LOCAL BRIEFS


Bridge to be replaced in 2016

A Wilmington Road bridge in Warren County is scheduled for replacement in 2016 as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Bridge Partnership Program,

The bridge carries Wilmington Road over Gum Run, and construction will require a 90-day closure of Wilmington Road with traffic detoured to Middleboro Road to State Route 350 to US 22/Ohio 3 to George Road.

Construction is expected to take place from June 1, 2016 to Sept. 1, 2016.

The Ohio Bridge Partnership Program is a construction initiative designed to reduce the excess of deficient county bridges. ODOT is working with Ohio’s county engineers and municipalities to replace bridges in need of repair and/or replacement.

Free cruise-in at Cowan Lake

A Cowan Lake Cruise-In will be held at the second parking lot in the campground at Cowan Lake State Park, 1756 Osborn Rd., Wilmington. The public is welcome and admission is free — all vehicles are welcome from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Burgers, hot dogs, root beer floats and funnel cakes will be available. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Cowan Lake to aid with improvements to the park. For questions, call Bill or Carole at 937-783-2649.

Hospice Bridge Marathon awards given

Friends of Hospice Bridge Marathon held its annual awards night May 21. Money was collected during the year from the players and a donation of $1,100 will be given to Community Care Hospice.

The group closed out the season playing at the Wilmington Savings Bank Senior Citizens Center. Winners for the evening were: first, Cooper and Dorothy Snyder; second, Kate Barber and Barb Morris; third, Bob and Betty Berlin; and fourth, Bev Dicenzo and Barb Multon.

Winners for the season were: Ladies Group 1 — first, Ginger Johnson and Diane Ewing; second, Barb Morris and Marge Rector; Ladies Group 2 — first, Phyllis Oliver and Pauletta Harp; second, Connie Townsend and Daphne Blackburn; Couples Group 1 — first, Cooper and Dorothy Snyder; second, Bill and Jan Harding; Couples Group 2 — first, Cooper and Dorothy Snyder; second, Bob and Betty Berlin.

Anyone interested in playing in the group for the next season starting in August may contact Connie Townsend at 383-0090 or Diane Ewing at 382-3121.