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UCBDD eying levy on November ballot
By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette
The Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities is looking to put a levy on the ballot this November.
Superintendent Kara Brown said the board is still a few years out from asking for new money, but with the constant growth in the county, a renewal of existing money is definitely needed.
County commissioners approved that first step in the process Wednesday, paving the way for the DD board to put its 2.4 mill renewal levy on the ballot this fall.

North Union grad achieves rank of Eagle Scout
From Gazette staff reports
A recent North Union High School graduate has reached the rank of Eagle Scout.
Blake Taylor, a scout with Troop 440 achieved the title on May 23 after a confirmation from the group’s board of review last month.
The board reviewed the candidate’s letters of recommendation, advancement report, essay of life goals, Scout Handbook, Eagle Scout project and Eagle Scout Application to make the determination.

CVB talks summer programs, finances
By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette
Union County is gearing up for summer events and with that comes an influx of visitors to the area.
The county’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Karen Eylon said it’s their job to attract those visitors to the community through planning those events and promoting the county. Given the growth and changes in the area, Eylon said the organization is now doing business as Union County Tourism, partly as a way to look at and manage those changes.
“We’re a destination marketing organization for Union County,” she said.
The CVB operates as a division of the Chamber of Commerce although Eylon said the organization is not technically a count entity.

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