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Gethsemane Baptist Church breaks ground

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Ten months after losing their church to a devastating fire, the Gethsemane Baptist Church broke ground on a new church building Saturday September 20, 2014.Pastor Donnie Hale opened the ceremony by welcoming the group of approximately 30 church and community members “It’s been a long process with many fits and starts but we trust that the Lord has brought it about exactly the way he wanted it to happen. Shrock (Premier Construction) has been very patient with us through the process,” he said.


Bush family serve as Grand Marshalls for 2014 Fair

The Bush family members were the honorary Grand Marshals when the annual parade was held at the Morrow County Fair on Sunday, August 31.Because of inclement weather the program was held in the arena.

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Apple Butter Festival is this weekend at State Park

The aroma of apples, apple butter, apple pie and all things apple is in the air and the season will be observed when the annual Apple Butter Festival is held at the Mount Gilead State Park on October 3, 4 and 5th, 2014.Kicking off the event will be the peeling and coring of apples at Shelter House #1 on Friday at 8 am. Snacks will be provided for those wishing to help. Just bring a knife and cutting board if you are able.The Nature Center will be open from 4 - 7 pm and T...

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Deputies Annual Golf Outing a success

The 3rd Annual Special Deputies Golf outing held, September 13, 2014 at the Galion Country Club in Morrow County was a success for the deputies.The Sheriff announced at the dinner how proud he was of the specials and their hard work on the outing. Sheriff Brenneman said his specials are an auxiliary unit and not funded through the county, so all proceeds from this event will help them purchase new equipment and supplies. The Sheriff thanked all sponsors, players and special deputie...

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CLHS crowns king, queen at homecoming game

Audrey Mesaros-Gale | Morrow County SentinelIt was homecoming at the Cardington game Friday night! The 2014 Cardington-Lincoln Homecoming Court members are: (L-R): Mikey Taha and Ashley Parsons, Cole Blackwell and Mason Disterdick, Cole Hess and Jane Perry, Jessica Rohner (not pictured is her escort, Tyler Castle), Taylor Layne (not pictured is her escort Jeramiah House), Brooklyn Whitt (not pictured is her escort Page Rhurmand). King and queen were crowned by 2013 king and queen, ...

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Northmor readies for homecoming

Photo submittedNorthmor’s Homecoming Football game and crowning of the King and Queen will be this Friday, October 3rd. Pre-game festivities will begin at 6:20 p.m. Shown are members of the court. Back Row, from left: senior Ellen Petulla; senior Megan Milavec; junior Natalie Brocwell; sophomore Jordan Wiseman; sophomore Lydia Farley; freshman Hope Miracle. Front row, from left: senior Lane Foster; senior Samuel Neer; junior Jacob Farley; freshman Lane Bachelder.

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Highland to celebrate homecoming this Friday night

Highland’s 53rd Annual Homecoming will be held on Friday, October 3rd, 2014. The ceremony will begin at 6:25 pm prior to the football game against Centerburg.

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Mount Gilead Council receives update from Ohio Edison

Members of the Mount Gilead Village Council heard two short presentations at their September 15, 2014 council meeting.The first presentation given was Dan Deville from Ohio Edison. Deville discussed the utility company’s storm preparation and restoration planning.He shared that they now staff two meteorologists that monitor the weather to provide “forward looking information” important to the utility company for example high winds, lightening, etc. R...

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Rough night for Pirates

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comIt probably would suffice to say that what happened on Friday night was not what the Cardington Pirates were hoping for from their Homecoming contest against Centerburg.After Centerburg’s first possession led to an 11-play drive resulting in a touchdown, the Trojans furiously rolled up the points in winning 82-7. A good chunk of the damage was done in the second quarter, when Centerburg scored six times and record...

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Annual Pinewood Derby, Scouts cook-off held

Proving their outdoor cooking skills were local Boy Scouts when they competed in the annual Morrow County Junior Fair Boy Scout Dutch OvenCook Off on Monday, September 1. The weather was perfect for the outdoor event where seven Scouts registered for the competition.Grand Champion winner was Heath McFarland and Kenton Kunze of Mount Gilead Troop 56 whose skills earned them first place in the lunch category. McFarland and Kunze were also the first place team in the Desser...

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Cardington Library hosts local author Mindy McGinnis

A steady stream of fans lined up for Cardington author Mindy McGinnis to have signed their copy of her second young adult novel, In a Handful of Dust, on Saturday, September 27 at the Cardington-Lincoln Public Library.McGinnis is an Otterbein graduate with a BA in English Literature and is currently an assistant librarian with the Cardington-Lincoln School District.McGinnis singed books sitting in front of two recreations of the artwork on her book covers created by her ...

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Fatherhood Program offers job placement assistance

The Fatherhood Program was initiated 3 years ago through Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission (OHCAC), serving fathers in the four county OHCAC service area – Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland Counties. The program is federally funded and operated through a sub contract with WSOS Inc. another multi-county community action agency located in north central Ohio.We are proud of announce that The Fatherhood Program will be funded for the 2015 program year. This year̵...

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Local cross country teams have busy week

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comMount Gilead’s girls snared second place last Tuesday at the Denny Stevens Invitational hosted by Fredericktown. Pleasant claimed the team title in the race.Rachel Bush ran second overall for the Indians, finishing in 19:37.85. Jenna Shipman placed sixth in 20:31.84 and Bryanna Bolha took ninth in 20:54.04.Placing 19th was Darcy Picker in 21:52.81, while Hannah Bush ran 40th in 22:54.43. Also, Kelsey Sn...

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A place to call home

Morrow County Commissioners and Habitat for Humanity representatives join the Short family on Monday on the porch of their new home on S. Cherry St. in Mt. Gilead. The family moved in on Friday, September 26.The Morrow County Commissioners applied to the State of Ohio for the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) grant and received funding of $20,000 dollars to contribute to Habitat for Humanity for the building of this home.Show are, from left: Vincent, Brian and...

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“How Web Technology impacts business” is topic for Chamber of Commerce

Mike White, Director of Business Technologies at Marion Technical College spoke at the Morrow Chamber of Commerce September meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16th. He described how internet technology and social media effects the way we market business.White remarked that it’s not enough to rely on a website and/or a Facebook page presence. A key factor is the interaction with your viewers and potential customers. For example, White spoke about “bounce rates.” That is how ma...

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Season ends for area golfers at sectionals

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comIn the Division II golf sectional hosted by Oakhaven last Tuesday, Highland finished ninth and Mount Gilead was 11th.The Scots, who finished with a team total of 365, were paced by Nathan Hilborn, who shot 86. Sam Lopiccolo had a round of 91, while both Ryan Minyo and Tyler Bentley shot 94. Brandon Smith had a round of 103 to round out the team.Mount Gilead had a team score of 401 with Cameron Brown leading t...

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Veterans honored at Morrow County Fair

The tenth annual Tribute to Veterans was held at the Morrow County Fair on August 31 when all veterans were admitted free to the grounds for the day.During the program, held this year in the arena because of inclement weather, veterans were honored with a program and with music.

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EMA recommends home safety checks before winter

Autumn is a busy and beautiful time of year, but it can also be hazardous. Carbon monoxide isn’t the only danger associated with autumn, which is also a peak period for fires and some types of injuries. Now is the time to start getting your heating appliances ready for the cooler weather. To simplify home safety measures this season, use these fall safety tips:1. GET A SENSOR: During cold weather, your furnace will be running and your windows will be closed, so you should ins...

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