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Perry County Prevention Coalition Meeting | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Perry County Prevention Coalition Meeting | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Perry County Ohio Prevention Coalition Meeting is Tuesday, February 20, 2024 starting 1:00 p.m. at the New Lexington Village Hall - New Lexington, Ohio.

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New Lex PD vs FD Basketball Game | Friday, March 15, 2024

New Lex PD vs FD Basketball Game | Friday, March 15, 2024

The first annual New Lexington, Ohio Police Department vs Fire Department Basketball Game is Friday, March 15, 2024 starting 7:00 p.m. at the New Lexington High School Gym - New Lexington, Ohio. All proceeds to benefit the Drones for Police and Fire program.

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Red Cross: Communities urged to give blood as winter threat continues | February 12, 2024

Red Cross: Communities urged to give blood as winter threat continues | February 12, 2024

Feb. 12, 2024 — The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month. The public can book a time to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. People of all blood types – especially type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – and platelet donors are needed daily to ensure blood products are available for hospitals at a moment’s notice. In thanks for helping, all who come to give in February will get a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card by email. Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Heart.

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Ohio Loves Transit Week | Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16, 2024

Ohio Loves Transit Week | Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16, 2024

Ohio Loves Transit Week | Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16, 2024. Join Perry County Transit for a free ride. Call ahead to schedule your free ride.

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Perry Soil and Water Conservation District Maple Syrup 101 | Saturday, February 17, 2024

Perry Soil and Water Conservation District Maple Syrup 101 | Saturday, February 17, 2024

Perry County Ohio Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting Maple Syrup 101 on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Glenford Fort Preserve - Glenford, Ohio. Class size is limited, please RSVP to Perry Soil and Water Conservation District 740-743-1325.

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Perry Soil and Water Conservation District Winter Night Hike | Friday, February 16, 2024

Perry Soil and Water Conservation District Winter Night Hike | Friday, February 16, 2024

Perry County Ohio Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting their Glenford Fort Winter Night Hike on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Glenford Fort Preserve - Glenford, Ohio.

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Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Eco-Tips | February 2024

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Eco-Tips | February 2024

Microplastics (MP) - How are they made? MP are produced intentionally for products like body scrubs or from the breakdown of plastic. When plastic, like bottles, are exposed to sun and water they start to degrade & break into smaller pieces. 240,000 detectable plastic fragments were found in a typical liter of bottled water.

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Blood Drive New Lexington City Building | Friday, February 16, 2024

Blood Drive New Lexington City Building | Friday, February 16, 2024

New Lexington is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the New Lexington City Building - New Lexington, Ohio.

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AEP Ohio Launches New Bill Assistance Tool for Customers | February 5, 2024

AEP Ohio Launches New Bill Assistance Tool for Customers | February 5, 2024

A new electric bill assistance tool from AEP Ohio helps educate customers about financial and energy-efficiency assistance programs offered by AEP and the state of Ohio. Customers can quickly determine which programs they qualify for by answering a brief, six-question online questionnaire.

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SOPEC, Rural Action awarded USDA grant to support rural small businesses develop solar assets | February 1, 2024

SOPEC, Rural Action awarded USDA grant to support rural small businesses develop solar assets | February 1, 2024

The Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC) will host a press conference on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 11 am at the Ohio University Innovation Center, 340 West State Street Athens, Ohio 45701, Conference Room 103. The press conference will cover the USDA grant's purpose: to support renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects for agricultural producers and rural small business owners.

SOPEC, Rural Action awarded USDA grant to support rural small businesses develop solar assets | February 1, 2024 - Read More…

PCCSB 2023 Memorandum of Understanding to Address Child Abuse & Neglect

PCCSB 2023 Memorandum of Understanding to Address Child Abuse & Neglect

Perry County Children Services Board 2023 Memorandum of Understanding to Address Child Abuse & Neglect. Two primary goals of this MOU are: The elimination of all unnecessary interviews of children who are the subject of reports of child abuse or neglect and , when feasible, conducting only one interview of a child who is the subject of a report of child abuse or neglect.

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There’s a new EMA director in the county | January 17, 2024

There’s a new EMA director in the county | January 17, 2024

NEW LEXINGTON—While Perry County has a new Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director as of Dec. 2, 2023, she is not new to Perry County. Jessica Dodson-Pierce was the EMA administrative assistant/grant coordinator for the former EMA director, Rita Spicer, prior to being promoted to her new position.

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Judge wins leadership award | January 17, 2024

Judge wins leadership award | January 17, 2024

Perry County Ohio Probate/Juvenile Judge Luann Cooperrider has been awarded an Outstanding Leadership Award by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association for her support of the ALPHA program.

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Blood Drive Perry County Opportunity Center | Wednesday, January 31, 2024 *** UPDATED LOCATION ***

Blood Drive Perry County Opportunity Center | Wednesday, January 31, 2024 *** UPDATED LOCATION ***

The Perry County Opportunity Center (JFS) is holding an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ludowici Factory of Ideas - New Lexington, Ohio. *** UPDATED LOCATION ***

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Public Meeting for Perry County Transportation Coordinated Plan | Monday, January 29, 2024

Public Meeting for Perry County Transportation Coordinated Plan | Monday, January 29, 2024

Perry County Mobility Management/JFS is conducting an annual review of the Perry County Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. A public meeting will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the PBHC Activity Center - New Lexington, Ohio. *** NOTE - NEW LOCATION ***

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JFS Career Fair | Monday, January 29, 2024

JFS Career Fair | Monday, January 29, 2024

Perry County Ohio Job and Family Services is holding a Career Fair on Monday, January 29, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the David C. Couch Connection Center - New Lexington, Ohio. *** NOTE - NEW LOCATION ***

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Dog Tags Available for Purchase | December 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Dog Tags Available for Purchase | December 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Perry County Ohio Dog Tags are available for purchase from December 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024. License applications after January 31 are subject to a late penalty.

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Tecumseh Theater  Free Kids Saturday Matinees | February 3 to March 23, 2024

Tecumseh Theater Free Kids Saturday Matinees | February 3 to March 23, 2024

Tecumseh Theater Free Kids Saturday Matinees February 3 to March 23, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tecumseh Theater - Shawnee, Ohio. Lunch is provided.

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Murder and Love | Saturday, February 10, 2024

Murder and Love | Saturday, February 10, 2024

Tim and Jenn Koenig are pleased to host Judge Luann Cooperrider on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Millersport Coffee - Millersport, Ohio as she opens the files of several historic crimes that took place in Perry County, Ohio. Proceeds benefit Buckeye Lake Museum.

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Help Stop Human Trafficking - It Happens Here | Thursday, January 25, 2024

Help Stop Human Trafficking - It Happens Here | Thursday, January 25, 2024

Help Stop Human Trafficking - It Happens Here on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the John McIntire Library - Zanesville, Ohio.

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JFS Job & Career Fair for Families Impacted by a Layoff | Thursday, January 25, 2024

JFS Job & Career Fair for Families Impacted by a Layoff | Thursday, January 25, 2024

Perry County Ohio Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs is holding a Job and Career Fair for families impacted by a layoff on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the *** David C. Couch Connections Center *** - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Are You Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness - PiT Count | Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Are You Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness - PiT Count | Wednesday, January 24, 2024

If you know someone who is currently unsheltered in our county, please invite them to join us for a hot meal, supplies, testing, and referrals on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Join us Tuesday, January 23, 2024 for Perry County Ohio’s "Coffee with some Commissioners" from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Dodson's on Broadway, New Lexington, Ohio. Amy L. Frame, Executive Director of Perry County Children Services will be our featured speaker this month.

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Employers: Sheridan High School Job and Career Fair | Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Employers: Sheridan High School Job and Career Fair | Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Employers: Sheridan High School is hosting a Job and Career Fair on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sheridan High School - Thornville, Ohio. Please complete the event registration form by Friday, January 26, 2024

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Perry County Health Network Meeting | Monday, January 22, 2024 *** CANCELED ***

Perry County Health Network Meeting | Monday, January 22, 2024 *** CANCELED ***

The January Perry County Ohio Health Network meeting is Monday, January 22, 2024. Order lunch at 11:30. Meeting is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The meeting is at Thiago's Italian Kitchen And Bar - New Lexington, Ohio. *** CANCELED *** Updated 6:15 a.m. 1/22/2024

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Free Summer Programs Offered for Appalachian Students, Teachers | January 19, 2024

Free Summer Programs Offered for Appalachian Students, Teachers | January 19, 2024

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Students and teachers in Appalachian Ohio can take advantage of two free learning opportunities this summer through the Appalachian Regional Commission. Applications for the Appalachian STEM Academy and the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy are open now through Feb. 2. Students and teachers in the Appalachian region are encouraged to apply for these free programs, aimed at educating the next generation of thinkers and leaders.

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Explore State Resources to Turn New Year’s Resolutions into Small Business Success  | January 19, 2024

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Explore State Resources to Turn New Year’s Resolutions into Small Business Success | January 19, 2024

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The New Year means new opportunities for Ohioans looking to pursue their dreams of starting their own business, and the Ohio Department of Development is helping turn those resolutions into a reality. From expert counseling to financial backing, Development offers many services to support future small business owners as they navigate launching their own companies.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Explore State Resources to Turn New Year’s Resolutions into Small Business Success | January 19, 2024 - Read More…

Community Healthcare Open Enrollment Event | January 13, 14, 15, 16, 2024

Community Healthcare Open Enrollment Event | January 13, 14, 15, 16, 2024

Perry County Ohio Bd. of Developmental Disabilities is hosting the Community Healthcare Open Enrollment Event on Saturday (January 13), Sunday (January 14), Monday (January 15), and Tuesday (January 16) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the David C. Couch Connections Center - 600 Senior Drive, New Lexington, OH 43764.

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AEP Ohio Weather Update | January 11, 2024

AEP Ohio Weather Update | January 11, 2024

AEP METEOROLOGIST REPORT: AT-A-GLANCE - A new winter storm is approaching, bringing strong winds of up to 60 mph beginning Friday night (1/12/2024) and throughout the day on Saturday (1/13/2024). With ongoing high winds and extremely saturated ground, trees are more susceptible to uproot and fall, potentially breaking poles and bringing down power lines.

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