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Escape ordinary at Blan Public Library

The Blanchester Public Library will give teens and adults a variety of ways to “Escape the Ordinary” this summer, plus the opportunity to win a GoPro camera. “Escape the Ordinary” runs from June 8 through August 8 and features plenty of activities and prizes.

Participants simply must fill out a slip for every book they read (or listen to) to be entered in a random prize drawing. So, the more books read, the better chance of winning a prize. Prizes also will be awarded to the top entries in trivia contests.

All participants will be entered in the grand prize drawing, with the winner receiving a GoPro camera and head mount and three runners-up each receiving a $50 store gift card.

The library will kick off the summer reading activities with the program “Ghosts & Spirits” at 7 p.m., June 9. Barbara Jennings, of the Cincinnati Museum Center, will talk about the older houses and public spaces in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area that have resident ghosts.

The Friends of the Blanchester Public Library and First National Bank of Blanchester are the sponsors of “Escape the Ordinary.”

All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or call the library at 937-783-3585.

South Street Wine Cellar opens

Join the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Wilmington in celebration of the grand opening of South Street Wine Cellar, LLC. The grand opening is on Saturday, June 13th, from 12:30pm – 7:00 pm, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30pm. South Street Wine Cellar is located at 41 North South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.

The grand opening will feature 15% off Classes and Wine Related Merchandise, $1 Wine Tastings, light appetizers, glasses and bottles of wine for purchase.

Fawley graduates from Berea

Katherine Fawley of Wilmington received a bachelor’s degree with a major in Asian Studies on Sunday, May 3 from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.

Swindler earns OW honors

Katie Swindler of Wilmington has been named to the 2015 spring semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University. To qualify, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Milnickel earns Anderson honors

Merissa Milnickel of Blanchester was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Anderson University in Indiana. To qualify, a student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.