Temporary cold patch repairs have been made and the crossing is now open to traffic. We appreciate your patience! There will be a need to close the crossing again in the near future to make permanent asphalt repairs. We will keep the community posted on that closing date.
The Norfolk Southern railroad crossing will be closed on Union Road to repair the track. The crossing will be closed as soon as the repair crew is on-site, which should be within the hour. They anticipate that the repairs will be done today (Wednesday) – but not certain exactly what time. NSF has indicated that they will be handling the temporary detour.
Flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio from sunrise to sunset on May 15, 2017.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Car crashes are the #1 cause of death among children in the United States. Depending on age, weight and height, children need to be in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts every time they are in a car.
The Warren County Health District will be giving away booster seats to WIC income eligible families (not required to participate in the WIC program but must be within WIC income guidelines) at the Franklin Public Library on Saturday, May 20th - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Supplies are limited) For more information on car seats visit: www.safekids.org
Bicycle Safety Month - Free Helmets May 20th
Wearing a helmet every time you ride a bike is a proven way to save lives! Each year, the number of people injured by not wearing a bike helmet is 51,000 - enough people to fill nearly half of Ohio stadium!
The Warren County Health District is encouraging local children to "put a lid on it" by giving away FREE bicycle helmets from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20th at the Franklin Public Library (while supplies last) at 44 E. 4th Street, Franklin.
The helmet giveaway is part of a grant received by the Warren County Health District. Bike Helmet Safety Week runs from May 9th - May 21st. For more bike safety information visit: www.ohioapp.org/putalPutALidOnIt
Carlisle Baseball Association and Carlisle Ponytail Association will be celebrating the opening of their seasons with a community parade on Friday, May 12th. The parade will begin at 6:15 pm at Roscoe Roof Park. Parade route will be Park Dr., Central Ave., Jamaica Rd., to the softball and baseball fields. Come and join in their celebration of the beginning to baseball & softball season!
The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District will be conducting a Well Water Testing Event at the Carlisle High School on Thursday, May 18th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
When: Thursday, May 18th from 4:30pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Carlisle High School Commons, 250 Jamaica Road, Carlisle, OH 45005
Questions? Call Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District at 513-695-1337
The Municipality of Carlisle and Franklin Township will be hosting a joint tire clean-up event for both communities the week of May 15th-20th. The Municipality of Carlisle received a generous grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency which allows for residents to drop off unwanted tires at no cost. Collected tires will be sent to recycling facilities where they are shredded into chips, which are primarily used for energy-related and civil engineering applications such as asphalt, rubber mulch, playground surfaces, fuel hoses, and other products. This is a great way to help the environment as well as avoid possible zoning citations. The tire amnesty program will only be honored from May 15th through the 20th at the Franklin Township Garage at 458 Fairview Drive, Carlisle OH. Click Read More below for drop-off dates and times.
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Warren County is collaborating with local law enforcement from Franklin and Lebanon Police Departments, and Hamilton and Clearcreek Townships for the annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Bring expired and unused medications to a drop-off site listed in this article for proper disposal by law enforcement. No questions will be asked. Prescriptions drugs only. No needles, syringes, or liquids will be accepted. A drop box will be available at the Franklin Walmart (1275 E. 2nd St. Franklin, OH) on Saturday, April 29th from 10am -2pm.
For additional information on safe ways to dispose of medication visit, click here.