Do you know anyone that doesn't fully understand the needs of the District and the significance of the upcoming bond issue on the May 8th ballot? If so, PLEASE..., PLEASE, PLEASE reach out and inform them of the upcoming public forums where Superintendent Scott Schmidt will be presenting and speaking with the community. Thank you, and PLEASE do your part as a concerned constituent, and SHARE. We are ALL responsible for helping to inform the community.
Mon, 3/12 9a-10a - Hot Spot Coffee, Johnstown
Wed, 3/14 3p-4p - Alexandria Public Library, Alexandria
Thur, 3/15 10a-11a - Homer Public Library, Homer
Wed, 3/21 6p-7p - Hartford Volunteer Fire Dept - Croton
and y'all think croton has problems? 🤭
He was approved during a 2-minute council meeting.
We are saddened by the loss of a great lady
For this one Hartford Fair office manager her lifetime of laughter, stories, and worries have gone. Lie down and rest your head, your time here has been struggl...e enough, put your fair book editing aside and shut down your computer.
Years were not easy, but you smiled through. Cindy it is time to close your grandstand ticket booth; the tickets have been sold.
You have guided a fine Hartford Fair family, worked the office with class, integrity and always with fun. Hang up your keys and put away the camper maps your work here on earth is done.
Dedication and strength few possess lead you on your journey to help make our fair the best. Cindy your labor is done; your home is now heaven; no more must you wait. Your legacy and love of the Hartford Fair lives on. Don’t worry as Directors we will put on our hats and carry on just as you would.
The Hartford Fair Family is saddened to announce the loss of our beloved Cindy Twyford. On March 10, 2018 at 7:45 PM, Cindy passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Cindy is survived by her Mother Mary Ann Arter, Husband Chuck, their children Shawn(Karen) and Spence(Karen), and three grandchildren Madison, Morgan, and Lydia
A funeral service honoring Cindy will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Croton Church of Christ, Croton Ohio. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018; 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Croton Church of Christ.
These three recently were inducted into the Licking County Agriculture Hall of Fame. Read our story on how they got there.
*TWO Shot and Killed In The Line Of Duty*
Rest In Peace Police Officer Anthony Morelli
and Police Officer Eric Joering
Westerville Police Department, Ohio
End ...Of Watch: February 10, 2018
Ofc. Anthony Morelli, 54, and Ofc. Eric Joering, 39, were shot and killed after responding to a 911 hang-up call(details within).
Born with a soul that has Courage to wear the Badge, Officer Anthony Morelli had been Saving, Serving, and Protecting the People as a Law Enforcement Officer for 30 years.
Officer Morelli was recognized in 2012 as the Westerville Division of Police Officer of the Year, nominated and elected by peers for outstanding actions and conduct over the previous year. His nomination cited the following: "Officer Morelli ranks number one on the shift for the following categories: case reports, incident reports, accidents, and OVIs. He is substantially above the shift average in all other categories of the activity report including citations and arrests. His assigned cases are thorough and completed in a timely manner. Throughout his tenure, he has remained motivated, dedicated, and professional in the performance of his duties."
Brother Anthony was also recognized for taking part and placing in the 2015 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run, supporting the Special Olympics of Ohio. Officer Morelli, along with two other officers, also helped raise $580 for Special Olympics.
Born with a soul that has Courage to wear the Badge, Officer Eric Joering had been Saving, Serving, and Protecting the People as a Law Enforcement Officer for 17 years.
A detective with the Division of Police, Ofc. Joering was three times recognized with the Exceptional Duty Award. In 2013, Brother Eric was recognized with a commendation for his role in an investigation that led to the arrest of dealers with links to high-level drug traffickers in Mexico. Ofc. Joering also served as a K-9 Officer and was partnered with Police K9 Sam.
Westerville Police Chief Joseph Morbitzer adds: "These were two of the best we had, this was their calling and they did it right, they knew how to do policing the right way, both of them. Both officers gave their life in protection of others. Those are true American heroes. We will miss both of these officers because they were pillars in our department."
Courageous and Compassionate, Fearless and Fair, these Brave and Benevolent, Sons, Husbands, Fathers, and Brothers of Blue simply wanted to make a difference in their small corner of the world. May we take a part of Brother Anthony's and Brother Eric's legacies with us when we enter our daily arenas as we continue to create our own. May we vow to continue with the same Honor, Integrity, and Bravery as these two True Blues served.
May we always remember how Police Officer Anthony Morelli and Police Officer Eric Joering Lived As Only A Hero Could.
May we never forget how they had the Courage to run toward the unknown danger together and their lives were taken because they were Brave enough to answer the call ...
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1202hours(local), Westerville Police Dispatch received a 911 hang-up call. As per protocol, Officers must respond and were dispatched to the 300 block of Crosswind Drive address.
Upon arrival at the apartment at 1210hours, an immediately as they entered, a gunman opened fire and shot both Officers. The Officers were able to return fire and shot and wounded the suspect. (additional suspect details written below).
The Officers were transported to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
Sadly, and with very heavy hearts, this proved to be both Brothers' final battle ...
Police Officer Eric Joering succumbed to gunshot wounds on scene and was pronounced on arrival at hospital.
Police Officer Anthony Morelli succumbed to gunshot wounds while in surgery. Brother Anthony had just celebrated his 54th birthday on January 07.
Anthony leaves behind his beloved bride of 28 1/2 years, Linda, daughter Beth(and Danny), son Chris, parents Anthony and Carolyn, brothers David, Michael, and their families, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Eric leaves behind his beloved bride Jami, daughters Eva(12), Elena(11), and Ella(6), parents Jim and Lillian, brother Michael(and Jen), nephew Joseph, niece Ravella; sister-in-law Angi (Mike), nephews Nick, Matt, TJ, and Chris; his police family, and many friends.
Ofc. Joering's K9 partner, Sam will be officially retired and continue living with Mrs. Joering and their three young daughters.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire extended Morelli and Joering families, the Men and Women of the Westerville PD, to all first-responders who came running to assist, to the hospital staff, and to all whom have had the pleasure and the privilege of knowing and working along side these two True Blue Heroes.
Our Brothers, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battles to come ... In Our Brothers' Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifices. We thank you for your lives. Job Well Done Sirs.
Rest In Peace Police Officer Anthony Morelli and Police Officer Eric Joering ... We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!
Services are as follows: There will be public visitation For both Officer Eric Joering and Officer Anthony Morelli Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State ST., Westerville, Ohio followed by services at 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers both families both families request contributions may be made to Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors, P.O. Box 2113, Cridersville, OH 45806 and to COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), P.O. Box 3199, Camdenton, MO, 65020.
The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police has set up a GoFundMe account for the officers' families - you can donate online here: https://www.gofundme.com/foplodge9helpfund
Cop killer, 30, in custody - charged with two counts of aggravated murder; Friend of accused cops killer also arrested/charged with straw purchase of gun used in slayings
Ofc. Morelli and Ofc. Joering are the 13th and 14th Law Enforcement Line Of Duty death this year, 2018. (not including those whom have died In The Line Of Duty from 9/11 cancer)
Ofc. Morelli and Ofc. Joering are the 10th and 11th Law Enforcement Officer to die from gunshot wound In The Line of Duty this year, 2018.
All tributes of all of our fallen this year can be found in our 2018 True Blue Angels In Heaven album here:
~written by Nessie for True Blue Warriors~