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Home burns on Landon Road
By Ally Lanasa, Richwood Gazette
A house in the 12000 block of Landon Road in Richwood was destroyed after an fire broke out on Saturday.
The Northern Union County Fire and EMS District (NUCFD) received a report of the house fire at 7:56 p.m. Saturday, Chief Randy Riffle said. He said his department was en route to the scene by 8:03 p.m.
Riffle said a preliminary investigation showed that the fire was accidentally caused by a burn pit. The official investigation will not be complete for roughly two weeks, the chief said.

Union County behind on housing needs
By Michael Williamson, Marysville J-T reporter
Union County isn’t building enough homes.
This is according to the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio’s recently published study looking at housing needs in the Columbus and central Ohio region.
The study was first done in 2017 and updated this year to account for changes and expansions in the area including the Intel facility going in east of Columbus.

Union County school districts analyze state report card data
By Michael Williamson, Marysville J-T reporter
The Ohio Department of Education recently released the state report cards and overall, area districts are pleased with the results.
This year, data is presented in a one to five-star rating system rather than the previous A-F rating system. Five stars indicate exceeding state expectations and one star indicates falling short of expectations.

NU launches mobile app
By Ally Lanasa, Richwood Gazette
The North Union Local Schools District recently launched a new app to improve communication with students and their families.
Superintendent Richard Baird said the app helps the district accomplish the strategic goal of improving communication. North Union has four pillars of its strategic plan — communication and branding, student programming, student wellness and community engagement.

Skeleton Skedaddle to return this month
From Richwood Gazette staff reports
The third annual Skeleton Skedaddle is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Richwood Lake Park, 4 Lynn St.
The 5K run/walk and the 2-mile walk are hosted by the North Union Athletic Committee (NUAC). All proceeds from the event go to the nonprofit organization to support its efforts to ensure North Union students do not have to pay to play sports at the local schools.

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