Local Archived News October '09
Local businessman shows support for marching band
Band booster, Chris Loudermilk, approached Jack and Amy Kirby about
the possibility of using one of his trucks to haul the North Union
Marching Band’s instruments and equipment to the away football games.
School buses are usually very full with the students and instruments.
The Kirbys not only offered their truck, but had it painted in school
colors of orange, black and white. Loudermilk and his son Ben,
pictured far left, are in charge of loading the truck and delivering
it to the away contests. Pictured left to right, are Ben Loudermilk,
senior band members, Heather Loudermilk, Shandra Rose, Kayle
Gorenflo, Robbie Flint, Michelle Shepherd, Aaron Smith, Zach Perkins,
Kandra Johnson, Joel Dinsmoor, Dustin Culwell and Ivan Leavitt, band
director. Kneeling in front is Ryan Carlyle, who also assists in the
Candidates challenge for Trustee and Fiscal Officer positions
Two townships in northern Union County have residents seeking trustee
and fiscal officer seats in Jackson and York Townships. Candidate
are: Mike Brake, Judy Christian, Ken Etherington, Chuck Ehret, Roger
Pitchford, Chad Oldham, Don Wasserbeck and Julia Smith.
Council hears about water problems in the village
For years, engineer after engineer has tried to find the source of
line leaks which allow peak flows of 2.2 million gallons of water to
surge through the Richwood sewer plant after heavy rains.
Ohio State Bank to consider stock purchase agreement
Shawn P. Keller, President and CEO of R Financial Services, Inc. and
Michael J. Lamping, Chairman, President and CEO of Ohio State
Bancshares, Inc., announced that their respective companies have
signed a stock purchase agreement on October, 20, 2009. The agreement
provides a $6 million capital investment from R. Financial Services,
Inc. in exchange for a controlling ownership interest in Ohio State
Bancshares, Inc. The capital will be used to restore The Ohio State
Bank’s regulatory capital ratios to “well capitalized” and satisfy
the most important step for the bank to be in compliance with the
Cease and Desist order issued by the FDIC and State of Ohio Division
of Financial Institutions in August of 2009.
Gazette to publish a day late
The Richwood Gazette will publish a day late next week, so we can
report the election results to our readers. The paper will be
available on newstands Thursday, Nov. 5 and those who receive the
paper by mail, should expect their delivery to also be a day late. We
will resume our normal Wednesday publication Nov. 11.
Turn your clocks back one hour on November 1st at 2 a.m.
School district prepares for flu outbreak
With 10 percent of its student body sick, and an equivalent number of
teachers, the North Union School District is preparing to battle the
flu epidemic head on.
Village is new owner of former Mills building
It’s official! The Village of Richwood is the new owner of the
former Mills Chevrolet building, located on 153 N. Franklin St.
Toys for Tots need your help
As the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons approach, it is a time to
reflect what joys and concerns you have faced during the year. For
some in the community, they have been employed, been able to pay
their bills, even do a few “extra things” because funds were available.
Help keep someone warm this winter
Some elementary parent volunteers are organizing a winter coat drive
and they would like your help
Have lunch with a friend
Union County Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is inviting the
public to make a difference in a child’s life.
Second H1N1 shot clinic schedued
The Union County Health Department has scheduled a second H1N1
vaccination clinic for Friday, Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
4 to 6 p.m. at the Union County Health Department, 940 London Ave.,
Money issues top council meeting
20 = the percentage raise proposed for Richwood Village Council.
2 = The number of council members voting for the issue.
2 = The number of council members voting against the issue.
2 = The number of council member absent from the meeting.
While Richwood Village Council’s regular meeting Monday night saw a
theme of the number two while deciding on a pay ordinance, it was
ultimately one person’s opinion that settled the deadlock.
United Way encouraging residents to do a little “Windows” shopping
Going once! Going twice!
Don’t miss out on Union County’s original and largest Online Auction.
United Way’s 4th annual web-based fundraiser is underway. Through 9
p.m. on Monday, October 26, area residents have a chance to bid on
more than 200 items posted on United Way’s eBay-like event at
Delp achieves Eagle Scout award
Richwood resident, Clayton D. Delp, recently earned the Eagle Scout
Award, the highest award in scouting.
Update for log cabin project to be relocated to Richwood Fairgrounds
Antique chairman, Randy Sullivan and the antique committee, along
with the Richwood Fair-board, is pleased to announce that all of the
log cabins located in Marysville have been disassembled and are now
located in Richwood. The logs will be stored until they are used to
rebuild the log structures. “We are pleased to get this far along
with the project before bad weather,” said Sullivan.
Public to receive survey to help Richwood NU Public Library
Several residents of the Richwood area will be receiving a survey in
the mail from the Richwood-North Union Public Library.
Searching for guest columnists. . .
The Richwood Gazette is searching for those of you in our reading
area that have a story to tell. Whether it is something unique that
would be of interest to our readership or perhaps it is a glimpse
of . . . “Well, back in my day....when we had to walk to school...a
school athletic memory, your first job, your life growing up on the
farm, etc. You get the idea.
The reason for the “May No Soldier Go Unloved” Christmas project is
Half boy, half man
The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short
haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is
considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the
ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his
country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax
his own car than wash his father's, but he has never collected
Both sides of Issue 2 to be debated
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Union County Young Republicans will be
hosting an informational meeting regarding State Issue 2 which
proposes to amend the Ohio Constitution by creating a Ohio Livestock
Care Standards Board. The Board will be responsible for establishing
standards governing the care and well-being of livestock and poultry
in the state of Ohio.
Richwood community flu clinic will be held at the fire station
The Union County Health Department invites all Richwood area
residents to stay healthy this winter by getting a flu shot at the
community flu shot clinic Friday, Oct. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the
Northern Union County Fire Department, 602 N. Franklin St.
Union County Sheriff’s office hosts medication disposal day
On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Union County Sheriff’s office will be
hosting a medication disposal day at the Union County Fairgrounds,
located at 845 N. Main St., Marysville. The event will last from 2 to
NU Homecoming Snake Dance set
North Union students will take to the streets on Wednesday, Oct. 7
for their annual Homecoming Snake Dance celebration.
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