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Saturday house fire sends firefighter to hospital

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A firefighter was transported to Morrow County Hospital with suspected heat related issues Saturday morning while battling a house fire in Mount Gilead.Emergency crews responded to call at approximately 10:25 a.m. Saturday, August 30, of an occupied structure fire at 316 South Delaware Street Mount Gilead.Neighbors reported that they heard a dog barking and when they went to investigate. A neighbor called 911 while her husband ran into the structure to attempt to locate the family’s dog but was unsuccessful.The residents inside were able to escape unharmed.Mount Gilead Fire Chief Greg Young reported that the structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.


Free Medicare Check-up Day event coming to Morrow County Sept. 2

COLUMBUS – A free Ohio Department of Insurance educational program that helped Ohioans with Medicare save a record $16.4 million last year is holding events across Ohio through the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor said. The events are intended to help people better understand their Medicare coverage options.The Department’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will ...

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Thursday fair highlights

Fair events on Thursday, August 28th, 2014SENIOR fair:Thursday, August 28th, 2014—RAMCO Rental Day9:00 A.M …Dairy, Pygmy & Angora Goat Show (Small Animal Arena)11:00 A.M…Food Fun Day (Youth Building)12:00 P.M…Lamb BBQ (Sheep Barn)12:00 P.M…Morrow County Draft Horse Hitch Classes (Draft Arena)2:00 P.M…Mary St. Clair (Small Stage)3:30 P.M…Quaid Newco...

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Friday accident sends two to hospital

An accident Friday morning resulted in two people being transported to Morrow County Hospital with non life threatening injuries.At approximately 9:00 a.m. emergency crews responded to an accident in front of Gate C at the Morrow County Fair Grounds.A Honda Odyssey headed northbound on South Main Street Mt. Gilead was stopped attempting to turn left into the fairgrounds when it was struck in the rear by a Jeep Wrangler Sport.Responding to the scene were units ...

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Wednesday fair highlights

Today at the fair:SENIOR fair:Blackstone Insurance Agency/German Mutual Insurance DayBear Hollow Woodcarving—1, 3:30, 6, & 8:30 North side of FairgroundsRonald McDonald joins us on 95.1 WVXG Classic Rock from 4-6 P.M.9:00 A.M……………………………..Open Sheep Show (Sheep Barn)10:00 A.M………………………R...

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Tuesday fair highlights

It was Senior Day at the Morrow County Fair.Jean Smith was chosen as the Morrow County 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizen by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Jean accepted the award August 21st at Hawkins Corner, Ontario, Ohio. Jean was an initiating factor in establishing the Cardington Community Food Pantry in 2010. At that time, the pantry served an average of 35 families per month and now serves 100 families per month. In addition to her volunteer work, Jean has been...

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Registration begins for Yoga Classes at the Marion Palace Theatre

Marion, Ohio –The Marion Palace Theatre offers Yoga classes for adults year round. The next session of Yoga will begin September 8 for beginning students and September 10 for advanced students. Interested participants are asked to register by phone or in person at least one week before the first class.Yoga students rave about the restorative power that yoga brings to mind and body. Students learn yoga poses, meditation, stretches, relaxation, body awareness, and breathing tec...

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Archery event planned to benefit combat injured veterans

Handlebar Ranch & Sons of Buckhaven are hosting a 3-D Archery Shoot on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8 a.m. until ? at the Handlebar Ranch located at 6695 County Road 76. (Home Road)Proceeds from the archery shoot are to benefit the Buckhaven Learning Center “Combat Injured Veterans” “Whitetails for Warriors” which is an all-expense paid Ohio Combat Injured Veteran Archery Deer hunt held on October 15 through the 18, 2014 in Loudonville, Ohio....

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Jones takes first at Northmor Invitational

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comThe Highland Scots took second place in both the high school boys’ and girls’ races last Monday at the Northmor Invitational.In the boys’ meet, Fredericktown won with 32 points, while the Scots finished second with 54. Kevin Jones was the individual champion in 16:49.9, while Josh Irvin finished fifth in 17:51.51, Devin Johnson took sixth in 18:19.03 and James Hubbard finished seventh in 18:21.76....

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Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 27• Elgin at Highland, golf, 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 28• Centerburg at Cardington, golf, 4 p.m.• Highland at Danville, golf, 4 p.m.• Elgin at Mount Gilead, golf, 4 p.m.• Fredericktown at Northmor, golf, 4 p.m.• Highland at Cardington, volleyball, 4:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 29• Riverdale at Cardin...

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Lady Scots win own invitational

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comThe Highland volleyball team improved to 4-0 by winning their own six-team Highland Tournament on Saturday.They opened with a 25-10, 25-11 win over Loudonville. Kam Terry tallied 12 kills and three aces, while Carley Gahm had 18 assists and Ashton Terrill added six kills.In their second match, the Scots finished off Marysville 25-17, 25-19. Terry finished with 15 kills, while both Gahm and Lexi Winkelfoos pic...

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Waterfowl hunting zones have been simplified

Ohio’s waterfowl hunting zones were simplified for waterfowl hunters after the 2014-2015 season dates and bag limits were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The South Zone, North Zone and Lake Erie Marsh Zone remain the same for waterfowl hunting, but the Lake Erie Goose Zone that previously covered much of northeast Ohio was removed. Also new this year, the canvasback daily bag limit was reduced to one.Opening day for duck and goose hunting is Satur...

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Cardinal Classic held last week

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comThe Cardinal Classic was held at Cardinal Center Campgrounds over the course of last week. A number of prizes were given out over the six-day event, which ran from Tuesday through Saturday. After the first three events, an Americase $500 gift certificate was won by Jackie Snellenberger of Coldwater, Mich. Joseph Charnigo of Creston won the Thorn Bottom Hunting 4-Man Pheasant, while another Americase $500 gift certificate for event...

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Local Dairy celebrates 100 Years

The Spring Valley Farm in Mt. Gilead, owned and operated by the Creswell family, celebrated 100 years in the dairy business with an open house and ox roast on Saturday August 9.Approximately 250 people took the tour of the dairy farm from noon to 3 p.m. and about 200 people returned that evening for a celebration ox roast.History of the farmThe farmhouse was built in 1914 by Will and Velma Creswell, Robert Creswell’s parents. When Robert...

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Retire/rehire of Northmor principal questioned by residents

The retirement and rehiring of Grades 4-8 Principal Dennis Ervin was a subject of debated during a public meeting held during Northmor’s regular Board of Education August 21, 2014.The hearing was held after a ninety minute executive session that took place eleven minutes into the board meeting. When board members returned from the session, they opened the floor for comments.

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Paperless agenda causes confusion over retire/rehire issue at MG Board Meeting

The Mount Gilead Board of Education’s plan to go paperless caused confusion at their August 19, 2014 board meeting.Though there were less glitches than the previous month, without a paper agenda for attendees to read, there was some confusion from the public in regards to specific agenda items.The biggest item of confusion was the retire/rehire of Superintendent Jeff Thompson.It was unclear to some in attendance that this issue was on the agenda and appr...

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Morrow County Democrats rally for state candidates

Morrow County Democrats rolled out the red carpet at Pine Lakes Golf Club August 14th for candidate for governor, Ed Fitzgerald, candidate for state representative, Jeffrey Lehart and Natalie Haupt, candidate for court of appeals judge. Over 100 Democrats from Morrow County and several from surrounding counties gathered with families and friends to support candidates and hear their message.

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Hospice of Morrow County seeks volunteers

Helping our neighbors and friends is a fulfilling act and now there is an opportunity to carry out that deed by becoming a volunteer with Hospice of Morrow County.The Volunteer Training program is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 at the Hospice office, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead. The training will be held from 10 am to 3 pm with a break for lunch.Ruth Reeve, who wears several “hats” in her volunteer work with Hospice, is the Training Coordinator for t...

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