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Farm Bureau to host agriculture tour


The Morrow County Farm Bureau will host a drive-it-yourself agricultural tour of Morrow County on Saturday, June 17. The tour begins at 12:30 p.m. at Fisher Ag Service and includes an aerial application service and a reining horse and cutting horse facility.

MORPC launches Gohio Mobility website


COLUMBUS — The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announced the launch of Gohio Mobility, a website aimed at improving access to accessible and affordable transportation for residents and visitors alike.



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Marion Women’s Club to host free wellness event


MARION —“I can’t get to sleep! Is my blood pressure too high? My mom had cancer – will I? What can I do to help my kids cope? What’s life like after cancer?”

Open Road Renewables receives state approval for Blossom Solar


COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Thursday, Blossom Solar announced it has received unanimous approval for its construction permit from the Ohio Power Siting Board. Developed by Open Road Renewables, Blossom Solar is a 144 MW solar-powered electric generating facility that will be located north of Iberia in Washington Township, Morrow County. The facility is expected to begin construction as early as spring 2024 and is scheduled to come online by late 2025. The project will occupy up to 1,073 acres, which can be returned to farming after the 40-year life of the project.

Middle schoolers learn life lessons


“Real Money. Real World” was the topic of a program held for eighth graders at both Cardington and Mount Gilead middle schools on May 19-20.

Morrow Manor crowns king, queen


It was happening at Morrow Manor in Chesterville during National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20). Every department was honored for all the hard work and dedication they give to residents daily at the facility. Drawings were held every day for gift bags and lottery tickets, and the residents made cards for the aides and plaques for the office workers. Everyone participated in wheelchair races, and a vote was taken for king and queen. Pictured are Doit Cooper, king, and Jenett Fraley, queen.

Honoring local veterans


On May 20, Chester Arbor held a wreath blessing ceremony at the St. John Lutheran Church shelter house. The wreaths honoring all veterans, created by Mary K’s florist, are placed in township cemeteries in Morrow County that do not have ceremonies on Memorial Day. These include Fargo North, Shauck, North Canaan, Chester, Bloomfield, Union, Blooming Grove, Bethel, Alum Creek Friends, Pleasant Grove and Pulaskiville cemeteries. They will remain in place until July 4. The service included the presentation of colors by the Jenkins Vaughn Post of the American Legion; girl scouts leading the Pledge of Allegianc; words of appreciation by Jim Morris, commander of Jenkins Vaughn Post, and Rev. Adam Sornchai; and Devra Phillips playing “Taps” to close the ceremony.

Library to offer free summer lunches


With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Selover Public Library in Chesterville will be providing free lunches to children during the summer.

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.


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