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.

ODOT rep discusses Fayette streets. 09.01.2010

Written by David Green.

A representative from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) met with Fayette officials early in the month to discuss several areas of concern.

Mike Stormer spoke with village administrator Amy Metz and police chief Jason Simon about traffic issues.

Fayette police will conduct a traffic survey at the intersection of State Route 66 and Gamber Road to determine if a stoplight should be constructed at the intersection. The data will be forwarded to ODOT for study.

Police will also collect data to determine if the speed limit on S. Fayette Street should be decreased from 50 miles an hour to 35.

A study will also be made on W. Main Street (U.S. 20) to determine if a speed reduction is needed in the vicinity of the Dollar General store under construction.

The village will also send updated data to ODOT about traffic at the main intersection of U.S. 20 and State Route 66.

Stormer reviewed the parking situation at Amigo’s Pizza on S. Fayette Street (State Route 66) to examine the possibility of diagonal parking. Stormer said that no additional parking spaces would be created by changing to diagonal.

Stormer said the state would install handicap accessible ramps on U.S. 20 the next time the road is resurfaced. If ADA crosswalks are needed before the next resurfacing, Stormer said, the village would be responsible for completing the work.

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