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COVID-19 Update: School Broadband Connectivity

COVID-19 Update: School Broadband Connectivity

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - August 7, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following update on the status of the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | August 7, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | August 7, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, JobsOhio and our Network partners have dedicated significant effort on programs to mitigate negative impacts on Ohio businesses while also evolving our strategies to reflect a new, post COVID environment.

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Perry County Municipal Court Reports August 2020

Perry County Municipal Court Reports August 2020

Criminal/traffic disposition reports. Civil credit and legal news reports. Reports are in PDF format.

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August Is Designated Child Support Awareness Month

August Is Designated Child Support Awareness Month

The month of August is designated Child Support Awareness month. The Perry County Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency is your community Child Support Partner.

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Perry County Municipal Court Reports July 2020

Perry County Municipal Court Reports July 2020

Criminal/traffic disposition reports. Civil credit and legal news reports. Reports are in PDF format.

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Governor DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, and Staff All Test Negative for COVID-19 August 6, 2020

Governor DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, and Staff All Test Negative for COVID-19 August 6, 2020

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - August 6, 2020)—In a second test administered today in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19. First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative for COVID-19.

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Ohio Public Health Advisory System Update for August 6, 2020

Ohio Public Health Advisory System Update for August 6, 2020

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - August 6, 2020)—The Ohio Department of Health today released the weekly Ohio Public Health Advisory System update. Mercer County has reached Level 3 (red) of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Additionally, three previously red counties improved to Level 2 (orange) of the Ohio Public Health Advisory: Hamilton, Henry, and Lawrence.

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Governor DeWine Tests Positive for COVID-19 August 6, 2020

Governor DeWine Tests Positive for COVID-19 August 6, 2020

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - August 6, 2020)—Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took a test for COVID-19 as part of the standard protocol to greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. Governor DeWine tested positive. Governor DeWine has no symptoms at the present time.

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Park District Board Meeting Monday, August 10, 2020

Park District Board Meeting Monday, August 10, 2020

The Perry County Ohio Park District Board meeting is Monday, August 10, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Arethusa Springs Park shelter house - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Perry County Commissioners' Office Weekly Meetings

Perry County Commissioners' Office Weekly Meetings

The Perry County, Ohio Commissioners meet weekly by telephone conference. Those who wish to participate in or listen to the commissioners' meeting will need to call the number listed below and enter the meeting ID that will be posted below by 9:00 a.m. the day of the meeting.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | August 4, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | August 4, 2020

Below are the updates from the August 4, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, August 6th at 3:00 PM.

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The 2020 Back to School Bash is Still On!

The 2020 Back to School Bash is Still On!

While our schools navigate their safe re-openings, Perry County Ohio Job and Family Services (PCJFS) will hold its annual Back to School Bash on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Perry County Fairgrounds - New Lexington, Ohio.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | July 31, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | July 31, 2020

We love good news and, in the midst of the current environment, even more so. This week, Ohio captured nine top-10 spots in Business Facilities’ rankings of states in various categories.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 30, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 30, 2020

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s July 30, 2020 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th at 2:00 PM.

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Shawnee Sunday Summer Concert with Jeremy Gibson | August 16, 2020 *** CANCELED ***

Shawnee Sunday Summer Concert with Jeremy Gibson | August 16, 2020 *** CANCELED ***

Destination Shawnee sponsors Sunday Summer Concert with Jeremy Gibson on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Empty Lot - 121 - 123 West Main St, Shawnee, Ohio. *** CANCELED - 07/30/2020 ***

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Ohio COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit New High During Pandemic

Ohio COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit New High During Pandemic

(COLUMBUS – July 29, 2020) Ohio’s hospitals saw their highest number of patients with COVID-19 this week since the pandemic began on March 9, 2020. Data from the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), shows that 1,122 COVID-positive patients were being treated in Ohio’s hospitals on Tuesday, of which 348 were in the ICU and 174 were on a ventilator. The previous high was in late April when the state saw 1,103 patients COVID-positive patients.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 28, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 28, 2020

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s July 28, 2020 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, July 30th at 2:00 PM.

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COVID-19 Update: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs

COVID-19 Update: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - July 28, 2020) — Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates related to Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness Month

The Perry County Ohio Job and Family Services Child Support Unit would like to remind everyone that August is Child Support Awareness Month. The annual statewide wear green day is Wednesday, August 5th, 2020.

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Explore Buckeye Lake | Summer 2020

Explore Buckeye Lake | Summer 2020

Welcome to life at Buckeye Lake Ohio - So many things to enjoy this summer!!! Spending the day on the water with family is the perfect way to stay safe and get outside.

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Red Cross: Blood donors, blood drive hosts needed | July 27, 2020

Red Cross: Blood donors, blood drive hosts needed | July 27, 2020

The course of this coronavirus pandemic is uncertain, but the need for blood is not. The American Red Cross has a continued need for donors to ensure blood is on the shelves for hospital patients. As a thank-you, those who come to give Aug. 1-Sept. 3 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Amazon. --- Many people have stepped up to donate blood, but the Red Cross also has an urgent need for a different type of volunteer: Blood drive hosts. About 80% of blood donations are hosted by businesses, schools and community organizations, many of which remain closed. The Red Cross needs hosts to sign up now to ensure donors have places to give this fall.

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HAPCAP OPERATING WATER BILL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM | July 27, 2020

HAPCAP OPERATING WATER BILL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM | July 27, 2020

(GLOUSTER, OH - July 27, 2020) - Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) is accepting appointments for their water bill assistance program. This program is for income-eligible residents with a notice of being disconnected from their water source. Eligibility has been expanded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | July 24, 2020

JobsOhio Update and Economic Impact Memo from JP Nauseef | July 24, 2020

This week, in an effort to help Ohio’s small businesses and their workers operate in a safe environment, JobsOhio and its six regional network partners distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) tool kits to small businesses of 100 employees or less across the state.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 23, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 23, 2020

Below are the updates from the July 23, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th at 2:00 PM.

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COVID-19 Update: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion

COVID-19 Update: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - July 23, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 22, 2020

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | July 22, 2020

Below are the updates from the July 22, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for today (7/23) at 2:00 PM.

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Governor DeWine Issues Statewide  Mask Order, Travel Warning

Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning

(COLUMBUS, Ohio - July 22, 2020)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Perry County U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant 2020

Perry County U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant 2020

Perry County Ohio was recently awarded a $300,000 grant to conduct environmental studies on eligible brownfield sites within the County. The ultimate goal of this grant funding is to create market-ready sites for new businesses to grow the local economy.

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Ohio Department of Health Stresses That Teens and Young Adults Are Crucial in Fight Against COVID-19

Ohio Department of Health Stresses That Teens and Young Adults Are Crucial in Fight Against COVID-19

(COLUMBUS - July 17, 2020) – Lance D. Himes, interim director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), is calling on Ohio teens and young adults to take precautions to protect themselves and others against the dangers of COVID-19.

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Upcoming Events
Park District Board Meeting Monday, August 10, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — Arethusa Springs Park - 426 Fowler Lane, New Lexington, OH 43764
The 2020 Back to School Bash is Still On! Aug 12, 2020 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Somerset American Legion Post 58, Thursday, August 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — American Legion Post 58 - 107 East Gay St, Somerset, OH 43783
Shawnee Sunday Summer Concert with Jeremy Gibson | August 16, 2020 *** CANCELED *** Aug 16, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Empty Lot - 121-123 West Main St, Shawnee, OH 43782
Blood Drive Perry County Senior Center Friday, September 4, 2020 Sep 04, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Senior Center - 520 First St, New Lexington, OH 43764
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