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Morgan County Women’s Republican Club will meet at 12 noon Thursday, Aug. 22, at Deano’s. Plans for the upcoming Morgan County Fair will be on the agenda.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Making a difference, Rebekah is happiest when teaching

Garages are the catch-all of the home. It is where we store and repair old things or build something new. They are the space between in and out; a hub for outdoor gatherings, a storefront for makeshift sales. Some radicals even park their cars in them. Behind the Kate Love Simpson library stands a converted three-car garage. You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but it’s just large enough to store 20 years worth of dreams.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Chamber Meets Today

The August meeting of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, at The Boondocks BBQ and Grill, located at 4651 SR 60, McConnelsville.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Reunions

The 90th annual Whitehouse Vicki and Jack Hartley Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Vicki and Jack Hartley Farm on Whitehouse Rd., Rose Farm.

Posted: August 21, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Frustrations of August Farming

Posted: August 21, 2019
AG Yost files suit in Morgan County Court

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is seeking refunds of $147,000 from a home improvement contractor following complaints from more than a dozen consumers in southeast Ohio.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Basket Bingo Planned

The Malta VFW Auxiliary will host a Basket/Bag Bingo Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Post, located on Front Street in Malta.

Posted: August 21, 2019
2-174th plans run through McConnelsville to thank community

The soldiers of the 2-174th will be conducting a two mile run through the town of McConnelsville at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. This is to thank the community for their continuous support of the soldiers and their families.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Two File Petitions

According to the Morgan County Board of Elections, the following people have filed a petition to appear on the ballot for the November 5, 2019, General Election:

Posted: August 21, 2019
Council approves appropriations ordinance

The McConnelsville Village Council met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the council chambers on the Village Square. All council members, Village Administrator John Thompson, Fiscal Officer Ellen Hemry, Village Solicitor David Tarbert, Police Chief Troy Copeland, and four visitors were present.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Daytime Closures for Tree Trimming on SR 669

Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, Ohio Department of Transportation crews will be trimming trees along SR 669 between Hale Drive (TR 266) and Carl Eppley Road (TR 750). The route will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The project is expected to be completed on September 13.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Ohio Art Corridor expands its reach of exhibits

T.E. Lawrence said, “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” Dreaming is contagious. Hang around with a big dreamer, and it won’t be long until you catch the flame yourself. So, it is with the artists and art enthusiasts who are pioneering the largest outdoor art gallery in the world.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Correspondents Needed

The Morgan County Herald is looking to fill six correspondent positions. The areas currently without local correspondents are Bloom Township, Center Township, Hillcrest, Meigsville, and Reinersville. The Herald also seeks a new correspondent for the Gaysport/Duncan Falls/Philo area. Contact 740-962-3377 or newsroom@mchnews.com.

Posted: August 21, 2019
ODOT to install rumble stripes on SR 60 to prevent head-on crashes

After several left-of-center crashes on SR 60, in Morgan and Washington Counties, the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin installing centerline rumble stripes. The safety measure will be installed from just north of Devola to a couple miles south of McConnelsville.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Fairgrounds Water Warning

According to Morgan County Health Com­missioner Richard Clark, MD, in the State of Ohio, and across the entire country, there have been cases of illnesses caused by non-potable water at various fairgrounds. This can occur due to the lack of proper backflow devices on the water sources.

Posted: August 21, 2019
Wednesday 08/14/2019
Morgan local students attend STEM Camp for girls over summer break

Several Morgan Local students didn’t take the entire summer off from academics. Many young ladies jumped at the opportunity to attend the BE Wise STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camps for girls.

Posted: August 14, 2019
Community Calendar

Freedom Riders 381 of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Fink’s Harley-Davidson in Zanesville.

Posted: August 14, 2019
‘Morgan Local feels like home to me’ – Superintendent Barker

As I make my way down SR 78 every morning, I learned two things very quickly – stay in your lane at all times, and if you come up on someone slower than you, be patient and that person will pull to the side to let you go on by. I can tell you that neither of these things happen where I come from, and where I come from is all over the state – Canton, Springfield/Dayton, Columbus. Although I am ‘not from here,’ I have definitely seen enough to know that this is exactly where I want to be.

Posted: August 14, 2019
Water line repair to begin today

The Morgan Meigsville Rural Water District will be making a water line repair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. They are asking everyone to please refrain from using water during this time. This pertains to all our customers on the McConnelsville side of the Muskingum River.

Posted: August 14, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Thank You, Congratulations and Let Me Know

Posted: August 14, 2019
School pride – building the future of our community

August brings to mind many things – the dog days of summer, tomatoes fresh from the garden, corn on the cob, swimming, fishing, and, dare we say it, back to school time.

Posted: August 14, 2019
File Petitions

According to the Morgan County Board of Elections, the following people have submitted their petitions to be on the ballot for the November 5, 2019, General Election:

Posted: August 14, 2019
Chamber Meeting Scheduled

The August meeting of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, at The Boondocks BBQ and Grill, located at 4651 SR 60, McConnelsville.

Posted: August 14, 2019
Community to hold Prayer Vigil over Morgan schools

The community is invited to a Back-to-School Prayer Vigil to be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, to lift up the upcoming school year in prayer.

Posted: August 14, 2019
MLSD Open Houses planned for Monday

Morgan Local Schools have scheduled its Open Houses for all schools in the district on Monday, Aug. 19.

Posted: August 14, 2019
Oldies Night at the OVO August 17

The Ohio Valley Opry will be featuring its annual “Oldies Night” on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Posted: August 14, 2019
2-174th plans run through McConnelsville to thank community

The soldiers of the 2-174th will be conducting a two mile run through the town of McConnelsville at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. This is to thank the community for their continuous support of the soldiers and their families.

Posted: August 14, 2019
Friday 08/09/2019
ODOT closes SR 78 & SR 37 for repairs, tree trimming Monday

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, road work will begin Monday, Aug. 12, on two Morgan County roads.

Posted: August 09, 2019
Wednesday 08/07/2019
Omission

In the article about the Carol Hammond Children’s Theatre on Page 1B of the July 31, 2019 edition of the Herald, it was omitted that the Summer Youth Arts Camp was made possible by the Morgan Community Fund.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Community Calendar

PERI Chapter 48 will meet at 12 noon Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the meeting room of the Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library. Aristotle Hutras, retired chairman of the Ohio Study Council, will be the speaker. The study council is supposed to study proposed retirement legislation and give nonpartisan recommendations to the legislature. This promises to be an interesting presentation. All retired county employees, their spouses, and any retired employees who would like to join our chapter are welcome to attend.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Perseverance prevails for B&W Pharmacy amidst catastrophic collapse

“You don’t just stop what you’re doing because it’s a harder path to choose.” – Missy Huck

Posted: August 07, 2019
Reunions

The 23rd Grandma (Laura Jane Fleming) Clemens family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Meigsville Community Building, on SR 60 south of McConnelsville.

Posted: August 07, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Getting Ready For The Change Of Seasons

Posted: August 07, 2019
Stockport Flushing Hydrants

The Village of Stockport will be flushing fire hydrants from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Some residents may experience a fluctuation in pressure, and/or discolored water. Flush lines through the cold water spigot before using water again.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Morgan Community Fund Fortuna Grant Program Now Accepting Applications; Deadline to Apply is October 15

The Morgan Community Fund is pleased to announce that its Fortuna Grant Program is currently accepting applications for projects serving Morgan County.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Morgan Baptist Church set to open new chapter in its history

A change is about to occur at Morgan Baptist Church. No, our beliefs have not changed.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Town Hall Meeting

There will be a Stockport Town Hall Meeting with the Morgan County Commissioners and the Morgan County Sheriff at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the “The Heck,” formerly Stockport Gym. Stockport Village Mayor Cindy Travis and council members are hosting the public meeting. All residents in the village and township are encouraged to attend.

Posted: August 07, 2019
4-H Club News

By GRACIE WAGGY

Posted: August 07, 2019
Dog Days of Summer Sidewalk Sales, Mutt Strutt set for August 17

Main Streets in McConnelsville and Malta will come alive on Saturday, Aug. 17, with a host of furry four-legged friends and their owners taking part in the Dog Days of Summer Sidewalk Sales and Mutt Strutt. Local businesses are partnering with the Morgan County Herald to raise funds and awareness for the Morgan County Humane Society, SPOT - Spay and Neuter Program and MoCo Kitty Kontrol.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Petitions Filed

According to the Morgan County Board of Elections, the following people have submitted their petitions to be on the ballot for the November 5, 2019, General Election:

Posted: August 07, 2019
BOE to showcase new voting machines

New voting machines will don our election day this fall, and the Morgan County Board of Elections invites the community to come check them out.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Water still at the forefront for Malta council

Malta Village Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 1. President Greg Hill, Village Administrator Damon Drake, and Village Fiscal Officer Kelly Wells were there. Terry McGrath, Jamie White, Byron Griffin, Leslie Robbins, Joe Williams and Tom McCoy were all in attendance.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Zech Griesmyer promoted to Eagle Scout

The latest to join the ranks of Eagle Scout is 16-year-old, Zechariah Griesmyer. He is the son of Rebekah and Gary Griesmyer of McConnelsville.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Wednesday 07/31/2019
Community Calendar

There will be a Stockport Town Hall Meeting with the Morgan County Commissioners and the Morgan County Sheriff at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the "The Heck," formerly Stockport Gym. Stockport Village Mayor Cindy Travis and council members are hosting the public meeting. All residents in the village and township are encouraged to attend.

Posted: July 31, 2019
Dr. Kristin Barker to lead Morgan Schools

At a brief Board of Education meeting, Morgan Locals Schools announced that they have selected the next successor for the superintendent position. Dr. Kristin E. Barker will take the reigns overseeing MLSD as of tomorrow, August 1, 2019. Lori Snyder-Lowe has accepted a position as the Assistant Superintendent at Muskingum Valley ESC, also effective August 1. She will become superintendent in March when David Branch leaves office.

Posted: July 31, 2019
Malta man arrested, third in child porn case

John Creighton Shaw, 27, of Malta, was arrested on Saturday, July 27, on four (4) charges of Pandering Sexually-Oriented Matter Involving a Minor or Impaired Person, felonies of the second degree. Additional charges of two counts of Tampering with Evidence, felonies of the third degree were filed on July 29.

Posted: July 31, 2019
Kate Love Simpson Community Connection

Upcoming Events

Posted: July 31, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Ag & Livestock Field Day Monday

Posted: July 31, 2019
Beverly Marathon robbery suspects arrested and charged

On Friday, July 26, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office asked for help from the Beverly community in identifying the individuals that were responsible for the robbery at the Marathon Station. Since that time, two subjects have been arrested and charged with first degree Felony Aggravated Robbery.

Posted: July 31, 2019
Governor DeWine signs SB 57, State Ag Dept. creates Hemp program

Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 into law Tuesday, July 30, decriminalizing hemp and paving the way for the development of a new hemp industry in the state. The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) will administer the newly-created hemp program.

Posted: July 31, 2019
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