LOCAL BRIEFS


$470K for Clinton airport improvements

A total of $470,198 in federal resources for Clinton Field Airport in Wilmington to make improvements that will help increase efficiency and safety, Sen. Sherrod Brown announced. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the funding.

“Support for community airports is key to the safety of travelers and the flow of commerce,” said Brown. “This award will give Clinton County the resources to make needed improvements that will benefit those that rely on the local airport and its services.”

The $470,198 award will fund the replacement of the rotating beacon, the rehabilitation of 6,910 square yards of the general aviation apron, and approximately 3,549 feet of Runway 03/21.

Wilmington sets 9/11 ceremony

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Ceremony by the City of Wilmington will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Wilmington Municipal Building flagpole. Refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony in the Community Room.

Suicide prevention is topic Tuesday

WILMINGTON — Free training on suicide prevention will be held Tuesday morning, Sept. 8 at Wilmington City Hall.

Scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room, interested persons can preregister at: http://goo.gl/forms/001nShlR2U .

The training is appropriate for community members, employers, parents, students, law enforcement, social service providers and pastors, according to Barbara Adams Marin with the Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Centers.

Called QPR for “Question, Persuade, Refer,” it is a suicide prevention training program. It’s connected with the area Suicide Prevention Coalition.

At the training session, individuals will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three steps that may save a life. It is presented by a certified instructor.

In includes information on the problem of suicide nationally and in Ohio, common myths and facts associated with suicide, warning signs of suicide, tips for asking the suicide question, methods for persuading suicidal individuals to get help, ways of referring at-risk people to local resources, and time for questions and answers.

Pre-registration is required. If registering by phone, call 513-695-1695.

Pavement work brings I-71 lane closures

Pavement work will require lane closures on Interstate 71 in Warren and Hamilton counties.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 14, there will be various single lane closures on north and southbound I-71 between the Jeremiah Morrow bridge and the Clinton County line until 7 a.m. the following day.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Sept. 18, one lane of northbound I-71 will be closed, with a double lane closure at 11 p.m., from Pfeiffer Road in Hamilton County to the Warren County line. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. the following day.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 24, one lane of southbound I-71 will be closed, with a double lane closure at 11 p.m., from the Warren County line to Pfeiffer Road. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. the following day.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming lane closures. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

Bergefurd earns UNOH dean’s list

Brandon R. Bergefurd of Wilmington has been named to the dean’s list for the June 2015 session at the University of Northwestern Ohio. To qualify, full-time students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 of better.