Stories tagged with: Morgan County

April 26, 2011 - 12:57pm
4 years 23 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 - 5:38pm
4 years 23 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 - 2:01pm
4 years 24 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 - 6:32pm
4 years 27 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 - 1:08pm
4 years 39 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 - 3:00pm
5 years 4 days 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 - 3:45pm
5 years 4 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
5 years 9 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
5 years 9 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.


July 11, 2010 - 7:26pm
5 years 12 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...

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