Scioto County Commissioner Mike Crabtree is critically ill with COVID and fighting for his life in a Columbus hospital. The Scioto County Commissioners asked residents to pray for the outspoken
Republican who was recently re-elected to the Scioto County Board of Commissioners.
In a Facebook post, the commissioners said. ” He is very critical and in need of a miracle from God. Please join us in praying for Mike, and his Doctors and nurses who are fighting to save his life. Speak life!!”
Commissioner Crabtree has been highly critical of the way the state of Ohio has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Apostolic Lighthouse Church also asked for prayers for Commissioner Crabtree. “Scioto County Commissioner Mike Crabtree has COVID. He is on a vent at Riverside. The ICU staff is very worried. Our friend needs prayer and a miracle more than ever. Please pray for Mike and Dianna his wife. Our hearts are breaking. His wife has asked that Mike be put on every prayer chain
Crabtree Vigil Scheduled For Monday
The Scioto County Commissioners said a prayer vigil is scheduled for Monday. It will be held at 7 pm on the steps on the 6th Street side of the Scioto County Courthouse. Attendees are asked to bring a candle.
If not, one will be provided.
Crabtree is one of 718 active cases of COVID reported in Scioto County residents. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 58 new cases on Saturday for Scioto County. The new cases bring the total to 2,101 since the start of the outbreak.
Earlier on Saturday, the commissioners pleaded with residents to be careful. “The Commissioners want to remind everyone to please practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands
. Our hearts break for the 23 families who have lost loved ones, and the many families struggling with active cases. We rejoice with the many who have recovered. Please pray for our first responders and hospital staff at the front lines of this pandemic.”