Local Archived News September '09
Ohio Indian artifacts are top interest with local collector
Terry Henderson found his first arrowhead 45 years ago, walking across
fields, heading to a friends house to play. Little did he know, that
first find would be the beginning of a collection of over 7,000 pieces.
Heifer Festival is gearing up for 5th annual run
The 5th Annual Heifer Festival will be held at the Richwood
Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All profits of
the festival will be donated to Heifer International, a non-profit
organization that has been working to help the less fortunate for
over 60 years. Admission and parking are free and activities for all
ages will provide fun for everyone.
Council wavering on decision of ban to feed geese and animals in village
Two weeks after voting in a ban on feeding geese and animals within
the village, Richwood Council may be wavering on the decision.
Ohio State Bank working to correct FDIC citations
The Ohio State Bank, with offices in Richwood, Marion, and other
locations, has been working to correct problems cited in a cease and
desist order issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. more than
a year ago.
Prominent citizen, DeLynn Kale, dies from cancer at age 65
Richwood lost one of its more notable residents late last week when
DeLynn Kale succumbed to cancer at the age of 65.
Care Train of Union County kicks off its 23rd year
In an effort to touch as many lives as possible, the Care Train of
Union County Board met last week to begin planning for the annual
Care Train Auction, which will be held on Saturday Dec. 12, at
McAuliffe’s Ace Hardware in Marysville. This marks the twenty-third
year the Care Train will make holiday dreams come true by providing
food and toys for many Union County residents and families enduring
Couple wed at Richwood Fair
Doug and Judi Greenwood know that every year, they will be
celebrating their wedding anniversary at The Richwood Independent
Fair. That's because the couple were married Saturday, Sept. 5 in the
antique area of the fair.
NU Middle School loaded with new technology
At a short school board meeting at North Union Middle School Monday
night, the events of the meeting were less important that its location.
Ohio State Highway Patrol plans OVI sobriety checkpoint
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that troopers will
operate a low-manpower, multi-agency OVI sobriety checkpoint to deter
and intercept impaired drivers this week.
Councilman wants to be better informed
On Monday night, a Richwood council member quoted Vince Lombardi and
then launched into a series of requests aimed at making the village
and council better.
Officials deem Richwood Independent Fair a success!
Scott McNamee, Fair board president, said “We had five days of great
weather. Monday’s rain forced the cancellation of the harness races,
but overall, we were pleased with the community support.”
Community supports Bloodmobile
Church hosted a bloodmobile on Monday, August 17 with 52 productive
RABA hosts Customer Appreciation Day
The phrase “shop at home,” is a powerful statement, one that can make
or break a community. Richwood Area Business Association (RABA)
invites the public to come downtown Saturday, Sept. 19 in honor of
their customers loyalty.
Church locates to larger facility
David Hudson had a calling at age 15 and has been preaching ever
since. He began his first pastorate 17 months ago at Community United
Calvary Church, where attendance has risen from 28 to an average of
80 or more each Sunday. He has baptized 31 people and is working on
a waiting list of others. He’s not concerned about how many people
fill the pews each week. His old fashioned style of preaching,
emphasizes on the Gospel, which is helping the congregation to grow.
UC Board of Health plans for flu shots
Union County Board of Health met in regular session Wednesday, Aug.
19. In Director Reports, Health Commissioner Jason Orcena, reported
the Union County Health Department is busy planning for the many
possible scenarios associated with H1N1 flu, including the potential
for a mass H1N1 vaccination clinic. Orcena further stated that the
staff has been diligently working with our many community partners
such as schools, local law enforcement, the Emergency Management
Agency, businesses, and health professionals to try and slow the
spread of H1N1 in the community.
Red Cross is looking for volunteers
The Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross has openings for
Disaster Responder Volunteers. Any community support to the Union
County chapter goes to the direct support of disaster victims,
providing lodging, food, clothing and other immediate needs. Anyone
interested should call the chapter house at 937-642-6651 or email
Lynne Whately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic Advisory Notice
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has released a traffic
advisory for state Route 739, between Osborne Rd. and Cunningham
Arbela Rd. Work will begin Monday, Sept. 14.
Candidates and issues set for November 3 election
The August 20 deadline for nominating petitions of candidates in
nonpartisan races has passed. Candidates and issues for the Tuesday,
Nov. 3 ballot are almost set, with the exception of the Wednesday,
Sept. 2 deadline for write-in candidates.
North Union receives “Excellent” grade card
The Ohio Department of Education has released their findings for the
2008-09 school year and they show North Union School District
receiving an “excellent” rating. Having met 23 of 30 indicators and a
performance index of 96.4, the school district is rated above average
on the Value Added Measure.
Rising to meet the challenge – United Way sets $900,000 goal
Economic downturn deemed a call to action, not an excuse
When the going gets tough, the tough get fundraising. United Way
volunteers have established a milestone $900,000 goal for their
annual fall campaign. That’s a seven percent increase they hope to
achieve over last year to meet growing demand for social services in
The Richwood Gazette will publish a day late next week, so that the
employees can enjoy the Labor Day holiday with their families.
Newspapers will be on the stands Thursday, Sept. 10 and subscribers
in surrounding areas can expect their papers a day later
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