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Former residents share Texas experience
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
In the past few weeks, residents in the state of Texas have had to deal with some unfamiliar weather, which has caused a panic throughout the state.

School board hears coronavirus update
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
North Union Superintendent Rich Baird presented an update of how the coronavirus is affecting students at North Union. The goal has been to get the students back to Learning Level 1 before the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Since February 1, 2021, North Union elementary and middle school students have been attending school four days a week, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with Wednesdays as remote learning days. This also gives teachers time to help vulnerable students who need extra help on Wednesdays.

Council talks about S. Franklin St. project
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
Village Administrator Monte Asher will meet Thursday for a Pre-Construction meeting regarding the S. Franklin St. project. Asher said that the project will begin with replacing water lines, beginning at the village limits heading north towards the uptown, going as far as the grant funds will take the project. Then the next work will include other infrastructure, such as sewer lines, etc. It was mentioned that the project is projected to begin in late March. The street will also be open for Fire and EMT runs, school bus traffic, residents living in the area and trash trucks.

County Health Commissioner encouraged by virus trends
By Kayleen Petrovia, Marysville JT Reporter
Union County Health Commissioner Jason Orcena said he is encouraged by the positive developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, in part due to the local mass vaccination efforts.

Memorial Health hospital changes visitor policies
Editor’s note: The following release is supplied by Memorial Health.
Memorial Health has announced it will implement several visitation changes at Memorial Hospital, Memorial Health medical centers/service locations, Memorial Medical Group practices, and Memorial Urgent Care locations, noting the organization continues to frequently evaluate and adjust these policies based on current medical conditions and guidance.

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