The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Police seeking information relating to chase 1.9

Written by David Green.

A police chase from Wauseon to Morenci last Wednesday left officers without the fleeing driver and puzzled over a hit-and-run incident.

A vehicle was stopped in Wauseon for a registration check at 4:40 p.m. Jan 2, but after the police officer made verbal contact, the driver sped off.

The Wauseon officer and a Fulton County Sheriff’s Department officer both pursued the vehicle and eventually ended up in Morenci, where officer Don Thompson became involved in the chase.

The fleeing driver sped along several Morenci residential streets, but officers were unable to block his travel. He struck a vehicle at the intersection of Elm and East Street South as he was heading south out of town and back into Ohio.

When the Wauseon officer realized the woman driving the other vehicle was not injured, he continued with the pursuit.

The fleeing driver apparently turned off State Route 108 onto a county road and escaped. The Wauseon officer then notified Morenci about the crash, but Officer Thompson was unable to locate the victim. So far, the accident has not been reported.

The fleeing driver was recognized by the Wauseon officer as a 27-year-old male from Fayette and charges are pending.

Morenci police are seeking information about the accident at Elm Street for possible prosecution of the Fayette driver. Morenci police chief Larry Weeks said the car received minor damage.

Anyone with information should call the Morenci Police Department at 458-7104.

 

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