LOCAL BRIEFS


Corn 5K Run/Walk to benefit seniors

Clinton County CAP (Community Action Program) will be holding the Second Annual Corn 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 12, with proceeds to benefit Clinton County Senior Citizens.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the event beginning at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 due by August 20 with a free T-shirt, or $25 after August 21 with no T-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up at the Wilmington Savings Bank Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, at www.clintoncap.org or www.facebook.com/clintoncountyseniorcenter or call 937-382-8365.

SR 350 to close for culvert work

State Route 350 in Warren County will be closed for 15 days to replace three culverts west of U.S. 22 beginning Monday, Aug. 10.

SR 350 will be closed between U.S. 22 and SR 123. The detour for eastbound SR 350 traffic is south on SR 123 to east on U.S. 22. The detour for westbound SR 350 traffic will follow the reverse detour.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming road closure.

Ireland Road now open

The culvert replacement project on Ireland Road is complete and the road is now open, according to the Clinton County Engineer’s Office.

Concert wraps up Blan summer reading

The duo Bear Foot will perform a Story Quilt free family concert at 7 p.m. Friday, August 7 at the Blanchester Public Library to help bring the Adult/Teen Summer Reading program to a close.

Audience members get to choose the hand-sewn blocks used for the quilt. Bear Foot (Russ and Barb Childers) provides the songs and stories behind each block from Appalachian tradition to reveal how quilt patterns carry history lessons and family stories. The concert features fiddle music, storytelling and lots of interaction and is appropriate for adults – and children – of all ages.

The Childerses, from Batavia, have been singing and playing music together as Bear Foot since 1983

Also, the last day to submit entries for the “Escape the Ordinary” book review and final trivia contest of summer reading is Aug. 8. Everyone who entered during the summer is eligible for the grand prize drawing for a GoPro video camera and head mount. Three runners-up each will receive a $50 store gift card.

Please contact the library at (937) 783-3585 if you have any questions.