Local Archived News April '09
North Union Middle School students earn Honda Innovation Award at
National Robotics Challenge
An innovative remote-controlled roto-tiller earned the top innovation
prize at the 2009 National Robotics Challenge, where more than 280
robots competed in a variety of robotic events.
Council drops plan for village trash collection
It appears the free enterprise system for trash collection will
remain in place for the village of Richwood.
North Union Schools Celebrates The Arts
North Union School District will showcase “The Arts” within the
district on Saturday, May 9.
Ohioan tests positive for Swine Flu
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently confirmed a case of
swine flu involving a nine-year old boy from Lorain County. The
patient is considered to have a mild case of the disease and is
recovering at home.
Public invited to preview NU prom
The North Union Junior-Senior Prom, sponsored by the Class of 2010,
will be held Saturday, May 2 at North Union High School. The theme,
“Back In Black,” is based upon the popular rock and roll song by the
School board discusses proposed education plan
North Union hopes to receive additional money from Gov. Ted
Strickland’s new education plan, but it is anybody’s guess as to how
Students compete in mock trial competition
North Union Middle School students recently competed in a mock trial
competition held at the Ohio Judicial Center and Supreme Court
Building in downtown Columbus. The Middle School Mock Trial program,
sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law Related Education (OCLRE), is
literature based and gives students the opportunity to act as a
witness, judge, attorney and jury as they adjudicate cases
constructed around books commonly read in Ohio’s middle schools. The
activity teaches students critical analysis, persuasion, questioning
skills, character development, logical thinking and principles of law.
The 5th Annual Brandy Winfield Memorial Poker Run is set
Brandy Winfield was well known in the Richwood area, as he, his wife
Sara and two sons, had lived on N. Franklin St. for a few years. He
was a volunteer for the Northern Union County Fire and EMS Dept.,
active with the Richwood Police Dept. volunteering with the cadet
program and community policing events.
Union County Military Family Support Group meets
At a recent meeting of The Union County Military Family Support
Group, many items of interest were presented. Among them was
information from Dale Bartow, executive director of the Veterans
Service Office. He reiterated the many ways that the Veterans Office
can provide aid to Union County veterans. A few examples are: help
with emergency financial assistance, filling out VA forms and
applying for VA benefits. They also provide transportation to VA or
Council discusses grass and water problems
At Monday night’s meeting, Richwood Village Council held a discussion on the need for a civilian position within the police department.
McKendree U.M.C. closes, end of an era
Members of the McKendree United Methodist Church, 28677 Route 739, in York Center, have made the difficult decision to close their doors. Recently, the McKendree church has combined with Community U.M.C. and the new charge has been named York Center United Methodist Church.
UCBDD creates position to support families
The position of Family Involvement Coordinator became a permanent position at the March board meeting of the Union County Board of
Developmental Disabilities (UCBDD). The creation of this position was a result of the collaborative effort of several local agencies. The
Council for Union County Families, Department of Jobs And Family Services, Union County Health Department, Union County Board of
Mental Health, and Help Me Grow were among the agencies who worked toward the creation of this position.
New pricing for mail service begins May 11
The United States Postal Service is announcing new prices for some mail service, beginning Monday, May 11. Under the new system, prices
for services, such as first-class mail, are adjusted each year and are in line with the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Each
February, the postal officials announces the new rates, which become effective each May.
County seeks more answers from Hi-Q
By MAC CORDELL
Several Union County officials have asked the operators of a proposed egg farm to clarify their intentions.
M. J. Knapp Insurance celebrates 75 years
M.J. Knapp Agency was founded in 1934 by Martin Jackson Knapp. The office was located on Swain St. in LaRue, at his home. He offered
property and auto insurance during the recession years.
Mark your calendars for Community Care Day
For twelve years, volunteers from area businesses and local organizations have worked together, to help residents in Union
County. United Way of Union County will once again have an army of workers converge on senior centers, residential homes, parks,
anywhere there is a reported need of cleaning or repairs.
Bowl for kids sake
Help support Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Union County are asking the public to help support their largest and most important annual fundraiser.
NU students raise $3,565.33 for Leukemia and Lymphoma
Societies Students at North Union Elementary School collected Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during the month of March. After two weeks of students bringing their spare change to school, the total amount raised was $3,565.33! Ohio State
Bank offered their servies for counting all the coins.
Denny Hales, Quarter Horse Executive VP, dies Sunday The Ohio Quarter
Horse Association released information Monday of the passing of Dennis E. “Denny” Hales, executive vice president of OQHA on Sunday,
March 29. He died at Genesis Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville, from a sudden heart attack.
Bank warns public about recent phone scam Recently in the news, a new phone scam is circulating in the area and bank officials are warning customers not to fall for them.
Bank warns public about recent phone scam
Recently in the news, a new phone scam is circulating in the area and bank officials are warning customers not to fall for them.
Area churches plan for Easter week services
See listings in paper.
Don’t feed the geese
It’s spring time and Richwood Lake is busy with ducks and Canada geese making nests and swimming to their heart’s delight.
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