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NU approves new playground equipment plan
By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette
After months of planning and discussion, North Union officials approved a vendor for the district’s new playground renovations.
At the regular board of education meeting Monday evening, members voted to have Midstates Recreation, an outdoor playground equipment builder, tackle the building of the district’s new playgrounds.

RBC: Community bank model works better
By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette
Following the failure of two large national commercial banking institutions, the head of Richwood Bank wants to reassure residents that the issues that led to those closures don’t apply to the local level.
“It doesn’t affect anybody locally as long as they don’t want it to,” said Chad Hoffman, the bank’s president and CEO. “What those big banks do and what we do here locally are completely different but it also has to do with confidence and trust in your bank.”

NU middle and elementary school robotics teams take state awards
From Richwood Gazette staff reports
The 2023 Ohio VEX IQ Robotics State Championship took place at the Marion Fairgrounds Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 10-11.  Some 50 elementary teams competed on Friday, March 10 and fifty middle school teams competed on Saturday, March 11.  Like their older counterparts, they were competing for a chance to qualify and advance to the next level to compete at the VEX World Championship, to be held in Dallas, TX, in early May.

UCHD reflects on COVID response
By Kayleen Petrovia, Marysville J-T Reporter
The Union County Board of Health took a moment during its most recent meeting to reflect on its “final wrap-up” of the health department’s response to COVID-19.
In a presentation to the board, Health Commissioner Jason Orcena called the pandemic the “single most impactful event in living memory for public health agencies.”

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