LOCAL BRIEFS


Run/walk/roll benefit event set

FALL down and DYE 5K run/walk/roll is for the entire family to benefit people with disabilities. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at Cowan Lake and is sponsored by the Clinton County Board of DD. For more info, visit www.ccbddfalldown5k.wix.com/falldown5k.

I-71 lane closures Thursday

Northbound I-71 at the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge construction site will have lane closures Thursday, Aug. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

North and southbound single lane closures will also be in place Friday, Aug. 28, beginning at 9 p.m., reopening to traffic by 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. All work is weather permitting.

Road to close for culvert work

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, weather permitting, Spring Hill Road will be closed for a culvert replacement, according to the Clinton County Engineer’s Office. This culvert is located between Village of Clarksville and the Warren County line in Vernon Township, Clinton County.

The last address that will be accessible from the south (Village of Clarksville) will be 183 Spring Hill Road. There are no addresses north of the culvert in Clinton County.

The project is anticipated to take three days.

Farmers, Cemetery roads open

Farmers and Cemetery roads are now open, according to the Clinton County Engineer’s Office. The work at the railroad crossings has been completed.

Blan railroad crossing work approved

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) on Wednesday approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) directing the installation of mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the Indiana & Ohio Railway crossing at Church Street in the Village of Blanchester.

The project is to be completed by May 26, 2016. Federal funding for this project is provided through the ORDC. The PUCO continues this cooperative process to enhance and promote public safety at rail crossings throughout the state.

Gragg graduates from WGU

Christina Gragg of Wilmington has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. WGU was founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality higher education. The nonprofit university focuses on providing flexible, affordable degree programs that meet the needs of busy working adults, particularly those who have started, but not completed, a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Western square dancing classes set

Western square dancing classes start Sept. 15 each Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the Wilmington Senior Center at 717 N. Nelson Road. Cost is $2 per week; singles and youth are encouraged to participate. There will also be a demonstration at the Corn Festival. For more information, call 937-725-2791 or 937-382-5254.