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11/7/18

      Schmenk wins county commissioner race

      Union County voters pass health department levy

      Richardson to represent Richwood in Ohio’s 86th district

      Northern Union County election results

      Festival of Thanks is announced

      Veterans to be honored
11/14/18
      A piece of Richwood history comes back to the village
      Several residents indicted by grand jury
      Last blood drive of the year set for Nov. 19
      Village to test water pressure
11/21/18
      Board recognizes positive events in the district
      Village kicks off Christmas with parade
      Richwood receives grant to provide sidewalks
11/28/18
      Organ concert to help ring in holiday spirit
      School district to hold holiday food drive
      Council hears about Phase 1 of Franklin Street project
      Celebrating National Adoption Month
      Churches invite public to holiday services
 
 
Schmenk wins county commissioner race
By Mac Cordell, Marysville JT reporter
Union County voters have selected Christiane Schmenk as Union County Commissioner.
According to unofficial results from the Union County Board of Elections, Schmenk, a Republican, earned 16,187 votes, about 71 percent, while Democrat Tiffanie Roberts received 6,698 votes, about 29 percent.

Union County voters pass health department levy
By Jacob Runnels, Marysville JT reporter
The Union County Health Department (UCHD) had its renewal levy passed, and can continue keeping its programs and projects afloat.
According to an unofficial summary report by the Union County Board of Elections, the people of Union County decided to renew the department’s 10-year 0.75-mill levy with a 0.15-mill increase, with 13,406 supporting and 9,800 against.

Richardson to represent Richwood in Ohio’s 86th district
By Will Channell, Marysville JT reporter
Marysville resident and current city councilperson Tracy Richardson won Tuesday’s election for representative of Ohio’s 86th district.
Richardson, a Republican, defeated Democrat Glenn Coble, of Marion.
“It is a great deal of humility and gratitude that I thank our residents for their support and vote of confidence,” Richardson wrote in an email.

Northern Union County election results
By Sherryl Sheets
Voters in northern Union County went to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of several local issues. The results listed below are unofficial until the Union County Board of Elections has them certified.

Festival of Thanks is announced
The annual Festival of Thanks will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, so mark your calendar to attend.
This non-denominational event will be held at the Fulton Creek Friends Church, located at the intersection of Fulton Creek Road, State Routes 4 and 37. The program will begin at 6 p.m.

Veterans to be honored
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 870 and the American Legion Post 40 invite local veterans and their guest to the “Veterans Day” no cost brunch on Friday, Nov. 9, in honor of Veterans Day. The event will take place at the Richwood VFW location at the corner of North Franklin and West Blagrove Streets. Food will be served from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
There will be scrambled eggs, sausage/gravy, sausage patties, friend potatoes and coffee available. No reservations are required.
For additional information, contact Gail DeGood-Guy at 740-943-3604.

A piece of Richwood history comes back to the village
From Richwood Gazette staff reports
One of the earlier pieces of equipment belonging to the Richwood Fire Department will be back in the village on display.

Several residents indicted by grand jury
From Richwood Gazette staff reports
The Union County Grand Jury has issued several indictments in northern Union County.

Last blood drive of the year set for Nov. 19
By Sherryl Sheets
Mark your calendar for Monday, Nov. 19 and plan to attend the last of the six scheduled blood drives for 2018. The event will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. at Richwood Marketing, located at 15 E. Ottawa Street in Richwood.

Village to test water pressure
By Richwood Staff report
The Village of Richwood employees will be flushing fire hydrants on Monday, Nov. 19 in the evening hours. This will be an opportunity to check the water pressure in the village.

Board recognizes positive events in the district
By Sherryl Sheets
Monday night’s school board meeting began with recognizing several individuals who have made positive strides in the North Union School District.

Village kicks off Christmas with parade
By Sherryl Sheets
Excitement comes to Richwood beginning Saturday, December 1, when the annual Christmas Parade takes place and Santa comes to town!
The annual Christmas Open House takes place at the Richwood-North Union Public Library Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be home baked goods to purchase, a fun scavenger hunt, the popular Pick-A-Prize raffle and of course, a visit with Santa Claus. Enjoy the display of many decorated Christmas trees, representing various businesses and organizations representing Richwood and Union County.

Richwood receives grant to provide sidewalks
By Sherryl Sheets
The Ohio Department of Transportation recently notified the Union County Health Department and the Village of Richwood, that they will receive $189,703 from their application of a Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Application they had applied for.

Organ concert to help ring in holiday spirit
By Sherryl Sheets
The Richwood First United Methodist Church will be the setting for an organ concert and carol singing on Sunday, Dec. 2. Come to 18 S. Fulton Street in Richwood at 2 p.m., find a pew, and enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment.

School district to hold holiday food drive
By Sherryl Sheets
It’s that time of year when people seem to open their hearts during the Christmas season to help others who may be struggling financially. No one should have to make a choice of whether to buy his or her medicine or go without food.

Council hears about Phase 1 of Franklin Street project
By Sherryl Sheets
Richwood Village Council members heard from Craig Mescher of the Access Engineering about the upcoming Phase 1 of the Franklin Street project, which will help take care of water laying in areas after heavy rains.

Celebrating National Adoption Month
A guest column by Senator Dave Burke
As National Adoption Month comes to a close, I want to take a moment to share a few resources and encourage Ohio families to consider learning more about the great need for foster care and adoption.

Churches invite public to holiday services
By Sherryl Sheets
Local area churches are invited to participate in announcing special services and events that will take place during the Christmas season.
If your church is hosting a special service and you would like to invite the public, feel free to contact The Richwood Gazette before the Friday, Dec. 7, deadline to have it advertised. The list of events will be published in the Wednesday, Dec. 19, Richwood Gazette.























 

 

 

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