Spend the day planning your upcoming wedding with caterers, bakeries, florists, photographers, DJ & entertainment, beauty, rentals, venues, accommodations, transportation, and much more.
As its first executive director, she has purposefully led the county through strategic planning which has led to increased business development, business expansion, and the retention of employees in our county-based businesses. She has made a point to partner with all five school districts to ensure their interests were represented in the economic development of the business community.
Senator Robert Hackett, representing Senate District 10, received the Outstanding Legislator Award. Senator Hackett has been one of the most forthcoming and accessible legislators in the current General Assembly. He regularly attends the superintendent's meetings in all of the counties he represents and he is willing to engage in difficult dialogue. He has remained a staunch proponent of Ohio's public schools even in the face of criticism of his own party. He is an excellent listener and a tireless advocate for his constituents.
"The wonderful people we have met and who have become real friends, have made this an awesome part of our journey through life. We are forever grateful." says the owners.
Although closing is only a few days away you can still shop their retirement sale! Oxner's offers antiques, collectibles, and vintage pieces.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 2pm-7pm: Quilt Guild, All Ages. Bring your sewing machine and work on a project while exchanging ideas and tricks to quilting!
Monday, January 10, 2022 from 3:30pm–4:30pm: Explorer’s Club, Ages 6 (Kindergarten)–5th Grade. Explorer’s Club meets on the second Monday of every month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Each month we will explore a different topic. In January, we will explore Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Wednesdays, January 12, 19, and 26, 2022 from 11am–11:45am: Story Time, Ages 2–5. These programs are intended to support early learning in a group setting. Join us for a mixture of stories and activities that provide enjoyable opportunities for the children to practice skills that prepare them for reading. Light snacks will be served. Donations of nutritional snacks are appreciated.
Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 4pm-5pm: Lego Club, Ages 5–12. Imagine it. Build it. Legos and K'nex will be provided. Donations of new Legos or money to purchase additional Legos are welcome.
Monday, January 17, 2022 All Day: Library is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 5:30pm-6:30pm: Mason Jar Snow Globe, Ages 18+. Add this wintery snow globe to your winter décor.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 11am-12pm: Mason Jar Snow Globe, Ages 18+. Add this wintery snow globe to your winter décor.
Friday, January 28, 2022 from 11am-12pm: Book Chatter @ Simple Comforts, All Ages. Join us at Simple Comforts to talk about BOOKS! Either what you are currently reading or a favorite book!
For more information, visit Mechanicsburg Public Library's website or call (937)834-2004.
Her contributions to the 4-H youth development profession led her to receive the National Distinguished Service Award.
“Ohio 4-H professionals are incredibly talented and work hard to provide outstanding programs for youth. We are proud their efforts are recognized nationally.” stated Dr. Kirk Bloir, State 4-H Leader and Assistant Director of Ohio State University Extension.
Ryan has been the 4-H Extension Educator in Champaign County for 18 years. She serves on the state-wide Workforce Development Team, Animal Science Team, and is Treasurer of the Ohio Extension Professionals. She has taught at several state and national conferences and chaperoned multiple Ohio youth on national trips.
Champaign County has 66 county 4-H clubs with 1,764 youth participants and 208 volunteers.
Information from Ohio Lottery
Ohio Lottery recognizes the winners for the Partners in Education program with gratitude for all of their hard work, dedication, and the difference they are making as students and teachers in the classroom and beyond.
Urbana High School teacher, Mallory Zachrich was of the November Partners in Education winners. Parent Brandi Nichols states, “She is different because she has a great teacher and student bond when it comes to everyday school life. She works hard for her students and truly cares about their well-being. Mrs. Zachrich is also relatable, and anyone can go to her for advice or someone just to talk to. She is willing to do anything and everything for her students.” Congratulations Mrs. Zachrich!
You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month online by clicking here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
Personal Training for Athletes
Parents/guardians receive $1 down discount at sign-up and 10% off monthly dues when signing up with their student.
To sign up, visit Anytime Fitness at 15570 US 36, Marysville. For questions, contact Chris Lawson (Triad dad and Club Director) at (937) 707-3494.
Roughly $295,000 will be awarded to Springfield’s Beckley Municipal Airport and $159,000 to Urbana’s Grimes Field Municipal Airport annually over the next five years through an airport infrastructure grant.
These airport infrastructure grant funds can be used toward projects to improve and replace runways, taxiways, and airport-owned towers. The bill also expands this program to include terminal improvement and multimodal connections to the airport, according to a press release from Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) office.
“Upgrading and modernizing our airports will create tens of thousands of jobs and play a key role in attracting business and growing Ohio’s economy, both in the near term and for many years to come,” said Portman in a statement. “Now that air travel is beginning to ramp up as we work to get through this pandemic, it is the right time to make significant investments in our airports to ensure they will be able to meet the increasing demands of services.”
For large and medium primary hub airports, the grant covers 75% of eligible costs, according to the release. For small primary, reliever, and general aviation airports, the grant covers 90-95% of the costs.
Seth Timmerman, manager of the Springfield-Beckley Airport, said that the infrastructure funding will likely benefit the airport through paving and electrical rehabilitation.
Grimes Field Airport manager Elton Cultice said that the Federal Aviation Administration will release details about how the funds can specifically be spent at the airport in the coming weeks, but he hopes to see runway work and building improvements be made through the funding.
The local grant awards are among the $254 million in airport infrastructure funding awarded to 100 airports across the state.
Springfield-Beckley is also expected to be allotted $4.7 million though national defense funding to create the microgrid, according to a press release from the office of Sen. Sherrod Brown.
Microgrids are local power generators – creating energy likely through solar or wind – that can connect to a main power grid, but also can operate self-sufficiently, said Gerald Brown, who teaches electrical engineering at Cedarville University.
Although microgrids are not common throughout the state, they could be appealing in the instance of a security emergency or a natural disaster, the professor said.
“If the main power grid goes down, everything goes down,” he said. “The appeal of a microgrid is that if you want or need to have power to run a facility or building… with the proper planning, you can run independently of the power grid. They’d be self-sustaining.”
The microgrid project is a part of $58 million of funding dedicated to military construction projects through the National Defense Authorization Act, which now is off to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
Timmerman said that more information about the microgrid project will be released in the coming months after airport leaders complete other development projects currently underway at the airpark.