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

  • Front.cheers
    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
  • Family.3.wide
    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.
  • Front.newpaper.2
    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.
  • Front.code.2
    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.
  • Front.skelton.vigil
    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
  • Front.gym.new
    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.
  • Front.lift
    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.

Teen drinking campaign receives grant 01.26.2011

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Family and Children First Council is one of 17 recipients in Ohio to receive a $2,500 “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most” grant for 2011.

The grant was written by the Family & Children First Council on behalf of its committee, Healthy Choices Caring Communities.

Karen Pennington, Fulton County Family and Children First Council Coordinator, praises the program.

“We have had great parental response from this campaign,” Pennington said. “Our law enforcement officers have worked well with us to increase enforcement of Ohio’s Underage Drinking Laws and we have really seen underage drinking levels drop.”

The Drug Action Alliance funding for 2011 will be used to provide extra law enforcement in the county during prom and graduation season. The Parents Who Host Lose the Most media campaign will be carried out through youth and adult volunteers with partial funding by the Drug Free Communities Grant for some supplies and coalition staff effort.

The campaign is a collaborative effort involving many Fulton County partners including all seven school districts, business owners, WMTR radio, village and county governments which sign proclamations, and many parent and youth volunteers.

The Parents Who Host, Lose the Most campaign is a county-wide event with many opportunities to get involved and volunteer. For more information, contact Lou Moody at 419/337-0915 or at [email protected]

Healthy Choices Caring Communities is a group of community members working together to prevent and reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs by Fulton County youths.

To become a member, or for more information, contact Lou Moody, Project Director, at 419/337-0915 or at [email protected]

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016