Local Archived News May '07
Gail DeGood-Guy named District 6 Legionnaire of the Year
Richwood resident Gail DeGood-Guy was bestowed the honor of being named
the District 6 Legionnaire of the Year Sunday, May 8, at ceremonies held
at the American Legion Post 584 in Marion.
Civic Center to host AARP driver safety program
The Richwood Civic Center will be the host site for the AARP Driver
Safety Program. The two-class course, for those 50 years of age and
older, is a refresher course to remind drivers of the skills and
techniques once learned. Taking this class may also earn a discount with
some insurance companies.
Richwood Garden Club celebrates 55 years
Several women who enjoy gardening formed The Richwood Garden Club in
March, 1952. The objective of the club was to further interest in
flowers, trees, shrubs and birds and to promote and develop public
interest in home and civic beautification. Their policy is to use funds
to beautify the Village of Richwood.
Union County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony May 14
Next week is National Peace Officer Memorial Week and Thursday, May 17,
area residents are invited to honor two local officers who died in the
line of duty while serving the community.
Postal rate to change May 14
The United States Postal Service has announced that postal rates will
increase effective May 14. Rising costs of fuel, transportation,
utilities and health care benefits have forced the business to make
necessary changes. This is the first operational rate increase since
2002. First Class mail will increase from 39 cents to 41 cents for the
first ounce and 17 cents per additional ounces. Postcards will rise from
24 to 26 cents.
Post Office collecting donations for REAP
The Richwood Post Office, working in conjunction with the National
Association of Letter Carriers, will be collecting non-perishable food
items for the local Richwood Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) Food
Pantry on Saturday, May 12. These donations are earmarked for those less
fortunate within the North Union Local School District.
Task Force calls enforcement effort "A Strong Beginning"
Law Enforcement Agencies from Union and Marion Counties announced
recently that the multi-agency task force assigned to the State Route 4
project yielded "very positive results" in its thirty-day enforcement
period. The project was aimed at lowering speeds, increasing seatbelt
usage, and creating safer following distances along the Route 4 corridor
between Marysville and Marion. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety
provided funding to the task force, which was made up of the Marion
County Sheriff's Office, the Marion and Marysville Posts of the Ohio
Highway Patrol, and the Union County Sheriff's Office. The task force
also utilized the services of the Ohio Department of Transportation in
posting additional signs and automated message boards used to educate
the motorists of the dangers of the roadway and to alert them of the
task force's presence.
North Union Spring Art and Music Festival
Students from kindergarten through 12th grades got to share their
talents in art, woodworking and music Saturday, April 28 at both the
elementary and high schools.
United Way plans "Community Care Day"
Since 1977, United Way has been bringing neighbors together to improve
lives. The 11th annual United Way of Union County Community Care Day
will be held Tuesday, May 15. The volunteer event symbolizes the true
spirit of United Way as participants help elderly residents do odd jobs
around the house, clean area parks, conduct food drives, paint, wash
windows, build wheelchair ramps and more.
Clean-up Day is May 12
The Village of Richwood has set Saturday, May 12 as Community Clean-up
Day. The collection site will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 111 N.
Fulton Street, near Monroe Field in Richwood Park.
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