Showalter apologizes for error
Park Committee Chair George Showalter
apologized to Council members and
to the staff at the Union Soil and Water
(USWCD)for his statements made to The Richwood Gazette
staff at the
Village Council meeting held Monday, April 23.
Showalter, the statement that "experts from the USWCD
state that if the
lake's banks are not supported, in ten to twelve
years, the lake could become
a wetlands" was incorrect. The USWCD never
made the statement, he
Sheriff to crack down on underage drinking parties
Sheriff Rocky Nelson announced recently that his office
would be stepping up
its efforts to fight the growing problem of
underage drinking parties within
Prom night safety, advice for parents and teens
Prom night is probably the most
anticipated night of
the year for teens
and can be the most dreaded by heir parents. Although
most teens think
they know everything about how o stay safe, parents know
And, according to safety experts, t will take more than just talk
a safe evening for all.
Enforcement rules for Smokefree
Ohio start May 3
After a sixty-five day process, which included public
comments, a public
hearing, and a final hearing before the Joint Committee on
Review, the rules of enforcement and implementation submitted by
Ohio Department of Health have been approved and will take effect
Thursday, May 3.
NUCFD seeks new fire chief
The Board of
Trustees of the Northern Union County Fire and EMS is
looking for a new
leader. Board President, Steve Patton released this
statement: "We, as the
board have every confidence in Chief German as a
paramedic and a firefighter.
Our philosophies about leadership of the
department differ and we have opted
not to renew his contract, which
expires May 31, 2007. He will continue to
serve the district in the same
capacity for approximately 90 days. Chief
German is very dedicated to
the fire and EMS department and we appreciate his
service. He will most
likely still be seen in the community serving our
emergency needs. We
value Chief German and his family and are making every
effort to make
this a smooth transition."
National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer will be observed in Richwood on Thursday,
3 at noon in front of the town hall with a short session of prayer
our nation, its leaders at the national, state and local levels and
our troops. All are welcome.
Parent Mentor Program is established at North Union
By: Leigh Ann
Mr. Ed Kapel, Director of Special Education, and Linda Gorsuch,
Mentor Volunteer addressed members of the North Union Board of
regarding NU's Parent Mentor Program during the group's regular
held April 16.
Richwood Bank holds shareholders
Three directors were elected at the Richwood Banking Co.'s
meeting last week. Elected to three-year terms were Homer R.
David R. Boerger and John J. Wiley. All three have served previously
the bank's board. The remaining directors include Dan J. Anderson,
K. Hoffman, Richard A. Johnston, Jeffrey S. Marsh, William L.
Chad L. Hoffman and Kyle Stofcheck, who is the chairman of the
North Union schools present Spring Art and Music Festival
Union students have prepared all year and are ready to show off
at the 2007 Spring Art and Music Festival. The event will
be held on
Saturday, April 28 at North Union Elementary and High School.
Richwood Council deals with park issues
By Leigh Ann Glass
Village Council dealt with Richwood Park issues at its regular
evening at the administration office. Council member Wade
Body found in burned house on Lingrell Road
Union County law enforcement officials found a body inside the
remnants of a large house fire in Washington Township Monday.
appears to be an apparent suicide at this point," Union County
David Applegate said late Monday.
Personal Needs Pantry opens for needy
By Sherryl Sheets
The Richwood community rises to the
challenge of helping those in need.
Once again, the challenge has been met,
with help from Jo Ann Stillings
and members of the Home Mission
Charlene Jolliff retires from Richwood Gazette
Jolliff has officially retired from The Richwood Gazette after
years in the newspaper industry. Her retirement was effective
Community mourns loss of local physician
Dr. Charles W. Holcomb, long-time
Richwood general practitioner, died
Saturday, March 31, after a brief
illness. Holcomb, who retired in 1989,
bloodmobiles net ninety-five productive units
Two successful blood drives
were held recently resulting in 36
productive units collected at the Richwood
First United Methodist Church
on Mon-day, March 12 and 59 productive units
collected at North Union
High School on Friday, March 16.
recognized as Public Health Partner of the Year
The Union County Health
Department recognized Memorial Hospital of
Union County as the 2006 Public
Health Partner of the Year recntly
during the District Advisory Council's
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