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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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RSVP Walk with Ease Classes Begin Monday, October 23, 2023

RSVP Walk with Ease Classes Begin Monday, October 23, 2023

Perry County Ohio RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Walk with Ease Classes Begin Monday, October 23, 2023. Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mt. Aloysius Gym - New Lexington, Ohio.

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RSVP Aqua Classes | Ongoing Throughout the Year

RSVP Aqua Classes | Ongoing Throughout the Year

Perry County Ohio RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Aqua Classes are ongoing throughout the year and are held at the Mt. Aloysius Indoor Pool - 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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Perry County 9-1-1 Disaster Siren Testing Schedule | 2024

Perry County 9-1-1 Disaster Siren Testing Schedule | 2024

Perry County Ohio 9-111 tests the disaster siren system at 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of the month from March to October, 2024. The tests last approximately 5 minutes.

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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…

Heating Assistance Available at HAPCAP until March 31, 2024

Heating Assistance Available at HAPCAP until March 31, 2024

(GLOUSTER, OH) - The Winter Crisis Program at Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) will be accepting applications until March 31, 2024. Residents of Hocking, Athens, and Perry Counties may schedule their appointments by calling (740) 868-1908. This program is designed to help households facing an emergency maintain or restore their primary heating source, including electric or gas service. This program also provides bulk fuel (propane, wood, coal, fuel oil, kerosene) for eligible households.

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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.

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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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SOPEC Awarded $12.5 Million for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Expansion in Ohio | January 11, 2024

SOPEC Awarded $12.5 Million for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Expansion in Ohio | January 11, 2024

The Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC) was awarded $12,545,691 from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program. SOPEC is only one of two applicants awarded in the state of Ohio and the only one situated in southern Ohio.

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Monitoring requirements not met for Northern Perry Co. Water #2 | January 24, 2024

Monitoring requirements not met for Northern Perry Co. Water #2 | January 24, 2024

Monitoring requirements not met for Northern Perry County Ohio Water #2 (Burr Oak). We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the Second Quarter of 2022 time period we did not monitor for the following contaminants and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time: Disinfection By-Products.

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Upcoming Events
PCSO First Annual Sports and Pokemon Card Show | Saturday, March 2, 2024 Mar 02, 2024 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Barn at the Backwoods - 8572 High Point Rd, Thornville, OH 43076
Perry County Free Legal Clinic | Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Mar 05, 2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — Perry County Juvenile/Probate Court - 106 S Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
PBHC Black Balloon Day | Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Mar 06, 2024 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Perry Behavioral Health Choices Activity Center - 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting | Monday, March 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM — Somerset Courthouse - 100 Public Square, Somerset OH 43783
PCBDD is Now Recruiting for the Staff and Providers vs Cougars Basketball Game | Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM — Mount Aloysius - 5375 Tile Plant Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764
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