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Albany man suffers incapacitating injuries in Long Run Road ATV crash

April 6, 2014

An Albany man suffered incapacitating injuries in an ATV crash on Long Run Road Sunday. He was flown to Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

According to a release from the Jackson Post of Highway Patrol, the accident took place at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The report stated that a 2004 Outlander ATV was being driven Christopher Wagner, 22, of Albany, when he went off the right side of the roadway and struck tree.

It was reported that Wagner was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened.

Other agencies on scene included the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, Vinton County EMS and the Knox Township Fire Department.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

Continue to follow the Commoner Journal for more information as it is made available.

 

 

McArthur VFW to hold fish fry April 11

April 4, 2014

McArthur VFW Post 5299 will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry on April 11 at the McArthur VFW Post, located at 401 Veteran’s Memorial Drive from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $7.50 and children under 12 eat for half price. Drinks and dessert are included with the meal.

 

Three flown from scene of Allensville two-vehicle accident

March 28, 2014

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The driver of a truck and both the driver and passenger of a car were all flown by medical helicopter from the scene of a two car accident near West Elementary in Allensville.

The vehicles collided head-on on Route 50 in front of the school. The road is closed to traffic.

Troopers remain at the scene to investigate the accident.

The Highway Patrol, Vinton County Sheriff and McArthur Fire Department are all on scene.

Check back later for further information as it is made available.

Brown-Zaleski Alumni Association seeks help to honor local veterans

March 28, 2014

The Brown-Zaleski Alumni Association is asking for your help if you have a friend or relative who attended BZHS,  who served his/her country in the Armed Forces of the United States of America at any time.  We want to honor them with individual recognition for their sacrifices by way of photographs at the 2014 Alumni Banquet this June 14th.   The photos will be displayed on video with their name and hopefully, dates and duration of their service.

If you have a photo to share, please email copy to the address below.   We, as citizens, cannot appreciate enough the years each veteran gave us to guarantee the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.  This will be a small measure of our “Thanks” to every one who wore the uniform.

This list is comprised of known students who served in World War II.  I do not have a list for those who served any time before or after that, peacetime or conflict, especially from 1945-1966.  Your help would be very much appreciated if you can contact any person you know and find a photo for us by
May 01, 2014.

WWII Veterans:
Albaugh, James
Alberry, Charles
Bray, James
Brooks, Max
Colley, Philip
Corbin, Clyde
Corbin, Harley
Cram, Charles
Cram, Lloyd
Cram, William
Egleberry, Edgar
Egleberry, Leroy
Green, Harland
Green, Donna
Good, Lester
Goodin, George
Harkins, James
Harkins, William
Hayes, Raymond
Hayes, William
Howell, Virgil
Hutchinson, Randall
Hutchinson, Perry
Johnson, Bruce
Kale, Leonard,
Kohler, Harry
Kyle, Roy
Lewis, Vernon
Loper, Robert
Martin, Clarence
Martin, Clyde E
Martin, Clyde W
Martin, Eugene
Martin, Joseph
Martin, Francis
Martin, Robert
Martin, Willard
McKibben, Frank
McKibben, Kenneth
McKibben, Martin
McKibben, Marvin
McKibben, Melvin
McKibben, Neil
McPherson, Cletus
McPherson, Edward
Messenger, George
Molihan, Edward
Molihan, Lawrence
Molihan, Marion
Molihan, Merrill
Morrell, Dale
Morris, Ansel
Morrison, Ervin
Moore, Norman
Murhpy, Leo
Ogle, Christine
O’Leary, John
Peck, Louverne
Pennell, Vernon
Perry, Darrell
Peters, Emerson
Peters, Robert
Pinney, Albert
Potter, John, Jr
Potter, Kenneth
Rathburn, Max
Reeves, Gerald
Reeves, Harold
Reiter, Harold
Rhoades, Arthur
Rhoades, Ira
Rhoades, Alfred
Taylor, Thomas
Thomas, Max
Thomas, Wilbur
Thompson, Melvin
Tripp, Arthur R
Turner, Fredrick
Turner, Orval
Webb, Ermal
Webb, Carl
Webb, Joseph
Webb, Lawrence
Weed, Homer
Williams, Evan
Williams, John
Woods, Clyde
Woods, Dallas
Woods, Edward
Woods, Gerald
Woods, Robert

Our Veterans served their country with pride, we want to show them how proud they have made us.

Please send any responses to maryk1121@aol.com

Mary Akers Hannon
Class of 1958

Vinton County High School Players present ‘Grease’ this weekend

March 28, 2014
Don’t forget to stop into the Vinton County High School this week to watch the Vinton County High School Viking Players as they present Grease (the school version).
Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday March 30 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $15, $10 and $5. Stop in and support the Vikings.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to hold baked steak, chicken noodle dinner

March 26, 2014

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5299 will hold a baked steak/chicken noodle dinner on March 28 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post, located at 401 Veterans Memorial Drive in McArthur.

 

ODNR emphasizes safety during spring wildfire season

March 25, 2014

COLUMBUS Ohioans are reminded to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May. Burning is limited in the spring due to the abundance of dry fuel on the ground before small, grassy fuels green up with moisture. Winds can make a seemingly safe fire burn more intensely and escape control.

“After the long winter, many residents will be spring cleaning and burning their unwanted home and yard debris,” said Robert Boyles, chief of the ODNR Division of Forestry. “It’s critical that people take the appropriate precautions to contain these fires in order to protect their lives and property as well as the lives and property of their neighbors.”

If a fire escapes control, people should immediately contact the local fire department. An escaped wildfire, even one burning in grass or weeds, is dangerous. Violators of Ohio’s burning regulations are subject to citations and fines. Residents should also check the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations and consult with local fire officials about burning conditions.

The ODNR Division of Forestry offers these safety tips for burning debris outdoors:

  • Consider using a 55-gallon drum with a weighted screen lid to provide an enclosed incinerator.
  • Know current and future weather conditions, have tools on hand and never leave a debris burn unattended.
  • Be informed about state and local burning regulations.
  • Consult the local fire department for additional information and safety considerations.
  • Visit ohiodnr.gov/forestry and firewise.org for more information and tips on protecting a home and community.
  • Remember: “Don’t burn during the day in March, April and May.”

The ODNR Division of Forestry works to promote the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit ohiodnr.gov/forestry.

 

Ohioans Urged to be Safe When Burning
during Spring Wildfire Season

Don’t burn during the day in March, April and May

COLUMBUS, OH Ohioans are reminded to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May. Burning is limited in the spring due to the abundance of dry fuel on the ground before small, grassy fuels green up with moisture. Winds can make a seemingly safe fire burn more intensely and escape control.

“After the long winter, many residents will be spring cleaning and burning their unwanted home and yard debris,” said Robert Boyles, chief of the ODNR Division of Forestry. “It’s critical that people take the appropriate precautions to contain these fires in order to protect their lives and property as well as the lives and property of their neighbors.”

If a fire escapes control, people should immediately contact the local fire department. An escaped wildfire, even one burning in grass or weeds, is dangerous. Violators of Ohio’s burning regulations are subject to citations and fines. Residents should also check the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations and consult with local fire officials about burning conditions.

The ODNR Division of Forestry offers these safety tips for burning debris outdoors:

  • Consider using a 55-gallon drum with a weighted screen lid to provide an enclosed incinerator. 
  • Know current and future weather conditions, have tools on hand and never leave a debris burn unattended.
  • Be informed about state and local burning regulations.
  • Consult the local fire department for additional information and safety considerations.
  • Visit ohiodnr.gov/forestry and firewise.org for more information and tips on protecting a home and community.
  • Remember: “Don’t burn during the day in March, April and May.”

The ODNR Division of Forestry works to promote the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit ohiodnr.gov/forestry.

Ebenezer United Methodist Church to host free canning workshop

March 25, 2014

CREOLA – A spring canning workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 23808 Creola-Hue Road, Creola, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The free workshop will be led by Vinton County resident gardeners Beverly Goheen and Lois Weaver.  The ladies will provide instruction on topics including the benefits of home canning, equipment required, vegetable preparation, basic canning procedures and methodology, and processing time required for different food items to ensure long term storage. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and will also receive additional instructional materials to take home with them.

For more information or to register to attend, please call 596-3900 or email bev@beverlyhillscabin.com by Monday, March 31st.

McArthur woman receives 4-H leadership development award

March 25, 2014

Back row pictured from left: Keith Smith, Director, Ohio State University Extension; Ashley Culp, Farm Credit Services Mid-America, Award Donor; Julie Merritt; Jodi Garrison, 1st Vice President, Ohio 4-H Foundation; and Bruce McPheron, Vice President for Agriculture Administration & Dean of the College of Food, Agriculture, & Environmental Sciences.

Back row pictured from left: Keith Smith, Director, Ohio State University Extension; Ashley Culp, Farm Credit Services Mid-America, Award Donor; Julie Merritt; Jodi Garrison, 1st Vice President, Ohio 4-H Foundation; and Bruce McPheron, Vice President for Agriculture Administration & Dean of the College of Food, Agriculture, & Environmental Sciences. (Submitted photo)

Julie Merritt of McArthur in Vinton County was recently awarded the Ohio 4-H Volunteer award for Leadership Development. This award recognizes 4-H volunteers for their ability to develop leadership in Ohio’s youth. 

Julie was one of three Leadership Development honorees at the Bob Evans Farms Ohio
4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held on Saturday, March 8, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Leadership Development award is sponsored by Farm Credit Services Mid-America.

 

More than 250,000 young people are enrolled in the Ohio 4-H program, which is part of OSU Extension, and is led by approximately 22,000 volunteers. The recognition luncheon was part of an all-day 4-H volunteer education conference.

 

 

McArthur man among two dead in Route 93 collision

March 17, 2014

McARTHUR — A McArthur man is among two dead after a Monday morning collision involving two vehicles on Route 93 in Swan Township.

According to information released from the State Highway Patrol, the accident took place at 6:18 a.m. on Route 93, less than a mile north of Mile Post 14.

The report stated that a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, being driven by Robert E. Johnson Jr., 55, of McArthur, was traveling northbound on State Route 93. A 2000 Ford Ranger, being driven by Kyle M. Garrison, 23, of Tiffin, was traveling southbound on Route 93.

The two vehicles collided head-on. The Jeep Grand Cherokee then traveled off the right side of the roadway and came to rest in a field. The Ford Ranger overturned and came to rest on State Route 93. Both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Garrison were pronounced dead at the scene by Vinton County Coroner Rebecca Huston. Mr. Garrison was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Mr. Johnson was  unrestrained. There are no indications that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by troopers.