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Elson, Lyle crowned at Mt. Gilead’s Homecoming game

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Joseph Elson was crowned King and Shannon Lyle was crowned Queen at Mt. Gilead’s Homecoming game on October 3, 2014 during pre-game festivities.Story to follow soon.


Red Cross issues annual awards

Volunteers with the Morrow County Chapter of the American Red Cross were recognized and honored during the program held September 29, 2014 at the Marengo United Methodist Church. The American Red Cross is celebrating 97 years of service this year.Giving the welcome and serving as emcee of the program was Sandie Fisher, chairman of the American Red Cross Board in Morrow County.The invocation was given by Jackie Weaver. Following the smorgasbord pizza buffet, awards were m...

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BBB Warns about Ebola scams and schemes

Arlington, VA (October 17, 2014) – Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have emerged recently. BBB Wise Giving Alliance is working with BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas, where the first victim died and two nurses became infected; BBB Serving Greater Cleveland, where one of the nurses traveled before getting sick; and several other local BBBs to investigate some of the Ebola-related efforts.

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Marion Technical College host Program Preview event

October 17, 2014 — Marion, Ohio — Marion Technical College (MTC) is holding a Program Preview on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm to showcase the facilities, the programs offered, and the hands-on instruction that students receive.This special event will feature representatives from business, information technologies, engineering technologies, health, public service and bachelor degree transfer programs. Visitors will see demonstrations, talk with students, ...

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Northmor’s Christmas in the Country coming Nov. 1

The annual “Christmas in the Country Craft Show” will be held at Northmor Elementary School on Saturday, November 1, 2014.The show, which runs from 9 am to 3 pm, is organized by the Northmor PTO.It fills the junior high and high school gymnasiums as well as the cafetorium with over 100 crafters offering various crafts including sporting goods, home design crafts and holiday decorations and gifts.

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OCBC to celebrate 5th anniversary Oct. 25

The public is welcome to attend an open house and benefit concert celebrating the fifth anniversary of Ohio Central Bible College Saturday evening, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic Iberia Presbyterian Church. Performing will be pianists Judy Moore and Elaine Stineman, and singers Mark Gray, Laura Reed, and Garry Newsome with Higher Ground. Cider and donuts will be served.Reverend John Watson of Columbus will be honored. He was the Bible college’s first faculty m...

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Study examines role of wildlife in transmitting foodborne disease

WOOSTER— An analysis of studies examining the role wildlife play in the transmission of foodborne illness and antimicrobial resistance in the food chain offers a broad picture of what’s known on the topic and identifies gaps in current knowledge.Published in August in Zoonoses and Public Health, the research analyzed nearly 900 studies dating from the 1990s that looked at wildlife’s role in transmitting bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance to the food ...

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Study: Most farmers willing to take more steps to improve water quality

COLUMBUS – Most farmers in the Maumee River watershed that drains into Lake Erie are willing to take at least one additional action to reduce nutrient loss on their farm if they feel like the action will both benefit their farms as well as water quality.That’s according to new research from Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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BBB issues warning on door to door magazine sales scam

Better Business Bureau is warning Central Ohio residents of a company peddling magazine sales door to door. The organization, Fresh Start, claims to help convicted felons get back into the job force or earn points toward college by selling magazines or books ranging from $60 to $300. The company has earned an F rating with BBB due to a pattern of complaints alleging high pressure sales tactics and non-receipt of the products.BBB serving Memphis, Tennessee has received 24 complaints...

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Pheasant releases provide additional hunting opportunities in Ohio

Hunters have the opportunity to pursue ring-necked pheasants this fall at many wildlife areas across Ohio. More than 15,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 27 Ohio public hunting areas to provide additional hunting opportunities.Pheasants will be released Oct. 24, and Oct. 31, prior to the small-game weekends for youth hunters. Hunters age 17 and younger can hunt statewide for rabbits, pheasants, and all other legal game in season during two designated weekends, Oct. 25-2...

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2 in region under close Ebola watch

AKRON — Two Putnam County residents are among those being closely watched by Ohio health officials because they had close contact with a Texas nurse who is being treated for Ebola.Gov. John Kasich led a team of health officials in a news conference Saturday to update Ohioans on the Ebola situation and to urge people to remain calm as the number of people being monitored for possible Ebola exposure has grown from 16 people on Thursday to 87 on Saturday.Among these 8...

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Tiberi talks election races; federal spending at local fete

October 6, 2014 - Congressman Pat Tiberi came to Mt. Gilead Monday night to meet with local residents and discuss issues of the day.The event, held at Cornerstone on the Square, featured an update on the Senate races across the nation and a discussion of many legislative topics including the federal budget, tax policy and immigration.Congressman Tiberi discussed the difficulty of passing legislation through Congress when the Senate has ignored measures coming from the Ho...

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2015 Reporting of Fall Seeded Crops

All producers are reminded that the acreage reporting date for fall seeded crops has changed and the acreage reporting date is Dec. 15, 2014. This applies to all fall seeded crops including fall barley, fall wheat and all other fall-seeded small grains. Please call to schedule an appointment to certify your wheat crop at 419-946-2780 ext. 2.USDA Farm Service Agency Announces Key Dates for New 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net ProgramsUSDA announced key dates for farm owners and ...

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DKMM Solid Waste District Grant application available

The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow Solid Waste District is accepting applications for its 2015 Grant Program. The District will grant competitive awards up to $20,000 to incorporate recycling, composting, and other waste reduction methods into everyday applications. Grant funds can be used to design and establish projects that will assist with the collection and processing of recyclables and/or organic wastes and support the market for recyclable materials.Eligible applicants inclu...

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Ye Old Sew and Sews hold tenth annual Quilt Show and Sale

Ye Old Sew and Sews quilting group held their tenth annual quilt show and sale at the home of Trudy Oliver on Township Road 114 in Mt. Gilead Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28.Dozens of beautifully hand crafted quilts and quilted items were available for sale along with other hand crafted items including, baked goods, and Bobbin Lace items by Linda Carlisle.“Each member of the quilting group has a charity that is close to their hearts,” explained Oliver. ...

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Friday’s Ohio high school football scores

Ada 28, Harrod Allen E. 22Akr. Buchtel 41, Akr. Ellet 21Akr. East 36, Akr. Firestone 22Akr. Hoban 27, Parma Padua 14Akr. Manchester 50, Massillon Tuslaw 20Akr. SVSM 49, Warrensville Hts. 16Andover Pymatuning Valley 30, Thompson Ledgemont 0Anna 48, New Bremen 6Ansonia 36, Union City Mississinawa Valley 6Arcanum 46, Franklin Middletown Christian 12Archbold 35, Montpelier 13Ar...

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Take time to enjoy the brilliant colors of Autumn

COLUMBUS - This weekend many places around the state will provide fall color seekers the ideal opportunity to enjoy the brilliance of near peak and peak conditions, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).“For many families, fall color road trips are only part of what makes this time of the year so special,” said ODNR Fall Color Forester Casey Burdick. “The autumn experience is also enjoyable because of traditional activities, such as hayrides...

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Apple Butter Festival is Fall favorite

Inclement weather did not dampen the spirits of those attending the annual Apple Butter Festival at the Mount Gilead State Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3, 4, and 5th.Kenny Krumnow,Volunteers in the Park, said there were 450 persons dining Saturday morning under the Shelter House and 265 came to the Sunday morning breakfast.Winners of the contests were:KIDS COSTUME WINNERS: CUTEST/FUNNIEST: Ages 0-1: Isabella Meade, Johnsville; Ages 1-2: Randi Beck...

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