Office Hours Notice

Due to conflicting staff schedules and programming, the Morgan County OSU Extension office will be closed from 12:00pm (noon) to 4:30pm (end of day) on Friday, June 25, 2021. We strive to provide our clientele with opportunities to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

UPDATE: OSU Extension Office Hours & Face Mask Policy

We are back in the office full-time Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm!

URGENT: Face Masks Update

Effective immediately, June 1, 2021, we have been given university approval to follow local guidance for our statewide campuses with regard to masks.

What this means for OSU Extension, in general:

·         Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at 4-H camp (day or overnight) for ALL employees AND clientele

·         Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at any OSU Extension (including 4-H non-camp) programs and activities for ALL employees AND clientele

·         Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at county offices for ALL employees AND clientele

    • Face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated.

All other health and safety guidance is still in effect, such as physical distancing and sanitizing.

Local guidance (i.e., local health department, local landlord or building requirements, etc.) prevails, if there are more stringent requirements.

NOTE: Individuals and/or family members may not attend if they or anyone living their household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, or as been directly exposed (confirmed or suspected) to COVID-19 if they are not fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccinations are our best current protection against infection and a fatal outcome. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask, however we strongly recommend eligible, but unvaccinated, individuals to continue to properly wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.

REMINDER: Please know that these guidelines may be modified at any time if conditions change, and/or if the guidance is not followed, and/or if a local health department issues more stringent requirements.

Governor DeWine Announcement

OSU Extension is working with CFAES and OSU Leadership to determine how Governor DeWine’s announcement may impact 4-H and Extension in-person programming. Stay Tuned. Thank you for your continued patience.

Looking for a Forever Home

Dear 4-H Volunteers and Members,

We received a call from a community member looking for a good home for their foster dog, Charlie. She said her other dogs are not getting along with him very well (they don’t think Charlie belongs there), and he is starting to become more anxious the longer he stays.

He is an older beagle, but she is not sure what age. He is a lovable rescue, fixed, and house trained. Charlie enjoys walks and gets along great with other dogs (besides her dogs who don’t seem to like Charlie). He tends to be afraid of his own shadow and doesn’t like the sound of guns.

She has not advertised on Facebook, because she wants him to go to a good, quiet home and be happy and loved. She recommends a home with an older couple that may be retired and enjoy the outdoors but can give Charlie all the love and attention he needs. If you can think of or know anyone, please contact Melanie at 740-684-0891.

Meet Charlie 🙂

OSU Extension Morgan County Announces New Office Associate


The Morgan County Extension Office is pleased to announce our new Office Associate, Amy Kirkbride.  Amy is no stranger to our office she has been our SNAP-Ed Program Assistant for the past 6 years.  She has done a great job doing programs for both youth and adults in our county to help them make healthy food and physical activity choices.  I know the elementary school students are going to miss the “vegetable lady”.

Amy and her husband Casey have been married for 18 years.  They are both Morgan County natives and they are the parents of two children Audrey, and Lincoln.  In their spare time, they enjoy kayaking together as a family.

We know she will bring the same dedication, skills, and commitment to her new position.  If you get a chance reach out to Amy to congratulate and welcome her to the new position.

 

Extended Office Closure

All OSU Extension staff will continue to work from home through January 18, 2021. Staff can still be reached via phone 740-962-4854 or email.

Lydia Flores.191@osu.edu

Amy Kirkbride.44@osu.edu

Rachel Larimer.20@osu.edu

Pamela Montgomery.221@osu.edu

Chris Penrose.1@osu.edu or 740-557-3151

After January 18, appointment only hours will resume, however, that is subject to change. Please call prior to visiting the office. In the event our county would move to a Level 4 Public Emergency (purple) the office will be closed and staff will be teleworking.

Staff will not be available on the following days:

  • January 1, 2021
  • January 18, 2021

Riecker Building Access

At the end of today (Monday, November 16) the Commissioners will be locking the building, and folks will need to call to schedule a meeting at any of the offices in the building. As of right now, the OSU Extension office will maintain the current office schedule, but visitors will need to schedule an appointment to gain access to enter the building.

If you need to stop by, our current office schedule is:

Mondays: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Tuesdays:  1:00 – 4:00pm

Thursdays: 8:00am – Noon

Fridays: 12:30 – 2:30pm

**The OSU Extension office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 for the holiday**