LOCAL BRIEFS


Open house for WNJ Publisher Stricker

The Wilmington News Journal will host an open house for Publisher Pam Stricker, who is leaving Wilmington after 14 years to become publisher of another Civitas Media publication, The Lima News.

The event will be at the News Journal’s facility at 761 S. Nelson Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 13. Pam’s friends and community members are invited to stop by for this special event.

Income tax bureau close July 9-10

The Wilmington Income Tax Bureau will be closed Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10, City Treasurer Paul R. Fear announced. The income tax staff will be attending the Ohio Municipal League annual Income Tax Seminar in Columbus.

Porter on MVNU dean’s list

Clairanne M. Porter of New Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The dean’s list includes all students who carried a minimum of 12 credit hours and have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester. Porter is a junior majoring in both Criminal Justice and Psychology.

Swindler graduates from OWU

Katie Swindler of Wilmington graduated May 10 from Ohio Wesleyan University. Swindler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Comment on SSCC evaluation

Southern State Community College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Southern State will host a visit Nov. 2-3 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, which has accredited the college since 1981. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college by mailing them to: Public Comment on Southern State Community College, The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411; or by visiting the commission’s website at www.ncahlc.org.

Comments must be in writing and address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. All comments must be received by Oct. 2, 2015.