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Kasich Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “School Choice Week” in Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has officially proclaimed Jan. 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Ohio. Governor Kasich joins more than two dozen other governors and 210 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations. With more than 700 events being held to celebrate the Week in Ohio alone – and with more than 16,000 [ Read More ]

Duke Energy and its customers provide the Salvation Army $315,000

The Salvation Army today announced that it has received $315,000 from Duke Energy Ohio and its customers for the HeatShare program for 2016. HeatShare funds provide financial assistance to pay for utilities to those in desperate need. In many cases, these individuals and families face shut-off of utilities and possible eviction as a result of [ Read More ]

Ohio residents can get in-state tuition rates at Austin Peay State University

If you reside in Ohio and live or attend high school in a county within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, located in Clarksville, Tenn., you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay. High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or [ Read More ]

Communities have opportunity to improve trails

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is still accepting applications through April 1 for the Clean Ohio Trails Fund (COTF) and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The application deadline for both grants has traditionally been Feb. 1. However, in an effort to encourage more communities to pursue this opportunity, the 2016 application deadline for [ Read More ]

New Year’s resolutions meet their match

This year Jungle Jim’s is taking a fresh approach to wellness! We’ve teamed up with Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital to provide more ways you can be aware of your health in 2016. On Saturday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., world-class health industry professionals from Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital and food [ Read More ]

Amelia Board of Zoning Appeals needs members

Amelia Village Council is looking for Amelia Village residents that are interested in filling two position on the Board of Zoning Appeals. This Board meets on as needed basis in the evenings. No experience is required. If you have any questions please call the Zoning Inspector-Dani Speigel at 718-9071. Residents should send a letter of [ Read More ]

Underground Railroad Freedom Center commemorates MLK

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weekend of activities, beginning with the opening of the Thirteenth Amendment this Friday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. MLK Weekend activities at the Freedom Center include: Friday, Jan. 15 The Thirteenth Amendment opens to the public [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA competes in Food Science Contest

By: Charlena Spaulding, FFA Reporter After winning the District 9 Food Science contest, 4 Felicity FFA members competed at the State contest on December 5 at The Ohio State University. The team included Kaylee Hughes, Madison Winter, Nina Cadigan, and Charlena Spaulding. The team placed 9th out of the 19 teams competing from across Ohio. [ Read More ]

Scholarships for college students available

The Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation will be accepting applications from Jan. 1 – 31, 2016 for the Educational Excellence Competitive Grant Program for the 2016-2017 school year. Individuals who have a current Farm Service Number on record with the Farm Service Agency at the time of application and reside in the 22 [ Read More ]

4C hires new VP for Agency Development

4C for Children has hired Tracy Carter as the agency’s new Vice President for Agency Advancement. Carter will fill the position beginning Jan. 13. This region’s leading resource in early education and care for more than 40 years, 4C supports and educates the adults who care for young children at home, in child care centers, [ Read More ]


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