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Neely OCCL’s meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, has been canceled. Meetings will resume in the spring.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
M-M Kiwanis provides major Christmas Season asset to the community

When Santa Claus visits McConnelsville on Saturdays in front of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, he will be staying in a new and improved house, with the support of the Malta-McConnelsville Kiwanis Club.

Posted: December 04, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

What A Mess

Posted: December 04, 2019
National Children’s Memorial Day observed with local candle lighting ceremony

The Main Street Church of Christ has a candle lighting planned for 6:30 p.m., this Sunday night, at the church. Everyone is invited to come to remember and honor all of our children who have died and to give support and understanding to each other.

Posted: December 04, 2019
Malta Village gearing up for holiday events

The Malta Village Council met on November 21, 2019, at the Malta Town House.

Posted: December 04, 2019
Village Administrator works to digitize water and sewer maps

At a past meeting of the McConnelsville Village Council, it was reported that one of the goals of Village Administrator Jennifer Ponchak was to develop a sewer and water system asset map. She found a company that already works with Malta, Stockport and Cambridge. They would take all the maps and digitize them, and then the village would subscribe to their software program. All types of layers can be created on these maps, such as sewer, water, stop signs, other entities’ utility lines, etc. The cost of the total system, digitizing, software, tablet, and the GPS receiver is $8,500 which Ponchak believes is reasonable. There will also be a $2,500 annual software fee. She feels that working on this would be a good winter project for the crew. The product is only as good as the data put into it.

Posted: December 04, 2019
Wednesday 11/27/2019
Community Calendar

Morgan Hills Garden Club will meet at Kaye Dye’s at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, to go to the Stockport Inn for the annual Christmas party.

Posted: November 27, 2019
The Herald Closing for Thanksgiving

The Herald Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, so employees can spend Thanksgiving with their families.

Posted: November 27, 2019
The scientific benefits of giving thanks (or gratitude)

This week is Thanks­giving because our forefathers recognized “it is meet and right” to give God thanks and praise, as the ancient prayer says. But science has finally caught up with the Bible in discovering that, aside from being a fit way to respond to divine blessings, thanksgiving provides a host of physical and psychological benefits. Here are a few:

Posted: November 27, 2019
SHOP LOCAL – it’s more than a holiday, it’s a lifestyle

Just a hop, skip and a jump away lies the small town of Shawnee in Perry County. The town is so small that if you blink as you travel along 155, you might miss it. The next time you pass, turn off the road and go down Main Street. You will be greeted by stately brick storefronts, playful paint pallets, and saloon-style balconies.

Posted: November 27, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

The Fewest In A Lifetime

Posted: November 27, 2019
Morgan County dog tags to go on sale December 2

Dog tags will go on sale Monday, Dec. 2. The deadline to purchase your 2020 dog tags without penalty is Friday, Jan. 31, according to Gary D. Woodward, Morgan County Auditor. Applications will be mailed to those who purchased tags in 2019. People are asked to bring these applications with them when they renew their licenses.

Posted: November 27, 2019
Farm Bureau Christmas

Farm Bureau Country Christmas, at the Riecker Building, will take place after the Christmas Parade. There will also be pictures with Santa Claus, cookies and crafts for the kids.

Posted: November 27, 2019
Free Thanksgiving Meal

Please join The Gathering on Thanksgiving Day for a free, homemade dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Riecker Building in McConnelsville. All are welcome!

Posted: November 27, 2019
Pride to headline December 7 Ohio Valley Opry

Dion Pride will be the special guest on December 7 for the Ohio Valley Opry Twin City Christmas show, held at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville.

Posted: November 27, 2019
Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Holiday Auction just around the corner

Habitat for Humanity’s 15th Annual Holiday Gift and Tree Auction is just around the corner. The last two years, the auction raised funds to help build a house in Malta for a deserving family. The house was dedicated on Monday, Oct. 28. It really does take a community to build a house! Plus, more houses for more families are coming to our communities over the next several years.

Posted: November 27, 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, Nov. 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church in McConnelsville. Members of McKendree UMC will be serving. All are welcome to attend.

Posted: November 27, 2019
People You Might Know: Dottie Singer

When you think of The Stockport Mill, the next picture in your mind is Dottie Singer. A little lady in stature, with a big kind smile and even a bigger heart.

Posted: November 27, 2019
File Petitions

The following people have filed their petition with the Morgan County Board of Elections to have their name appear on the ballot for the March 17, 2019, Primary Election:

Posted: November 27, 2019
Wednesday 11/20/2019
Community Calendar

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the MWCD Annex Building, 2050 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Chamber Meets Today

The November meeting of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will be held at 12 noon Wednesday (today), Nov. 20, at The Chatterbox, 35 South Kennebec Ave., in McConnelsville.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Dover Strings perform at Twin City Opera House

Most of the members of the Dover Strings had never held a violin, viola, or cello until two years ago. Now they are about to perform in a recital on the stage of the Twin City Opera House.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Check out Beverly Library’s newest e-resource and other activities

By SUSAN CHIPPS

Posted: November 20, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Almost Perfect

Posted: November 20, 2019
Annual M-M Christmas Parade coming Friday, Nov. 29

The Annual Morgan County Christmas Parade will form at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Kiwanis Park in Malta. The parade will leave the park at 6 p.m. The parade will proceed through Malta along Main Street to Third Street, crossing the Veterans Memorial Bridge, then up Main Street, McConnelsville, finishing at The Commons.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Thanksgiving Service

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Malta United Methodist Church. Public is invited. Pastor Elizabeth Reed is the host pastor.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Santa’s House Hours

The new and improved Christmas Santa House will be open this holiday season with the following hours:

Posted: November 20, 2019
The Herald Closing for Thanksgiving

The Herald Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, so employees can spend Thanksgiving with their families.

Posted: November 20, 2019
MORGAN COUNTY COURT REPORT Morgan County Court operations explained

Judge Michael Lowe oversees the operation of the Morgan County Court which is located in the Courthouse Annex above the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. This court has jurisdiction over criminal and traffic misdemeanors, felonies that are filed prior to grand jury proceedings, civil claims $15,000 and below, small claims $6,000 and below, forcible entry and detainers (evictions), rent escrow and all associated collection proceedings such as garnishments and contracts.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Free Hams for Vets

The Morgan County Veterans Office will be handing out a free boneless ham on a first come-first served basis to all area veterans as a “Thank You” for their military service.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Our Town – Morgan County director inspires students Evan Shaw encourages area school kids to dream big

The line was about 15-deep at Alexander Middle School in early November to get an autograph. The children were giddy about being able to meet this person and walk out of school that day with the signature of someone they considered to be famous. And even though WOUB Producer/Director Evan Shaw hasn’t gotten over how strange it seems that young people would want his autograph, it also makes him feel like he accomplished his mission that day.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Clean Sweep Willie offered at the Twin City Opera House with donation

The Perry County Cultural Arts Center will present the children’s play Clean Sweep Willie at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Calvary Arts Center in New Lexington and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Admission is a new unwrapped toy or a $5 donation. All toys will be distributed to families in need.

Posted: November 20, 2019
Wednesday 11/13/2019
Community Calendar

The monthly Morgan County Board of Health meeting will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the classroom of the Adult Learning Center.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Morgan HS Drama Club to present ‘The Great Nursing Home Escape’ November 14

Take yourself out to the “ballgame” this year for the annual Drama Dinner Theatre.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Full weekend of music scheduled at the Twin City Opera House

In 1892, the Twin City Opera House was built to serve as a theater and a gathering place to for its community. More than a century later, the grand lady continues the tradition. Located in historic downtown McConnelsville, the newly renovated Twin City Opera House is the hub of live music in Morgan County, and this coming weekend is no exception.

Posted: November 13, 2019
The Ohio State Extension Office - Morgan County

Holiday Season Upon Us

Posted: November 13, 2019
Beverly Library asks families to write their favorite memories of home

At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, there will be anime club. There will be a selection of episodes watched. These will mostly be in Japanese with subtitles, and the ratings may vary.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Shrek Jr. performed this weekend by children’s theatre

The Carol Hammond Children’s Theatre will present their 4th annual production, Shrek the Musical Junior, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the James D. McKinney Little Theatre at Morgan High School, located at 800 Raider Drive, McConnelsville.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Semi causes significant damage to hydrant, stop sign in Malta

Village Administrator Damon Drake reported on several issues at the November 7 meeting of the Malta Village Council. A semi had run over a hydrant on Main Street, causing significant damage as well as water loss. The valve for the hydrant must be replaced. A stop sign was also damaged. Between 40,000 and 50,000 gallons of water was lost. Drake said he was very thankful for David Larrick and Bill Campbell.

Posted: November 13, 2019
ODOT equipment getting final checks, employees refreshing their skills at Morgan garage

Winter weather is not far away. That’s why the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making final preparations to ensure equipment and employees are ready for whatever Old Man Winter sends.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Trouble on North 8th Street once again addressed at McConnelsville Council

Trouble on North 8th Street was once again a concern at a past meeting of the McConnelsville Village Council.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Chesterhill in holding pattern

The Chesterhill Village Council met on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Village Hall, for its monthly meeting. The meeting was opened with the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Wednesday 11/06/2019
Travis, other mayors retain seats; All three county tax levies pass

The Morgan County Board of Elections has released unofficial results for the General Election held Tuesday, Nov. 5. There were 2978 ballots cast out of 8890 registered voters in the county making a 33.5 percent turnout.

Posted: November 06, 2019
Community Calendar

Malconta Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the McConnel Manor. Members are to bring a covered dish for the potluck. New members are welcome.

Posted: November 06, 2019
Honor Flight

Bob Ribble, of Beverly, was recently part of the Honor Flight Program out of Columbus. The 92-year-old World War II veteran was a member of the Army Air Corps, (Predecessor to the Air Force), stationed on the island of Guam. He was responsible for maintaining B-29 Bombers. He and six other WWII vets were honored with a special flag presentation during the trip to Washington, D.C.

Posted: November 06, 2019
Deavertown Veterans Parade

The 5th Annual Deavertown Parade and Luncheon will be held on Monday, Nov. 11. The parade will start at 3 p.m., and the luncheon will begin at 4 p.m. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend.

Posted: November 06, 2019
Honoring the Sacrifice of Veterans

Veterans Day provides a special opportunity for us to recognize the bravery and service of the men and women who protect our freedom. Ohio is home to almost 800,000 veterans, the 6th largest veteran population in America. They come from diverse backgrounds, walks of life and points of view, but all share one trait in common – a commitment to a cause higher than self.

Posted: November 06, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Two Seasons

Posted: November 06, 2019
Beverly Library Activities

By DIRECTOR JUSTIN MAYO

Posted: November 06, 2019
Flushing Hydrants

The Village of Chesterhill will be flushing hydrants from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Friday, Nov. 15. Residents may experience lower water pressure and discoloration of water while flushing in your neighborhood. If you have discolored water, you are advised to run cold water until the water is clear. This is an important part of system maintenance.

Posted: November 06, 2019
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