Author: From JT Staff Reports

Earlier this month, Andrew Smarra began his second term as Union County Auditor. By state law, the treasurer takes office the first Monday of September after their election in November. Above, Smarra, right, is pictured with Union County Common Pleas Court Judge Don Fraser, who administered the oath of office. (Photo submitted)

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: Police responded to a suicide threat in the 18000 block of Timber Lane at 12:13 a.m. Thursday. Police responded to a report of domestic violence in the 200 block of W. Fourth Street at 8:23 a.m. Thursday. Reports indicate officers responded to a juvenile threatening self-harm. Police responded to a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 500 block of Meadows Drive at 9:55 a.m. Thursday. The reporting person advised her car was broken into and her firearm and extra car key was stolen. Police responded to a report of theft in…

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Grayson Stanford (8) advances the ball for MHS’ boys soccer squad. Stanford helped the Monarchs beat Westland on Thursday. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller) Marysville’s boys soccer squad downed Westland 4-1 on Thursday. JJ Riggsby scored three goals during the opening half. The Monarchs trailed 1-0 as the Cougars scored on an MHS turnover just 45 seconds into the contest. Riggsby tied the game 1-1 on a penalty kick. He gave the Monarchs (3-4) the lead with a goal less than a minute later. Sam Skidmore added Marysville’s other goal. Grayson Stanford assisted on a goal for MHS. Lady Panthers…

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Marysville’s boys golf team edged Fairbanks, 166-169, on Thursday. Nick Wever shot a 39 for MHS and earned medalist honors. Myles Young followed with a 40. Alex Crowe and Cole Eger led the Panthers with matching scores of 40. Marysville and Fairbanks will face each other again on Saturday, Sept. 25. MHS will host the Union County Classic at Marysville Golf Club. The Monarchs placed fourth during the final Ohio Capital Conference match of the season earlier this week. MHS shot a 328. Andrew Rabe finished with a 78, while Young carded an 81. Cardinals win Triad’s boys scored a…

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Although President Joe Biden’s $4.5 trillion infrastructure bill has not yet been approved and is still being debated in both houses of Congress, you wouldn’t know it by looking at all the construction in Marysville. Major projects to improve streets and highways in the city have been underway for several weeks, some for several months. Work on West Fifth Street between Court and Maple streets has been in progress for the past several weeks whereas the improvements on Industrial Parkway between Dunham Avenue and Clymer Road are nearing completion after a few months. Walnut Street near the Walnut Crossing Assisted…

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Dear Editor, President Biden has said those that aren’t vaccinated are a threat to public health. When he and V.P. Kamala were running against President Trump he said “don’t trust the vaccine.” Now he promotes it. Thursday, he said it’s not about freedom or personal choice. Hmmmm. I thought the liberals say abortion is about personal choice. So much for the Uniter in Chief. There has been so much back and forth on COVID, you don’t know what to believe. This vaccine is not a cure-all. The polio, measles, mumps, etc., we all took as young kids and they worked…

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), DriveOhio, the City of Dublin, the City of Marysville, the Transportation Research Center (TRC) Inc., Union County and industry partners held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday at TRC to officially open the nation’s longest connected highway, the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor. The corridor is equipped with a high-capacity fiber optic network and state-of-the-art sensors. Shown above, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, director of InnovateOhio, speaks to those in attendance. Also offering remarks about the smart mobility innovations were Terry Emery, Marysville City Manager, Tim Hansley, Union County administrator, Dr. Jack Marchbanks, director of ODOT,…

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Mildred E. “Millie” (Dellinger) Nicol, 89, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. She was born May 15, 1932 to Henry and Amelia (Kleiber) Dellinger at home.  She was confirmed on March 25, 1945 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chuckery.  She attended St. Paul’s Chuckery through seventh grade then graduated from Chuckery Darby High School in 1950.  On May 15, 1955 she married Willard “Nick” Nicol and they were married 64 years.  She worked for Kroger for 11 years then for Dublin City Schools for 18 years.  She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dublin where she was…

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According to Marysville Police Department reports: There are no reports for today. According to Union County Sheriff’s Office reports: Deputies and units from the Jerome Township Fire Department, Concord Township Fire Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to U.S. 42 near Watkins Road for an injury crash involving a 2016 Toyota Prius and a 2005 Lincoln Aviator at 5 a.m. Wednesday. One victim was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital. The State Patrol investigated the crash. A deputy met with a resident from the 31000 block of Wellwood Road to investigate a computer scam involving gift cards at 11:40…

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There are only three games separating the regular Pigskin Pickers as we reach the midway point of the high school football regular season. Publisher Kevin Behrens (who posted a 7-3 record last week) continues to maintain his slight season margin of 24-8. Sports editor Tim Miller also went 7-3 and continues to nip at Behrens’ heels with an overall mark of 22-10. Managing editor Chad Williamson had the week’s best finish at 8-2. On the opposite end of the spectrum, reporter Mac Cordell went 6-4. Williamson and Cordell are a game back of Miller’s pace with matching records of 21-11.…

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The Bunsold eighth-grade volleyball team beat Upper Arlington Hastings 25-9, 25-5 on Wednesday. Gwen Dyal led the Monarchs with eight ace serves and one block. Kiersten Harvey went on a run to start the second set by serving straight 12 points.

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Katie Hooley and Emma Hicks scored goals during Jonathan Alder’s girls soccer win. The Lady Pioneers improved to 2-5-0 overall with a 2-0 triumph over Buckeye Valley on Wednesday. It was JA’s second consecutive victory. Hicks and Maryn Tanferi both tallied assists during the victory. Sophie Schaefer and Ashley Warren split time in the net for Jonathan Alder. Both finished the game with a pair of saves. Panthers triumph Fairbanks’ boys rolled to a 4-1 victory over Springfield Catholic Central on Tuesday. Cade Feller and Eli Feller both notched two goals as FHS improved to 5-3-0 overall and 1-1-0 in…

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Members of North Lewisburg Village Council view the newest engine at the North East Champaign County Fire District after Tuesday night’s meeting. The fire department is operated out of the North Lewisburg Municipal Building. The new 32-foot, 35,000-pound engine was delivered by Sutphen earlier this month. It replaces former engines 321 and 322 which were 32 and 21 years old respectively. (Journal-Tribune photo by Chad Williamson)

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Editor’s note: The following information was provided by Union County Community Concert Association Board Member Florence Allen. ––– Bluegrass performers The Kevin Prater Band, who have performed throughout the United States and Canada, will come to Union County on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Bunsold Middle School. The performance is organized by the Union County Community Concert Association (UCCCA). The quintet of vocalists and instrumentalists includes Gary Isenhour, guitar; Jake Burrows, banjo and dobro; Kevin Prater, mandolin; Mallory Hindman, fiddle; and Cole Spears, bass. The performance features the group’s most popular and most requested recorded music. Their most…

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Keith Ferrell, president of the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police chapter, addresses an audience at Scheiderer Transport in Plain City on Saturday. Ferrell was one of a handful of guest speakers who spoke at the event which marked the 20 year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. (Journal-Tribune photos by Michael Williamson)

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