Local Archived News April '08
Council decides to electrify town clock
BY LEIGH ANN GLASS
Village Administrator Lin Hensley provided council with information
regarding the town clock when they met in regular session Monday, April
28. Council member Wade McCalf was absent.
There's a new "bank" in Richwood
Four members of the Richwood First United Methodist Church have become
volunteer counselors for the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB). This is not your
typical bank, where you can deposit money or start a savings account.
OBB is a public-private partnership that provides community outreach and
access to low and moderate income Ohioans. Pastor Joe Rhea, Chanin Lowe,
JoAnn Stillings and Steve Brown are currently the only trained
counselors, in Union County, who are able to help deserving residents
get money from government programs and other public services.
Letter carriers plan annual food drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct their 16th
annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive on Saturday, May 10.
Egg farm opponents seek support of city
The Hi-Q egg farms controversy came to Marysville Thursday night as
opponents brought the issue before city council.
Richwood Clean-up Day update
Mayor Bill Nibert has announced an update regarding the Saturday, May 17
Clean-up Day. Collection site will be held at 33 Cherry St. at the
Salvage One business location, which is located west of Grove St.
Residents may drop items between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Critical Incident Training to be held at North Union High School
North Union High School will be the site of a Critical Incident Training
exercise, to be conducted Wednesday, April 30. This is the first time
this type of exercise, of this size and complexity, has been attempted
in the State of Ohio.
Regency Construction updates school board on building projects
BY LEIGH ANN GLASS
Carrie Fortman of Regency Construction provided board members with an
update on the building projects when they met in regular session on
Monday, April 21.
Charges filed against clerks selling liquor to underage customers
Northern Union County was the target for officers from the Union County
Sheriff's Department (UCSO) and the Ohio Investigative Unit as they
conducted a canvas of businesses in the area, searching for those
willing to sell alcohol to underage customers.
Saturday is make-up day for North Union schools
Parents and students are reminded that Saturday, April 26 is the first
of three scheduled make-up days for students in the North Union School
Union Recyclers to hold document and electronic waste Destruction Day
Have an old computer or other electronic devices that need to be
destroyed? Union Recyclers has planned a collection event to accommodate
you. This event is open to everyone.
Union County Electronic Waste Collection and Documentation Destruction
Day is planned for Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Union
Recyclers, 15140 U.S. 36E, in Marysville.
Richwood Clean-up Day set for Saturday, May 17
Residents are encouraged to take pride in their community by cleaning up
and throwing out. The Village of Richwood's annual Clean-up Day will be
held Saturday, May 17. Collection site is 111 N. Fulton St., near Monroe
Field at Richwood Park. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Postal rates to rise
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that postal rates
will go up, effective Monday, May 12. Rising fuel costs, transportation,
utility and health care costs have mandated the increase.
Senior Project Manager approaches council with various updates
By: Leigh Ann Glass
John R. Grosse, Senior Project Manager of R.D. Zande & Associates, Inc.,
approached council regarding various project updates when they met in
regular session on Monday, April 14. Council members Wade McCalf and Jim
Thompson were absent.
Supreme Court announces cases to be heard in Union County session
Submitted by: The Ohio Supreme Court
Four cases will be heard by the Supreme Court of Ohio in Union County on
Wednesday, May 7, according to an announcement by Chief Justice Thomas
J. Moyer. The Court's visit is part of the semiannual Off-Site Court
By MAC CORDELL
Each Monday, signs declaring "No More Chickens" surround the York
Township Hall. Every week a crowd gathers at the building, strategizing
how best to keep a proposed 6 million chicken egg farm from locating in
ODOT officially kicks off $350 million 2008-2009 construction season
Submitted by: ODOT
The importance of public-private partnerships was the focus as the Ohio
Department of Transportation (ODOT) kicked off its 2008 Central Ohio
Construction Season, which includes 54 projects with a total investment
by the state of $350 million.
Community mourns the loss of two civic leaders
Kathryn Hook and Freda Kyle, both outstanding leaders in the Richwood
community, passed away this past week.
Sales tax issues passes by three votes
Union County Board of Elections officials have announced that after a
recount of all the ballots, held Friday, April 4, the quarter-percent
sales tax issue for Union County passed by three votes - 7,830 to 7,827.
What will it take to service 6 million chickens?
By MAC CORDELL
If the chicken farm planned for York Township is built to the
specifications detailed in the permit application, it would be one of
the largest egg farms in the eastern United States.
Egg farm would generate funds for NU, other entities
By MAC CORDELL
Jon Hall knows he is in a difficult position.
To be fair, the entire North Union School board and administration are
in a sticky situation.
Community Service hours surpass 4,800 mark
Judge Richard E. Parrott, of the Union County Common Pleas Court, has
announced that in the first three months of 2008, in excess of 4,800
hours of community service have been provided through the Common Pleas
Community Service Program.
Resident pleads guilty
According to a report received from the Union County Prosecutor's
office, James Tylor McCarty, 22, of Richwood recently plead guilty to
charges of Breaking and Entering and Receiving Stolen Property.
Sales tax increase passes by only two votes
Union County Board of Elections officials have counted all the ballots
and the verdict is in: The one-quarter percent sales tax increase passed
7,828 to 7,826 - a margin of only two votes. Unofficial count from the
Board of Elections, on election day, showed the sales tax increase
passing by just 50 votes. However, there were 300 provisional ballots
yet to be counted. According to Election Board officials, if the vote
ends in a tie, the issue would be considered a defeat.
Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set
Union County Recyclers is organizing a Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Day for all Union County residents. Mark your calendar for
Saturday, April 19 to bring items for recycling.
Timeline for egg farm construction hazy
By MAC CORDELL
While the permit application for a six million chicken egg farm calls
for construction to begin later this month in York Township, it could be
months, even years before that happens.
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