Evening with candidates Tuesday night

The Clinton County Democratic Party and Clinton County Republican Party along with the Wilmington News Journal are presenting an evening with candidates in two local election races. The forum will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Wilmington College’s Kelly Center in the McCoy Room. The forum will run no more than two hours.

The candidates participating will be the two Clinton County Municipal Court candidates, Mike Daugherty and Sharon Kornman, as well as the four candidates running for the contested City Council at Large seats — Linda Eichelberger, Mark McKay, Randi Milburn and Kelsey Swindler.

The moderator will be Dr. Vinton M. Prince. Questions will be taken from the audience. All are welcome to attend.

Martinsville FD, Life Squad celebration

The Martinsville Fire Department & Life Squad will host a 100th year of service celebration Saturday, Oct. 24 from 2-6 p.m. All former and present members are invited. Aphoto of all the past and present members will be taken at 4 p.m. Please plan to attend for the fellowship and reminiscence of the past 100 years.

For more information please contact Tammi Carpenter at 937-685-5034 or Chief Mike Jones at 937-725-5146.

Children’s Fall Festival in Blanchester

Daystar Church of God in Blanchester will be holding a Children’s Fall Festival 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at the church on the corner of Clark and Center Street. Games, food and candy will be enjoyed by the kids and also some goody baskets will be won by the parents. Drawings for the baskets will be every half hour. All kids are welcome.

Trick-or-Treat set for Oct. 29

Trick-or-Treat Night this year in Clinton County will be on Thursday, Oct. 29, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

The times for the costumed super heroes and frightening creatures to fill their bags with goodies will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

‘Trunk or Treat’, CTFD soup dinner set

The Sharon United Methodist Church and the Chester Township Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a community “Trunk-n-Treat” 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the church parking lot at 5181 SR 380.

Chester Township Fire Department members will be present with an emergency vehicle to greet the children and the adults. Children will have an opportunity to talk with the firemen and see the emergency vehicle on display. Treats will be available for kids in the parking lot of the church. Free refreshments and games will be available for all “Trunk-n-Treat” participants.

Rich Erbaugh, Chester Fire Chief, and Peggy Cromer, pastor of Sharon UMC, said, “This is a free, kid-friendly event for the entire community and everyone is welcome.”

Following the event, the fire department will be having their annual soup dinner from 5-9 p.m. at the fire station. For more information, please call 937-382-6274.

‘Dinner and a Ghost’ at Snow Hill

The Ohio Organization of Paranormal Studies (OOPS) will be part of a “Dinner and a Ghost” program on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Snow Hill Country Club in Clinton County. OOPS was founded in late 2005 near Wilmington.

Snow Hill Country Club has a new manager, Michael Fabel, as well as a new executive chef, Elizabeth Dotson.

The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvre at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. After dinner, there will be a presentation, a building tour and a mini-investigation.

The event is limited to 50 people, with tickets $50 per person. To reserve tickets, call 937-987-2491.