Energy drink when they went shopping Wednesday. Michelle Mann of Chicago and Daniel Gonzalez of Texas were with the Monster display that included a stand for drinks as well as a NASCAR auto and semi that hauled everything.Gonzalez said they are following the Nationwide NASCAR series tour and they are stopping at Kroger stores that are located near racetracks that are part of the Nationwide tour. Nationwide is sponsoring t...

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RPC discusses past and future projects for county

Regional Planning Commission members heard a presentation by Development Director Pat Davies at the July 23, 2014 meeting.Davies explained that Morrow County is a member of Columbus 2020 whose focus is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth. She reviewed the projects that were suggested for Morrow County a few years ago.The first item discussed was the I-71 expansion which is now near completion. The addition of a left turn lane at the SR61/I-71 I...

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Junior fair board ready with full agenda

The Morrow County Junior Fair is ready for another exciting fair and have prepared well for the event which begins August 25 and continues through Labor Day.Julie Logan, the Junior Fair Coordinator, said entries are running about normal with the largest entries in the rabbit and poultry departments.Highlights of the many activities and events include the crowning of the 2014 king and queen on Tuesday, August 26, at 6:30 pm in the Youth Building. This follows the annual O...

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Delinquent water bills, charges examined by Cardington council

Service charge on returned checks and amounts owed to the village on delinquent water bills were two of the topics on the agenda when Cardington Village Council met on August 4.Following discussion on the ordinance amending a section of an earlier ordinance relative to the service charge on returned checks, it was agreed to discuss this further in work session and be brought back before council during its August 18 meeting.

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Seniors donate school supplies to Sonshine Bus

The senior citizens that come into Seniors on Center on W. Center St. have been school shopping, and local children will benefit again this year.The annual school supply campaign is overseen by Seniors on Center Activities Director Evelyn Barnett. The seniors bring in school supplies as they come in for music or recreation, Barnett says, and they are collected until they are handed out in August.

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