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113th Richwood Fair gets underway
Itıs here!
The 113th Richwood Independent Fair began Wednesday, Aug. 31 for a six-day run. Opening ceremonies were held at 7 a.m. with animal weigh-ins,
demonstrations and judgings being held throughout the day. Major (Gold) sponsors this year include: Cogburn Electric, Farm Credit Services of Mid America, Mills Chevrolet-Pontiac, M.J. Knapp Insurance, Inc., Mt. Carmel Lodge #303, Parrott Implement, Ross Realtors, Steve Robinson & Sons Excavating, Stofcheck Funeral Home, The Richwood Banking Co. and Union Rural Electric.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Eight candidates vie for four village seats
Better set aside more time for voting on Tuesday, Nov. 8.  as there are more than a few issues and elected seats to be decided.     Eight candidates will be on the November ballot seeking the four Village
Council seats now occupied by Arlene Blue, Wade McCalf,  George Showalter and Peg Wiley.
    Blue, McCalf, Showalter and Wiley submitted petitions and will try to
retain their Council positions. Challenging them will be Cynthia K.
Blackburn, James I. Dew. Julie A. Tum-eo and James K. Thompson.
Village, school levies on tap in November.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Village hires new employees;
discusses Phase III issues

By Leigh Ann Glass
At the Monday, Aug. 22 Village of Richwood Council meeting, Raymond Miller was hired as  Village Administrator at a salary of $49,000 per year. (see related article below)
Police Chief Rick Asher sought Councilıs approval to employ two new
officers  which were selected from several applicants. Council approved
(Arlene Blue voting no) to employ Becky Frasier, who has 19 years
experience, as a full-time officer at a rate of $9.91 per hour. Jamie Stoops
was hired as a part-time  officer at a rate of $8.61 per hour. Stoops has
just completed his schooling and has some experience with the Morrow County Law Enforcement.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Miller hired as new Village Administrator
Richwood Mayor Bill Nibert has announced that Raymond L. Miller has been hired as Village Adminis-trator.
Miller began his Water/Wastewater career after serving 22 years in the
United States Army. He holds both Class III Waste-water and a Class I Water Ohio EPA Certifications.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

NU shows improvement
on new state report card
The Ohio Department of Education released data for the 2004-05 school and
district report cards. The Report Cards will be printed and sent to all
parents of K-12 students in the coming weeks.
Reports show North Union met 13 of the stateıs 23 performance standards,
ranking in the Continuous Improvement category.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Dr. Carol Young addresses board on
the duties of a school superintendent

High School renovations on schedule
By Leigh Ann Glass
The North Union Board of Education learned about the tasks that a school
superintendentıs job includes at the August 15, 2005 North Union Board of
Education meeting. North Union School Superintendent Dr. Carol Young gave a
presentation on "What does a School Superintendent Do?"(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

NUHS names 2005-2006
Hall of Pride inductees

North Union High School has selected Kathryn Sieg Heinzerling, Dr. Thomas E.
Baker, and  John D. McEl-heny as the  2005-2006 Hall of Pride inductees.
Nomi-nees were reviewed for their accomplishments, honors or recognition in
athletics, business, education, humanitarian pursuits or service to others.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)


Village Council re-discusses issue of warrant payments
By Leigh Ann Glass
At the Monday, Aug. 8 Village of Richwood Council meeting, members again
discussed the issue of the approval of warrants. Fiscal Officer Don Jolliff
had stated, at the meeting held on July 25, that when he presents warrants
to Council, they are not for their approval to be paid, they are presented
so Council can acknowledge what bills have already been paid.
 Jolliff informed Council that payments will not be mailed without approval
of the Village Administrator.  Since the position of the Village
Administrator is currently vacant, Mayor Bill Nibert will approve the
warrants so the invoices can be paid in a timely manner to avoid late fees.(for complete story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Gibson inducted into racing Halls of Fame
    Hall of Famers are known for being legendary performers in their sport
and accomplishing legendary feats.
    Todd Gibson fits both those molds, as he was inducted into the Sandusky
Speedway Hall of Fame two weeks ago and into the Lorain Hall of Fame this month as well.(for complete story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

People, Pets and Personalities
Zebu help couple over the humps

Gary and Fran Inskeep of Miller Rd. keep horses, beautiful Pinto and
quarter horses. They breed, train, show and sell them. And, they have some
very good, prize-winning stock.
But, the most unusual and out-of-the-ordinary critters are the miniature
Zebu cattle. Driving by their farm and catching a glimpse of the
humped-back, horned, gray and brown little bovine, transports one, for a
brief moment, into another country.(for complete story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Annual Park Day set for Sunday
Richwood Park will be buzzing with activity Sunday when the Annual Park Day
festivities are in full swing. Park Chairman George Showalter said all is
ready and hopes for full cooperation from Mother Nature.(for complete story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)