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Mt. Gilead Council hears debate over pit bill ordinance

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Mount Gilead Village Council June 16, 2014A reconsideration of a 20 year old ordinance was the topic of debate by Mount Gilead Village Council at their June 16, 2014 meeting.A resident of the Village asked the council to consider rescinding ordinance 505.14 banning pit bull terriers from the village limits. The ordinance is from the 1980’s. She noted that the Morrow County Dog Shelter is often full to capacity and many of the dogs at the shelter are pit bull terriers. She said that there are responsible dog owners willing to adopt or foster these animals but they cannot, due to the village ordinance. She explained that both Federal Law and State Law have removed pit bulls from the dangerous animal law.


New nature preserve to hold grand opening Saturday

The Morrow County Park District invites everyone to the official opening of the Gleason Family Nature Preserve on Saturday, July 26, 2014.This new Morrow County Park is located at 3095 State Route 314 in Chester Township, just 1 mile south of Chesterville, Ohio. The park commissioners invite you to come 9:00 to 11:00 am to explore the preserve and meet members of the Gleason family and the park district staff. For more information go to or call 740...

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New Wildlife officer assigned to Morrow County

COLUMBUS, OH – Tyler W. Eldred, 30, of Blanchard, Michigan will be assigned as a new state wildlife officer in Morrow County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.Officer Eldred is one of 16 new wildlife officer cadets who have been undergoing extensive training and were sworn in as commissioned state wildlife officers during July 3rd ceremonies in Columbus. He will begin his new duties the following day.

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Sweetcorn Festival draws crowds despite an overcast sky

64 Vintage cars lined Main Street in Mount Gilead for the Chamber of Commerce Car Show Friday night while the band Cherry Blonde entertained the crowd with music from the 50’s 60’s 70’s and beyond. Upstairs at Wolf Pak studio, Princess and Queen Candidates showed their talent in song and dance.The band’s music had Betty Fricke tapping her toe to “Love Shack”, “Foot Loose” and even songs from “Kiss.” You could find Chamber ...

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Trans Canada proposes natural gas pipeline through Morrow County

Trans Canada is evaluating the possibility of developing a new natural gas pipeline on its ANR system through Morrow County.This possibility brought Trans Canada representative Peter Jaskoski to meet with Morrow County Commissioners on Wednesday July 16, 2014.When most people who follow pipeline news think of Trans Canada, they think of the proposed northern half of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. However, ANR is a different Trans Canada pipeline with a similar funct...

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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 419-932-6782 for all faxed correspondence.Public hearing scheduled for July 22 on retire/rehire

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The Cellular Connection to host second annual backpack giveaway

Residents in Mt. Gilead are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, announces today that it will be donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.

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A Glance Back in Time from the pages of The Morrow County Independent

100 years ago July 30, 1914“Frank Dana near Chesterville reports the bumper wheat crop. He had a field of little less than five acres for which it took twenty-seven pounds of twine. The yield was 48 bushels to the acre.”

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Lincoln Park construction underway

The Lincoln Center Park in Fulton is soon to become a reality.The committee applied for and received a grant from the Consolidated Electric Foundation - The Peoples Fund - in June, 2013. They awarded $1,000 to be used to update the baseball field. New equipment, including bases/anchors/plugs/cleanout tool, pitcher mound, home plate and landscaping rake were funded in addition to a field marker and sand for the infield. Several volunteers the worked diligently this spring to get the...

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Free summer movies continue

Sentinel Photo/Alberta StojkovicFree Kids’ Movies at Capitol Theatre are a big hit with kids & families this summer! The movie “Frozen,” sponsored by First Knox National Bank, had the largest crowd this summer when the theater was filled to capacity with 200. The July 24th Free movie will be “Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Squeakwel,” sponsored by the Morrow County Chamber of Commerce. The July 31st movie will be “Tangled” sponsored by Senior...

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Murphy named one of top Prosthodontics by Columbus magazine

A Cardington native has been named one of the top dentists in Columbus by Columbus Monthly magazine in the July, 2014 issue.James C. Murphy DDS, was named one of the top Prosthodontics in the Capitol city.Murphy is a 1956 graduate of Cardington High School and earned his undergraduate and masters degrees in Physiology from Kent State University. He graduated fromThe Ohio State University Dental School in 1968. Following practice with a colleague he opened his ...

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OCBC Summer Seminar grapples with ethics

IBERIA - The Ohio Central Bible College held its 10th seminar July 12 at Iberia Presbyterian Church. Residents gathered to learn more about “Christian Ethics and Morality from a Biblical Perspective: Living a Life that is Pleasing to God.” The seminar was presented by Dr. Rafael Velazco (Pastor Ralph), professor of religious studies at OCBC.Pastor Ralph said that God’s intent for his creation is laid out in the first two chapters of Genesis and the first two chapt...

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Bucyrus Little Theatre announces auditions for the first show of its 2014/2015 season, Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies”

In LEADING LADIES, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the rel...

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Fundraiser for Morrow County Dog Shelter Building Fund a big success

The management of the Chesterville Flea Market and Crafts was pleased to deliver to the Morrow County Dog Shelter a load of donated pet supplies and $1570.50 that was raised during their recent Benefit for the Shelter Building Fund.A Huge thanks goes out to everyone who donated cash, items to the rummage sale, bake sale, and prizes for the silent auction. We also say thank you to the band, Stone Soup, and the 4-H club who held the car wash. And, of course, we cannot forget all of t...

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Cooperation and compromise needed in government

To the Editor,How refreshing and nice it was to open the paper of July 16 to the Opinion page and find a letter with facts and common sense for a change.Thank you Jill Grubb.If the Republicans in Congress would work with our President rather than fighting him on everything we could make some progress on our problems.Cooperation and compromise would be very good for everyone.Wayne Ashcraf...

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AMAC: government admits that we’re running out of Social Security funds faster than expected

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18 - There was pretty scary news this week for people expecting to receive Social Security checks in less than 16 years from now: the Trust Fund won’t have the funds to make payouts starting in 2030, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Does the president love his country?

Dear Editor,In the paper of 16 July 2014 a letter written by [a citizen] left me wondering if there must be a second Obama that is the president of some other country in the world. There is no way she could be talking about president of this country because:

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Seriously Senator Brown – Seriously?

To the editor:Brown wants worker fairness classification as appeared in June 26, 2014 Mansfield News Journal.Your proposed bill “The Fair Playing Field Act” if passed will in reality pose more restrictions on businesses and workers. Just what they need! But it was charitable of you to make sure attorneys and other professional friends have a protected out.

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