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Colton Powers of Marysville has the upper hand against Jonathan Alder’s Pryce Watson in this file photo. Both Powers and Watson placed among the top wrestlers during recent tournaments. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller) — The Marysville wrestling team competed at the  Maumee Bay Invitational held at Oregon Clay High School. The Monarchs finished fifth out of 52 teams. Colton Powers earned runner-up honors at 175 pounds. Jack Golla (150) and Ben Bickerstaff (190) both earned fifth-place finishes. Josh Melms was seventh in the 144-pound weight class. — NU places second North Union took second place at the Madison Plains duals…

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Union County is currently experiencing the largest COVID-19 surge at any point in the pandemic. According to the Union County Health Department, nearly 1,100 new cases were reported between January 8 and 14. The seven-day moving case rate is now more than 1,800 new cases per 100,000 people. One of the largest previous peaks for Union County was 800 new cases per 100,000 people. UCHD officials said positivity rates are “up considerably” with approximately 40% of tests resulting in a positive. “January is proving to be one of the hardest months we’ve seen throughout the pandemic here in Union County,”…

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Livestock are pictured outdoors during winter weather conditions in a photo from the Ohio State University Extension office. Officials from OSU are encouraging those who work in agriculture, or other outdoor-based professions, to take additional steps to stay safe and avoid cold-related illnesses this winter. (Photo submitted) Editor’s note: The following release is supplied by the Ohio State Extension Office. ––– Warm weather turned to cooler, wet, and muddy, and now cold weather has arrived to stay for a few months. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) documents that there are more deaths in the United States due to cold…

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Editor’s note: The following release is supplied by Memorial Health. ––– Fulfilling a promise to deliver more advanced heart services to the local region, Memorial Health announced the opening of a new level II cardiac catheterization lab this week. The new heart care program offers emergent and interventional solutions, including balloon angioplasty and stent placement for blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats, and coronary heart disease, services never before available in the area. Patients will now have access to emergency heart care, with an interventional cardiologist and cardiac team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These advancements are a…

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State-wide, property owners have until March 31 to file an appeal contesting their real property value for tax year 2021. There are several ways to file: property owners can mail their complaint form & evidence of value, as well as fax and email. Regardless of the method used to file, the appeal filing period ends on March 31. At that time, completed complaint forms must be inside the Union County Auditor’s Office. “The typical reason for filing a Complaint Against the Valuation of Real Property (DTE Form 1), more commonly known as a Board of Revision (BOR) appeal, is the…

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Police conducted a death investigation in the 100 block of Residence Drive at 12:55 p.m. Friday. Reports indicate an “elderly female was found deceased by (her) son-in-law.” Police responded to a report of a theft in the 1400 block of Milford Avenue at 2:55 p.m. Friday. Police responded to a report of a theft in the 300 block of E. Fifth Street at 4:18 p.m. Friday. Romo Valenzuela, 33, whose address is not listed, was cited for no operator’s license on Delaware Avenue at 8:03 a.m. Saturday. Reports indicate the citation stemmed from a…

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Robert D. “Bob” Combs, 79, of Marysville, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Union County. A 1961 graduate of Wellston High School, he worked in maintenance at Goodyear for 35 years until his retirement. Never one to sit still, he loved tinkering with just about anything, but especially with small engines and mowers. He also had a love for old cars, his pride and joy was his 1948 Plymouth Coupe he restored with his grandson. Born November 2, 1942 in Wellston, he was the son of the late Chester and Bertha (Johnson) Combs. In addition to…

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Valerie H. Gatliff, 58, of Marysville, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 at the OSU Medical Center following an extended illness. A loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, she loved spending time with her family, especially spoiling her grandchildren. Still a “kid” at heart herself, Val was quite the prankster. She loved to make people laugh and had a nickname for all of her loved ones. With her sense of humor and love for a good, cold beer, she was a natural when entertaining people with her funny beer quotes. She had a gift of creativity which showed in her…

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Raymond Robert Russell age 94 of Plain City passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Edgewater Place, Plain City. Born May 21, 1927 in Sherrodsville, Ohio. Longtime member of Plain City Presbyterian Church, dedicated member of the PCPC Church choir, and served on many boards. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Mount Union University in 1951 and a Master’s of Education form Kent State University in 1961, which led to a 40-year teaching career. In addition to teaching, he also enjoyed a 50-year coaching career. He touched the lives of many students and athletes at Spencer, Malvern,…

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Randy Mac Spain, age 66, of West Mansfield, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at his home. He retired from Parker Hannifin in Marysville where he was an associate for 47 years. He began his career at the company, formerly known as Denison Hydraulics, where he established many long-lasting friendships. A 1974 graduate of Marysville High School, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially in the blaring sun. He liked gardening, feeding the deer in his backyard and spending time with his canine companion, Gunner. Randy exemplified growing up in the 1970’s in Marysville – cruising the DQ in his 1974 Chevy…

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Police responded to a report of theft in the 900 block of Coleman’s Crossing Blvd. at 2:13 p.m. Thursday. According to Union County Sheriff’s Office reports: Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 23000 block of Route 245 to investigate a domestic dispute between a husband and wife at 4:25 a.m. Thursday. The parties were separated. Deputies were sent to a residence in the 16000 block of Middleburg Plain City Road for a domestic fight involving an unruly juvenile and several family members at 8:09 a.m. Thursday. As a result of the investigation,…

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Triad’s girls varsity hoop team fell to 0-12 on the season with a 43-20 loss to Riverside. Madi Cox led the Lady Cardinals with five points. Ashlyn McCoy finished with four points and five steals. Mia LeMay climbed the boards for seven rebounds. She scored four points and blocked a trio of shots. Kaley Nott added four steals. The Triad jayvees fell 44-16. Cylie Nott finished with six points. The Lady Cardinals will play at Springfield Catholic Central today. The reserve game will tip off at noon.

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Joseph A. “Joe” Morris, 57, died late Tuesday evening, January 4th at home with his loving and devoted wife and son by his side, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Joe worked as an administrative assistant at the Union County Health Department, retiring after 28 years. A 49’ers fan, he loved to watch Indy, NASCAR and Formula 1 racing, and he especially enjoyed traveling with his wife and son while his health allowed. Above all things, Joe was a devoted husband and dad – his family will miss him tremendously. Joe was…

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Frank W. McCreary, 94, of Irwin, died Tuesday afternoon, January 4th at Memorial Gables with his loving family by his side. He was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer in Pike Township and was a former Pike Township trustee for 24 years. A very social person, Frank just enjoyed life and being among his family, friends and playing euchre mornings with his farmer friends. He was a member of the Milford Center Lions Club, the Darby Valley Conservation Club, and the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the out of doors, was an avid hunter and, through the years, enjoyed…

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Jessica N. Fedor, 37, of Milstone Drive was cited for annual registration of dogs (tags required) in the 1300 block of Milstone Drive at 6:31 p.m. Wednesday. Christina Ann Haag, 50, of West Ninth Street was arrested in the 6000 block of Perimeter Loop at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday for failure to appear in court. Jessica Dawn Foley, 34, of South Court Street was cited for driving under suspension or license restriction in the 100 block of N. Cherry Street at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday. Police responded to a report of identity theft in the 200…

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