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Community Prayer to be held Friday evening for injured Highland student

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A community prayer will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. for a Highland student who suffered serious injuries in a Sunday morning crash.Michelle Croy, organizer for the event, says Ryder Steck sustained life-threatening injuries and a community prayer is being held at the high school track. Ryder is on the cross country team and their first practice is Aug. 1. Croy says particpants will hold hands around the track and say a prayer in his behalf. Afterward, participants are getting on the football field and spell out Steck’s name.Croy says Steck was on his way to work July 27, 2014 when the accident occured. She reported he is on a ventilator (as of 2 pm Thursday) and in an induced coma.


Franklin Twp. Home destroyed in Thursday blaze

Fire totally destroyed a home in the 3300 block of State Route 61 south of State Route 529 midday Thursday, July 31, 2014.Firefighters from the Elm Valley Joint Fire District, Mt. Gilead Fire Department and Cardington Fire Department battled a blaze that completely consumed the three-story structure, located at the end of a long lane off SR 61.Morrow County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to the scene and Morrow County EMS stood by while firefighters were on scen...

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IndyCar drivers hold test day last week to prepare for this weekend

Rob Hamilton | Morrow County SentinelThe cars driven by Takuma Sato (#14) and Sebastian Saavedra get tuned up in pit row during last Thursday’s test day held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in preparation for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200, which will start at 3:50 p.m. on Sunday.

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Sports Briefs

Sports reporting procedureCoaches of local sports teams in Morrow County are asked to submit results of contests (including statistics) their teams compete in to the Morrow County Sentinel. Results may be submitted in several fashions.Coaches may call the Sentinel at 419-946-3010, extension #1807 or fax them to 419-932-6782. Results also may be emailed to either or .Correction...

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Wayside Garden Club held gardener’s day out

Eleven members of the Wayside Garden Club answered roll call at the July 17 meeting by answering what new plant they tried this summer.The May minutes were approved as read. The June 21 meeting was a gardener’s day out. Members toured Fargo Herbs and then enjoyed lunch at the Farmstead.Following the committee reports, it was decided to schedule a fall clean-up of the uptown garden, date to be determined. Due to weather conditions and other factors it was decided to...

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Kathy and Bob Adams to celebrate 50th

Please join us to celebrate our 50th anniversary.Kathy and Bob Adams will hold a celebration of that milestone on Aug. 3 from 2-5 p.m. at the Mount Gilead Glory Baptist Church, 600 SR 61 South.

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HOJGA holds scholarship fundraising tournament Sunday

A few rain delays didn’t stop the Heart of Ohio Junior Golf Association Scramble Fundraiser held on Sunday at Whetstone to benefit the HOJGA Scholarship Fund.The team of Danielle Emans, Kristen Kelly, Jared Walker and Buck Emans captured first place at 28-29-57, 15 under par, nabbing 12 birdies and one eagle.

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HOJGA finishes season with tournament at Galion

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comMorrow County golfers dominated the 12-and-under age division during the final Heart of Ohio Junior Golf Association tournament of the summer.In the competition, which was held at Valley View in Galion, Nathan Stewart of Cardington won the youngest age group with a nine-hole score of 52, while Mallory Graham placed second with a round of 53.Britton Hensel of Kenton won a three-way playoff on the first hole to...

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Cardington football program holds youth camp

Rob Hamilton | Morrow County SentinelNew Cardington High School football coach Jerry Williams instructs some of the younger campers at the Cardington football camp in how to run offense. The camp, which ran last Monday, Tuesday and Thursday behind the high school, was for players in grades 3-8 and was run by Williams, his staff and varsity football players.Submitted PhotoPictured above are the coaches, volunteer high school players and attendants of the Cardin...

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HSA Blue celebrates perfect season with tournament championship

Submitted PhotoThe HSA Coach Pitch Blue team had an undefeated season and was tournament champs. Pictured are, back row, left to right: coaches Joe Bennett, Zach Rogers and Ken Rogers and team mom Kathleen Garber. Front row: Lauren Garber, Madison Copley, Morgan Kirk, Nikki Bennett, Ellie Pruett, Natalie Carpenter, Raven Bump, Abby Jordan, Emma Bellamy, Kendall Rogers, Brianna Tuggle and Samantha Kemen. The team gives a special thanks to their sponsor, Webb Transport.

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New Cardington coach Jerry Williams ready for football season

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comJerry Williams will make his debut as a head coach this August for the Cardington Pirates as he steps into the job after Brandon Dodrill held it for the past four seasons, compiling a 16-24 record. The coach has a lot of experience with the sport, though, playing at Big Walnut High School and then at West Liberty State College. After graduating college, he served as an assistant at Big Walnut for a couple years before entering the...

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Hunting season is only one month away

August is finally here and that means we are only one month away from the start of hunting season.Opening day for Ohio’s 2014-2015 early migratory bird hunting seasons will be Monday, Sept. 1, and includes mourning dove, Canada goose, rail, moorhen and snipe. Dates for these hunting seasons, plus teal and woodcock, were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, July 16.Ohio’s dove hunting season was extended 20 days in 2014, including Sept. 1-Nov. 9...

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Mount Gilead High School to hold Open House, Orientation on August 11

Mt. Gilead High School cordially invites all students, parents, community members, and friends to help them kick off the new school year at their “Welcome Back” Open House and Meet the Teams on Monday, August 11 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, in the gymnasium, high school classrooms, and football stadium.Many activities are planned – attend freshman and new student orientation, open lockers and visit classrooms to meet the staff for the 2014-2015 school year, and then ge...

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Dr. Frank celebrates 25 years serving Morrow County

Visitors streamed into the open house all afternoon for Dr. Jesse Frank’s 25th anniversary as a physician in Morrow County last Saturday.Wendy Roterer, a patient of Dr. Frank’s for many years recalled the time about 15 years ago when he dropped everything and came to her home to treat her severe burns. She was badly burned after she fell with a boiling pot of soup that had splashed all over her face. She said he came right away to her home and saved her from scarring be...

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A Glance Back in time from the pages of the Morrow County Independent for July 30, 2014

By EVELYN LONG100 years ago, August 6, 1914Because the old franchise of the Logan Gas Company expired several years ago,, Cardington village council learned that a new franchise was being presented in which the rate of gas was increased to 33 cents per thousand feet with three cents off for payment by the 10th of the month. Another new provision of the ordinance is a provision that there will be a minimum charge of 60 cents a month - that is if you only ...

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News Briefs for July 23, 2014

New fax number for Morrow County SentinelThe Morrow County Sentinel now sends and receives faxes electronically, thus our fax number has changed, Please use 419-386-2420 for all faxed correspondence.Hospice workshop for children coming up August 2Hospice of Morrow County is hosting a workshop on Saturday, August 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm for children ages 6-12. The focus of the free workshop is to assist children with healing fro...

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Whetstone Industries hoop it up for the upcoming Relay for Life event

Twist and Shoot played and community members in attendance at the June 19 Hula Hoop Hop for the Cure tried their best to keep their hips moving and the hula hoop groovin’! Their efforts paid off in the amount of $2,400 with pledges, cash gifts and the freewill donation lunch.In the background “Oolong Gurus” set the mood for the afternoon by playing the Oldies, but Goodies. The local band donated their services for the event.According to their guitarist,...

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Taste of County boasts great attendence despite damp weather

BY EVELYN LONGVisitors to Taste of Country at the Mount Gilead State Park on July 19 weren’t deterred by the cloudy, damp skies as they enjoyed the food and entertainment and viewed the talents of crafters and demonstrators.Ken Krumnow, with the Volunteers in the Park said the attendance at the two breakfasts and the hog roast dinner “was the largest yet.”He noted a total of 580 people dined at the two breakfasts, served Saturday and Sunday m...

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