NEWS


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Winter Weather Advisory: Snow coming Saturday night, Sunday

Winter Weather Advisory: Snow coming Saturday night, Sunday

The National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for most of northeast and central Ohio through Sunday.Lake effect snow and a R...

January 22nd, 2022 |  


CMM Mobility Solutions Center opens

CMM Mobility Solutions Center opens

The Morrow County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and open house Friday for the CMM (Crawford Marion Morrow) Mobility Solutions Center.Mob...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Bowl for the Cure coming

The 15th annual Bowl for the Cure will be held at Morrow Lanes Saturday, Feb. 19. There will be two sessions, one at 1 p.m. and the second at 3 p.m.Pl...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Cardington council gets updates

CARDINGTON — Fiscal Officer Deb Fry, gave an update on the American Rescue Plan Act funding when Village council met, Tuesday, Jan. 18.Fry said ...

January 20th, 2022 |  


CARDINGTON MAYOR’S COURT

The following cases were determined in the December, 2021 and January 2022 sessions of Cardington Mayor’s Court:Jeffrey A. Cunningham, Cardingto...

January 20th, 2022 |  


Big Walnut Joint Fire District meeting Tuesday

Big Walnut Joint Fire District is having a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the new Station 2 and permanent replacement lev...

January 20th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


Bowling teams compete in matches

By Rob Hamiltonroberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.comHighland split a Tuesday bowling match at River Valley with the boys’ squad earning a 2127-2085...

January 26th, 2022 |  


Local teams see non-league action Tuesday

By Rob Hamiltonroberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.comNorthmor couldn’t overcome a slow start in dropping a 48-41 non-conference road game against Lu...

January 26th, 2022 |  


Highland sweeps Galion girls

Highland sweeps Galion girls

GALION — Highland (6-10, 4-7 Mid Ohio Athletic Conference) completed a season sweep of Galion on Tuesday evening by a score of 50-40. This win c...

January 26th, 2022 |  


Highland boys stifle Danville in Tuesday win

Highland boys stifle Danville in Tuesday win

A fast start combined with a strong defensive performance paved the way for the Highland boys’ basketball team (6-9) to earn a non-conference ho...

January 26th, 2022 |  


Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 26• Galion at Highland, bowling, 5 p.m.• Mount Gilead home swim meet at Marion YMCA, 6:30 p.m.• Mount Gilead at Colo...

January 24th, 2022 |  


LIFE


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Photo gallery: Fredericktown at Northmor homecoming
Thursday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

Thursday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

[caption id="attachment_39482" align="alignnone" width="200"] Animals and other fun at the fair on Thursday.[/caption] ...

September 3rd, 2021 |  


Photos: Wednesday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

Photos: Wednesday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

[caption id="attachment_39378" align="alignnone" width="300"] Hogs, horses, p...

September 2nd, 2021 |  


Photos: Tuesday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

Photos: Tuesday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

[caption id="attachment_39299" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tuesday at the Morrow ...

September 1st, 2021 |  


Photos: Monday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

Photos: Monday at the Morrow County Fair — Photos by LeAnne Gompf

[caption id="attachment_39265" align="alignnone" width="200"] Youngsters prepare their animals for the 171st Morrow County Fair.[/caption] ...

August 31st, 2021 updated: August 31st, 2021. |  


Photos: Morrow County Fair opens with youngsters, animals ready to go

[caption id="attachment_39236" align="alignnone" width="300"] Morrow County Fair 2021 opens. Photos by Anthony Conchel[/caption] ...

August 30th, 2021 updated: August 31st, 2021. |  


Blue Donkey Auction nets money for food banks

Blue Donkey Auction nets money for food banks

MOUNT GILEAD — Democrats of Morrow County banded together on Dec. 16 via Zoom to hold their first Blue Donkey Auction. The Auction made over $2,...

December 21st, 2020 updated: December 21st, 2020. |  


OPINION


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Support Ohio’s newspapers vs. Big Tech

Support Ohio’s newspapers vs. Big Tech

Media outlets in America are boxing with the biggies. In this corner: Google and FaceBook (rebranded as Meta). In that corner: multiple newspapers. Sh...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Reflections: Cardington is 200 years old

Reflections: Cardington is 200 years old

I plan to have more on the Cardington history later but I am reading the story of Cardington written by a resident and teacher, now deceased, in which...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Reflections: Tales of girl corn grower

Reflections: Tales of girl corn grower

Yes, this was the headline in a January, 1916 Morrow County Independent newspaper. It was headline news when a girl, “Miss Leelo Jones, was the ...

January 14th, 2022 |  


Reflections: A contrast in news reporting

Reflections: A contrast in news reporting

As you know I love looking through past newspapers and read the contrasts between the news of that time and that of today. For instance, scanning a No...

January 7th, 2022 |  


Ohio, Make 2022 a year to read

Ohio, Make 2022 a year to read

No pressure. No noble goal to read 101 books in 12 months. No guilt. Just read.In 2021, a Pew Research Center survey found that 77 percent of American...

January 5th, 2022 |  


Reflections: Comparing December 1932 to today

Reflections: Comparing December 1932 to today

Reading or listening to the national news today can be discouraging and one wonders if we will once again enjoy more pleasant times.I was scanning a &...

December 31st, 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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