2021-01-22

Marysville BOE Agrees to Bring K-4 Students Back Into Classroom in February


“Flexibility” will be the key word going forward for the Marysville Exempted Village School School District Board of Education as it convened Thursday and agreed start a gradual return of students to the schools for in-person instruction. The MEVSD Board of Education affirmed during the meeting that starting on Thursday, February 18 – the week of President’s Day – students […]

Yost Cracking Down on Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Ohio AG says that thousands of Ohioans may have had bogus unemployment claims filed in their names

COLUMBUS — Attorney General Dave Yost has asked Congress to protect hundreds of thousands of working Ohioans who may have had fraudulent unemployment claims filed in their names, shielding them from having to pay taxes on benefits that they never received. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is expected to send 1.7 million 1099-G forms this month to those who […]

Siting Board Approves Madison Fields Solar Project


COLUMBUS – In a decision that may bode ill for local residents who are staunchly opposed to the installation of solar farms in Union County, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) Thursday approved Madison Fields Solar Project, LLC’s application to construct a 180-megawatt solar-powered generating facility in Pike Township in Madison County. The Madison Fields Solar Project will occupy approximately 1,000 […]

Tigers Run Away from Lady Panthers


Unbeaten West Liberty-Salem doubled up Fairbanks, 50-25, in Ohio Heritage Conference girls basketball play Thursday. The Lady Tigers knocked down 18-of-46 shots for a decent 39 percent from the field, while the Lady Panthers were 10-of-38 from the floor for 26 percent. Fairbanks also made just one 3-pointer in 11 attempts, while West Liberty-Salem went 4-of-15 from downtown. West Liberty […]

Construction on Avalon Theatre Continues at a Brisk Pace


Now that the steel supports have been put in place, the Avalon Theatre restoration is moving along at a brisk pace as crews have taken advantage of the recent temperate weather to make numerous advances in putting the rest of the parts of the Theatre in place. “It’s beginning to look like a building!” Uptown Marysville Theatre Director Sarah Barr […]

Dwight C. Thompson

Dwight C. Thompson, 95, passed away peacefully at Grady Memorial, Delaware, Ohio, after several weeks of failing health, on January 20, 2021. Dwight was born on the family farm to Donald J. and Travis (Hayes) Thompson, the second of 4 children.  He lived his entire life on Jerome Road. A 1944 graduate of Watkins High School, he was drafted at […]

Victoria Strauss

Victoria Lee Zoé Strauss, age 23, of Worthington, Ohio, passed away tragically Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Victoria was a beloved daughter, sister, cousin and friend.  Those closest to Victoria describe her as vibrant, energetic, beautiful, caring and funny, with a proficient talent she most freely expressed through dance.  From the moment Victoria could walk, all she wanted to do was […]

UCSO Reports 1/21

January 21, 2021 6:44am Property Damage Crash A deputy responded to the 13000 block of State Route 4 to investigate a property damage crash involving a 2015 Dodge Journey that struck a deer. No report was taken. 8:39am Property Damage Crash A deputy and units from the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a property damage crash in the 19000 […]