Suicide rates rise in latest report
On May 12, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released the Suicide Demographics and Trends 2021 Report indicating that after a two-year decline, the number of Ohio suicide deaths increased. Deaths increased in 2021 by 8% over the previous year to a total of 1,766 deaths. However, the number of deaths remained below the 10-year high of 1,836 deaths in 2018.
MORROW COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CALLS
Call Highlights 05/22/23
Lest we forget
Photos from the Memorial Day parade and ceremony held in Mount Gilead on Monday.
Mt. Gilead Council talks long-range plans
Mount Gilead Councilwoman Kay Hines reported on the work of the Long-Range Planning Committee during the May 15 Village Council meeting. The committee is looking at ways to improve the village and increase funds.
Open house taking place at Flying Squirrel Preserve
The lodge at Flying Squirrel Preserve will hold an open house to welcome visitors from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.
Memorial Day plans set in Mt. Gilead
Mount Gilead has announced plans for its annual Memorial Day celebration. The festivities will open with a parade which will form at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29, at the Cherry Street school. Starting time for the parade is 1 p.m.
Students enjoy first MoCo Career Expo
MOUNT GILEAD — Nearly 400 ninth grade students attended the first MoCo Career Expo on Thursday, May 4, at the Morrow County Fairgrounds and the Mount Gilead EMS Station.
Youth explore construction trades
MARION — Twenty youths attended the fifth-annual Career Exploration Workshop on April 29, held at the Tri-Rivers Career Center, to learn more about construction trades.
Fire Academy adding training asset
COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield, Ohio Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon, and others gathered on May 18 to break ground on an innovative new search and rescue training house. This state-of-the-art facility, set to be a highly versatile training simulation platform, will provide firefighter and EMS students with a realistic training environment for various rescue scenarios.
OPSB approves large solar energy project
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) on Thursday authorized Blossom Solar, LLC to construct a 144 megawatt (MW) solar-powered electric generating facility in Washington Township in Morrow County.