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Life Line Screenings to be held at McConnelsville Eagles January 30

Residents living in and around the McConnelsville, can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. McConnelsville Eagles, located at 133 N 2nd St., will host this community event on Thursday, Jan. 30.

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Community Calendar

Amanda Barker Devin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. The program, “National Defense,” will be presented by Elizabeth Frash. Hostesses are Barbara Crawford and Elizabeth Frash.

Posted: January 22, 2020
Chesterhill’s Triple Nickel Diner is a true community friend

The first thing you notice about the Triple Nickel Diner is that it doesn’t feel like a diner at all.

Posted: January 22, 2020
AARP Free Tax Filing

AARP will offer Free tax preparation service for taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those 60 and older, at the Morgan County Office on Aging (Senior Center), 10 West Main St., McConnelsville.

Posted: January 22, 2020
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Fly and Toe

Posted: January 22, 2020
Waterford FFA member receives National Honor

Each year, the National FFA Organi­zation is proud to honor the FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and ca­reer success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed upon a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence.

Posted: January 22, 2020
Chesterhill Council working on renovations and repairs

The Chesterhill Village Council met on Monday, Jan. 6, at the Village Hall, with all members present for its monthly meeting. Village Administrator Gordon Armstrong was unable to be there as he was working on a water leak.

Posted: January 22, 2020
Dog tag deadline is January 31

Morgan County Dog Warden Becky Thompson would like to remind dog owners that the dog tag deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. After this date, there is a $10 penalty per tag.

Posted: January 22, 2020
Malta Village mayor delivers State of the Village address

The Malta Village Council met on January 2, 2020, in council chambers.

Posted: January 22, 2020
‘Seventh Inning Stretch’ making big strides to extinguish missing assignments

Morgan High School Principal Anita Eldridge-Metz opened the school board meeting on October 14, 2019, by beginning to describe the new “7th Inning Stretch” period then passed the floor to Lura Brannon. Over the last several years, the teachers have struggled with how to provide additional help to students. “The Power of ICU” is a book she came across recently then last year “took the plunge” and brought change to the schedule to allow a common period where every single teacher and student is on the same schedule. The activity bell schedule was used twice a month for the clubs to meet, but a lot of students were conflicted attempting to attend more than one club. Now, they don’t have to choose one over the other. “The students are excited about this.”

Posted: January 22, 2020
Wednesday 01/15/2020
Dog Tag Deadline is January 31

Morgan County Dog Warden Becky Thompson would like to remind dog owners that the dog tag deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. After this date, there is a $10 penalty per tag.

Posted: January 15, 2020
Mike's Musings

Greetings Morgan County! Well…I did something stupid. I know you’re thinking I’m going to need to get way more specific. Okay, specifically I did something stupid involving a 50-caliber muzzle loader with a scope that I want to share with my fellow Morgan Countians because I think it teaches something about human nature.

Posted: January 15, 2020
Community Calendar

Celebrate Recovery, A Christ Centered Recovery Program for Hang Ups, Habits and Hurts, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, at Faith Baptist Church, 200 Grove Rd., Belle Valley, OH.

Posted: January 15, 2020
Superintendent honors school board members

Morgan Local Schools Superintendent Kristin Barker penned a letter to honor the school board members. In it she writes:

Posted: January 15, 2020
Mayor Finley gives State of the Village Address

Village of McConnelsville, Ohio 2020 State of the Village Address

Posted: January 15, 2020
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

Wet and Dry

Posted: January 15, 2020
Inside Morgan High

Welcome back to Inside Morgan High! I hope you all had a good break.

Posted: January 15, 2020
Morgan County Court Year in Review

During 2019, Morgan County Court Judge Michael Lowe presided over civil, criminal and traffic cases, along with felonies that were filed prior to grand jury proceedings and conducted both jury and court trials.

Posted: January 15, 2020
Checkout Line Stories

The caning of Charles Sumner, an abolitionist Republican from Massachusetts, by Preston Brooks, a pro-slavery Democrat from South Carolina, on May 2, 1856, in retaliation for a speech Sumner gave in which he fiercely criticized slaveholders, is considered symbolic of the “breakdown of reasoned discourse” and the use of violence that eventually led to the Civil War. Sumner was seen in the north as a martyr and Brooks a hero in the south. This piece of American history has relevance for my family and for my naming.

Posted: January 15, 2020
End-of-the-year business addressed at McConnelsville Council December meeting

End-of-the-year business was addressed at the December 17 meeting of the McConnelsville Village Council. There was no meeting on December 3 due to not having a quorum.

Posted: January 15, 2020
People You May Know: Sonja Hryb

Sonja went to college because her parents said she was going to! Three-and-a-half years later, she completed her education and then went back for her Masters and double major of Education and Guidance Counselor which decided the plan for her career in life.

Posted: January 15, 2020
Wednesday 01/08/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Board of Health will meet for their monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the classroom of the Adult Learning Center.

Posted: January 08, 2020
'RAID CITY' in Cleveland

The Morgan High School boys basketball team celebrates after finishing off Fisher Catholic 53-42 at the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, last week. “The trip to Cleveland was an amazing experience. The community turnout was amazing,” exclaimed Raider Coach Rob Justice. Please see story and more photos on Page 1B.

Posted: January 08, 2020
Beverly Library has resources to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions

Did you know that through the e-library, there are many resources that could help you keep your resolution to stay healthy? We have a list of databases that have the newest information. Alt HealthWatch, Consumer Health Com­plete, HealthSource, and Medline Plus have journals, articles and pamphlets about staying healthy. We also have different resources that will let you check out many e-books about exercise and eating better.

Posted: January 08, 2020
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

I.D. Halfway Around The World

Posted: January 08, 2020
$10,000 awarded to Morgan County organizations working to meet community needs

Ten organizations serving Morgan County’s people and communities will have greater support for their projects because of $10,000 awarded through the Morgan Community Fund’s Fortuna Grant Program. The Fund’s 2019 grant round focused on projects that will increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution for a community need.

Posted: January 08, 2020
Malta Village ends the year with annual Christmas gathering

The Malta Village Council had a brief meeting on December 19, 2019, in council chambers.

Posted: January 08, 2020
New successful reading intervention program brought to school board to show great progress

South Elementary teacher Amy Konkler brought her newest reading intervention program before the Morgan Local School Board during the September meeting. South Principal Joel Fox had asked Konkler to share their findings of a restructured curriculum they had first implemented for the 2017-2018 school year.

Posted: January 08, 2020
Tuesday 12/31/2019
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Camera Club will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Highland Oaks Health and Rehab Center dining room, 4114 N. St. Rt. 376 NW, McConnelsville, OH 43756. For more information, call Terry Young. Public is invited to attend.

Posted: December 31, 2019
Morgan grad and National Geographic give special Christmas gifts to local kids

In the words of Charles Dickens in the classic tale, “A Christmas Carol,” the ghost of Jacob Marley opined, “Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business.”

Posted: December 31, 2019
Church Time Change

Main Street Church of Christ is changing its worship time on Sunday mornings. Sunday School will start at 9 a.m., with worship at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

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

Slept Like A Baby

Posted: December 31, 2019
The dangers of 5G and the yard waste facility on SR 78 are topics of discussion at November council meetings

The dangers of 5G was a topic of discussion at the November 5 meeting of the McConnelsville Village Council.

Posted: December 31, 2019
Lions Club Breakfast

Chesterhill Lions Club will hold its monthly breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Lions Clubhouse, in Chesterhill, located on SR 555 South. The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is open to the public.

Posted: December 31, 2019
2020 Hindsight: A look back at Herald news that happened this month

20 YEARS AGO (January 2000)

Posted: December 31, 2019
Correction

Due to incorrect information supplied to The Herald, it was erroneously reported in the December 25 edition that the Habitat for Humanity Christmas Tree and Gift Auction raised $1,100. The amount should have been reported as $11,100.

Posted: December 31, 2019
People You May Know: George Kenney

George Kenney is the third oldest of 10 children, five girls and five boys which he states is enough for two basketball teams.

Posted: December 31, 2019
Thursday 12/26/2019
Health Department to hold mandatory Sewage Installers meeting

The Morgan County Health Department will hold a MANDATORY meeting for the Sewage Installers that did not attend the December 5 meeting. It is REQUIRED that you attend or WILL NOT be issued a 2020 permit to install. This REQUIRED meeting will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.

Posted: December 26, 2019
Tuesday 12/24/2019
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Board of Health monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the classroom of the Adult Learning Center.

Posted: December 24, 2019
Several File Petitions

According to the Morgan County Board of Elections, the following individuals filed their petitions for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election: Becky Thompson, Republican, County Com­missioner, term January 2, 2021; Stevan Hook, Republican, County Engineer.

Posted: December 24, 2019
Habitat Auction attendees embrace youngest auctioneer to end eventful evening; raise $11,100

If you didn’t make it to the Stockport Mill December 8, than you missed quite the event.

Posted: December 24, 2019
Kate Love Simpson Community Connection

Kate’s Kids News

Posted: December 24, 2019
Chesterhill Council hears about energy savings opportunity

The Chesterhill Village Council met on Monday, Dec. 2, at the Village Hall, for its monthly meeting. The meeting was opened with the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Posted: December 24, 2019
The Ohio State University Extension - Morgan County

As I write this article Thursday morning, I am hoping to haul some manure over the weekend. I still like to be humbled when I am behind a pitch fork, it puts me in my place, but every year it gets a little harder. I also have time to think and reflect, especially this time of the year. I am a year older, Christmas is here, and I think more about what is important in life. As we go through the next couple weeks, I hope each of you have a chance to spend time with family, remember those that can’t be with us, reflect on our many blessings, and have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season.

Posted: December 24, 2019
Herald Closing for Holidays

The Herald office will close early on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, so employees can spend the Christmas holiday with their families.

Posted: December 24, 2019
Woman dies on SR 329 in Morgan County

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the fatal crash of a 33-year-old woman. Tina M. McDowell, with a last known address in Athens, was found inside her 2008 Toyota Yaris along State Route 329 in Morgan County, around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20.

Posted: December 24, 2019
Free internet access at Learning Center

The Morgan County Learning Center is offering free internet access in its computer lab. The computer lab will be open to the public weekdays, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Open access begins January 6, 2020.

Posted: December 24, 2019
McConnelsville Village Council passes several ordinances, discusses other business at busy October meetings

October was a busy month for the McConnelsville Village Council, with several ordinances being voted on, insurance issues being dealt with, and much more business being discussed and acted upon.

Posted: December 24, 2019
Wednesday 12/18/2019
Authentic Mexican restaurant opening soon in McConnelsville

It’s a bone-chilling December night as I travel up the Muskingum. The black, serpentine river reflects Christmas lights across the way. Their golden light helps to make the night feel a little less cold if not to make the drive a little less long.

Posted: December 18, 2019
My cats made me write this column

Readers of this column know that my cats are a part of the family. However, they are also my silent partners in writing this column.

Posted: December 18, 2019
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