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We Shall Never Forget

This year on Sept­ember 11th, Amer­i­cans will mourn the 18th anniversary of one of the most horrific days in U.S. history. We will pause and remember the way we felt when we first heard the news. We will recall where we were and who we were surrounded by. We will mourn the lives lost and the families who still grieve.

  • icon Posted: September 11

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
An Eye on the Lower Muskingum: FEDERAL BOTTOM – ANDRES POWERS

Andres Powers was born in Connecticut in December 1775. On November 2, 1797, he married Deborah Comstock (1777-1862) at New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He came to Ohio in 1805 and joined his brother, Theophilus H., at Federal Bottom.

Posted: September 11, 2019
Wednesday 09/04/2019
Sobering facts about marijuana use

Of all the words people use to start a conversation, the four that always scare me are: “Hey, did you know?” Too often I don’t know the “information” being passed along because it isn’t true.

Posted: September 04, 2019
Wednesday 08/28/2019
Writer concerned about ‘tent city’

Dear Editor:

Posted: August 28, 2019
Former resident impressed with streetscape

Dear Editor:

Posted: August 28, 2019
Wednesday 07/17/2019
Stockport man speaks on ‘The Alt-Right: A Christian Perspective’ at international conference

Rev. Ben Johnson, of Stockport, spoke about how Christians should respond to a controversial and growing racist movement at an international conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Posted: July 17, 2019
Wednesday 07/03/2019
Communities that work together, win together An Independence Day Reminder

Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We celebrate them this time of year, whether we process it that way or not, because they’re so deeply engrained in our image of America. We see ourselves as a nation of rugged individualists: seizing the bull by the horns, charting our own course, walking alone into the forest with an axe slung over our shoulder.

Posted: July 03, 2019
Wednesday 06/05/2019
Health Department News

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

Posted: June 05, 2019
Wednesday 05/01/2019
Why I celebrated Easter this week

It’s been awhile since my last column. Since then, my spare laptop died – and four people close to me threatened to follow it.

Posted: May 01, 2019
Wednesday 04/10/2019
Four people in Morgan County await a life-saving organ transplant

To the Editor:

Posted: April 10, 2019
Wednesday 04/03/2019
Writer likes local recovery center’s staff

To the Editor:

Posted: April 03, 2019
Wednesday 03/20/2019
Writer: Parmiter Road drivers should ‘Listen Up’

To the Editor:

Posted: March 20, 2019
Wednesday 12/05/2018
Morgan County ‘Quick Response’ Team is fighting the opiate epidemic

To the Editor:

Posted: December 05, 2018
Wednesday 11/21/2018
Writer urges all to focus on good health

To the Editor:

Posted: November 21, 2018
Wednesday 10/31/2018
Children and families depend on help from MCBDD

To the Editor:

Posted: October 31, 2018
Wednesday 10/24/2018
Sheriff strongly opposes decriminalization of dangerous drugs; urges residents to vote ‘No’ on Issue 1

To the Editor and Morgan County residents:

Posted: October 24, 2018
Vote for the Morgan County OSU Extension renewal levy!

To The Editor:

Posted: October 24, 2018
Wednesday 09/19/2018
OEPA to hold public meeting on proposed coal mine in the Perry State Forest: Public comments will be accepted on community impacts

To the Editor:

Posted: September 19, 2018
Wednesday 05/23/2018
Letter to the Editor: Soccer coach urges residents to support MHS soccer teams

To the Editor:

Posted: May 23, 2018
Wednesday 03/14/2018
Letter to the Editor: The Listening Post explores the journey of life

To the Editor:

Posted: March 14, 2018
As Sunshine Week begins, AG DeWine releases updated ‘Yellow Book’

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has released the 2018 edition of Ohio Sunshine Laws: An Open Government Resource Manual. The release of the manual, commonly referred to as the “Yellow Book,” coincides with the beginning of National Sunshine Week.

Posted: March 14, 2018
‘For Freedom’

Ohio Gun Owners:

Posted: March 14, 2018
Attorney General issues 2017 Concealed Carry Report

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, on March 2, issued a report indicating that 131,345 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2017.

Posted: March 14, 2018
Wednesday 03/07/2018
Letter to the Editor: Writer impressed with candidate’s national solution for health care

To the Editor:

Posted: March 07, 2018
Wednesday 12/20/2017
The reflections of a citizen while attending the 2017 Veterans Day Parade

To the Editor:

Posted: December 20, 2017
Balderson announces $1.4 million for to OU Nursing School renovations

State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) an­nounced Monday, Dec. 18, the approval of $1,475,753 in state funds to Ohio University for the construction phase of the Herrold Hall renovations in Zanesville.

Posted: December 20, 2017
Wednesday 11/29/2017
No more warnings...if you are found without proper dog tags, a citation will be issued

To The Editor:

Posted: November 29, 2017
Wednesday 10/11/2017
Model legislation protects free speech from frivolous lawsuits

Supporters of the “Ohio Citizen Participation Act” thanked State Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, for introducing a bill to protect Ohioans from frivolous lawsuits that chill their First Amendment rights of free speech.

Posted: October 11, 2017
Wednesday 08/23/2017
Just My Opinion

Have you driven through the Helmick Covered Bridge lately? You might want to change your plans and go somewhere else for your Sunday drive. I just returned from the Helmick Road area, and I almost wish I’d stayed home.

Posted: August 23, 2017
Writer says there is a fine line between doing what you feel is right and breaking the law

Editor’s Note: In the Court of Morgan County, Sitting by Assignment Judge, Michael A. Cicconetti, ordered Bobbie Hanson, of Zanesville (formerly of Morgan County), to write this Letter to the Editor, in the “Morgan County Herald,” as part of her sentence for helping her son, a Morgan County resident, while he was refusing to turn himself into authorities. Her son was eluding the law, and she pled guilty to assisting him remain at large.

Posted: August 23, 2017
Wednesday 07/19/2017
Local editor ‘will work for news stories’

We have all seen the poor guy standing on a street corner, a little down on his luck, with a handwritten sign stating ”Will work for food!” I can relate to that man’s predicament.

Posted: July 19, 2017
Resignation Letter of Mike Budzik to Ohio Governor John Kasich

The complete text of the resignation letter submitted by Mike Budzik, the sportsman’s and fish-wildlife management advisor to Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and a former Chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Posted: July 19, 2017
Congressman Steve Stivers honored at Capitol Hill reception for Generals in Congress

Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH 15th District), who is an Army Brigadier General in the Ohio National Guard, was honored last night at a Capitol Hill reception for generals in Congress hosted by the nonpartisan organization Mission: Readiness.

Posted: July 19, 2017
Wednesday 04/26/2017
West Elementary thanks community for support

To the Editor:

Posted: April 26, 2017
Writer recalls his memories about the Twin City Opera House

To the Editor:

Posted: April 26, 2017
Wednesday 04/12/2017
Roundabouts: ‘Shame on authorities who reject the will of the people’

To the Editor:

Posted: April 12, 2017
Wednesday 04/05/2017
Join the Listening Post on April 27

To the Editor:

Posted: April 05, 2017
Former resident says roundabouts work quite well

To the Editor:

Posted: April 05, 2017
Wednesday 03/29/2017
Just My Opinion

Three personal experiences with the problem of illegal dumping and eyesores

Posted: March 29, 2017
Wednesday 03/22/2017
Reader says ‘Just say NO to roundabouts’

To the Editor:

Posted: March 22, 2017
‘Use roundabout money to fix the roads’

To the Editor:

Posted: March 22, 2017
Local kids need Medicaid for health care

To the Editor:

Posted: March 22, 2017
Wednesday 03/15/2017
Just My Opinion

Are you ‘in a pit in a funk?’

Posted: March 15, 2017
Webb Financial: Good news for children with disabilities

Do you have a child with a disability or do you know of a child with a disability?

Posted: March 15, 2017
Law You Can Use: ABLE Act Accounts help people with disabilities save for the future

You may be familiar with Ohio’s “529 Plan” savings accounts that help families set aside money for future college costs. The federal ABLE Act, signed into law in December 2014, provides a similar savings account opportunity for people with disabilities and their families. In Ohio, these accounts are known as “STABLE” accounts.

Posted: March 15, 2017
‘Do not doom Malta and McConnelsville with roundabouts’

To the Editor:

Posted: March 15, 2017
Wednesday 03/08/2017
‘It looks like a dumbbell and is a dumbbell idea’

To the Editor:

Posted: March 08, 2017
Writer says the Electoral College needs to be replaced

To the Editor:

Posted: March 08, 2017
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