Stories tagged with: Morgan County

September 5, 2010 - 3:45pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

One Southeastern Ohio county is getting a chunk of a $220,000 Microenterprise Business Development Program grant.

Morgan County will receive a total of $60,000. The Ohio Department of Development says that money will be used to help a local business, and 40 individuals will get both training and technical assistance. Director Lisa Pat-McDaniel says the grant is focusing on the well-being of small businesses and job growth.

The sum of the money was also split among Vinton and...

August 7, 2010 - 5:27pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

One local high school is relieved to see it's hard work paid off.

After two years of anticipation, Morgan High School celebrated the completion of it's rennovations.

"We had trailers, kids had to go outside in between buildings to get to class, they had to go outside to get to their career technical programs now everything is housed in one facility," said Lori Snyder-Lowe, Superintendent.

The project costed nearly 22 million dollars, 88% of that money was funded...

August 3, 2010 - 11:36am
4 years 2 weeks ago

155 marijuana plants are taken into custody in Morgan County.

The sheriff's office indicates a few plants were found on Glenn Cordray Road and Apperson Lane Road in Morgan Township with 45 plants being found on Pleasant Valley Road in Union Township last week. The rest were scattered in various locations.

Several agencies aided in the bust, including the Ohio BCI, McConnelsville Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, and the Marietta Police Department.

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July 11, 2010 - 7:26pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

The 21st century is getting a first-hand look at what life was like on the Civil War battlefield.

For 23 years, Morgan County has been the site for the reenactment of 'Morgan's Raid,' one specific battle in a series of battles that took confederate General John Hunt Morgan through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. Re-enactors surely look the part, but they also act the part as they bring history to life with booms from canons and smoke from muskets.

"It's things like that that...

May 22, 2010 - 10:24pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Morgan County is honoring a man for his years of service to the community.

The Kate Love Simpson Library staff held a Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony for Doctor Robert Richmond, who is so commonly referred to as "Doc."

"I feel like maybe i shouldn't be here (laughs) because there's a lot of people who do the same thing in a community, but I really feel honored, " says "Doc."

"Doc" has been a veterinarian for over 50 years, and he...

May 4, 2010 - 11:34pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Morgan County voters when to the polls to decide some important races and issues. In the race for County Commissioner in the republican primary Tim Van Horn was the winner. He will face Keith Nelson, a democrat in November. All issues on the ballot passed inlcuding a 1 mill levy for the County Library and a levy for the county ambulance service.

 

March 17, 2010 - 5:09pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

A Morgan County man was sentenced to 28 years in prison Wednesday for sex crimes.

According to Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell, 34-year-old Lonnie Miller received the sentence in Morgan County Common Pleas Court for 16 charges. Miller had pled guilty in February to four counts of rape, three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, five counts of theft, four counts of breaking and entering and one count of burglary.

Howdyshell said the charges stemmed from...

March 14, 2010 - 7:54pm
4 years 23 weeks ago


With the rain from this weekend, one county is noticing the river creeping up to their doorstep.

Residents in Morgan County are no stranger to floods. While the Muskingum River is not at flood stage yet, it is getting very close to homes and roads near the river. Morgan County resident, Hope Holbrook, says she is not worried about the river yet, but has noticed the high water level and strong current.

"I think the boat ramp down there, it is probably flooded down there...

March 12, 2010 - 4:16am
4 years 23 weeks ago

Zanesville Police arrest a Morgan County man on felony drug abuse, while his daughter sits in his car.

The man is 28-year-old Stewart Olney of McConnelsville.

Lt. Bill Shaw says the man was seen near Mead Street and Ridge Avenue around 12:30 Friday morning engaging in suspicious behavior that appeared to be a drug transaction.

A traffic stop was made and drugs and drug paraphernalia were discovered in his vehicle. Shaw says additional charges of child endangering may be...

November 2, 2009 - 5:44pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

A man who authorities say escaped from the Morgan County Jail last month waived his preliminary hearing Monday.
 

Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell says 19-year-old Christopher Clark's case will now go before a Grand Jury sometime this month.
 

Clark is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
 

Howdyshell says Clark is facing charges stemming from an escape on October 15th when his cell door malfunctioned and he ran out a...

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