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Railroad yield signs to be replaced with stop signs

Over the next few months drivers will notice a change in traffic signals at railroad crossings that do not have flashing lights or gates. The Ohio Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Ohio Rail Development Commission, reviewed nearly 2,000 of these crossings as a result of a change in state law. Around 1,000 of [ Read More ]

Theater puts on Christmas mystery

The Gaslight Theater Players invite you to join them for their holiday who-dun-it, A Christmas Cactus, on November 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8:00 PM at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown. Tickets are $10.00 each. Find out what happens when two fugitives turn to Detective Cactus O’Reilly in search of a Christmas miracle. Christmas [ Read More ]

ODOT readies equipment for winter

After two consecutive record-breaking winters, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is preparing for winter 2015/2016 by readying its snow and ice equipment, filling salt barns and ensuring operators and mechanics are well trained Throughout October and November, ODOT crews around the state are conducting 150-point inspections to repair and fine tune snow removal equipment [ Read More ]

ODNR grants provide opportunities for students

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is now accepting applications for the Ohio Geology License Plate Fund grant program that helps support graduate students conducting geologic research in the state. The program was established in 2012 and is funded through renewals of the Ohio Rocks! license plates offered by the Ohio Bureau of Motor [ Read More ]

Jesse Grant’s Tannery will be on Georgetown’s annual home tour

The annual Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, will be on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. The tour begins at the U.S. Grant Home at the intersection of Grant Avenue and North Water Street where you can buy tickets and pick up a tour packet. Tickets are [ Read More ]

Winter Safety Awareness Week

Hopefully, “Polar Vortex” and “Arctic Blast” will be erased from our vocabulary this winter. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), this winter’s buzz term will be “El Niño.” El Niño is a large-scale, ocean-atmosphere climate interaction that causes a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures across the Pacific. This winter, Ohio could see warmer-than-average [ Read More ]

IAFF presents scholarships to students

At the Oct. 22 meeting of the Union Township Board of Trustees, three area high school seniors were each presented with college scholarships. The Union Township Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3412 Benefit Fund honored Archbishop McNicholas High School students Meghan Baker and Lauren Andrews, and Archbishop Moeller student Zane Cooper, each with a $500 [ Read More ]

Leapin’ Lizards! Annie Jr. comes to Lebanon in Dec.

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow…..Well, Dec. 3, 4, & 6 as Annie Jr. comes to downtown Lebanon, Ohio. Annie Jr., one of the world’s best-loved musicals. based on the popular comic strip heroine will be singing and dancing its way into town brought to you by the Lebanon Theatre Company. Annie Jr. tells the [ Read More ]

Chatfield College receives award for historic rehabilitation of new campus

Chatfield College recently received the Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) Rehabilitation Award for its newly renovated campus in historic Over-the-Rhine at the CPA’s 51st annual meeting. According to CPA, the Rehabilitation Award recognizes owners and developers of historic buildings that have been substantially restored or rehabilitated and comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for [ Read More ]

Federal grant to aid rural transit and expand broadband access

A new Ohio Department of Transportation project, funded in large part by a federal grant, will help Ohio’s 34 rural transit systems operate more efficiently and expand broadband access in the state. The Transit Tech Ohio project has been awarded a $6.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The money will be used [ Read More ]


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