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June marks awareness month for dementia


Today, there are nearly 7 million people aged 65 and older in the United States living with Alzheimer’s dementia, including 236,200 in Ohio. The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging Ohioans to think about their brain health and the benefits of building healthy brain habits during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June.

Agencies urge safe, sober boating


As Ohioans prepare for fun and adventure during the upcoming summer boating season, the Ohio Department of Commerce Divisions of Liquor Control and Cannabis Control and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are emphasizing the importance of adhering to alcohol, cannabis, and boating laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on Ohio’s waterways.

Development Office gives report


Following the Student of the Month presentation at the May 21 meeting of the Morrow County Chamber of Commerce, the staff of the County Development Office gave a report on projects planned and underway in Morrow County.

Report on Ohio’s economy released


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Economic Advisor Council recently released its second quarter report on Ohio’s economic trends, challenges and opportunities.

State forensic lab receives grant


The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal (SFM)’s forensic laboratory has been awarded a $239,250 grant to purchase cutting-edge technology to enhance its investigation capabilities. The lab investigates fires and explosions that occur across the state.

County Engineer talks roads


Selover Public Library in Chesterville held its fifth “Officially Speaking” event on May 22. Morrow County Engineer Bart Dennison joined a small group of local residents to enjoy some light refreshments and to talk about himself and the county engineer’s responsibilities.

Mount Gilead Council partners on projects


The Mount Gilead Village Council opened the May 20 meeting with a report from the County Comprehensive Planning Project Committee by Tim Siegfried and Dixie Shinaberry.

Cardington-Lincoln Alumni Banquet held


The night was full of rekindled friendships and reunions with classmates as the 94th annual Cardington-Lincoln Alumni Banquet began at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Over 200 Pirate alumni and guests, the largest crowd since 2019, filled the high school’s cafeteria for the evening’s banquet, business meeting and program.

Ground broken on fire training tower


On May 28, the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of State Fire Marshal (SFM) officially broke ground on a five-story search and rescue training tower located on the SFM Ohio Fire Academy campus in Reynoldsburg. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of a significant advancement in the future of firefighter and EMS training in Ohio.

Grant to boost cybersecurity education


Marion Technical College is proud to announce an ambitious initiative to expand cybersecurity education and train more workers for this in-demand field. In response to the pressing need for cybersecurity expertise in today’s digital landscape, a new grant from the National Science Foundation will help bridge the skills gap and establish a skilled cybersecurity workforce to meet local, regional, and nationwide demands.


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