One dead in Sunday Wilmington crash
WILMINGTON – A Hillsboro man was killed early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident in Clinton County.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Wilmington Post, Devin Cosby, 23, was operating a vehicle on SR 73 on a four-lane portion of the road near routes 22 and 3 at 3:05 a.m. Sunday when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, into the median, then rolled over a couple times.
Cosby was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and that contributed to his death, according to the state patrol.
The accident remains under investigation.
Silent auction at Astros homecoming
LEES CREEK — The East Clinton pee wee football team will be the recipient of proceeds from a silent auction at the Friday, Oct. 16 East Clinton Astros high school varsity football homecoming game.
Area businesses have made at least 40 donations such as gift baskets that people can bid on in silent auction fashion by recording their bid on a sheet of paper, said an organizer.
Items are expected to be on display by 5:30 p.m. Friday on school grounds, and can be viewed by potential bidders prior to and during much of the evening game.
Highest bidders will be announced toward the end of the football game so as not to interfere with half-time homecoming activities, the spokesperson said.
Any checks from the highest bidders should be made payable to the East Clinton pee wee football team.
Election day meals at Lees Creek UCC
LEES CREEK — The Ladies of Lees Creek United Church of Christ are busy in the kitchen making homemade chicken and noodles and pies for their annual Election Day meals.
On Tuesday, Nov. 3 they will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — adults $8 and children $4. Meals include everything from beverage to dessert. They open their doors again for an evening meal from 5-7 p.m. featuring chili and ham sandwiches. They offer carry-out for those who can’t come in and stay a while.
Get out and vote then head over to 57 Cox Road in Lees Creek near East Clinton High School.
Health Alliance to hold book fair
WILMINGTON — A book, consumer electronics and gift fair, sponsored by the Clinton County Health Alliance, will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 20 through 22, at the Clinton Memorial Hospital atrium.
Proceeds will benefit medical and dental scholarships, Community Care Hospice and Heather’s Hope (diabetes). Cash, check, debit or credit cards and payroll deduction are accepted as payment.
The times will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 20-1), and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 22).
Books and gifts are 30 to 70 percent off retail prices, according to organizers.
Among the items are educational books, games and toys for all ages, holiday décor and gifts, books on the topics of home, gardening, sports and hobbies, New York Times bestsellers, cookbooks, kitchen tools, stationery and inspirational books and gifts, plus electronics for the home, office and car.
Corn hole tourney for good causes
WILMINGTON — A corn hole tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, with all proceeds benefiting the 2016 Relay for Life of Clinton County as well as the American Cancer Society.
The tournament will be held at the VFW property on North Lincoln Street in Wilmington, across from the drive-in theater.
The tournament entry fee per person is $5. Numbers will be placed into a bag from which each player will draw a number, a spokeswoman said. Matching numbers will form a team.
There also will be a raffle, a 50-50 contest and an auction.
“Come have fun and help support the fight against cancer,” the spokeswoman said.
Harlan Twp. Fire to hold annual event
Harlan Township Fire and Rescue’s annual fall fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the main fire station on Morrow-Rossburg Road at State Route 132, midway between the Warren County villages of Pleasant Plain and Butlerville. Part of the Blanchester Local Schools District is in Harlan Township.
On Oct. 23, an “old tyme” auction will be held in the apparatus bays starting at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until the last item is sold. There will be a wide variety of new and used items for guests to bid on. Harlan fire cadets will serve hot sandwiches, snacks, beverages and desserts throughout the evening.
Auction donations, which are in good condition, are gladly accepted. Pickup service is available.
On Oct. 24, a ham and turkey dinner will be served in the fire station from 4 until 7:30 p.m. These complete dinners include ham or turkey, real mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, home style gravy, homemade dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, butter, dessert and a cold soft drink, iced tea or hot coffee. Carryout service is available with a separate serving table.
This is the fire department’s 39th annual event. Funds that are raised are used to help with the operation of the fire department.
For additional information, call 513-877-2727.