Local Archived News April '10
Primary Election Day set for Tuesday, May 4
Voters will hit the polls Tuesday, to cast their ballots on various
issues. Listed below, are issues voters will face in the state of
Ohio, county and local issues:
Council discusses upcoming events to be held at Richwood Park/Lake
A triathlon in the village of Richwood could be closer than people
The possibility of such a race in the village, complete with a
swimming component in the Richwood Lake, was discussed at Monday’s
village council meeting.
Art Festival to showcase the fine arts
The North Union Local Schools Department of Fine Arts presents their
annual “Spring Has Sprung” festival. The event will be held on
Saturday, May 1, highlighting the arts in all three schools.
North Union FFA students earn state degrees
The North Union FFA recently announced two members, Kyle Dresback and
Lindsey Pfeiffer, received their State FFA Degrees.
Get informed on Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Union County Department of Job and Family Services (UCDJFS) and
Children Protective Services want you to be aware of child abuse and
to learn how to prevent it.
Publish a day late
Due to the Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 4, The Richwood
Gazette will be publishing a day later than normal. The staff would
like to have the election results posted in the newspaper for our
readers. The Thursday, May 6 newspaper will be available on newstands and
subscribers should expect to receive their paper one day later in the
School officials discuss drug testing for high school extra-
North Union officials hope to bring draft wording of a policy for
drug testing for students in extra curricular activities next month.
Summertime fun at Richwood Park
The recent warm temperatures have made many people think about spring
and summer events at Richwood Park. Richwood council members want the
public to enjoy the facilities at the lake and park, but also want to
remind you about some safety guidelines.
Prospective jurors selected for May term
The Union County Board of Elections has released the jurors selected
for May jury duty.
Council concerned about use of recycling bins
Village Council members recently had recycling bins installed behind
the new village administration building, located to 153 N. Franklin
St. The purpose of the installation was to help keep the village and
surrounding areas clean, offering residents a drop-off location for
recyclables. The response has mostly been encouraging with the
success of donations. Although, some of the donations have been less
Traffic stop leads to indictment
An officer from the Richwood Police Department stopped a vehicle on
October 17, 2009, for a minor traffic violation, stemming from a
driving complaint. Upon talking with the driver and passenger in the
vehicle, the officer noticed criminal indicators and requested a
search of the vehicle.
Village council discusses security system for park
Richwood Village Council heard a presentation Monday night that might
put the clamps on vandalism at Richwood park.
Household hazardous waste collection set
The North Central Ohio Sold Waste District is sponsoring a Household
Hazardous Waste Collection for Union County on Saturday, April 24.
The collection site will be held at the Union County Recyclers
facility located at 15140 E. Route 36, near Marysville. Collection
hours will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Morning hours
are usually the busiest time, so be prepared for a possible longer
wait to have your items unloaded.
Smith earns Eagle Scout award
Aaron Smith, a senior at North Union High School, has successfully
taken the final step towards his goal of reaching the rank of Eagle
Scout. Four percent of boys who enter scouting, ever become an Eagle
Union County Safe Communities report zero traffic fatalities
The Union County Health Department’s Safe Communities program
reported that no traffic fatalities occurred in Union County from
January 1, through Mar. 31, 2010. This compares with two deaths for
the same period in 2009.
Boy Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary at Richwood Park
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organizations in
the United States, with over six million youth members in its age-
related divisions. Since its founding in 1910, as part of the
international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have
been members of the BSA, which includes Presidents, CEO's, governors,
mayors, scientists, and astronauts.
Route 739 will close between Route 37 and Wasserbeck Rd. starting at
9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20 for culvert replacement.
Richwood Police Department has relocated
The telephone number is the same, but the location has changed for
the Richwood Police Department as they have relocated to 153 N.
Franklin St. into the new village administration building.
Healthcare on the move
The Union County Health Department is celebrating the “Week of the
Young Child” (Apr. 11-17) by bringing mobile health services to the
children of Richwood on Tuesday, Apr. 13.
Ohio State Bank has new ownership
Rbancshares, Inc., (RBS) finalized closing arrangements on The Ohio
State Bank, headquartered in Marion. With the new ownership comes $7
million in new capital to The Ohio State Bank. The new capital is to
be used to restore the bank’s regulatory capital ratios which now
exceed the regulatory definition of a well-capitalized bank.
NU FFA sales team competes at state level
The North Union FFA Agricultural Sales Team placed 12th at the State
Agriculture Sales Career Development Event at Tolles Technical Center
in Plain City. The sales team consisted of Dalton Bradford, Hillary
Hall, Zac Hamilton, and Emmy Britton. This was North Union FFA’s
first ever qualifying sales team to advance past district and earn
the state trip.
Have you mailed your 2010 Census form?
U.S. Census forms were mailed to every household on March 1. To date,
54 percent of the nation’s households have mailed back their census
Richwood-North Union Alumni banquet set
Richwood-North Union Alumni officers are finalizing plans for the
94th Alumni Banquet set for Saturday, June 12. The event will be held
at North Union High School, 401 N. Franklin St. The social hour will
be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. The dinner is
catered by Carlyle’s and the North Union Show Choir will entertain.
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