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Bike Park Grand Opening | July 9, 2021

Bike Park Grand Opening | July 9, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Health Department (PCHD) is sponsoring a bike park grand opening on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Arethusa Springs Community Park - New Lexington, Ohio. PCHD will be giving away 75 small and medium youth bike helmets donated by The American Academy of Pediatrics.

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New business grants available | June 29, 2021

New business grants available | June 29, 2021

On Friday, June 25, 2021, Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted announced the launch of 4 grant programs to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the pandemic. The application period opens Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

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The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District office has moved! | June 23, 2021

The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District office has moved! | June 23, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Soil and Water Conservation District office has moved! | June 23, 2021. Perry SWCD is now located at 212 South Main Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764.

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ALL Perry County Recycling Drop-Off Sites are now OPEN | June 28, 2021.

ALL Perry County Recycling Drop-Off Sites are now OPEN | June 28, 2021.

ALL Perry County Ohio Recycling Drop-Off Sites are now OPEN | Monday, June 28, 2021. Many thanks for your patience and understanding during this MAJOR upgrade to our Recycling Facility!

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2020 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report now available for Northern Perry County Water Thornville (#1) and Burr Oak (#2)

2020 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report now available for Northern Perry County Water Thornville (#1) and Burr Oak (#2)

The Northern Perry County Water #1 and #2 water systems has prepared the following reports to provide information to you, the consumer on the quality of our drinking water. This report is required as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act Re-authorization of 1996. Included within this report are general health information, water quality test results, and water system contacts.

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Please Join Us As We Celebrate The Grand Opening of Our Region 8 Mobility Solution Center | June 17, 2021

Please Join Us As We Celebrate The Grand Opening of Our Region 8 Mobility Solution Center | June 17, 2021

Please join us as we celebrate the grand opening of our Region 8 Mobility Solution Center on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hocking College Perry Campus - Lower Level, New Lexington, Ohio.

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The Ohio State University Extension Perry County office has moved!

The Ohio State University Extension Perry County office has moved!

After 68 years in one location The Ohio State University Extension Perry County office has moved. The new location is 212 South Main Street, PO Box 270, New Lexington Ohio 43764.

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Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Join us Tuesday, June 15th 2021 for Perry County Ohio’s "Coffee with some Commissioners" from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Tecumseh Theater on W Main St. Shawnee, Ohio. This month “Destination Shawnee” will be hosting the Breakfast and will be providing a light breakfast of coffee, juice, water, fruit, muffins etc.

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Perry County Park District NOTICE JUNE 14, 2021 BOARD MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

Perry County Park District NOTICE JUNE 14, 2021 BOARD MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

The Perry County Ohio Park District Board of Park Commissioners announces that the meeting location of the June 14, 2021 Regular Board Meeting has been changed. The meeting will be held in-person, outdoors, on June 14, 2021, convening at 3:30pm and located at the Perry County Health Department - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Federal food aid critical for local workers, seniors, economy | June 7, 2021

Federal food aid critical for local workers, seniors, economy | June 7, 2021

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, provides basic food help to about 19,000 different people each month across its 10-county service area. More than one in four people we serve are seniors. Even as we continue to see historically long lines at the food bank and our member food pantries, we know the situation could have been much worse over the past 14 months. Thankfully, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on a widely bipartisan basis in March 2020.

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Shawnee Second Saturday | June 12, 2021

Shawnee Second Saturday | June 12, 2021

Shawnee Second Saturday is on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Historic Main Street - Shawnee, Ohio.

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SOUTHEAST OHIO FOODBANK PROVIDING FREE SUMMER MEALS IN PERRY COUNTY

SOUTHEAST OHIO FOODBANK PROVIDING FREE SUMMER MEALS IN PERRY COUNTY

LOGAN, OH - The Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Free meals are provided to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

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JUNE 2021 Eco-tip... tips to help the Earth!  Recycling still on HOLD until further notice!

JUNE 2021 Eco-tip... tips to help the Earth! Recycling still on HOLD until further notice!

All Perry County Ohio Recycling drop-off services are ON HOLD until further notice! Actual reopening date to be determined. Unfortunately, we are running into one delay problem after another. Upon completion of this MAJOR upgrade, we will be more efficient and up-to-date to better handle your recycling materials! We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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Blood donations needed as cancer patients resume care  after challenging year | June 1, 2021

Blood donations needed as cancer patients resume care after challenging year | June 1, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 1, 2021) – The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up this June to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time and help ensure loved ones have the strength and support they need as they undergo cancer treatment.

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Ohio Department of Health Rescinds Pandemic Health Orders | June 2, 2021

Ohio Department of Health Rescinds Pandemic Health Orders | June 2, 2021

COLUMBUS – Beginning today (June 2, 2021), several pandemic health orders have been rescinded or lifted. This action removes several statewide requirements enacted to protect the health and safety of Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the statewide mask mandate. Some orders, including those for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other congregate settings, remain in effect.

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Governor Announces Health Orders Rescinded, Reminds Unvaccinated Ohioans to Continue Wearing Masks | June 1, 2021

Governor Announces Health Orders Rescinded, Reminds Unvaccinated Ohioans to Continue Wearing Masks | June 1, 2021

Yesterday evening (June 1, 2021), Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed an order rescinding the following COVID-19-related health orders:

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New Lexington Fall Festival Spirit of America Color Run/Walk Fundraiser | June 26, 2021

New Lexington Fall Festival Spirit of America Color Run/Walk Fundraiser | June 26, 2021

The New Lexington Ohio Fall Festival Committee is holding the Spirit of America Color Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting at the Village Parking Lot - New Lexington, Ohio. MUST register by June 4, 2021 to receive a Spirit Run T-Shirt. Register online at www.newlexingtonohio.gov.

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Shawnee First Friday Farmers Market | June 4, 2021

Shawnee First Friday Farmers Market | June 4, 2021

Destination Shawnee's June First Friday Farmers Market is on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of St Rts 93 and 155 - Shawnee, Ohio.

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The 2021 MacGahan Festival | June 5, 2021

The 2021 MacGahan Festival | June 5, 2021

The 2021 MacGahan Festival will be Saturday, June 5, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the New Lexington Cemetery - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Get Ready to Work | Manufacturing

Get Ready to Work | Manufacturing

Fairfield County, in collaboration with Ohio University-Lancaster, Hocking College, and Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School continues its Ready-to-Work series with Ready-to-Work Manufacturing. This series is open to Perry County Ohio residents.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 24, 2021

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 24, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s May 24, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is not currently scheduled – updates to come.

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Perry County Transit Returns to Full Operating Hours | June 1, 2021

Perry County Transit Returns to Full Operating Hours | June 1, 2021

Perry County Ohio Transit Returns to Full Operating Hours on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Masks must still be worn by drivers and riders on Public Transportation per federal guidelines.

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Perry County Health Department Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board | May 20, 2021

Perry County Health Department Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board | May 20, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Health Department Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity to Serve their Communities Well.

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Perry County Broadband Mapping Project Live - Take the Test in 5 minutes or less

Perry County Broadband Mapping Project Live - Take the Test in 5 minutes or less

The Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) is focused on data collection for better broadband across Perry County. Access to broadband in Perry County was a problem before COVID-19 - the pandemic only made these gaps more acute. Inadequate broadband prevents students from accessing distance learning tools, seniors from receiving telemedicine, businesses from allowing telecommuting for employees, and families staying connected virtually. State and federal elected leaders have been directing millions of dollars to address broadband gaps around the state. The questions are: (1) what areas need the most help, and (2) what data to use to allocate the funding. The current map of Perry County denoting broadband access is misleading – just ask some of the families or businesses residing in the areas shaded in blue on the map. To help build the case for broadband funding in Perry County, the Community Foundation for Perry County is partnering with GeoPartners and Perry County organizations to map broadband access, speeds, and cost in the county to better inform future investments in this important resource.

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Northern Perry County Water & Wastewater Has Moved! | May 17, 2021

Northern Perry County Water & Wastewater Has Moved! | May 17, 2021

Northern Perry County Ohio Water & Wastewater has moved. The new location is in the PNC Bank Building at the corner of South Main and Januarius A. MacGahan Ave in New Lexington. The entrance is the PNC side entrance on Januarius A. MacGahan Ave.

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Perry County Temporary Sick Leave Policy and Temporary FMLA Extended | March 17, 2021

Perry County Temporary Sick Leave Policy and Temporary FMLA Extended | March 17, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Board of Commissioners approved an extension of Resolution # 20-0401-13 of the Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy through December 31, 2021 for county employees effected by COVID 19 quarantine.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 13, 2021

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 13, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s May 13, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is not currently scheduled – more information to come.

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