NEWS IN BRIEF


Veterans Services adjusts

The Morrow County Veterans Service Office will be closed to all inner office clients until further notice.

The office staff will be available to receive phone calls and emails. If there is no answer please leave a message and they will return your call and do our very best to assist with your concern, a news release states.

Additionally the Veterans Office will be temporarily halting all of Transportation to VA medical facilities effective immediately. These actions are being taken to safe guard its staff in regards to the ever changing COVID-19 Virus as well as the recommendations from the Ohio Governor’s Office.

Call 419-946-1914 if you have questions.

Housing Authority closed

The Morrow Metropolitan Housing Authority has closed its office to the public.

Employees will have limited office hours. If you have paperwork due, please put it in dropbox located just outside the office. You can email mmha@morrowmha.org or call and leave a phone message.

Immediate assistance can be obtained by calling Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority, 740-397-8787 or email: streisch@knoxmha.org.

Title office closed

In response to the threat of the coronavirus, the Morrow County Title office was closed to walk-in business as of end of business day March 20.

This will include both title work and passports and will be in effect until further notice. If you have a question regarding a title, you can call and leave a message at 419-947-5090 or email: clerkofcourts@co.morrow.oh.us. They will be checking voicemails and emails frequently.

MCAT meal delivery

If you are homebound and need a meal delivered to you during this time, Morrow County Area Transit can deliver to you. Call for details at 419-864-3500.

Firefighters help out

Johnsville Fire Department is offering emergency delivery service in response to the COVID-19 crisis.It is a temporary service for residents over the age of 60, high-risk, immunosuppressed or special needs within Perry, Congress and the eastern portion of Franklin Township.

This service is for the delivery of medications, baby needs, and necessities — milk, bread, canned goods, baby formula, diapers, wipes, etc.

Persons from the JFD will be wearing department apparel and/or carrying identification. Payment for the items will be required upon delivery with checks and cash being accepted as a form of payment to “Johnsville Firefighters.”

Those needing assistance should call 419-362-6740 or email at johnsvillefire59@gmail.com.

Tax-aide suspended

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services were suspended beginning March 16 until further notice.

The group will continue to assess whether it can open again in some or all sites for the remainder of the tax season, and if the tax season is extended.

Visit the online site locator tool aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp for information, including site re-openings.

JFS changes

Morrow County Job and Family Services is announcing the temporary closure of the lobbies and OhioMeansJob Center to the public. During this pandemic, they will continue to provide services through our phone 419-947-9111 and online applications.

The agency continues to ensure the safety of children by investigating complaints, completing visits and providing supports and referral to families. The agency is not closing at this time, just providing services without walk-in visitors currently.

— Staff Reports

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