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Prairie Oaks gives back through stuffed animal collection

WILMINGTON — On Tuesday, Prairie Oaks Village held its second-annual Community Give-Back Event, bringing together residents to support local police and fire departments. The event focused on collecting stuffed animals for police and firefighters to give to children during difficult times, such as house fires, domestic violence situations, and car accidents.

Port Authority to receive $3.5M state grant

WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Port Authority is one of several entities in the state that will receive funding from a unique, one-time $700 million fund established by the Ohio General Assembly.

Wallingford makes summer theatre directing debut with ‘Into the Woods’

The Wilmington College-Community Summer Theatre’s upcoming production of “Into the Woods” in mid-July holds a special place in Bryan Wallingford’s career in theatre. This year’s show marks his directorial debut with the summer institution and, the last time it was produced on Wilmington College’s stage, it proved pivotal in determining his future.

Clinton Co. Kids & Company: ‘Be our guest this weekend’

Clinton County Kids and Company is inviting the community to its presentation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast JR” this weekend.

Wilson sworn in as police chief

WILMINGTON — On Tuesday morning in the city municipal building, Bob Wilson was officially sworn in as Wilmington’s new police chief.

Wilmington man dies after being struck by roller coaster in restricted area of Kings...

MASON, Ohio — The 38-year-old Wilmington man who was struck by a steel roller coaster at Kings Island last week after he entered a restricted area to retrieve his lost keys has died from his injuries.

Wilmington City Schools picks Dettwiller as interim superintendent

Getting students in the classroom will be one of the main focuses of Tim Dettwiller, who was named interim superintendent of Wilmington City Schools at Monday’s meeting of the board of education.

OSHP: Midland man dies following motorcycle, SUV crash in Clinton County

MARION TWP. — A Midland man died following a two-vehicle crash early Saturday involving a motorcycle and an SUV on State Route 28 in Clinton County, according to the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).

NWS: Heat advisory runs through Friday evening, with potential extension

As southwest Ohio bakes under an intense heat wave, residents are being urged to take precautions in these conditions. The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory for the entire area, effective through 8 p.m. on Friday, with a possibility of extension into Saturday. This advisory underscores the seriousness of the prolonged period of high temperatures expected to last through the week.

Community Calendar

The following are upcoming events in Clinton County: