Local briefs: Local holiday scam appears to return


No door-to-door Ho-Ho raffle

Someone claiming to be from Faith Lutheran Church is selling raffle tickets claiming they are raising money for the Ho-Ho Shop.

However, “Faith Lutheran is not doing this, so it is probably a scam,” said Rev. June Fryman of Faith Lutheran Church.

Last year a woman scammer was going door-to-door in the Wilmington area claiming she was soliciting donations for the Ho-Ho Shop. The Ho-Ho Shop does not solicit door-to-door and is not selling raffle tickets.

Blan library sets book sale

The Friends of the Blanchester Public Library will hold its fall book sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

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 Nov. 3.

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.

WHS Class of ‘74 info

The Wilmington High School class of 1974 is planning its 45th class reunion in 2019 and needs current mailing addresses and email addresses.

The planning committee urges classmates to update contact information as soon as possible so that event dates and venues can be finalized. Send the information to Denise McBrayer Johnson at denisemcb@gmail.com.