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Teen drivers remain one of Ohio’s most at risk groups

Teen drivers continue to cause a disproportionate number of traffic crashes each year. As National Teen Driving Safety Week is October 18-24, it’s the perfect time for teens and their parents to discuss the dangers new drivers face so they can make safe and responsible decisions. Young drivers who are 15 to 19 years old [ Read More ]

Pierce joins

Pierce has joined Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s recently launched government transparency initiative, allows citizens to view financial data from participating cities, counties, townships and school districts, including Pierce. “When I learned about Ohio Checkbook, I immediately recognized it’s value and we signed up right away,” said Karen Register, Pierce Fiscal Officer. “Our goal [ Read More ]

Nominations open for Williamsburg Hall of Fame

The ultimate honor to be bestowed upon a Williamsburg High School graduate shall be induction into the Academic Hall of Fame. These individuals have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and/or excellence in their chosen profession. METHOD OF SELECTION​: A committee consisting of administrators, staff and community members (not to exceed will review nominations received from the community. [ Read More ]

Brown announces advancement of bill protecting infants from opioid exposure

Today during a markup of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, a bill cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to help prevent and treat prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome passed a key committee and advanced in the Senate. “It’s heartbreaking to hear of children who are exposed to opioids [ Read More ]

Grants available for Diesel Emission Reductions

Ohio EPA today released new guidelines for the latest round of Diesel Emission Reduction Grants (DERG) that will help improve air quality through vehicle replacement, repowering engines, retrofitting emission controls or installing anti-idle equipment. DERG programs allow states to allocate federal money to organizations that are updating diesel fleets with better emissions controls. Ohio has [ Read More ]

Daileys given 2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmers Award

Nick and Jessica Dailey of Sardinia have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in [ Read More ]

Local Theater Presents Dark Comedy

The Gaslight Theater Players are proud to present “Mindgame”, a dark comedy by Anthony Horowitz. When the writer of a pulp crime novel gets an interview with a notorious serial killer she believes she has snared the coup of her career. But when she arrives at the asylum, she finds nothing can be trusted…not even [ Read More ]

Mercy Health Ethicist joins doctor, nurse and other experts to present “Sacred Conversations”

Steven Squires, MEd, MA, PhD, who serves as System Director of Ethics for Mercy Health, has joined with physicians, nurses and other area experts to present “Sacred Conversations,” a free community lecture series on “Being S.M.A.R.T. About Living and Dying Well.” The series of five lectures takes place Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. starting October 7 [ Read More ]

Lt. Governor Taylor urges Ohioans to attend OSHIIP’s Check-Up Day events

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced today that the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will host Medicare Check-Up Day events throughout the state to help Ohioans understand their most suitable coverage options for 2016. Medicare’s annual open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. [ Read More ]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake as threatened species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the eastern massasauga rattlesnake as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The Service will not propose critical habitat for the species, deeming it not prudent. Eastern massasaugas are found in scattered locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, [ Read More ]

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