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Start the new year by exploring the Ohio state parks and nature preserves

We can help with your New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise, spend more time outdoors or to enjoy more quality time with your family. Join us at one of the winter hikes offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) at state parks and state nature preserves across Ohio this month. ODNR is [ Read More ]

Newport Aquarium announces kids get in FREE Jan. 6 through Feb. 28

Just as meteorologists are forecasting the coldest temperatures of the season, Newport Aquarium, announces the return of Winter Family Days, where two children (ages 2-12) get in FREE with each full-priced adult ticket.* Kids will have fun inside our 72-degree climate-controlled facility, no matter the weather outside. Extended Winter Hours The aquarium will open one [ Read More ]

Join Hoxworth for annual MLK Day blood drive

In the wise words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “the time is always right to do what is right.” Join Hoxworth Blood Center for it’s annual MLK Day Blood Drive to give back to the community in a crucial way: saving local lives. The drive will be held Monday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to [ Read More ]

Thirteenth Amendment opens to public at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Jan.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today the exhibition of a rare, handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment—the federal law, passed on Jan. 31, 1865, abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude except for punishment of a crime—will open to the public on Friday, Jan. 15. The announcement comes on the 153rd anniversary of the Emancipation [ Read More ]

Farm Bureau opens new membership opportunities

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is strengthening its advocacy efforts on behalf of Ohio’s farm and food community with the implementation of a new membership structure. The new membership model enhances the organization’s inclusive approach to ensuring food security, economic opportunity and quality of life for all Ohioans. The new model includes four categories [ Read More ]

Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program accepting applications until Feb. 10

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) announced the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is once again accepting applications. The program provides a rebate for the purchase and construction/installation of tornado safe rooms for Ohio homeowners. “The entire state of Ohio is at risk of an EF5 tornado, which produces 250 mile per hour winds [ Read More ]

State funding helps homeless Ohioans

More than $18.7 million will support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing. The Ohio Development Services Agency is providing grants to 50 local organizations to support homeless prevention, emergency shelters and permanent housing initiatives. “We’re providing our communities with resources to help homeless Ohioans get back on their feet,” said [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin High School Honor Roll 2nd Nine Weeks

The Felicity-Franklin honor roll students are: FRESHMEN Kyle Belt Aiden Binion Emma Blake Jenna Brown Nathaniel Buckler* Sierra Crawford Wyatt Crozier Jessi Davis Abby Fuller Joey Glassmeyer* Jared Hamilton* Nikki Hoobler Bailey Lowe* Raelyn Morales Kennedee Pemberton Dillion Staggs-Breig Kaylee Van Huss* Tommy White Ashlie Wilson SOPHOMORES Hanna Barger* Hannah Barnhouse* Trinity Botkin Nina Cadigan* [ Read More ]

Farmers in East Fork watershed can sign up for grants to help with runoff

Farmers with fields in the East Fork Lake watershed may now sign up for a second round of funding to set up conservation practices that help keep sediments and nutrients on farm fields and out of the lake. Since 2012, East Fork Lake has experienced worsening problems with harmful algal blooms thought to be caused [ Read More ]

Batavia mayor swears in two council members

Batavia Mayor John Thebout, left, administers the oath of office to Councilman Thomas Ellis, center, and Councilman Jason Garrison. Garrison joined the Batavia Village Council at the board’s Jan. 11 meeting, and Councilman Thomas Ellis began a new term. Running unopposed, Garrison was elected for the first time in the November balloting, and Ellis won [ Read More ]

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