Local Archived News March '10
Lawler retires as library director
After 29 years of service, Judy Lawler will retire May 1 as director,
head librarian of the Richwood-North Union Public Library. When asked
if she had any plans after retiring, she’s going to sit on her porch
Council urges residents to help recycle
Members of the Richwood Village Council recently voted to have
recycling bins installed behind the new administration building,
hoping the community will consider a “greener” lifestyle.
Town Clock a friend to all
by Sherryl Sheets
Every small village or town has a symbol that is the focal point of
their existence. In Richwood, Ohio, it’s Town Hall and the clock,
better known as “where the clock strikes hospitality.”
Voter registration deadline is near
Any Union County resident who plans to vote in the Primary Election
on Tuesday, May 4, who is not registered, has until Monday, April 5
North Union School make-up day announced
North Union Local Schools have used up the five calamity days allowed
by law, due to the icy road conditions last Friday. Superintendent
Rick Smith has announced that students will have to make-up a few days.
Fourth generation enjoys making maple syrup
Anyone who has enjoyed a plate of pancakes knows the added touch is
warm maple syrup, running over the stack and onto the plate. But have
you ever wondered how maple syrup is made, other than buying a
bottle on the grocer’s shelf?
Residents urged to recycle
Richwood residents will soon have a seven-day-per-week drop-off point
for recyclables. Walter Wallace of Union Recyclers was asked to
attend Monday night’s regularly scheduled Richwood Village Council
meeting to discuss setting up a collection point.
Are you signed up for CodeRED?
Residents in Union County have an opportunity to be alerted from the
Union County Sheriff’s Office when severe weather threatens the area.
That system is the CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated
severe weather alerting service that is provided free to local
residents. During the spring tornado season, there’s not a better
time to sign-up than now.
Churches invite public to Easter services
Planned events open to the public, are listed in the paper.
Richwood fairgrounds is site for Springenfest
Members of the Richwood fair board and North Union Athletic Complex
(NUAC) have signed a contract allowing the annual Springenfest event
to be held at the local fairgrounds on June 18 and 19.
Students offered online classes, a jumpstart for entering college
In preparing students for future courses in college, North Union is
allowing some students to engage in online classes.
Not guilty plea entered in theft case
By MAC CORDELL
The woman accused of stealing from both the North Union School
District and Washington Township, has had her first day in court.
Solid Waste District announces changes
The North Central Ohio Solid Waste District (NCOSWD) is announcing
changes to the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHW) in 2010.
RABA sponsors Spring Basket Giveaway
The Richwood Area Business Association (RABA) is welcoming warm
weather with the annual Spring Basket Giveaway.
Richwood Village Council sets operational budget for 2010
Richwood Village Council members passed the village’s operating
budget during their Monday, March 8 meeting.
Council studies auxiliary police program
Richwood Police Chief Monte Asher told village council Monday night
that he has no intention of disbanding the department’s auxiliary
Union County Sheriff announces new information technology
The Union County Sheriff’s office is launching a new internet-based
community information service designed to deliver important and
timely information to residents with a new use for existing technology.
Be smart-designate a driver on St. Patrick’s Day
submitted by Union County Health Department
For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night out
to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large
number of drunk drivers, the night out has also become very dangerous.
Schedule of Easter services needed
An invitation is extended to area churches who would like to post
their special services for Palm Sunday, March 28 and Easter Sunday,
Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on March 14th at 2 a.m.
Fundraiser to help Alzheimer’s Assoc. and Children’s Tumor Foundation
Richwood VFW Post 870 will be the place to celebrate St. Patrick’s
Day with a fundraising party, set for Saturday, March 13. Festivities
will be held at the local VFW Post, located at the corner of W.
Blagrove and N. Franklin Sts. from 8 to 12 p.m. The event is open to
the public, but those who purchase tickets must be 21 and older to
Union County Drug Free Youth Coalition targets drug and alcohol use in schools
It started out as a group of parents and concerned citizens
discussing the drug use in Union County. Concerns were voiced from
several schools in the county. So by combining resources, the Union
County Drug Free Youth Coalition was formed. Now they are organizing
to set a vision and focus on the problems and peer pressures of young
people with drug and alcohol abuse.
Alleged theft of public funds results in indictment
From J-T staff reports
A former North Union High School secretary and Washington Township
Fiscal Officer has been indicted. A Union County grand jury has
indicted Valerie K. Cox, 49, of 19640 Turner Road, Richwood, charging
her with two counts of theft in office and two counts of tampering
with evidence, all felonies of the third degree.
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