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One injured in Friday morning accident

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08.22.14 - 12:30 pm - A 54-year-old Galion woman was injured Friday morning after the pickup truck she was driving was struck by a dump truck.Esta Ness, 54, of Galion, was transported via Morrow County EMS to Med Central Hospital with non life threatening injuries following the crash involving her 1998 Ford Ranger pick up truck and a Mack Dump truck owned by Karcher Trucking.According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of the dump truck, Michael Oiler, 44, of Crestline, was traveling eastbound near the 5400 block of County Road 59 when he attempted to move to the right side of the roadway to allow room for Ness’ westbound vehicle on the narrow roadway.

 

Mt Gilead School Board to hold special meeting

The Mount Gilead EVSD will hold a special board meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7;00 p.m. to discuss and vote on the Mount Gilead Teachers’ Association agreement. This will be held in the board office at 145 North Cherry Street, Mount Gilead.Submitted by Teri Gray, Secretary to the Superintendent, Mount Gilead E.V. Schools.

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Lawrence T. Orcena

Lawrence T. Orcena, age 87, of Mt. Gilead, OH died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home.He was born in Marion, OH on December 5, 1926 to the late Frank and Blanche (Jenkins) Orcena.Larry was in the Navy for almost four years. He got out a little early when World War II ended. After being home about a year he married Lowana “Ronnie” Marshall on April 26, 1947. Together they went to Bible College in Owosso, MI.

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Ohio Ag Director seeking nominations for Ohio Ag Women of the Year

REYNOLDSBURG – Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels announced on Aug. 19 they are accepting nominations for the 2014 Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year Awards. The award program is administered through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Office of the First Lady.“Strong women have helped make the food and agriculture industry what it is today,” said Mrs. Kasich. “I am honored to be part of this program that hi...

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Marion Popcorn Festival events announced

2014 Popcorn Festival Fine Art Judged Competition, Show & SaleMARION, OH – The 2014 Marion Popcorn Festival Fine Art Judged Competition, Show and Sale is being held September 4th, 5th, and 6th will be located at Marion City Hall in downtown Marion. This event is held in cooperation with the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society, Inc. The show is limited to 200 pieces; interested artists should register their work early.Entry categories ...

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Marion Popcorn Festival plans 5K Run/Walk and Bike Tour

MARION, OH – The 2014 Marion Popcorn Festival 5K Run is being held Saturday, September 6, 2014. This event is open to both runners and walkers and is TAC Certified. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with the race start time at 9:15 a.m.Pre-registration cost is $17.00 until September 3rd. Registration forms received after September 3rd and up to and including race day will be $20.00 each. The first 100 pre-registered entrants will receive 5K T-shirts, computer...

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Mansfield Symphony Chorus seeks voices

MANSFIELD – The Mansfield Symphony Chorus is looking to add new members for the 2014-2015 season. The Chorus will be featured in several performances this year, including Music of the Night: Broadway Pops with the Mansfield Symphony on September 27, Sing Out! A Choral Celebration concert on October 26th, the annual Holiday Pops concert with the Mansfield Symphony on December 13, a special collaboration of The Messiah with the Mansfield Symphony and St. Peter’s Catholic Church on D...

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Rebecca I. Mazzola

Rebecca I. Mazzola, age 61, of Mount Gilead, died Monday afternoon, August 18, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are handling arrangements.

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Commissioners reject EMS bids; begin again

08.20.14 - 2:00 pm – In an unprecedented move regarding emergency medical services in Morrow County, Commissioners Miller, Whiston and Harden today voted to reject all EMS proposals received in April and begin the bidding process all over again.Controversy raised over the choice of bidders by EMS employees and officials on August 11 prompted commissioners to meet with Morrow County Prosecutor Charles Howland. Opposers charged the executive session held in early June between t...

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Hospice Benefit, Poker Run coming in September

For the third consecutive year, the Patriot Bar in Cardington will sponsor the annual Morrow County Hospice Benefit and Poker Run on September 13, 2014.The Poker Run will begin with the first bike out at 12:00 noon. Registration will begin at 11 am. There will be a special prize drawn for one rider registration.For those not going on the Poker Run, there will be a Vegas Day from 1 to 6 pm with Vegas style games such as video slots, wheel games, card games and Keno.

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A Glance back in time

90 years ago, August 28, 1924Cardington Public School was to open September 1st. Because the new school was being constructed on Nichols Street, there were to be several changes The first bell calling the school to order was to be rung at 8:30 am from the Methodist Church The second bell was to be rung at 9 am. The high school laboratory and the office were to be located at the Wood property on East Main Street where a telephone was to be in...

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Upcoming improvements announced for Mt. Gilead State Park

Mt. Gilead State Park got a great boost Thursday afternoon when local and state officials met to announce funding coming Morrow County’s way for capital improvements to the campgrounds, dams and facilities.Ohio State Parks have received an unprecedented $88.5 million for capital improvements to strengthen the infrastructure and modernize facilities in the most recent capital budget. The Ohio State Parks capital improvement projects were made possible through the support of Go...

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Here comes the fair!

The 164th Morrow County Fair, opening August 25 for an eight day run, will carry out this year’s slogan “Made in Morrow County.”Many of the exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, shows, food, etc. originate in Morrow County, where talent abounds.One of the major changes is the joining by the Morrow County Agricultural Society with the Ohio Fair Race Conference, a move that, according to Ron Williams, Washington Township director, will generate more mo...

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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 MCSsports@civitasmedia.com or roberthamilton@civitasmedia.com .Cardington ...

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Fitzgerald among guests at Democratic rally

Democratic candidate for governor Ed Fitzgerald asked the crowd of more than 100 Morrow County Democrats to focus on “what really counts” and not to be distracted by his opponent’s negative jabs at him. The Pine Lakes Golf Club was the location for the Democrats’ rally for candidates that included Jeff Lehart, for Representative for the 87th District and Natalie Haupt for 5th District Court of Appeals Judge.Fitzgerald pointed out that Ohio’s economy is...

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15th Annual Amish benefit auction a success

The 15th Annual Fredericktown Community benefit auction was held on August 9, 2014. The benefit auction was held at Owl Creek Produce and Auction Barn on County Rd 22, also known as Waterford Rd., which is about 1 mile East of State Route 314 or 6.5 miles West of State Route 13.There were 260 Amish families from Morrow, Richland and Knox county who came together and contributed to this charity event. All proceeds from the auction is used to help Amish families in the community pay ...

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Annual Republican Picnic well attended

Morrow County Republicans attended the Annual Republican picnic held on July 20, 2014 at the Morrow County State Lakes in Mt Gilead this year.The picnic was hosted by the Morrow County Central Committee and the Morrow County Republican Women. The menu included pulled pork, fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. The dessert was home made ice cream prepared by Sheriff, Steve Brenneman and his wife Rita. Dan Osborne thanked the committee for doing such a great job.T...

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“Peddlers in the Park” draws crowd at the Mt. Gilead State Park

Peddlers came from as far away as North Dakota to enjoy camping and take part in activities at Mount Gilead State Park last weekend. Bill and Marcia Cadle travelled all the way from North Dakota and said they are originally from central Ohio. They enjoy returning to the area and especially camping at the state park and taking part in “Peddlers in the Park.” They were selling hand-crafted jewelry and sharing a peddler’s tent with Dianne Bishop Carey of Marion.

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