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Richwood woman indicted for breaking and entering, theft
By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T reporter
A former employee could be facing nearly a decade in prison after allegedly repeatedly breaking into Denny’s Pizza and Drive Thru in Richwood.
The Union County Grand Jury has indicted Barbara Lee Cox, 45, of 125 W. Bomford St., Richwood, charging her with three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of safecracking and one count of petty theft.

ACCIONA donates to Hope Center, Marysville Food Pantry
From Richwood Gazette staff reports
ACCIONA Energía, leader in renewable energy and developer of the Union Solar Farm in Union County, has announced donations to support the Hope Center and the Marysville Food Pantry.
As part of the company’s Social Impact Management (SIM) program, ACCIONA Energía supports organizations in the areas where it operates. The SIM program aims to support nonprofit organizations providing services in education, social initiatives and environmental stewardship.

Task force in process of drug round-up
By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T reporter
A Union County Grand Jury has indicted 20 individuals as part of an alleged drug operation in northern Union County. On Wednesday, members of the Union County Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement (M.A.D.E.) Task Force arrested seven individuals from the Magnetic Springs area and three individuals from the Richwood area. Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton said the other individuals have not been arrested yet and the indictments remain sealed.
Those arrested include Thomas Welsh, Caseie Stidham, Cully Vogt, Andrea M. Woodworth, Heather A. Hampton, Kenneth S. Sprague, Kylee M. Edwards, Michael A. O’Bryant, Stephanie D. Reiss and Mark A. Cromlish.

UCHD monitors illnesses in area
By Kayleen Petrovia, Marysville J-T reporter
As cold and flu season arrives, the Union County Health Department is working to prevent a variety of illnesses in the community.
During the recent Board of Health meeting, UCHD officials discussed preventative measures against COVID-19, the flu, RSV and measles.

Coalition encourages safe driving this Thanksgiving
From Richwood Gazette staff reports
This Thanksgiving holiday, the Safe and Sound Coalition of Union County is teaming up with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to make sure community members make it to the Thanksgiving table.
With the Thanksgiving holiday kicking off a very merry time of year, it’s essential to take some time to remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving.
If plans to celebrate include alcohol, community members are advised to plan for a sober driver.

County looks to beef up 911 system north of Marysville
By Michael Williamson, Marysville J-T reporter
Union County officials are looking to update the 911 system north of the City of Marysville.
The updates would extend north along Route 4 to the radio tower between Blues Creek Golf Course and Kaiser Road.
Currently, the system is fitted with a series of copper wires, which County Administrator Bill Narducci said are “getting old” and “difficult to maintain.”

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