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

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

With the holiday season coming to an end don’t forget to collapse boxes & recycle your cardboard. NOT Accepted: Trash, Bags, Christmas lights, toys, fake/real trees, food.

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PCEMA Phones Down it's the Law | January 2024

PCEMA Phones Down it's the Law | January 2024

Perry County Ohio Emergency Management Agency - Phones Down, it's the Law | January 2024.

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PCEMA: Dealing with mold and mildew in your flood-damaged home

PCEMA: Dealing with mold and mildew in your flood-damaged home

Perry County Ohio Emergency Management Agency: Dealing with mold and mildew in your flood-damaged home.

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Red Cross: Emergency blood shortage may delay medical procedures | January 8, 2024

Red Cross: Emergency blood shortage may delay medical procedures | January 8, 2024

Jan. 8, 2024 — The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. The Red Cross blood supply has fallen to critically low levels across the country, and blood and platelet donors are urged to make a donation appointment to help alleviate the shortage and help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not put on hold. Over the last 20 years, the number of people donating blood to the Red Cross has fallen by about 40%. When fewer people donate blood, even small disruptions to blood donations – such as the nearly 7,000-unit shortfall in blood donations the Red Cross experienced between Christmas and New Year’s Day alone – can have a huge impact on the availability of blood products and dramatic consequences for those in need of emergency blood transfusion. Donors urged to give now as nation faces lowest number of blood donors in decades. Donors have the chance to help save lives, win trip to Super Bowl LVIII

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Perry County Land Reutilization Corporation Meeting | Thursday, January 18, 2024

Perry County Land Reutilization Corporation Meeting | Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Perry County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank) is holding a meeting on January 18, 2024 starting 1:00 p.m. at 212 South Main St. Lower Level, New Lexington, Ohio.

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Perry County Municipal Court Community Service Program | 2023 Photos

Perry County Municipal Court Community Service Program | 2023 Photos

The Perry County Municipal Court Community Service Program offers a way for people convicted of a misdemeanor to make reparations to the community. The Community Service Program works with County, Township, Village, and non-profit organizations within Perry County. People convicted of a misdemeanor may be fined, required to do Community Service, or a combination of both. Required Community Service hours typically range from 20 to 80 hours per conviction.

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Alzheimer's Alliance of Perry County Caregiver Support Group Special Events | January 9 and February 13, 2024

Alzheimer's Alliance of Perry County Caregiver Support Group Special Events | January 9 and February 13, 2024

The Alzheimer's Alliance of Perry County Ohio Caregiver Support Group will have special events at the January 9 and February 13, 2024 meetings. Attendees will have dementia simulation tasks to experience what loved ones are experiencing. The meetings are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Perry County Senior Center - New Lexington, Ohio. Please RSVP by Friday, January 5, 2024. Free lunch will be provided courtesy the Alzheimer's Alliance of Perry County.

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Public Meeting for Perry County Coordinated Plan for Transportation | Thursday, December 28, 2023 - CANCELED

Public Meeting for Perry County Coordinated Plan for Transportation | Thursday, December 28, 2023 - CANCELED

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 Thursday, December 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Perry County Job and Family Services (Perry County Opportunity Center) - New Lexington, Ohio. *** CANCELED ***

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Veterans Service Commission Board Member Sworn In | December 2023

Veterans Service Commission Board Member Sworn In | December 2023

Judge Tina Boyer of the Perry County Court of Common Pleas, General Division swore in Pat Henery of Somerset to serve on the Veterans Service Commission.

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Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Receives $1,661,000 in Grants to Protect Local Residents from Toxic Lead | December 21, 2023

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Receives $1,661,000 in Grants to Protect Local Residents from Toxic Lead | December 21, 2023

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Hocking Athens Perry Community Action is one of 53 grantees selected to receive funding aimed at protecting more of Ohio’s families from the dangers of toxic lead. This funding comes from the new Lead Safe Ohio program, which is allocating a total of $84 million to support lead mitigation and prevention projects in residential properties, childcare facilities, and congregate care facilities in 72 counties across the state.

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Receives $1,661,000 in Grants to Protect Local Residents from Toxic Lead | December 21, 2023 - Read More…

Perry County Children Services educates community about Human Trafficking efforts | December 20, 2023

Perry County Children Services educates community about Human Trafficking efforts | December 20, 2023

At the 2023 Perry County Ohio Safety Day, County employees heard Jasmine's heartfelt and courageous story about human trafficking. Human trafficking training is a foundational requirement for all children service caseworkers in the state of Ohio. The citizens of Perry County may have questions about how Perry County Children Services serves our youth and prepares our staff for human trafficking situations.

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‘Tis the season to give blood or platelets | December 20, 2023

‘Tis the season to give blood or platelets | December 20, 2023

In just about an hour, blood donors can help make sure patients also get to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. The American Red Cross has several opportunities in the area for the public to roll up a sleeve and give as we head into 2024. In thanks for helping, all who come to give Dec. 18, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024, will receive an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last. Those who come to give Jan. 1 - 31, 2024, will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. Details are available at www.RedCrossBlood.org/SuperBowl.

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Flag Lowering | December 19, 2023

Flag Lowering | December 19, 2023

Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of the Life of former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor.

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Blood Drive PCBDD Community Connections Center | Friday, December 22, 2023

Blood Drive PCBDD Community Connections Center | Friday, December 22, 2023

Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, December 22, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Couch Community Connections Center - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Perry County Bd. of Developmental Disabilities Supervisor Wins Award for Customer Service | December 13, 2023

Perry County Bd. of Developmental Disabilities Supervisor Wins Award for Customer Service | December 13, 2023

NEW LEXINGTON — On Nov. 30, Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities (PCBDD) Service and Support Administration (SSA) Supervisor Carrie Torka was recognized by the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACBDD) as the 2023 recipient of the Five-Star Customer Experience Award. Carrie accepted her award during the annual winter conference located in Columbus.

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Perry Neighborhood Connection Meeting | Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Perry Neighborhood Connection Meeting | Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The Perry County Ohio Neighborhood Connection meeting is Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Perry Health Department Health Educators Building - 6898 Hunter Drive, New Lexington, Ohio.

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Free Child Car Seat Check Event | Monday, December 18, 2023

Free Child Car Seat Check Event | Monday, December 18, 2023

The Perry County Ohio Health Department is holding a free child car seat check event on Monday, December 18, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the New Lexington Police Department - New Lexington, Ohio. This event is by appointment only.

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Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of busy holiday weeks | December 6, 2023

Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of busy holiday weeks | December 6, 2023

Dec. 6, 2023 — As people make travel plans to celebrate with family and friends this year, the American Red Cross asks donors to set aside time to give blood or platelets for patients waiting for care over the holidays. From a record number of people expected to travel to seasonal illnesses and the potential for hazardous winter weather, it can be difficult for the Red Cross to collect enough blood for patients during the winter months. When donors come to give the gift of a blood or platelet donation in December, the Red Cross will say thank you with several exciting opportunities. Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 6 - 31, 2023.

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Perry County Park District Board Meeting | Monday, December 11, 2023

Perry County Park District Board Meeting | Monday, December 11, 2023

The Perry County Ohio Park District Board of Park Commissioners announces that the December Board Meeting will be held on Monday, December 11, 2023 starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Tecumseh Commons/Theater - 116 Main St, Shawnee, Ohio 43782.

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Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Eco-Tips | December 2023

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Eco-Tips | December 2023

80% of toys end up in landfills even if they are still in good condition. 90% of toys made in the US are made from plastic. Toys are often made of plastic that can’t be recycled in Perry County. When getting rid of toys, donate to secondhand stores, kids in your life, neighbors, or those in need.

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Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Join us Tuesday, November 28, 2023 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. Brooke Cannon and Tammy Goniea of Perry County JFS will be our featured speakers this month.

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FAL Annual Christmas Party | Friday, December 15, 2023

FAL Annual Christmas Party | Friday, December 15, 2023

Fairview Assisted Living is holding their Annual Christmas Party on Friday, December 15, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Assisted Living - New Lexington, Ohio. The Party is limited to staff and residents. FAL is accepting Christmas Fund Donations now and throughout the year.

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter | November 21, 2023

Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter | November 21, 2023

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and to honor the life and legacy of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio effective immediately until sunset the day of her interment, November 29, 2023.

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Perry County Free Legal Clinic | Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Perry County Free Legal Clinic | Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Perry County Ohio Legal Clinic offers FREE legal advice to income eligible individuals who cannot afford private counsel. Services will be provided on a first come-first served basis. Individuals attending should bring all documentation and paperwork that relates to the issue in question. You must bring proof of income. The clinics are held the first Tuesday of each month (none in January and July). Sign in from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The August 1 through December 5 clinics are now held at the temporary Juvenile/Probate Court Location - 106 S. Main Street, New Lexington, Ohio.

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Christmas Celebration in Thornville | Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2023

Christmas Celebration in Thornville | Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2023

The Christmas Celebration in Thornville is Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa. Sunday, December 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for assorted events. The Christmas Parade starts at 5:00 p.m.

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The Perfect Pour Coffee Cart | Fall 2023

The Perfect Pour Coffee Cart | Fall 2023

The Perfect Pour Coffee Cart is open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the New Lexington City Administration Building and on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Perry County Administration Building. The Perfect Pour Coffee Cart follows the New Lexington School schedule for closings, delays, and holidays.

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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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