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9/2/20

      Anything but sub standard

      Former resident writes book on Park Days

      Food assistance program deadline is near

      Help kids kick cancer by donate blood

9/9/20
      TCI to expand operations
      Parents, students, learn about school meals
      Memorial receives Auditor of State award
9/16/20
      County census response is strong
      Council authorizes request to apply for water plant funding
      Details scarce on area’s second COVID-19 death
9/23/20
      BOR; a role of the dice
      NU to return to school five days a week
      Grant slated for homeless shelter
      Longtime bank employee to retire
 
 

Anything but sub standard
From Marysville JT Staff reports
Aside from health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying an issue many districts already struggled with: finding substitute teachers.
Among local school districts, North Union Superintendent Rich Baird said “we all have the same issues” finding an adequate number of substitute teachers on a normal basis.

Former resident writes book on Park Days
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
Ruth Cowgill, a long-time former resident, recently wrote a book called “Richwood, Ohio - Where The Clock Strikes Hospitality.” The book shows a history of the former Park Day events that she and others who helped coordinate over the years. The purpose of Park Days was to put the money back into Richwood Park and to have a playground for children to enjoy.

Food assistance program deadline is near
Submitted by the USDA
 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

Help kids kick cancer by donate blood
Submitted by American Red Cross
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.

TCI to expand operations
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
Richwood Village Council recently approved a plan submitted by Trans-Cycle Industries (TCI) of Ohio LLC, to expand their operations in the Industrial Park in Richwood. TCI is a business, which recycles and disposes of transformers and other oil-filed electrical equipment.

Parents, students, learn about school meals
From Richwood Gazette Staff reports
The North Union Food Service department would like to inform parents of the changes in procedures in the cafeteria during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Memorial receives Auditor of State award
From Gazette Staff reports
Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office has returned a clean 2019 Audit report for Memorial Health. This marks the eighth year for which Memorial has received the Auditor of State Award.

County census response is strong
By Mac Cordell, Marysville JT reporter
With a little more than two weeks to go, local census officials are pleased with the local response, but are urging the community to finish strong.

Council authorizes request to apply for water plant funding
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The Richwood Village Council members suspended the three-reading rule, due to time constraints, to approve Resolution 09012020, which allows them to authorize Access Engineering to apply an application to the Ohio Public Works Commission for funding the water plant replacement project in the village. Council knows that they will have to replace the current water plant  to keep with guidelines with the Ohio EPA. With an estimated cost of over $1.2 million to replace the water plant, they have to look elsewhere for grant money to help pay for the project.

Details scarce on area’s second COVID-19 death
From Marysville JT Staff reports
The community has experienced its second death related to COVID-19.
Union County Health Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Thrush said the deceased individual was a female in the 60-69 years age range, according to information from the Ohio Department of Health.

BOR; a role of the dice
By Mac Cordell, Marysville JT reporter
The Union County Board of Revision has finalized its process for the year.
This year, 398 property owners filed appeals with the county’s board of revision, which hears complaints about property appraisals.
Every six years, the county auditor is required to complete a value assessment for every property in the county. The value is used to determine property taxes for each property. That revaluation was completed in 2019 and appears on 2020 tax bills.

NU to return to school five days a week
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The North Union School Board voted at Monday night’s regular meeting to go to Learning Level 1 beginning Monday, Oct. 5. This means that North Union students will be attending class five days a week, and following safety guidelines.

Grant slated for homeless shelter
By Mac Cordell, Marysville JT reporter
Union County officials are using CARES Act funding to pay for a variety of items, including a possible homeless shelter.
Union County received about $852,000 through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Longtime bank employee to retire
From Richwood Gazette staff reports
Richwood Bank employee Nancy Wiley will be retiring Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. She was hired in March of 2001, and after training for three months, she took her spot in the Richwood office drive thru and has made that her home ever since. 

























 

 

 

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