Local Archived News March '11
Board gets report on students progress for year-end testing
North Union officials are taking the “surprise” out of end-of-the year testing.
At Monday night’s school board meeting, an explanation of the districts data boards and data binders was given by assistant elementary school principal Vickie Hoffman and some of her staff.
Ohio EMA anounces SBA relief for resently flooded counties
Ohio Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Nancy Dragani announced today that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted her request to issue an SBA-only disaster declaration for Marion County as a result of flooding and flash flooding that began February 27, 2011.
Library hosts Ruff Reading for Kids Program
The Richwood-North Union Library is the place to be for young readers.
One of the biggest challenges for young readers it being embarrassed when making a mistake reading. To help children “practice” in becoming more proficient in reading, the Union County Humane Society has volunteers bring canines to the local public library every Tuesday evening through April 5 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Union County supports Japanese Relief Effort
The Union County Commissioners and several local organizations met earlier this week, to coordinate a local donation effort in light of the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Various community organizations are involved with the effort, including the Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the United Way of Union County, Marysville Ministerial Association, Richwood Area Ministerial Association, Union County Auditor’s Office, Union County Recorder’s Office, Union County Sherriff’s Office, City of Marysville, Village of Richwood, Village of Plain City, Union County Chamber of Commerce, and concerned citizens.
Mayor to give village update at open breakfast meeting
Mayor William Nibert is inviting the public to a continental breakfast Thursday, March 24 at the village administration building, 153 N. Franklin St. The gathering is to inform the public on village updates over the past few years.
Community to hear about new Elgin K-12 school
The public is invited to attend a community meeting on Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Elgin High School gymnasium. The meeting will be an informational gathering with a current update on Elgin’s building project.
Dairy Bar to open - a sign of Spring!
A familiar site, but with all new life, is what customers will find when Tom’s Dairy Bar opens Sunday, March 27.
The dairy bar, located at 371 E. Blagrove St., on the east side of Richwood, has been closed for over three years, until Tom and Annette Chapman purchased the business in June, 2010. The facility had been totally cleaned out and some new equipment has been installed, offering customers a wide variety of choices in food and ice cream.
Police Chief considers adding video cameras to patrol vehicles
The Richwood Village Police Department is looking into installing video cameras in its cruisers.
Police chief Monte Asher said he is getting price estimates for three cameras to go in the village’s patrol cars. He estimated the Panasonic models would cost from $6,000 to $7,000 each.
2010 Census shows Union County growing
According to a press release from Eric S. Phillips, executive director of the Union County Economic Development, Union County remains one of the third fastest growing counties in Ohio. The growth shown is nearly 28 percent during the last decade.
Downtown buildings to come down in Prospect
Prospect Village council has been trying to clean-up dilapidated buildings in the downtown area. Last December, council took action to proceed with demolishing five buildings on North Main St.
Sheriff Nelson to accept state job offer
By J-T STAFF
Union County Sheriff Rocky Nelson will be leaving the county position to become the executive director of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission.
American Cancer Society preparing for Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society is seeking teams for the Relay For Life of Union County.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature overnight fundraising activity. Teams of eight to 15 members gather at team campsites with tents, sleeping bags and collapsible gazebos to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches–people from all walks of life.
Springtime security tips from police department
As spring is fast approaching, there are a few things residents should keep in mind. Many of us have had cabin fever from the long winter and soon will be taking advantage of the warmer weather. With the state of the economy we face, spring can also bring out the bad in some people as well.
Care Train sets record in helping county residents
“The Care Train has existed for almost a quarter of a century, because we are in the business of helping people,” said Dave Laslow, Care Train of Union County Founder and Chairman. “We are delighted to announce that we were able to assist more people than ever in 2010, due to the generosity of our community.”
Local restaurants support American Heart Month
The Union County Health Department has teamed up with several local restaurants to promote hearty health options in celebrating American Heart Month.
Locals assist with Clark County dog rescue
Last Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Clark County Humane Society, EMA and Health Department, along with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and animal welfare officials from Union, Franklin, Logan, Madison and Montgomery counties, assisted in rescuing over 365 dogs from the One More Chance Rescue in Clark County.
Tornado season has begun...are you ready?
Last weekend, northern Union County was under its first tornado warning and flash flooding in some areas. The tornado siren was sounding in the early Monday morning hours, but did you hear it while you were sleeping?
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