County GOP sets meeting to decide on council opening

Christmas tree recycling slated

The Clinton County Solid Waste Management District is once again offering residents the opportunity to recycle their live Christmas trees. Area residents can drop trees off at the following locations in the orange fenced area until Jan. 6:

Wilmington – JW Williams Park; Blanchester – Roadside Park on SR 28; New Vienna – Streber’s Market; and Sabina – Village Park.

All lights and decorations must be removed from the trees. For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Management District at 937-382-6177.

Clinton County GOP to meet

The Clinton County Republican Party will meet Monday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cape May’s Campus Center. The meeting will be open to the public, and the members of GOP central committee that represent the Fourth Ward will decide who will replace Marian Miller as the Fourth Ward’s council member. Miller will become Mayor-elect John Stanforth’s executive assistant.

Diabetes nutrition class upcoming

A Diabetes Nutrition Class Series will be held at the Wilmington Public Library Jan. 13, 20 and 27 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Laura Knisley of the Clinton County Health Department, a Registered Dietitian/Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, will present this three-week series to learn about blood sugar monitoring, carb counting and heart health along with grocery shopping, eating out basics and more.

Classes are free; no referral is needed, but registration is required by calling 937-382-7221, ext. 114. This program is funded by Health First for Clinton County.

Blan Book Lovers to meet

The next meeting of Book Lovers, a Blanchester area book discussion group, will be held at the Blanchester Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. The book they will be discussing is “The Book of Killowen” by Erin Hart.

Anyone interested in participating may call the library at 783-3585 to get a copy of the book, depending on availability. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Blanchester Public Library at 783-3585.

Exercise classes for senior citizens

Exercise classes for seniors will continue in 2016 at Wilmington Public Library. The classes will be held on Monday mornings from 10-11 a.m. from Jan. 4 to March 21. There will be no classes on Jan. 18 or Feb. 15.

Brittiany West, certified fitness instructor, will lead the classes which are geared towards seniors but all adults are welcome. Each class will be a combination of cardio, strength and chair yoga. These classes are free and no registration is required.

Coffee & Conversation at library

Coffee & Conversation program will be held at the Wilmington Public Library 10-11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Join library staff for coffee, snacks, conversation and blood pressure screenings. This monthly program is designed to engage the homeless population of Wilmington to better serve their needs, but all are welcome to attend. Blood pressure screenings are provided by the Clinton County Health Department.