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Field of Treats opens for the season

Field of Treats opens for the season

MOUNT GILEAD — Customers left Field of Treats Monday with a smile on their face and an ice cream cone in their hand.“We’re glad they...

April 7th, 2021 |  


Ohio’s economy among hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Ohio’s economy among hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic

It didn’t take long for coronavirus to impact economies across the country. It may take longer for some states, however, to recover economically...

April 7th, 2021 |  


‘Sara Sings Disney’ at Palace Theatre

‘Sara Sings Disney’ at Palace Theatre

MARION — The historic Marion Palace Theatre’s board and management announce the return of live entertainment with “Sara Sings Disney...

April 6th, 2021 |  


Commissioners, hospital board to meet Thursday

The Morrow County Commissioners and the Morrow County Hospital Board will hold a Special Meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 8, 2021, by WebEx.The pur...

April 6th, 2021 |  


Local youth win at Ohio Beef Expo

Local youth win at Ohio Beef Expo

MARYSVILLE — The 33rd Ohio Beef Expo was held March 18-21 at the Ohio Expo Center. It was for cattle Born, Bred and Raised in Ohio.This yearR...

April 6th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Cardington baseball outlasts Buckeye Central

By Rob Hamiltonroberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.comA five-run eighth inning led Cardington to a 9-5 win at Buckeye Central in extra innings on Thursday....

April 9th, 2021 |  


MG baseball overcomes slow start to beat Danville

MG baseball overcomes slow start to beat Danville

Mount Gilead absorbed a four-run first inning by visiting Danville Wednesday evening and wound up on the right side of a 9-6 game.“We have done ...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Highland baseball rallies for win

By Rob Hamiltonroberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.comIn a Wednesday rematch with East Knox, visiting Highland rallied with two runs in the top of the seve...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Highland and Cardington win hard-fought softball games

By Rob Hamiltonroberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.comWhen Highland took on East Knox again on Wednesday, they battled back to claim an 8-5 win and sweep t...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Baseball: Knights rally to beat Trojans, 14-9

Baseball: Knights rally to beat Trojans, 14-9

Northmor got back in the win column on Wednesday evening. The Golden Knights defeated Centerburg in Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference play by a score of...

April 8th, 2021 |  


MG offense on display against Wynford

By Rob Hamiltonroberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.comOn Tuesday, Mount Gilead out-slugged Wynford in taking a 17-7 win.The Indians finished with 17 hits i...

April 7th, 2021 |  


LIFE


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Week 1 football game between Northmor and Mount Gilead cancelled

Week 1 football game between Northmor and Mount Gilead cancelled

MOUNT GILEAD —Although Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has given the OK for football games to go in Ohio this fall, that does’t mean smooth sailing for fall...

August 20th, 2020 updated: August 20th, 2020. |  


Richland County moves back to Level 2 (Orange); Crawford, Morrow counties remain at Level 1 (Yellow)

Richland County moves back to Level 2 (Orange); Crawford, Morrow counties remain at Level 1 (Yellow)

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health today released the weekly Ohio Public Health Advisory System update.Mercer County has reached Level 3 (...

August 6th, 2020 |  


Three charged after traffic stop nets drugs, money

Three charged after traffic stop nets drugs, money

MARENGO — Morrow County Sheriff’s Deputies on Wednesday, July 29 stopped a motor vehicle at the entrance of The Cardinal Center located at...

July 29th, 2020 updated: July 30th, 2020. |  


OHSAA releases Return to Play guidelines and sport specific recommendations

OHSAA releases Return to Play guidelines and sport specific recommendations

COLUMBUS — The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has presented the OHSAA with a myriad of challenges. the executive director’s office, with su...

July 22nd, 2020 |  


2020 Bratwurst Festival is on, but without parades and outdoor musical entertainers

2020 Bratwurst Festival is on, but without parades and outdoor musical entertainers

BUCYRUS — The Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus will go on this year, from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, but due to rules and regulations necessitated by the COVI...

July 7th, 2020 updated: July 7th, 2020. |  


More than 500 doctors tell Trump shutdown is creating ‘mass casualty incident’ nationwide

More than 500 doctors tell Trump shutdown is creating ‘mass casualty incident’ nationwide

(The Center Square) – More than 500 U.S. physicians sent a letter to President Donald Trump describing the coronavirus shutdowns as a “mas...

May 29th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Without public notices in newspapers, public will be last to know

Without public notices in newspapers, public will be last to know

Did you ever wonder why government entities have to put a legal notice into the newspaper?For one, it is a method of properly notifying interested par...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


Preacher’s Point: Mass shootings and church’s influence

Preacher’s Point: Mass shootings and church’s influence

Since the recent Colorado shooting, arguments about what to do to stop the carnage have reached a fever pitch.There are many opinions out there. The g...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


Changes coming for perch fishermen

Changes coming for perch fishermen

Big changes are coming to some perch fishermen on Lake Erie. A declining population of Lake Erie yellow perch in the central basin has prompted a redu...

March 29th, 2021 |  


Reflections: Short news items from years past

Reflections: Short news items from years past

A story from the November, 1950 Independent, describes the pet owl owned by Mrs. E. H. Kanable, a resident of the Center Community.The owl was origina...

March 26th, 2021 |  


Preacher’s Point: The bloodshed of Jesus Christ

Preacher’s Point: The bloodshed of Jesus Christ

King Solomon built the first Jewish Temple. When completed, a dedication ceremony took place. At the ceremony, the Hebrews made sacrifices. The Bible ...

March 26th, 2021 |  


Reflections: Women’s movement in 1874

Reflections: Women’s movement in 1874

We are observing Women’s History Month, 2021. But in 1874, the women’s movement had a totally different purpose.According to a story in th...

March 19th, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


Riordan McClain column: It’s time to get back to work

Riordan McClain column: It’s time to get back to work

As we progress through this coronavirus pandemic, we continue to learn both from the experience of others around the world and from our own personal e...

April 16th, 2020 |  


Deadline to apply for disaster relief is April 1

Deadline to apply for disaster relief is April 1

ATLANTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aqu...

March 5th, 2020 |  


Local craft beer returning to Galion after 100 Years; 1803 Brewery & Taproom launches beer Jan. 18

Local craft beer returning to Galion after 100 Years; 1803 Brewery & Taproom launches beer Jan. 18

GALION — The city’s brewing legacy begins a new chapter this year as the 1803 Brewery & Taproom arrives on the craft beer scene.After ...

January 8th, 2020 |  


Beach retires as president/CEO of First Federal Bank

Beach retires as president/CEO of First Federal Bank

GALION — First Federal Bank of Ohio has announced the retirement of David Beach and the appointment of Joseph Clime as succeeding president and ...

January 7th, 2020 |  


Northmor students learn car-care basics from Galion auto-technician

Northmor students learn car-care basics from Galion auto-technician

GALION — Northmor JOG students learned in October that your vehicle will take you where you need to go every day, but it needs more than just a ...

November 20th, 2019 |  


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