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Morgan Community Fund creates new $10,000 Emergency Grant Program

The road is long with many a winding turn that leads us to who knows where. But I’m strong, strong enough to carry him. He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.

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Wednesday 04/01/2020
Governor issues license renewal relief

On Friday, March 27, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill (HB) 197 which includes many provisions intended to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This bill includes relief to insurance license-holders whose license expires during the state of emergency declared by the Governor through Executive Order 2020-01D, issued March 9, 2020.

Posted: April 01, 2020
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

For me, Spring is officially here!

Posted: April 01, 2020
Morgan County is not immune to the coronavirus

As dining room tables have become school desks and home office stations, your hometown newspaper continues to run as close to normal as possible. The Herald continues to operate at the office on Main Street, but the doors are locked as to keep the number of visitors to a minimum and help staff remain healthy.

Posted: April 01, 2020
2020 Census Vital to Morgan County’s Future

This spring and summer, Morgan County residents will join the rest of the country being asked to respond to the U.S. Census. The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and has been done every ten years since 1790 to count each person who lives in the United States. Results of the 2020 census will be used to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to Ohio and its 88 counties for schools, roads and public services as well as helping communities to prepare for transportation and emergency readiness. The population count will also determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and will be used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Posted: April 01, 2020
Thursday 03/26/2020
Ohio Senate passes bill providing emergency relief for Ohioans during COVID-19 pandemic

State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) announced Wednesday, March 25, the unanimous passage of Am. Sub. H.B. 197, legislation providing several measures of emergency relief for Ohio’s families, schools, businesses and communities and ensuring the essential operations of state government during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: March 26, 2020
Wednesday 03/25/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Camera Club's meeting for April is canceled due to the coronavirus. Wishing everyone good health. If you have questions, contact Terry Young.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Hydrant Flushing

Tri-County Water will be flushing hydrants between March 30 to April 10.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Ohio issues ‘Stay at Home’ order; new restrictions placed on day cares for children

Throughout the past week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton M.D., MPH, and announced several decisions to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Ohio.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Health Department News

At the Morgan County Health Depart­ment, we are dedicated to keeping Morgan County informed on the novel coronavirus outbreak known as COVID-19.

Posted: March 25, 2020
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Multispecies Grazing

Posted: March 25, 2020
Lions Breakfast Canceled

Due to the coronavirus, the Chesterhill Lions Club has canceled the April 4 Lions breakfast and all additional activities until further notice.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Schools staying connected with students and parents

All Ohio schools were closed on March 16 until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amidst the uncertainty for things to return to normal, one thing is certain: school administrators, teachers, students, and families are staying connected and continuing to provide support to encourage learning.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Herald COVID-19 Operating Procedures

As stated in Section 12(f) of the Ohio Department of Health's Stay-at-Home Order, newspapers are considered essential businesses as part of the media.

Posted: March 25, 2020
McConnelsville still looking for new canine officer; councilman resigns

Social distancing was put into practice at a lengthy, very busy meeting of the McConnelsville Village Council held on March 17, 2020.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Tax filing deadline moved to July 15

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has announced an IRS ruling that tax day for individuals and businesses is July 15, rather than April 15.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Chesterhill Council discussing renovations at library, cemetery

The Chesterhill Village Council met on Monday, March 2, at the Village Hall.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Friday 03/20/2020
Ohio Records First COVID-19 Death; Senior Centers, Adult Day Cares to Close

(March 20) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, announced that a Lucas County man has died from COVID-19.

Posted: March 20, 2020
Thursday 03/19/2020
Ohio National Guard called to support COVID-19 response; Guard members to assist with food distribution

(March 19) — Gov. Mike DeWine signed a state active duty proclamation on March 18 that will activate approximately 300 personnel from the Ohio National Guard to support humanitarian efforts due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Posted: March 19, 2020
Wednesday 03/18/2020
Chamber Meeting canceled

The March meeting of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce has been canceled for Wednesday (today), March 18, due to the restrictions on group meetings.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Ohio Primary Election rescheduled for June 2

Yesterday morning should have included poll workers rising early and staying for their 13-hour shift at the polls before gathering the rest of the equipment and heading back to the Board of Elections Office.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Yost releases 2020 ‘Yellow Book’ early due to ongoing COVID-19 disruption

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost released the 2020 edition of the Sunshine Laws Manual, a one-stop resource for information on the Ohio Public Records and Open Meetings Acts.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Community Calendar

The Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the library.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Senator Schaffer issues guidance on COVID-19 crisis

(March 18, 2020) – State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement and guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic:

Posted: March 18, 2020
Health Department News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 16, 2020 – I dated the article this week because like the weather, by the time you read it, some of it will have changed. As of now, there are 37 people in Ohio that we know are infected with this novel coronavirus. There are likely more than 100,000 people in Ohio that have the virus and don’t know it. The virus will continue to spread, and those statistics will continue to change. More than 99 percent of people that acquire the virus will completely recover. A few (<1%) will develop chronic respiratory complications and other issues. Those numbers tell us there is no need to panic.

Posted: March 18, 2020
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Uncharted Territory

Posted: March 18, 2020
CVB Cancels Meeting

Morgan County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has canceled its 2020 annual meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at Burr Oak Lodge.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Schools on three-week hiatus statewide

While Governor Mike DeWine announced last week that he was ordering all kindergarten through 12th-grade schools close for several weeks, Morgan Local School District Superintendent Dr. Kristin Barker chose to make Friday, March 13, the last day for local students.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Governor DeWine announces additional temporary business closures

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, announced today that the Ohio Department of Health is ordering the temporary closure of Ohio's barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tattoo parlors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: March 18, 2020
COVID-19 updates from Memorial Health System

(March 18, 2020) – Memorial Health System asks that any patient that is experiencing flu symptoms to call their primary care provider, use the MemorialCareNow app, or call the 24/7 nurse line at (844) 474-6522. If the provider feels it’s necessary for the patient to be assessed further for flu or COVID-19, those patients will be referred to an assessment clinic that we have set up. The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Morgan Local canceling kindergarten screening

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Morgan Local Schools will be canceling its kindergarten screening sched­uled for April 6, 7, 8, 2020. The screenings will be rescheduled at a later date. Call Leslie Robbins at 740-962-2782 for information.

Posted: March 18, 2020
4-H Eggs Sales Canceled

The 4-H Easter Egg sales have been canceled for this year, according to Debbie Earich, who explained they received a directive from the Ohio State University Extension to cancel all 4-H fundraisers until further notice.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Judge Favreau issues order due to coronavirus concerns

In view of the current pandemic involving the coronavirus, Morgan County Court of Common Pleas Judge D.W. Favreau has issued the following order effective March 17, 2020:

Posted: March 18, 2020
Roberts Benefit Postponed

The Chicken-N-Noodle dinner benefit being held for Seth Roberts on Friday, March 20, has been postponed.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Morgan County Commissioners issue local emergency proclamation

The Morgan County Commissioners have released an emergency proclamation in light of the recent health crisis spreading through the country:

Posted: March 18, 2020
CR 74 Road Closure

County Road 74 (Greuey Road) will be closed at State Route 37 beginning Thursday, March 19, for approximately 90 days for the replacement of a bridge, according to Morgan County Engineer Stevan Hook.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Health Department Guidelines

The Morgan County Health Dept. states that there is a lot happening quickly in our world, some of which is so very new to all of us. Residents are asked at this time to use every caution and heed every warning that the Health Department is sending out. Follow them on Facebook, check their website for updated information, check on your elderly family members and friends. Also, call ahead for their services. If you are looking for or needing Environmental Dept. guidance, they can most generally answer questions or provide what is needed via email. The office is still doing flu shots, but again, if possible, call ahead. There is a sign on the door asking if you are ill at this time to call from outside the building, so they can prepare for your entry.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Wednesday 03/11/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Family and Children First Council will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, March 13, for a regular monthly meeting. This month’s meeting will be at Morgan Behavioral Health Choices.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Meet the Candidates for Morgan County Commissioner

Current three-term Morgan County Commissioner Mike Reed, Republican, has chosen not to run for re-election this year. Commissioner Adam Shriver is running unopposed for the other seat in this year’s Democratic primary.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Road Closure

County Road 74 (Greuey Road) will be closed at State Route 37 beginning Thursday, March 19, for approximately 90 days for the replacement of a bridge, according to Morgan County Engineer Stevan Hook.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Health Department News

With each passing day, there are more and more stories on the novel (new) coronavirus outbreak known as COVID-19 in our newspapers, news broadcasts and social media feeds. On March 9, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health announced that three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cuyahoga County in Northwest Ohio. At this time, the general risk to the public in Ohio is considered low. This is, however, an evolving situation and it is important to stay informed by following trusted sources. It is important to know where to look for timely, consistent, and reliable information during a public health emergency.

Posted: March 11, 2020
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Security Over Safety

Posted: March 11, 2020
CANCELLED: Aggregation Forum

Voters in the Village of Chesterhill will see electric aggregation on their ballot for the March 17 primary election. SOPEC is inviting the community to come learn about electric aggregation to help residents understand the ballot measure, ensuring voters are well-informed when they go to vote.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Annual CVB Membership

The Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) will be having its annual Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Burr Oak State Park Lodge.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Single-vehicle crash kills one

A Malta resident, Frederick A. Mattox, 71, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday, March 7, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The incident occurred at approximately 11:21 a.m.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Absentee Voting Hours

Absentee voting hours remain available before the Primary Election on Tuesday, Mar. 17.

Posted: March 11, 2020
CANCELLED: Naturalist/Artist/Writer Julie Zickefoose to present Saving Jemima at Twin City Opera House March 23

UPDATE: THIS PRESENTATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED, ACCORDING TO THE MORGAN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE. NO MAKEUP DATE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME. 

Posted: March 11, 2020
Malta Village Council taking care of business

The Malta Village Coun­cil met on Thursday, Feb. 20, in council chambers.

Posted: March 11, 2020
23rd annual performance of People of the Passion

People of the Passion is set to take stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at St. Bernard Church in Beverly, Ohio. The performance is free and open to the public. Doors open one half hour early. The production is celebrating its 23rd performance this year with roots that began in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Wednesday 03/04/2020
Lions Club Breakfast

Chesterhill Lions Club will hold its monthly breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 7, at the Lions Clubhouse, in Chesterhill, located on SR 555 South. The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is open to the public.

Posted: March 04, 2020
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