City utility billing office policy

WILMINGTON – The City of Wilmington utility billing office (at 69 N. South St.) will remain closed to walk-in customers for the duration of the emergency.

Payments may be made through:

• Mail: Utility Billing Office, 69 N. South St., Wilmington, OH 45177

• The drop box just inside the City Hall South Street door

• Online via the Utility Billing page at www.wilmingtonoh.org

Requests for other services can be made by calling the Utility Billing Office at 937‑382-5711.

Libraries closed

Public libraries throughout Clinton County are closed indefinitely.

The Blanchester Public Library currently plans to re-open on April 13. Patrons may keep all items they currently have checked out until the library re-opens, although the book drops will remain available.

All patrons are invited to explore everything the library has to offer on its website at http://blanlibrary.org. Among other things, there is access to movies through Kanopy and the ability to download eBooks and audiobooks through the Ohio Digital Library.

CCW applications suspended

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday it will temporarily suspend National Webcheck background checks and the processing of concealed carry (CCW) license applications effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.

In addition to suspending these services, the sheriff’s office is requesting that those individuals who call for law enforcement services, meet officers outside of their homes if they are physically able to.

“It is our hope that taking these small steps will assist in slowing potential community spread of this virus,” stated the sheriff’s office news release.

While some inconvenience will occur, the sheriff’s department feels it is important to take steps to protect the public as well as its employees from any potential and unnecessary exposure, which in turn should help to decrease the spread of this virus.

Any questions you may have concerning COVID-19 should be directed to the Ohio Department of Health’s Hotline at 1-833-427-5634. The Hotline’s operating hours are seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

History Center closed; CCGS meeting cancelled

The Clinton County History Center museum and genealogical library are closed until further notice.

The March meeting of the Clinton County Genealogy has been cancelled. Also, the genealogy library will be closed for the present.

No April Fools 5K

The Health Alliance of Clinton County has decided to cancel the April Fool’s 5K/1 mile event.

Clinton County Reads’ opening event cancelled

The Wednesday, March 18 book discussion planned as part of Clinton County Reads 2020 has been cancelled. Please be advised that information will be forthcoming in the News Journal about the other Clinton County Reads events, some of which may be held online.

UMC Lenten lunch cancelled

The Lenten lunch for Wednesday, March 18 at the Wilmington United Methodist Church has been cancelled.