Author: From JT Staff Reports

Owners of the Low Farm on Hinton Mill Road shared their patriotic spirit on Flag Day Monday by decorating their bales with the red, white and blue colors of the American flag. The holiday, celebrated on June 14 each year, celebrates the adoption of the U.S. flag on that date in 1777. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established Flag Day in 1949, although it is not considered a federal holiday. (Photo submitted)

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Rylan Lester John Ayers, 19, of E. Sixth Street was cited for assault in the 200 block of S. Plum Street at 3:13 p.m. Monday. Reports indicate the citation stemmed from an incident in which a fight occurred outside of the Marysville Public Library. Police responded to a report of a theft in the 600 block of Bermuda Way at 11:29 p.m. Monday. A project manager for a Ryan Homes project reported two bathtubs were stolen from an unsecured garage at a new build. Police responded to a report of suspicious conditions in the…

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Dina Hodnichak announces the engagement of her son, Nathan Hodnichak, to Cheyenne Cowan. The bride-to-be and groom-to-be both currently reside in Fort Worth, Texas. The bride’s parents are Michael and April Cowan of Cross Plains, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in zoology. The groom’s parents are Jim and Dina Hodnichak of Marysville. He is a 2011 graduate of Marysville High School and a 2015 graduate of Marshall University with a degree in environmental science. Both the bride and groom are employed by the Fort Worth Zoo. The wedding will take place June 24…

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Police responded to a report of a dog bite in the 500 block of Ash Street at 4:29 p.m. Friday. The reporting person advised he was bitten by a dog while on a run. Police responded to the scene of an accident involving Neila Kay McCarty, 71, of E. Ninth Street and Ethan Ross Rausch, 18, of London Avenue that occurred on N. Maple Street at W. Third Street at 5:58 p.m. Friday. Both vehicles stopped at the stop sign of the intersection, then entered the intersection at the same time. McCarty struck the…

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Municipal Court Speeding – Cooper E. Benavides, West Liberty, $72 fine, $88 costs. Speeding – Sean C. Stevens, London, $72 fine, $88 costs. Speeding – Rickey D. Patterson, Larue, $58 fine, $85 costs. Speeding – Robert M. Gibson, Columbus, $58 fine,$85 costs. Speeding – Morgan M. Guider, Richwood, $58 fine, $85 costs. Speeding – Alison C. Russolillo, 796 Arabian Circle, $58 fine, $85 costs. Speeding – Leah R. Amstutz, Richwood, $58 fine, $85 costs. Speeding – Josephus A. VanWezel, Continental, $122 fine, $88 costs. Speeding – Joshua F. Mrofka, Delaware, $55 fine, $88 costs. Assured clear distance – Tyler A.…

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Jared Kuhlwein, president of the Union County Fair Board, accepts a check for $100,000 from Chapmam Ford for the new cattle barn at the Union County Fairgrounds. Looking on is Dean Cook, president of the fund raising committee for the cattle barn, along with Chris Schmenk, representing the Union County Foundation and Mark Reams, Marysville mayor. The presentation took place inside the Memorial Pavilion at Partners Park during the Friday Night Uptown event. (Journal-Tribune photo by Chad Williamson)

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Editor’s Note: The following article is the third of a six-part series by Marysville resident Eric Demchak about one of Marysville’s forgotten war heroes. The series describes the career of Col. Joseph G. Hawkins, a resident of Marysville who organized a local company of soldiers to fight for the North in the Civil War. It details the role that he and his men played in what became known as the Battle of Stones River in Tennessee in late December of 1862 and early January of 1863. Unfortunately, no photographs of Hawkins could be found, but we feel that Demchak’s exhaustive…

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Recent spells of rainy weather have made local youngsters, like 1-year-old Bo Martin, pictured above, all the more eager to soak up the sun. Martin played and cooled off in the Marysville Splash Pad Thursday, when high temperatures crept into the 80s. (Journal-Tribune photo by Kevin Behrens)

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Police responded to assist another agency in the 300 block of West Ninth Street at 1:01 p.m. Thursday. Reports indicate MPD assisted Adult Probation officers. According to Union County Sheriff’s Office reports: A deputy went to the Franklin County Jail to take custody of Camron R. Simpson, 22, of Columbus on an outstanding arrest warrant at 12:25 a.m. Thursday. The male was transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail. A deputy went to the Delaware County Jail to take custody of Aaron D. Dilorenzo, 49, of Marion for a probation violation at 9:37 a.m. Thursday.…

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Ever listen to the TV commercial of JG Wentworth in which various persons say, “It’s my money and I want it now?” That same sentiment currently applies to the IRS and the payment of tax refunds. For the first time in several years, my income tax statement showed that I have a refund coming from both the federal and state governments. It’s not much, but nevertheless it’s nice to be on the receiving end instead of being required to pay more. With the extension of the filing date, my return was filed five weeks ago with both the IRS and…

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In his Richwood living room, Mark Cline, left, reacts to the official announcement of his Vax-a-Million win Wednesday while Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine look on. (Photo submitted) By Mac Cordell and Kayleen Petrovia Named as weekly winner in Vax-a-Million campaign A local man is a million dollars richer this morning. “It’s a wonderful morning,” Mark Cline, of Richwood, said this morning in an interview with the Journal-Tribune. Cline was announced as Ohio’s third Vax-a-Million drawing winner Wednesday evening. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine posted the announcement on his Twitter page. DeWine and his wife actually watched the live television…

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North Union High School said goodbye to its class of 2021 last weekend. Listed below are four valedictorians and three salutatorians, who were part of the ceremony. Calvin Harvey is the son of Rodger Harvey and Julie Harvey. He received the Academic Honors Diploma, Franklin B. Walter Award (North Union), Honda-Ohio State Partnership STRM Award. His plans after graduation are to attend The Ohio State University Jordyn Hoffman is the daughter of Chad and Jodi Hoffman. During her high school career, she was voted homecoming queen in 2020, was named to the volleyball 1st team CBC, 1st team All District…

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Police responded to a report of recovered property in the 500 block of Coleman’s Crossing Blvd. at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday. The reporting person said they found a brown women’s purse with a $50 bill and miscellaneous credit cards and papers. Police responded to report of animal bites in the 500 block of Bridle Drive at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday. The reporting person advised her dogs were attacked by neighbor dogs. Police responded to a report of a mental health issue in the 300 block of S. Plum Street at noon Wednesday. Police responded to a…

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