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Regional roundup

Ag district meeting

will be held

BLOOMINGDALE — The Jefferson County Farm Bureau will hold a meeting to cover ag districts and why area residents should consider being a part of one at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, 1509 county Highway 22A.

Leah Curtis, policy counsel for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, will discuss the benefits of being a part of an ag district as well as how it can protect farms from nuisance lawsuits.

Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension educator in Wayne County, will speak about manure management. A local ag district update will be provided by E.J. Conn, Jefferson County auditor.

Cost of the meeting is free for Farm Bureau members and $25 for non-members,and pre-registration is requested. Contact the Jefferson County Farm Bureau at (740) 266-6603 or jefferson@ofbf.org by Monday for information and to register.

Literacy night features

escape rooms

CONNORVILLE — Activities set for the Buckeye Local Junior High School Literacy Night will include a series of four escape rooms based upon core educational subjects such as math, science, English/language arts and social studies. Families will have the opportunity to solve clues to get through the rooms and will have a chance to earn a prize at the event, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. March 10.

Jason Kovalski, principal at the junior high, said literacy night is held each year as required by Title I and he organized the event with a committee of teachers. The escape room concept was suggested by teacher Kimberly Amos.

“She came up with the idea because our enrichment teacher, Kimberly Smith, has been doing this in class and the kids love it. The escape rooms are timed and cards give hints to move along,” he explained. “There are four escape rooms and each one is tied to some curriculum, and in order to get clues to the room the families will have to answer a series of questions. Everyone who completes the process will have their name put in for a drawing.”

Kovalski said the winner will receive a gift card as a reward. Refreshments will be available and organizers hope the mystery theme will draw plenty of participants.

Cemetery decorations

must be removed

BERGHOLZ — Springfield Township Trustees will be removing all old winter decorations from the Bergholz and Circle Green Cemeteries.

Those wanting to keep decorations must have them removed before April 1.

The township will remove any unwanted decorations.

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