US 68, Wise Road, Lamb Road closures scheduled

US 68 closing for 10 days

Culvert replacement requires closing US 68 in Clinton County for 10 days beginning Monday, June 5, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

US 68 will be closed 0.7 miles south of State Route 28 beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 5 through 3 p.m. Thursday, June 15. The detour uses SR 28, S. Clark St. (SR 28), E. Main St. (SR 28) and SR 123.

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

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.

For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information, please check

Wise Road, Lamb Road to close

Wise Road will be closed for a culvert repair beginning Monday, June 5, weather permitting, according to the Clinton County Engineer’s Office. This culvert is located between Swartz Road and Webertown Road in Clark Township.

The last address accessible from the north (Webertown Road) is 1915 Wise Road. There are no residences on Wise Road between Swartz and the closure.

The project is anticipated to take three weeks.

Also beginning Monday, June 5, weather permitting, Lamb Road will be closed for repair of a bridge located between Burristown Road and Stivers Road in Wilson Township, Clinton County.

The last address accessible from the south (Burristown Road) is 1758 Lamb Road. The last address accessible from the north (Stivers Road) is 1888 Lamb Road.

The project is anticipated to take two weeks.

Locals earn SSU honors

Shawnee State University in Portsmouth announced the dean’s list for spring semester 2017. To be named, students must be enrolled full-time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Local students (and their majors) honored include:

Blanchester: Kylie Jung, Plastics Engineering Technology; Kayla Nause, Health Science; Elaina Patton, Medical Laboratory.

Clarksville: Madison Baker, Occupational Therapy; Adrianna Johnson, Physical Therapist Assistant.

Martinsville: Christiana Ford, Sport Studies.

Lynchburg: Hannah Burns, Fine Arts.

Airman Koch graduates from basic

U.S. Air Force Airman Ryan M. Koch recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Koch is the son of Elizabeth M. and Michael R. Koch, and brother of Meghan E. Koch and Trevor J. Koch, of Blanchester. He is a 2013 graduate of Fayetteville-Perry High School, Fayetteville.