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The Morgan Hills Garden Club’s June outing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26. The club will be touring Mission Oaks Gardens in Zanesville, followed by dinner at the Old Market House Inn at 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
MIBA, MHS Concert Band recognized by Board of Education

The Morgan Local Board of Education recognized a local business, during its June 10 meeting. MIBA was honored by the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) with a certificate for being named to the 2019 OSBA Business Honor Roll.

Posted: June 19, 2019
Ironwood Wolves at the Beverly Library Friday

Lap Time is for children under the age of 2 who are accompanied by a participating adult. Lap Time is Monday night at 6:30 p.m. and then repeats at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. Lap Time can include music, dance, activities, snacks, and of course great stories.

Posted: June 19, 2019
VBS Calendar

June 17-21, from 6 to 8:15 p.m.; “In the Wild” at Ark Spring Baptist Church; 740-630-7283; 8085 Big Muskie Dr., Chandlers­ville, OH 43727.

Posted: June 19, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Garden Tour next Sunday, June 30

Posted: June 19, 2019
Over $9,000 awarded to Morgan County for emergency food and shelter; voluntary agencies encouraged to apply

Morgan County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, according to the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties. The county was chosen to receive $9,467 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

Posted: June 19, 2019
As bear sightings increase; remember to bear-proof your yard

Approximately 70 different black bears are reported annually in the Buckeye State according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Sightings of black bears rise in the summer months due to young males looking for their own territory and searching for a mate.

Posted: June 19, 2019
Historical Society opens all seven buildings to commemorate 50th Anniversary

The Morgan County Historical Society celebrated its 50th anniversary this past Saturday by presenting an Open House for all seven of its historic buildings in McConnelsville and Malta.

Posted: June 19, 2019
Wednesday 06/12/2019
Chamber Meeting Scheduled

The June meeting of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, June 19, at The Chatterbox Tavern, 35 S. Kennebec Avenue, McConnelsville.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Beverly Library shares Summer activitites for all ages

Lap Time is for children under the age of two who are accompanied with an adult. Lap Time is Monday night at 6:30 p.m. and then repeats on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Story Time is for children ages 2-6 who are accompanied by an adult. Story Time is Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and then repeats on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Story Time and Lap Time can include games, activities, music, and of course, great stories.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Community Calendar

The M-M Alumni Planning Committee will meet at Kate Love Simpson Library at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17. Anyone interested in being involved in the planning of the 2019 Alumni Banquet are urged to attend.

Posted: June 12, 2019
ForeverDads equips new fatherhood initiative in Morgan County

“If we don’t change the lives of children by changing the lives of fathers, we have failed.”

Posted: June 12, 2019
One case of hepatitis A confirmed in Morgan County

Morgan County Health Department Administrator Rebecca Aber has confirmed there is one local resident who has tested positive for hepatitis A. Aber has already applied for the additional state funding to help cover the costs associated with treatment. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has received the epidemiology report and will now determine how much funding Morgan will receive.

Posted: June 12, 2019
BOE Office to Close

The Board of Elections office will be closed June 17 through June 19 due to a summer conference. Regular hours will resume on June 20.

Posted: June 12, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Wish I Did, Wish I Didn’t

Posted: June 12, 2019
Kate Love Simpson Community Connection

Upcoming Events

Posted: June 12, 2019
Several File BOE Petitions

According to Morgan County Board of Elect­ions, J.R. Wilson and Mary Pat Hanson have filed their petitions to appear on the ballot for the November 5, 2019, General Election for the Morgan Local School Board.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Vacation Bible School Calendar

June 10-14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ebenezer Mennonite Church; 740-801-1009; 3497 N. Finley Rd., Malta, OH 43758.

Posted: June 12, 2019
4-H Club News

The Lucky Bucks held a meeting on May 19, at Embree Park, with President Karissa Cordray in charge of the meeting. Mac­Kenzie VanNess led the American Pledge, and Wyatt Johnson led the 4-H Pledge.

Posted: June 12, 2019
McConnelsville woman fatally injured in Sunday morning crash

The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol believes that alcohol could be a factor in a fatal crash which occurred at approximately 1:39 a.m. Sunday, June 9.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Morgan County Historical Society to celebrate 50 years

Morgan County Historical Society will have an Open House this Saturday, June 15, in all of its buildings. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted: June 12, 2019
MLSD Special Session

The Morgan Local Board of Education will meet in special session at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, and Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Central Office, 65 West Union Avenue, McConnelsville.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Ohio Valley Opry features Carolyn Connor this weekend

The Ohio Valley Opry will feature its annual Gospel Music Night at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, this coming Saturday night, June 15, at 6 p.m.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Flag Disposal Ceremony

The Malconta American Legion Post No. 24 will hold its annual flag disposal ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Wharf Lot in McCon­nelsville. This ceremony is conducted annually to properly dispose of flags that are no longer serviceable. The public is invited to come out and witness this dignified ceremony where the flags of our nation are honorably retired.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Gypsy Moth treatments to begin in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will begin aerial treatments designed to disrupt gypsy moth mating on 61,070 acres in twelve counties across the state.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Monday 06/10/2019
McConnelsville woman fatally injured in Sunday morning crash

The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol believes that alcohol could be a factor in a fatal crash which occurred at approximately 1:39 a.m. Sunday, June 9.

Posted: June 10, 2019
Wednesday 06/05/2019
MHS Marching Band recreates iconic photo

Left: The Morgan High School Marching Band was photographed in Big Muskie’s 220-cubic-yard bucket during the behemoth’s dedication on May 22, 1969. Right: The 2019 Morgan High School Marching Band recreated the iconic photo from 50 years ago, loading the Big Muskie recently. Today, the bucket sits at the Miners’ Memorial Park in Bristol Township.

Posted: June 05, 2019
Community Calendar

Malconta Garden Club will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Mc­Connel Manor. Guests are welcome to attend.

Posted: June 05, 2019
Health Department News

What is Public Health? Who is Public Health? What does Public Health do for you?

Posted: June 05, 2019
Fresh face leads Treasurer’s Office with transparency

Former local banker and longtime volunteer fireman Randy Williams was recently appointed to fill an unexpired term as Morgan County Treasurer. Williams began his appointment on April 16, having been sworn in a day earlier. He is assisted by Amanda Greer and Jennifer Strohl, who have been working in the office for nearly a year and a half. County treasurers have a four-year term which starts in September, 10 months after they are elected. (Government offices are staggered with different terms for continuity.)

Posted: June 05, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

A Little Progress

Posted: June 05, 2019
Reunions

The annual Work Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Duncan Falls, OH, at the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, at the Barracks behind the church. A potluck lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dish and table service. Coffee will be furnished. Please bring any updates on your family. For more information, contact Carl Work at 740-962-6693.

Posted: June 05, 2019
‘Walter Dalzell Memorial Cruise-In’ marks 34th straight year

The “Walter Dalzell Memorial Cruise-In,” sponsored by the Malta-McConnels­ville Kiwanis Club, will take place – rain or shine – this Saturday, June 8, on the McConnelsville Square.

Posted: June 05, 2019
Ohio hunters checked more than 19,000 wild turkeys during spring season

Ohio hunters checked a total of 19,088 wild turkeys during the 2019 spring wild turkey hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. In 2018, hunters checked a total of 22,635 wild turkeys.

Posted: June 05, 2019
4-H Riding Therapy applications available

Applications to participate in the 4-H Riding Therapy Program for this summer are now available at the OSU Extension Office, 155 E. Main St., 3rd floor of the Riecker Bldg., in McConnelsville, OH. You must be a resident of Morgan County, at least 3 years of age, been diagnosed with a developmental disability, fill out the application and waiver in its entirety, approved by a physician and legal guardian, or if you are your own legal guardian you may sign your own application. A horse drawn cart is now available for those who are in wheelchairs.

Posted: June 05, 2019
Finley Fire Equipment to open new Western Ohio Service Center

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has announced that Finley Fire Equipment, the exclusive Pierce dealer for Ohio, Kentucky, and part of West Virginia, has secured a location for development of the company’s largest service center in Ohio. The Western Ohio Service Center is located off of I-75 at 11600 County Road 99, in Findlay, OH, with a planned opening in August 2019. In addition to preventive maintenance and major repair work for apparatus, including aerial platforms, the new service center will act as headquarters for a fleet of mobile service units.

Posted: June 05, 2019
Wednesday 05/29/2019
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Camera Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the home of Terry Young, 4766 St. Rt. 37, Malta, OH. From there, they will travel to Shawnee for a picture taking trip. For more information or directions, call Terry Young at 740-962-3634.

Posted: May 29, 2019
USPS volunteer food drive helps to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ in Morgan County

“Overwhelmed” and “elated” are the words used by McConnelsville’s new postmaster, Jamie Wickham, to describe this year’s USPS National Association of Letter Carriers-sponsored food drive dubbed “Stamp Out Hunger.”

Posted: May 29, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Farmers Market Starts Thursday

Posted: May 29, 2019
Ohio’s Controlled Hunting applications coming June 1

Applications will soon be accepted for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts for the 2019-2020 season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The application period opens Saturday, June 1, and runs through Wednesday, July 31.

Posted: May 29, 2019
4-H Club News

By NIKKI SCOTT

Posted: May 29, 2019
Beverly-Waterford couple serves up slices with new entrepreneurial effort

It’s Monday evening at Creno’s Pizza, and I arrive just in time to watch the homeward-bound traffic on SR 60. The atmosphere tonight is cool and relaxed; sports coverage plays on the TV while indistinct, but lively banter from the kitchen babbles behind the partition. A young lady takes my order as I sit down, then quickly returns with food for the family behind me. Their chatter fades with the mark of a meal too savory to suspend for talk.

Posted: May 29, 2019
MLSD accepts important resignation; presents award to Shrivers Pharmacy

The Morgan County Board of Education emotionally, and with regret, accepted the resignation of Superintendent Lori Snyder-Lowe. Lowe will remain connected to the district at a higher level as she has accepted a position with influence and responsibility over several counties, one of which is Morgan. The board expressed its appreciation for all the superintendent’s hard work and dedication which has benefitted the district and the students.

Posted: May 29, 2019
Tuesday 05/28/2019
ODOT spokesperson comments on SR 376 repair

“Yes, the slip on State Route 376 will be repaired,” stated ODOT District 10 Public Information Officer Ashley Rittenhouse. “In fact, we anticipate the geotechnical design to be finished by this week,” indicating the end of May.

Posted: May 28, 2019
Wednesday 05/22/2019
Community Calendar

The annual Portersville Community Memorial Day Service will be at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Zion Christian Union Church in Portersville. The public is invited as we honor our Veterans.

Posted: May 22, 2019
Hooper Files Petition

Jesse D. Hooper has filed his petition to be on the November 5 General Election ballot. Hooper is officially running for Meigsville Township Fiscal Officer, according to Morgan County Board of Elections Deputy Director Valerie Mayle.

Posted: May 22, 2019
Elementary student receives Morgan County’s first heart transplant from Lifeline of Ohio

Kelcee Burgess, a fourth-grader at East Ele­mentary, has heart, one that came from a generous donor through Lifeline of Ohio.

Posted: May 22, 2019
Windsor Alumni Banquet

The annual Windsor Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 25, in Stockport, at the Heck Harkins Community Building. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The Class of 1969 will be honored and scholarships awarded. If you did not receive an invitation, please RSVP to Susie at 740-434-7207 or Barb at 740-517-2885.

Posted: May 22, 2019
Inside Morgan High

Morgan elementary schools opened their doors to the Class of 2019 for a walk down memory lane. Graduates walked through the halls to see where their journeys began and receive a special greeting from kindergarten graduates.

Posted: May 22, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

The Transition

Posted: May 22, 2019
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