Stories tagged with: Morgan County

July 10, 2011 - 7:02pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

Bringing history to life, reminds us of the bloodshed and battle for those who fought in this country's deadliest war. A closer look at the group that has been re-enacting parts of the Civil War for over 20 years in McConelsville....preserving what happened nearly 150 years ago.

Confederate and Union Solider's prepared for battle Sunday afternoon.

"It's going to be bloody, always is," said Re-enactor Robert Collins. "We believe in what Lincoln's doing and we...

July 9, 2011 - 3:50pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

If you were in McConellsville early Saturday might have noticed something a bit out of the ordinary in front of the Morgan County Courthouse.

It was the 24th Annual Civil War Re-enactment. Each year the Morgan County Re-enactors Association line up as Union and Confederate soldiers. Re-enactor, Ernie Parnell has been apart of the Civil War display since he was eight and said, it's a hobby unlike any other.

"The reasons they do it is multiple, some of them do...

April 26, 2011 - 11:57am
4 years 41 weeks ago

Investigators continue to look for information into Sunday's barn fire in Morgan County that killed eight horses.

Shane Cartmill with the State Fire Marshal's Office says a Blue Ribbon Arson reward of up to$5,000 is now being offered to anyone with information leading to the identification of the person or persons responsible.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen something out of the ordinary at or around the time of the fire to come forward.

April 25, 2011 - 4:38pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled a barn fire in Morgan County that killed eight horses as arson.

"I just can't believe somebody would do something like this and do this to poor animals," said Owner Brent Whitehouse.

Seven adult horses and one foal died as a result of an arson fire at 874 West Richards Road in McConnelsville just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Owner Brent Whitehouse said he woke to discover the barn engulfed in flames and immediately called 911,...

April 23, 2011 - 1:01pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

The Washington Morgan Major Crime Task Force began executing search warrants on a major drug trafficking operation at five o'clock this morning.

Thus far, several arrests have been made and large quantities of illegal drugs have been recovered.

Authorities have also seized over 700,000 dollars in cash.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

March 31, 2011 - 5:32pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

Bacterial meningitis is suspected in the death of a Morgan County pre-schooler and has been confirmed in another pre-schooler who is now hospitalized in Columbus.

According to the Morgan County Herald, the pre-schooler passed away Wednesday. The Herald says the Morgan County Health Department has contacted all the people who may have come into contact with the two children and all school buses and Morgan Transit vehicles have been sanitized.

Meningitis is an infection of the...

January 8, 2011 - 12:08pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

One person is dead following a fatal one-vehicle car accident in Morgan County.

According to the Marietta post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, a driver was traveling on State Route 376 around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree one mile South of mile marker five.

The driver's name is not being released at this time.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office, M&M Fire and EMS, and the Morgan County Coroner were also at the...

October 5, 2010 - 2:00pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

The Morgan County Board of Election is suing the county commissioners over money problems. The issue is the election board won’t be able to pay for the November 2nd election and has sued Commissioners for more money. Ohio Secretary of State Spokesman Patrick Gallaway says now his office is involved because the issue must be resolved quickly. Gallaway says Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has moved the court action from Morgan County to Athens County to expedite the matter. In August...

September 5, 2010 - 2:45pm
5 years 22 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 - 4:27pm
5 years 26 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...

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