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A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Because of Executive Order 2020-01D, issued March 9, 2020, and the Orders of the Ohio Department of Health and pursuant to emergency legislation passed by the Ohio Legislature, this meeting will be conducted through electronic technology. Members of the public wishing to observe the meeting may do so by registering in advance at www.mwcd.org/meeting. Members of the public wishing to submit comments prior to the meeting may do so by emailing comments to comments@ mwcd.org, prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. Comments will not be accepted after 5 p.m., Jan. 21. Comments will be provided to the Board of Directors for their information and will be directed to the appropriate staff members for follow-up, if appropriate.

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Wednesday 01/13/2021
Health Department News

In last week’s column we discussed Ohio’s phased approach to vaccine distribution. Currently, we are continuing to vaccinate Phase 1A (healthcare providers, people with intellectual disabilities and those with mental illness who in group homes or centers and staff at those locations, EMS responders). Next week, we will move on to Phase 1B. More information on Morgan County’s plan to vaccinate Phase B (those 65 years and up, adults who work in schools and those living with severe congenital, developmental or early on-set medical disorders) will be coming in the next few days.

Posted: January 13, 2021
Wednesday 01/06/2021
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Family and Children First Council will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please call Lisa King at 740-962-6933 to receive the meeting link.

Posted: January 06, 2021
Health Department News

We have had many questions concerning COVID-19 in the last few weeks here at the Morgan County Health Department. In the early stages of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, doses will be available in limited supply for specific critical populations first in a phased approach. As supply increases, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Morgan County residents who choose to be vaccinated.

Posted: January 06, 2021
Wednesday 12/30/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please call Lisa King at 740-962-6933 to receive the meeting link.

Posted: December 30, 2020
Wednesday 12/23/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Board of Health will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, to discuss year end budgetary items. The meeting will be held in the classroom of the learning center.

Posted: December 23, 2020
Wednesday 12/16/2020
Community Calendar

Adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines, the Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the library.

Posted: December 16, 2020
Health Department News

If you have been contacted that you tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to an active case of COVID-19, you will be told to either quarantine or isolate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define the terms “isolation” and “quarantine” as the following:

Posted: December 16, 2020
Wednesday 12/09/2020
Community Calendar

Morgan Local Board of Education will hold a work session from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Morgan High School. The regularly scheduled board meeting will start at 7 p.m.

Posted: December 09, 2020
Wednesday 12/02/2020
Community Calendar

Morgan County Women’s Republican Club will not meet until further notice due to COVID-19. However, dues of $30 per year are now payable for 2021.

Posted: December 02, 2020
Wednesday 11/25/2020
Community Calendar

Buckeye Hills Regional Council Executive Committee will hold its regular meeting by remote videoconference at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4.

Posted: November 25, 2020
Wednesday 11/18/2020
Community Calendar

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Because of Executive Order 2020-01D, issued March 9, 2020, and the Orders of the Ohio Department of Health and pursuant to emergency legislation passed by the Ohio Legislature, this meeting will be conducted through electronic technology. Members of the public wishing to observe the meeting may do so by registering in advance at www.mwcd.org/meeting.

Posted: November 18, 2020
Health Department News

COVID-19 cases have been increasing at a rapid rate in the past six weeks (10/11-11/15/20) in Morgan County. 105 of our 163 cases have occurred during this time frame. 60 of those cases have occurred in the past two weeks (11/1-11/15/20).

Posted: November 18, 2020
Tuesday 11/10/2020
Community Calendar

The Twin City Opera House Board of Directors meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the opera house.

Posted: November 10, 2020
Wednesday 11/04/2020
Community Calendar

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, via the ZOOM meeting platform.

Posted: November 04, 2020
Wednesday 10/28/2020
Community Calendar

A meeting of the Development Advisory Committee of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30. Because of Executive Order 2020-01D, issued March 9, 2020, and the Orders of the Ohio Department of Health and pursuant to emergency legislation passed by the Ohio Legislature, this meeting will be conducted through electronic technology.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Health Department News

COVID-19 UPDATE: In the last two weeks, Ohio reported over 2,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 on ten of the last 14 days (October 12-25). Prior to this, there had never been more than 2,000 cases in a single day in Ohio during the pandemic. Morgan County has seen an increase of 23 new cases in the last 14 days (October 12-25). Currently, Morgan County has 18 active cases who are in isolation and 27 individuals who are currently quarantined at home in Morgan County due to close contact exposure to a positive case.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Wednesday 10/14/2020
Inside Morgan High

Welcome back to Inside Morgan High. Everyone keep up the good work with the face masks and sanitation protocol!

Posted: October 14, 2020
Tuesday 10/13/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan Hills Garden Club will hold its annual wiener roast at Bill and Tori Gable’s at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Guests are welcome.

Posted: October 13, 2020
Wednesday 10/07/2020
Community Calendar

Morgan County Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Stone House, (The Inns at 8th and Main) in McConnelsville. The hostess will provide refreshments following the tour.

Posted: October 07, 2020
Wednesday 09/30/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) will conduct its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the administrative offices of the MCBDD, located at 900 South Riverside Drive, McConnels­ville, OH 43756. For more information, please call Amy Kissinger at 740-962-4200.

Posted: September 30, 2020
Inside Morgan High

Welcome to another week of Inside Morgan High!

Posted: September 30, 2020
Kate Love Simpson Community Connection

What’s happening at your libraries?

Posted: September 30, 2020
Wednesday 09/23/2020
Community Calendar

Morgan County Women’s Republican Club will meet at 12 noon Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Boat Ramp picnic area across from the Fairgrounds. Those attending may bring a sack lunch if desired.

Posted: September 23, 2020
Inside Morgan High

Welcome to this week’s Inside Morgan High, everyone.

Posted: September 23, 2020
Wednesday 09/16/2020
Community Calendar

Adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines, the Kate Love Simpson Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the library.

Posted: September 16, 2020
Wednesday 09/09/2020
Community Calendar

Morgan County Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in the backyard of the Button House. Kaye Appleman will provide refreshments. The Nominating Committee will report on the slate of officers for the coming year.

Posted: September 09, 2020
Inside Morgan High

Welcome back everyone! Good luck to the 4-H students at the fair this year!

Posted: September 09, 2020
Wednesday 09/02/2020
Community Calendar

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, via the Zoom meeting platform.

Posted: September 02, 2020
#ItsOkTo Not Be Ok – OSPF launches Back-To-School Campaign

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Founda­tion launched its back-to-school campaign to raise awareness around the anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide that students, school staff, and parents may be experiencing this year due to COVID-19. The campaign aims at helping students, parents, teachers and others understand that it’s Ok – #ItsOkTo feel however you’re feeling – you are not alone.

Posted: September 02, 2020
Wednesday 08/26/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Suicide Preven­tion Coalition will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please call Lisa King at 740-962-6933 to receive the meeting link.

Posted: August 26, 2020
Inside Morgan High

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Inside Morgan High! I hope everyone had a nice break, and you’re ready to jump back into this school year (even with all of the new rules put into place).

Posted: August 26, 2020
Wednesday 08/19/2020
Community Calendar

Adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines, the Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library Board of Trustees will met at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the library.

Posted: August 19, 2020
Reunions

After more than 110 years of annual Jones-Phillips Reunions, this year’s celebration must be canceled due to the dangers of COVID-19.

Posted: August 19, 2020
Wednesday 08/12/2020
Community Calendar

The Twin City Opera House Board of Directors meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Opera House.

Posted: August 12, 2020
Wednesday 08/05/2020
Community Calendar

Morgan County Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, either in the Museum or in the backyard of the Button House, depending on the weather. Plans are for Bob Ross to have a program on stamp collecting.

Posted: August 05, 2020
Wednesday 07/29/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please call Lisa King at 740-962-6933 to receive the meeting link.

Posted: July 29, 2020
Kate Love Simpson Community Connection

Summer Reading 2020

Posted: July 29, 2020
Wednesday 07/22/2020
Community Calendar

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 24. Because of Executive Order 2020-01D, issued March 9, 2020, and the Orders of the Ohio Department of Health and pursuant to emergency legislation passed by the Ohio Legislature, this meeting will be conducted through electronic technology.

Posted: July 22, 2020
Reunions

The 94th Annual Murphy Nation Family Reunion planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at Embree Park, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Posted: July 22, 2020
Wednesday 07/15/2020
Community Calendar

The annual Sunnyhill Mine Family Picnic scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, at New Lexington City Park, has been canceled.

Posted: July 15, 2020
Wednesday 07/08/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Board of Health will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16. In compliance with COVID-19 meeting guidance, the board members and staff will be present, with a Zoom option available for the public.

Posted: July 08, 2020
Wednesday 07/01/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. Due to COVID–19, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please call Lisa King at 740-962-6933 to receive the meeting link.

Posted: July 01, 2020
Wednesday 06/24/2020
Community Calendar

The Widows Caring Group will not be meeting in July due to COVID-19. Let the organizers know your thoughts on having meetings during this pandemic. Stay well, and keep smiling.

Posted: June 24, 2020
Wednesday 06/17/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Board of Health will hold their monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 18, in compliance with COVID-19 meeting guidance. The board members and staff will be present, with a Zoom option available for the public. Please contact Carrie Lang at 740-962-4572 for participation details.

Posted: June 17, 2020
Reunions

In 2019, descendants of the Jacob Dusthimer Family, who immigrated in 1754, celebrated their CENTENNIAL Olden, Snelling and Dickson Family Reunion. The 2020 annual reunion will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at the Lloyd Miller Memorial (our late cousin) shelter house on Philo Public Square, Philo, Ohio.

Posted: June 17, 2020
Wednesday 06/10/2020
Community Calendar

The Morgan County Family and Children First Council will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, June 12, for a regular monthly meeting. This month’s meeting will be held via Zoom.

Posted: June 10, 2020
Reunions

The 94th gathering of the Mahlon Newburn families will be held Sunday, June 14, 2020. Hosts will be Jason, Jenny, Jakob and Jeffrey Clossman at their home on 11616 Wesley Chapel Road, Roseville, OH 43777.

Posted: June 10, 2020
Wednesday 06/03/2020
Community Calendar

Buckeye Hills Regional Council Executive Committee will hold its regular meeting by remote videoconference at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 5. Buckeye Hills Regional Council serves as the Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging, and Regional Transpor­tation Planning Organization (RTPO) for Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and Washington counties.

Posted: June 03, 2020
Wednesday 05/27/2020
Community Calendar

The Widow’s Caring Group will not meet in June, due to the only partial reopening. Hopefully, we will be able to meet in July for the picnic. Stay healthy, and God Bless.

Posted: May 27, 2020
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