Planning meeting scheduled for Clinton County Courthouse’s centennial events


Contributed by Dana Dunn



The stately Clinton County Courthouse, and its striking interior rotunda, will turn 100 next year, and plans to observe the centennial will begin in November.

The stately Clinton County Courthouse, and its striking interior rotunda, will turn 100 next year, and plans to observe the centennial will begin in November.


Courtesy photo

WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Courthouse would have celebrated its 99th birthday on Monday, Oct. 22, and a committee has organized to make sure that a grand old icon of downtown Wilmington’s 100th birthday is not overlooked.

And those interested in helping propose and plan potential activities and exhibits related to this milestone birthday party are invited to a meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. It will be held in the Clinton County Common Pleas Courtroom on the third floor of the courthouse.

Committee members who will host the meeting are Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck, Clinton County Commissioner Brenda K. Woods, Clinton County Administrator Mary Ann Haines Foland, Clinton County Commissioners Clerk Diana Groves and Kay Fisher, director of the Clinton County History Center.

Because Oct. 22, 2019 falls on a Tuesday, Judge Rudduck says the committee has tentatively scheduled the anniversary celebration for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, pending ideas and discussions originating at next month’s meeting.

A highlight of the occasion will be the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker recognizing the courthouse. The marker will be placed, most likely, on the southeast corner of the lawn.

“We want to have this public meeting to gauge interest in the event, and to hear other ideas and suggestions,” Rudduck said.

Those unable to attend the public meeting are welcome to reach out to individual committee members to share ideas.

The stately Clinton County Courthouse, and its striking interior rotunda, will turn 100 next year, and plans to observe the centennial will begin in November.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_courthouse_p.jpgThe stately Clinton County Courthouse, and its striking interior rotunda, will turn 100 next year, and plans to observe the centennial will begin in November. Courtesy photo

Contributed by Dana Dunn