Local Briefs: Drive-in prayer service set for local doctor


Drive-in prayer for doctor

There will be a drive-in prayer service around sundown at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the parking lot of Dr. Jeffrey Manser’s office at 1150 W. Locust St., Wilmington.

Participants will “unite together to lift up prayers for healing for Dr. Manser from the health issues that COVID-19 has caused in his body,” said CMH Chaplain Veronica Grabill. “We welcome those who would like to join us, but remember to stay in your car with your headlights on as we continue the social distancing.”

Dr. Manser remains hospitalized in Cincinnati.

County jobless rate 6 percent

Clinton County’s official unemployment rate for March was 6.0 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (JFS) in a news release Tuesday.

However, an Ohio JFS spokesperson said people should keep in mind that the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on jobs will not be seen in unemployment rates until the April reports (released in May) because the survey of businesses each month concludes on the 12th.

Ohio’s first executive order to shut down businesses occurred on March 15.

Wilmington board to meet

The Wilmington City School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27.

As per HB197, the meeting will be held virtually on a Google Hangout and the public can access the meeting using the phone number and PIN below:

• Phone number (US)+1 631-596-0924

• PIN: 677 367 043#

All meetings are open to the public. If you wish to address the board at the meeting on a non-agenda item, you must notify Treasurer Kim DeWeese at 937-283-7493 no later than 4 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the meeting. If you wish to address the board on agenda items, please notify the treasurer any time prior to the meeting.

Jefferson Alumni cancelled

The Jefferson High School Alumni Committee has regretfully cancelled the Alumni Banquet at Westboro UMC on Saturday, June 13. The orders by the State of Ohio, governor and health department regarding groups and travel make the banquet situation risky for alumni and friends.

Projected re-schedule date is next year, the second Saturday of June, 2021. Invitation letters and information will be sent at a later time. Honored classes for this year will be recognized with the honored classes of next year. Please mark your calendars and plan to be with us next year.

For questions and requests for more information, leave a message at 937-783-8005.