LOCAL BRIEFS


Two 15-minute full closures of I-71

Utility work will require two 15-minute full closures of I-71 at Wilmington Road from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Construction work on I-71 at the Mason-Montgomery/Fields-Ertel exit will require closure of the left lane of northbound I-71 Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. and reopening by 6 a.m. the next day. In addition, the right lane of southbound Mason-Montgomery Road, south of Escort Drive, will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, reopening by 6 a.m. the next day.

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

Fall book sale at Blanchester library

The Friends of the Blanchester Public Library will hold its fall book sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

The sale, held in the library’s meeting room, continues during library hours – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday – through Oct. 17.

Sale items include magazines (25 cents) paperback books (50 cents), hardcover books and music CDs ($1), books on CD and videos ($2) and DVDs. Single DVDs cost $3, with multi-disc sets $5.

Anyone still wishing to donate items for the book sale may drop them off at the library.

The Friends of the Blanchester Public Library is a non-profit organization that helps support the library. Membership forms are available at the library. For more information, contact the library at 937-783-3585.