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For the construction of Marengo Sidewalks located at West Williams Street & West Walnut Street, Marengo, Ohio.  Proposals may be forwarded by registered mail and addressed to: Morrow County Commissioners,80 N. Walnut St., Mt. Gilead, Oh. 43338. They also may be delivered in person to the Bid opening. Bids will be received by Morrow County Commissioners until 9:14 AM LOCAL TIME, June 20, 2018.

 Proposals received after said hour may be returned.

The Notice and Instructions to Bidders, Proposal Forms, Contract Forms, Plans, Drawings and other documents may be examined at the following: Morrow County Development Office, 80 N. Walnut Street, Ste B, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338. Bid and Performance bonds are required. Prevailing wage rates apply.

Separate copies of the complete bidding documents and plans for each division of work may be obtained at the Morrow County Commissioners Office or the Village of Marengo in Mt. Gilead, Ohio or Marengo, Ohio. PDF’s are available via email from the Development Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at no cost.

The Board of Commissioners and the Village of Marengo reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Advertise, Morrow County Sentinel May 23, 2018 and May 30, 2018 and on the website at

Dollar Tree Announces New Distribution Center in the Morrow County, Ohio; Creating 400 New Jobs

Columbus, Ohio – Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, announced plans for a new distribution center in Morrow County, Ohio. The company plans to invest more than $125 million into the project, while creating 400 new jobs for the Columbus Region. Dollar Tree will be the second largest employer in the county.

“Dollar Tree is a large and growing organization,” said Gary Philbin, Dollar Tree president and CEO. “We currently operate more than 735 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the state of Ohio and we are excited about our new distribution center project in Morrow County. This new facility will enhance our supply chain, provide convenient access to our network of stores and create hundreds of new jobs for the citizens in Morrow County and its surrounding counties.”

Dollar Tree will invest in the construction of a new 1.2 million-square-feet distribution facility in Bennington Township that will provide service directly to Dollar Tree’s stores. Construction is slated to commence in summer 2018, with the facility being operational by summer 2019.

“The Morrow County Commissioners are thrilled to welcome an industry-leading retailer like Dollar Tree to the community, and we’re energized by the hundreds of employment opportunities it will bring,” said Tom Whiston, Morrow County commissioner.

Situated directly on I-71, the facility will provide Dollar Tree with prime access to quickly and efficiently move product to its stores. Furthermore, the new distribution center provides Morrow County residents in-county employment opportunities, right inside of town.

“Dollar Tree’s investment in a new fulfillment center in Bennington is great news for the Columbus Region and the 400 Ohioans who will soon be on the job in Morrow County,” said Ted Griffith, JobsOhio managing director for logistics and distribution. “This was a collaborative effort with Columbus 2020, Morrow County and Dollar Tree that will grow this successful company’s presence in Ohio.”

Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, Dollar Tree is the largest and most successful single-price-point retailer in North America. Dollar Tree was ranked No. 136 on the 2017 Fortune 500 ranking of largest companies. As of fiscal year-ended February 3, 2018, the company operated 14,835 retail stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces, along with a network of 22 distribution centers.

With greater access to the U.S. market than any other major metro, the Columbus Region is a strategic location for the movement of goods. More than 4,400 logistics establishments employing over 83,000 employees thrive on the Columbus Region’s ultra-modern interstate highway system, third-party logistics companies and multiple rail terminals. Morrow County is approximately 45 minutes north of downtown Columbus. The county has a population approaching 40,000 and in recent years has invested millions to expand water, sewer, natural gas and fiber utilities infrastructure.




The Board of Revision will meet May 10th to vew the properties that are included on the complaint forms filed against the 2017 tax year values.

Patricia K. Davies
Morrow County Auditor
Secretary, Board of Revision


Morrow County Forfeited Lands Sale  May 17, 2018    1:00 p.m. 

Where: County Commissioners’ Hearing Room Walnut Place Building

80 North Walnut Street St., Mt Gilead, OH 43338 

For complete details see our website

By Patricia K. Davies, Morrow County Auditor

48 East High Street Room 7, Mt. Gilead

Questions: Call #419.946.4060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Budget Commission

The 2018 Budget Commission will hold regular monthly meetings every second (2nd) and as necessary, fourth (4th) Monday of each month at 1 pm in the Auditor's Office, Room 7, Morrow County Court House. February and August, the meeting shall be on the first Monday in place of the second Monday at 1 pm in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room. All other Special Meetings called by the Chairman will be posted on the website.







Morrow County is committed to the health of its employees and residents. The health hazards related to all tobacco products, including but not limited to smoking and/or smokeless tobacco, are well documented. The health hazards related to smoking impact both the smoker and non-smoker exposed to secondhand smoke. The purpose of the Morrow County Smoke Fee, Tobacco Free Workplace Policy is to comply with the Ohio Smoking Ban (ORC 3794), to provide clean air to employees and visitors on all county owned property and in all county owned vehicles, and to provide a work environment that supports employee health.

The Smoke Free, Tobacco Free Policy is part of the County’s broader employee wellness program intended to provide employees with a healthy workplace, access to health insurance, preventive health services, and health information.


1.1 Smoking or lighting of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or other substances is prohibited on County property. Use of smokeless tobacco products, including chew and snuff, is prohibited on County property. Property is defined as all building, grounds, parking lots, and motor vehicles owned by Morrow County, Ohio.

1.2 This policy shall apply to all county employees, subcontractors, and visitors while on County property at the following campuses during business and non-business hours:

1.21 THE COURTHOUSE, ENGINEER’S OFFICE, PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE & WALNUT PLACE CAMPUSES, shall be smoke free in the buildings, at entrances, and in the parking lots. The designated smoking areas for the campuses are on the public sidewalks.

1.3 As necessary, this policy shall be modified to comply with regulating state and federal laws.

1.4 This policy shall take effect on July 15, 2013, with a transition period to run from July 15, 2013 through September 1, 2013. During the transition, reminders will be issued to those violating the policy. Enforcement of the policy shall begin September 1, 2013.

1.5 Violations of this policy by employees will be treated according to the county’s progressive discipline schedule.

1.5.1 The first time an employee is found in violation of this policy, he/she will receive a verbal warning, including a review of the policy.

1.5.2 The second time an employee is found in violation of this policy, he/she will receive a verbal written warning.

1.5.3 A third violation will result in a written warning.

1.5.4 A fourth violation may result in suspension without pay to underscore the seriousness of the situation.

1.5.5 Subsequent violations may result in termination.

1.6 Subcontractors or visitors violating the policy will be informed of the County’s policy and politely asked to comply. Subcontractors or visitors refusing to comply with the policy will be asked to leave County property, and will be invited to return to conduct business once they have finished and are able to comply with the policy.

1.7 Any person who observes a violation of this policy by an employee may report violations to the supervisor of the employee in question. Once the employee’s supervisor has been notified of a violation, or if the supervisor observes the violation directly, the supervisor is responsible to discuss the violation with the employee and taking appropriate disciplinary action. If the problem persists, an employee observing the violations may contact Patricia Davies, Director of Operations at 419-947-7535.

1.8 The County provides a range of resources to assist County employees who want to quit smoking and/or quit other tobacco products, including:

1.8.1 Tobacco cessation support through the Ohio tobacco Quit Line at or 1-800-784-8669;

1.8.2 Coverage of pharmaceuticals to assist with tobacco cessation (for employees covered by the county insurance) plan through Caremark at 1-800-896-2183;

1.8.3 A counseling visit with the employee’s primary care physician (employees covered by the county insurance plan); and

1.8.4 Referrals to area smoking cessation programs and services through the County Wellness Program by calling Kelly Hand, Morrow County Health Department, 419-947-1545, ext 314