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Wednesday 10/23/2019
Drug Take Back

On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office at 37 East Main St., McConnelsville. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) Just pull up into the alley beside the Sheriff's Office, and a deputy will help you with your disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Community Calendar

Morgan Hills Garden Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the home of Tori and Bill Gable, for the annual wiener roast.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Sheriff reports stabbing in Malta; one arrested

UPDATE: Sheriff McGrath advises that Dakota V. Burris, 18, of Columbus, has been charged with one count of Felonious Assault in Morgan County Court. He appeared on Wednesday, Oct. 23 (today) before Judge Michael D. Lowe and bond was set at $50,000 cash. Burris was then transferred to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Kate Love Simpson Community Connection

Upcoming Library Events

Posted: October 23, 2019
General Election Forum

This Thursday, October 24, is the forum for school board candidates and countywide levy issues in Morgan County to present their platforms and answer questions from the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the first presentation at 6 p.m., followed by questions. The event will be held in the meeting room of The Kate Love Simpson Library and is open to the public. Contact Keith Nelson at 740-962-3823.

Posted: October 23, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Coherent Rambling

Posted: October 23, 2019
Voters will determine the fate of 11 tax levies; Wilson drops out of school board race

Voters in Morgan County will be casting votes in three countywide tax levies, nine township tax levies, two village tax levies, and one village issue during the 2019 General Election, Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Halloween fun, activities offered by Beverly Library

On October 26, the staff of the Beverly Library will be taking over Dodge Park for some Halloween fun. The Beverly-Center PTO will be manning pumpkin painting. Beverly Leos will be making slime. Pleasing Palettes will have face painting. There will be a photo booth and stories. Stop in for performances by Mad Science of Northeast Ohio, Cirque du Papier, and J.D. Williamson. Find the staff from the Muskingum Valley Rehab for a tote full of crafts. Also in this bag will be five $1 tickets to be used at various local businesses. There is a scavenger hunt card in the bag, as well. Return a completed card to the library for a Halloween treat box. There will be a Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest and a Pie Eating Contest. Rules and regulations are at the library. Fun starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m., or while supplies last.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Free Community Meal

A consortium of churches in Morgan County continue to offer a free meal the last Saturday of each month. This meal will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Trinity United Methodist Church in McConnelsville. Members of Grace United Methodist Church will be serving. All are welcome to attend.

Posted: October 23, 2019
McConnelsville Water department to begin semi-annual flushing

The Village of McConnelsville Water Department will begin residental semi-annual flushing on Monday, Oct. 28. The flushing will take place during daylight hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The flushing will take approximately two weeks to complete.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Honduras Bingo Night

A Pampered Chef bingo will be held at the Riecker Building on November 8. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Chesterhill working to make Village cleaner, safer

There is a need for a bus shelter in Chesterhill. Shannon Wells, of Morgan County Community and Business Development, is exploring the possibility of locating a bus shelter for transit inside the village. It could also be used by the school children. They are looking for a suitable location, possibly at the bank. It will be a 5’x10’ shelter. Discussion at the recent council meeting was to see if the village could get an easement from the bank.

Posted: October 23, 2019
SR 266 Culvert Replacement

A culvert replacement project begins on October 23 on SR 266 in Morgan County. The project is taking place between Stockport and SR 792. The road will be closed in this area through November 12. ODOT's detour is SR 266 to SR 60 to SR 37 to SR 78 to SR 377 to SR 266.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Morgan Baptist Church to hold Dedication Service November 3

Maybe you have heard or already know, Morgan Baptist has been blessed by our Lord with a new place in which to meet. Therefore, on Sunday, Nov. 3, Morgan Baptist will conduct a dedication service to set apart this building for God’s use in reaching the surrounding areas with the gospel of Jesus Christ as well as reaching around the world through our missionaries.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Trick-or-Treat Times

Trick-or-Treat times for Morgan County and surrounding communities will be observed on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the following villages: 

Posted: October 23, 2019
Malta Council cleaning up, preparing for winter

Correction from meeting of October 3. Dan McCreary was listed as Dan Smith.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Stockport Village to be gifted a caboose

The Stockport Village Council met Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, at the Heck Harkins Building.

Posted: October 23, 2019
National School Bus Safety Week is October 21-25

The week of October 21-25 has been designated National School Bus Safety Week. This year’s theme, "My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!" reminds motorists, students, and school bus drivers of the important role they each have in ensuring children’s safety.

Posted: October 23, 2019
Wednesday 10/16/2019
Celebrating Morgan County’s rich heritage October 19 with special day on square

Morgan County will be celebrating its rich heritage on Heritage Day, October 19, 2019. As the Director of the Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, it is my duty to promote our whole county on a daily basis.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Chamber Meets Today

The October meeting of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will be held at 12 noon Wednesday (today), Oct. 16, at the Boondocks BBQ and Grill, 4651 N. SR 60 NW, McConnelsville.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Community Calendar

“The Listening Post” will meet at 1 p.m. Friday Oct. 18, at the Kate Love Simpson Library. The speaker will be Cindy Travis, Mayor of Stockport, with her topic: Fighting Cancer. The meeting is open to the public. This is a program of the Morgan County Community of the Arts.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Morgan County SWCD holds 75th annual meeting

The Morgan Soil and Water Con­servation Dis­trict (SWCD) held its 75th annual banquet Friday, Oct. 11, at the Riecker Building. SWCD Supervisor Kevin Williams welcomed everyone to the event. He said there were 164 reservations for the dinner this year. He then reminded everyone to be sure they had voted for new board members before the meal and also to look at the auction items available for the auction at the end of the evening.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Olivia Cary Benefit

There will be a baked steak benefit dinner for Olivia Cary, who is recovering from a motorcycle accident. It will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the St. Bernards Catholic Church Social Hall in Beverly.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Reunions

The Annual Moler Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Grace United Methodist Church in McConnelsville. (Please notice change in location.)

Posted: October 16, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Year of Milestones

Posted: October 16, 2019
Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31

Morgan Behavioral Health Choices is celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon week is October 23 - 31.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Neelysville Church of Christ to hold fall revival

Neelysville Church of Christ, 3486 SR 60 NE, is holding its Fall Revival October 20-23, 2019. Guest speaker for this revival will be Rase Martin.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Mayfield Benefit

A benefit to raise money for medical expenses is being held for Gene “Mean Gene” Mayfield from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the VFW Post 4713 in Malta.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Malta Council talks about housing

Dan Smith attended the October 3 Malta Council meeting, at the Malta Town House, to talk about housing in the village. The last house built in the village by a private individual was in 2014. There were also two built by Habitat for Humanity. He was concerned about the infrastructure of the village. Dan asked that the council look at the possibility of allowing a small trailer court, with restrictions as to age, condition etc., or building a three unit dwelling. One of the needs is for something which would be wheelchair accessible.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Herald Closing Early

On Thursday, Oct. 17, The Herald office will be closing early at 4 p.m.

Posted: October 16, 2019
Grant Deadline Extended

The Morgan Community Fund’s Fortuna Grant Program application deadline has been extended until October 31, 2019.

Posted: October 16, 2019
BOE Filings

According to the Morgan County Board of Elections, the following individuals have filed their petitions for the March 17, 2020, Primary Election:

Posted: October 16, 2019
Trick-or-Treat Times

Trick-or-Treat times for Morgan County and surrounding communities will be observed on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the following villages: 

Posted: October 16, 2019
Wednesday 10/09/2019
Ag Society Elections

The Morgan County Agricultural Society will be holding an election from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Jr. Fair Office at the fairgrounds. Anyone with a membership ticket may come and vote. If you are interested in running for a position, please call Teresa Veyon at 740-509-8138.

Posted: October 09, 2019
Community Calendar

Morgan County Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Museum on Main Street in McConnelsville. Sara Hurst will provide refreshments. A good attendance is desired.

Posted: October 09, 2019
Bringing in the dough for local second-graders; Chesterhill Produce Auction’s Pie Day Fundraiser to be held October 14

This Columbus Day, the Chesterhill Produce Auction (CPA) will be filled with the smell of freshly baked pies. The annual Pie Day Fundraiser will take place at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, bringing together community members, bakers, farmers, elected officials, regular auction-goers, and first-timers. A regular fresh produce auction will follow at 4 p.m.

Posted: October 09, 2019
BOE Filings

According to the Morgan County Board of Elections, the following individuals have filed their petition to have their name appear on the ballot for the March 17, 2020, Primary Election:

Posted: October 09, 2019
Morgan County to celebrate its Heritage October 19

The Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to congratulate the Morgan County Herald on 175 years of service to the Morgan County community. Along with The Herald, the Bureau is celebrating the 4th anniversary of Morgan County Heritage Day, its local festival planned to recognize the county and its rich heritage and culture. This year’s celebration will be held October 19.

Posted: October 09, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Finally

Posted: October 09, 2019
Fairview Holiness Church to hold revival services

Revival at Fairview Holiness Church, with Rev. Jacob Martin of Middleberg, PA, will start Tuesday, Oct. 15, and run through Sunday, Oct. 20, with ALL evening services starting at 6 p.m.

Posted: October 09, 2019
Shrine BBQ

Morgan Shrine will hold its 50th annual Chicken BBQ from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the M-M Fire Department, 77 S. 4th Street, McConnelsville.

Posted: October 09, 2019
Medicare Check-Up Days 2019

There will be Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIP) Medicare Check-Up Days at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, or 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Morgan County Senior Center, located at 10 W. Main Street in McConnelsville.

Posted: October 09, 2019
Board of Elections posts absentee voting hours

Absentee voting hours began Tuesday, Oct. 8, the day after the close of registration, and will continue from October 8 through October 25, except any holiday established by state law.

Posted: October 09, 2019
Morgan County Farm Bureau ‘One Hundred Years and Counting’

The Morgan County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Malta Youth Building.

Posted: October 09, 2019
Monday 10/07/2019
Motorcycle crash claims life of McConnelsville man

Social media pages have been sharing the missing person post regarding Jeremy Pope, 42, who was last seen Friday, Oct. 4. Pope was presumed to be on his 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle, last known to be in Corning.

Posted: October 07, 2019
Wednesday 10/02/2019
Ohio Secretary of State LaRose visits local BOE to discuss ‘Pre-flight Checklist’

Setting the goal to visit all 88 county’s Boards of Elections, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is working to accomplish just that. Last Wednesday, Sept. 25, LaRose, and members of his staff, sat with Morgan County Director Tracie Wagoner and Deputy Director Valerie Mayle to discuss a few changes in the works regarding elections. This is the first visit from this office in as many years the Board of Elections could recall.

Posted: October 02, 2019
Community Calendar

The Republican Committee Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the McConnel Manor meeting room.

Posted: October 02, 2019
Park board expresses concerns to village council

Finding people passed out in the port-o-lets at the Kiwanis Park, individuals spending the night there, and needles being found throughout the park grounds highlight the concerns addressed by Duane Jago, representing the Malta-McConnelsville Park Board, at a recent meeting of the McConnelsville Village Council.

Posted: October 02, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Welcome to October

Posted: October 02, 2019
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