Bellville area news briefs

Zion Cemetery board to meet April 14

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — There will be a meeting of the Zion Cemetery board April 14 at 9 a.m.

The meeting will be at the Butler Adult Center, 20 Henry St., at 9:00 a.m. The board is looking for additional members. Anyone who is interested is invited to come to the meeting on April 14 or call Kellee at 419-560-0527.

Community Memorial and Patriotic Association meeting

The Mansfield Community Memorial and Patriotic Association Inc. will meet Apri 14 at 10 a.m. at the VFW Alfred I. Harrington Post 3494, Mansfield.

The post is located at 853 Ashland Road. This meeting will be to plan the Memorial Day parade and program.

Blood drive on April 17

BELLVILLE — There will be a blood drive April 17 in the community room at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The drive will be from noon until 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment people may call Nancy Martin at 419-886-4420, or visit, sponsor code: StPaulLutheran.

Ohio Genealogical Society April meeting

The April meeting of the Richland County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will be April 16 at the library on State Route 97 west outside Bellville.

Director Thomas Neel will present a program “OGS Special Collections.”

This is free and open to the public. People wishing more information may call 419-524-0924 or email

The website is http//www.rootsweb.ancestry/com,/-oh richgs/.

School board financial reports may be viewed

BELLVILLE — The Clear Fork Valley Board of Education has completed the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Statements according to generally accepted accounting principals.

These reports are available for public viewing at the Board of Education Office located at 92 Hines Avenue, Bellville, Ohio, 44813 during the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on school days.