Morrow County Commissioners, Mount Gilead name street after former fire chief Dick Young


By Zach Jones - zjones@civitasmedia.com



Zach Jones | The Sentinel Katie Young, wife of former Mount Gilead Fire Chief Dick Young, cuts the ribbon with Greg and Bruce Young at the street naming ceremony on May 18.


Zach Jones | The Sentinel The Young family Greg, Bruce, Brandon, Katie and Cheryl stand in front of the newly named Young Avenue sign.


The street leading to the Morrow County Dog Shelter in Mount Gilead will now have a new name.

The roadway is now officially called Young Avenue, following a naming ceremony on May 18.

A collaborative effort between the Morrow County Commissioners and the village of Mount Gilead dedicated the street to honor the former fire chief Richard “Dick” Young.

Young served as the head of the Mount Gilead Fire Department from 1977 to 1991, after working with the department for several years.

“We were looking for an appropriate name for the street, and I can’t think of a more appropriate one,” Morrow County Commissioner Dick Miller said. “He (Young) did a great service to the community.”

Members of Young’s family including Mount Gilead Fire Chief Greg Young and Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Young, as well as his wife Katie, were in attendance at the street commemorating event.

“We don’t get to name streets that often,” Morrow County Commissioner Tom Whiston said. “I can’t think of a better person to name one after.”

Zach Jones | The Sentinel Katie Young, wife of former Mount Gilead Fire Chief Dick Young, cuts the ribbon with Greg and Bruce Young at the street naming ceremony on May 18.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/05/web1_IMG_6840-1.jpgZach Jones | The Sentinel Katie Young, wife of former Mount Gilead Fire Chief Dick Young, cuts the ribbon with Greg and Bruce Young at the street naming ceremony on May 18.

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Zach Jones | The Sentinel The Young family Greg, Bruce, Brandon, Katie and Cheryl stand in front of the newly named Young Avenue sign.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/05/web1_IMG_6849-1.jpgZach Jones | The Sentinel The Young family Greg, Bruce, Brandon, Katie and Cheryl stand in front of the newly named Young Avenue sign.

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By Zach Jones

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Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 ext. 1803

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