2021-01-08

Stolte Steps Down After Serving Union County For Over Three Decades


After serving as the Union County Engineer for two-and-a-half decades and on the Union County Commission for yet another 10 years, what did Steve Stolte do once he no longer had an official title when he gave up his seat on the Commission at the first of the year? “I slept in,” Mr. Stolte said, laughing. “I usually am a […]

Chip Off the Writer’s Block

Turning the page on 2020: A New Chapter Awaits

2020: A symbolic year for overcoming adversity on a seemingly unified plane for the greater segment of the population. For some (including myself), eagerly anticipating the clock to strike midnight, propelling us from the “year that was” onto the starchy, blank pages of 2021, was highly representative of more than just surface-level closure. Surely to some, January 1, 2021 proved […]

Say “Hi!” when you see…


Say “Hi!” when you see…     First name and Initial: Sarah B. Where one might see me: Avalon Theatre site, Uptown, on Zoom or social media… it is the season of social distancing. Age: 43 Where I grew up: Marysville, Ohio Favorite food: Fresh seafood. And wine. That’s food, right? Favorite sports team: Columbus Crew or US Gymnastics Best movie ever: […]

Janet K. Draudt

Janet K. Draudt, 68, of Marysville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Monarch Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Born May 25, 1952 in Marysville, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Phyllis I. (Warrick) Draudt. A 1972 graduate of Marysville High School, Janet worked at UCO Industries, Inc. for 12 years and formerly attended the […]

Cindy Rausch Walker

Cynthia “Cindy” Marilyn Rausch Walker, age 70, of Marysville, died peacefully Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the home of her son.  She was a kindergarten teacher at St. John’s Lutheran School for over 30 years. A member of Living Hope Church in Marysville, she was baptized and confirmed her faith at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Cindy was active at […]

Teresa L. Perkins

Teresa L. Perkins, age 59 passed away peacefully Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Echoing Hills Care Center in Warsaw, Ohio.  She was born September 13, 1961 in Marysville, Ohio.  A graduate of Beechcroft High School in 1982.   Teresa was baptized in 1962 at the Plain City Presbyterian Church.  Teresa faced health concerns and physical limitations all her life, it didn’t […]

Monarch Grapplers Steamroll Panthers


Marysville started off Ohio Capital Conference wrestling competition Thursday with a big 55-15 win over OCC-rival Hilliard Darby, the Monarchs improving to 12-0 overall with the victory. “Tonight’s match was a good start to the OCC action,” Marysville head coach Shawn Andrews said following the blowout. “Our guys wrestled well, scoring bonus points in nine of our eleven wins.” “We […]

Top Marks for Memorial

Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

MARYSVILLE – Memorial Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Memorial’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to […]

Union County Remains in Phase 1A for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Two more lives claimed locally as pandemic continues to rage; Union County Health Department has reported a total of over 3,300 COIVD-19 cases

The Union County Health Department is holding a third closed COVID-19 vaccination clinic for organizations and agencies located within Union County who meet Ohio’s Phase 1a criteria. This week’s clinic is focusing on residents and staff of residential facilities and group homes for persons with developmental disabilities or mental health disorders located within Union County. This clinic remains open to […]

Deer Harvest Numbers Rise as 2020-21 Muzzleloader Season Ends


COLUMBUS – Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunters completed the 2021 muzzleloader season with 9,708 deer checked from Saturday, Jan. 2 to Tuesday, Jan. 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the last three years, an average of 12,695 deer were taken during the same four-day period. The total number of deer harvested in Union […]