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Message unchanged after U.C.’s first confirmed case
Officials continue to urge diligence in safeguarding against virus
By Kayleen Petrovia, Marysville JT reporter
Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health announced Friday there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Union County, a fact that local officials were prepared for.
“While it is discouraging that the county now has its first confirmed case, it is not a surprise,” read a statement from the Union County Commissioners.

North Union robotics teams wrap up successful season
By Kristi Matlack, VEX Robotics Coach
The VEX Robotics competition season came to an early end recently for the North Union Robotics Teams, and for teams around the state of Ohio and the rest of the world. In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, many state championship events across the nation were canceled or postponed including Ohio’s VEX IQ State Championship, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 14th in Marion, OH.  

RABA discusses upcoming events
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The Richwood Area Business Association (RABA) held their March 10 meeting and the first topic of business was the 2020 RABA Banner program. Funds raised for new village banners help support the RABA Scholarship program, which is designated for use by a North Union High School senior. This program has been put on hold due to the fact that the village is to get brand new light poles throughout Franklin Street in the village.

U.C. Foundation, United Way create COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
From Marysville JT Staff reports
The Union County Foundation and the United Way of Union County have partnered to raise funds to assist with local needs as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
“Our board voted last week to reallocate funds to COVID-19 originally earmarked for part of our Care United program (formerly Community Care Day),” Corinne Bix, United Way of Union County Director, said. “In addition we set up a COVID-19 relief fund, and donors can give conveniently via our online and text-to-give giving platform.”

Master Gardener scholarship changed
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The application submission deadline for the Union County Master Gardener Scholarship has been extended due to closings caused by the Stay at Home order regarding the Coronavirus. The new deadline is Thursday, May 7, 2020.  The scholarship is available on the Master Gardener web site at

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