Store prospect appears over
CUBA — The possibility of a Dollar General store at the junction of U.S. 68 and S.R. 350 appears to have come to an end, according to the landowner of the prospective site.
Mark Ostermeier, who owns the land, advised Clinton County commissioners on Monday of the news.
Ostermeier said he received a phone call from the developer Feb. 7 and was told “it looks like this is dead.”
As previously reported, Clinton County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) members turned down, for public safety reasons, a request from the Dollar General developer seeking a waiver from access regulations to build a store at the highway junction next to Cuba in Clinton County.
Later, the developer appealed the RPC’s decision, taking the decision to Clinton County Common Pleas Court to review it.
A court paper filed in mid-December by legal counsel for both parties — the developer Cross Development, and the RPC — indicated that after the appeal was filed, the developer had been working diligently to revise their original site plan to address the RPC’s concerns.
According to court records, a notice of voluntary dismissal of the prior appeal was filed, and the civil case is closed.
Learn about cover crops
WILMINGTON — A Cover Crop Symposium will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Center for the Sciences & Agriculture (formerly the Kettering Science Building) Room 149 at Wilmington College.
Session one from 3:30-5 p.m. is “Introduction to Cover Crops” with Hans Kok, program agronomist, Indiana In-Field Advantage Program.
Session two from 6-8 p.m. is “Connecting Cover Crops & Conversation Dialog” with Hans Kok as well as cover crop advocate Roger Wenning and cover crop farmer Nathan Brown.
It is sponsored by Wilmington College, CFAES OSU Extension, Wilmington College Agronomy Club, and Clinton Soil & Water Conservation District.
Mobile food pantry in Blan
BLANCHESTER — A Food for All Mobile Pantry will be at the Blanchester Church of Christ, 911 Cherry St., on Thursday, Feb. 13. TEFAP eligibility income requirements of 200 percent at or above the federal poverty line apply.
Food will be distributed 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. Please bring a photo ID and a recent piece of mail with your current address. Also, you will need a basket, bags or boxes to carry your food.
If there are any questions please contact April Hoak, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio’s Food for All Coordinator, at 513-672-3720. This event is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, many local churches, the Free Store Foodbank and community volunteers.
Group sets art show Friday
WILMINGTON — A show by a new local art collective will be held Friday evening, Feb. 14 in downtown Wilmington at South Street Gallery, 39 N. South St., and nearby at Thorngren Studio Arts, 20 N. South St.
The South Street Gallery invites people to the first in a series of themed showings by the newly established art collective named Inferno. The theme of the 6 to 8 p.m. show on Friday, Valentines’s Day, is “Love”. Across the street at Thorngren Studio Arts, art jewelry by One Of A Crane and D’Bee will be on display. Light refreshments will be available.
The new art collective is accepting members from all disciplines of art. The purpose of the collective is to share all the art disciplines in the community — visual art, theatre, dance, poetry, installations, and more.
Plans call for themed shows every third Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the two downtown sites mentioned above. For more information on Inferno, please call 937-760-3219.
Locals earn Kettering honor
Students on the Kettering College Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or above include Bethanie Brown of Blanchester; and Sophie Cockman and Kyle Eikenberry of Wilmington.