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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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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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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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New Direction Drug Court is Re-certified through 2023

New Direction Drug Court is Re-certified through 2023

The New Direction Drug Court of the Perry County Ohio Municipal Court has earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets through 2023.

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Summer Fun Cruise NEWS | May 11, 2021

Summer Fun Cruise NEWS | May 11, 2021

Summer Fun Cruisers, we want to welcome you to the Summer Fun Cruise for 2021. We are looking forward to another great weekly event. We have some new things we want do this year….. Including the monthly publication of the Summer Fun Cruise News.

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Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Join us Tuesday, May 18th 2021 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. This month will feature Mr. Glenn Crippen with Hocking Athens Perry, Community Action Program. (HAPCAP) Glen will be explaining and discussing the Community Development Block Grant program. (CDBG)

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Red Cross and actor James Van Der Beek urge Americans to give blood and make it a summer full of life | May 10, 2021

Red Cross and actor James Van Der Beek urge Americans to give blood and make it a summer full of life | May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 — The American Red Cross along with actor James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, have joined together to urge all who are healthy to make this a summer full of life for patients by scheduling an appointment to give blood or platelets. As the nation transitions to a new, hopeful phase of this devastating pandemic and people begin to return to some of their favorite activities, the Red Cross is concerned about the impact this could have on blood donor turnout and the blood supply this summer. The need for lifesaving blood transfusions never takes a break. It’s critical to have blood ready to go when every second counts.

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Summer Fun Cruise at PerCo | May 11, 2021

Summer Fun Cruise at PerCo | May 11, 2021

Summer Fun Cruise - Every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through September 28, 2021 at PerCo Inc. - New Lexington, Ohio.

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American Red Cross East Central Ohio Chapter Pays tribute to Frontline Heroes during online ceremony | May 7, 2021

American Red Cross East Central Ohio Chapter Pays tribute to Frontline Heroes during online ceremony | May 7, 2021

NEWARK, OH- MAY 6, 2021 — The East Central Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross, along with our presenting sponsors, L Brands Foundation, Licking Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth, and Park National Bank will honor essential workers who rose to the challenge during this pandemic to keep our community safe and healthy through an online celebration. The virtual event, honoring frontline workers in the counties served by our East Central Ohio Chapter, starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7 and will be hosted by WCOL’s Joe Boxer.

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PCBDD Invites You to a Ribbon Cutting | May 14, 2021

PCBDD Invites You to a Ribbon Cutting | May 14, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Board of Developmental Disabilities invites you to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at the new Sarah A. Winters Building - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Area 14 and Hocking College Job Fair | May 18, 2021

Area 14 and Hocking College Job Fair | May 18, 2021

Area 14 Workforce Development Board and Hocking College are holding a Job Fair on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hocking College - Nelsonville, Ohio.

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Perry County Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual Golf Shootout | May 22, 2021

Perry County Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual Golf Shootout | May 22, 2021

It’s time to play golf in Perry County Ohio again! (Despite the COVID-19 virus!!) You are invited to join the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at the White Tail Ridge Golf Course in Thornville, Ohio for our 28th Annual Shootout Golf Outing on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Entry deadline is Friday, May 14, 2021.

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U.S. SBA New Restaurant  Revitalization Fund  Applications Will Open May 3, 2021

U.S. SBA New Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications Will Open May 3, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration's New Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications will open May 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST!

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Southeast Ohio Foodbank to host drive-through distributions at Logan location | May 2021

Southeast Ohio Foodbank to host drive-through distributions at Logan location | May 2021

LOGAN, OH - The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, will be hosting drive-through food distributions at 1005 CIC Drive in Logan.

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Rides for Community Immunity

Rides for Community Immunity

Get your COVID vaccination shot appointment. Call the Region 8 Mobility Solution Center at 1-833-968-4646 to arrange a ride in your Ohio County: Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and Washington.

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Does COVID-19 vaccination impact blood donation eligibility? | April 22, 2021

Does COVID-19 vaccination impact blood donation eligibility? | April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021 — This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine – can they donate? As long as donors are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, there’s no waiting period required after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the U.S.

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Fairview Assisted Living Newsletter | February, March, April 2021

Fairview Assisted Living Newsletter | February, March, April 2021

Fairview Assisted Living celebrating Valentine's Day! Loving Perry County Transit! Enjoying St. Patrick's Day! FFA working on the new FAL gazebo. Having a fun day of coloring and hunting eggs filled with lots of great prizes!

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Perry County District Library News | April 2021

Perry County District Library News | April 2021

Perry County Ohio District Library News | April 2021: Drop in to Perry County District Library…no appointment necessary! COVID-19 Home Test Kits Now Available at the Perry County District Library. Robust WiFi in Open-Air Green Spaces at Your Library!

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Upcoming Events
Buckeye Lake Polar Plunge | Sunday, January 29, 2023 Jan 29, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Buckeye Lake Winery - 13750 Rosewood Road NE, Thornville, OH 43076
Are You Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness - PiT Count | Thursday, February 2, 2023 Feb 02, 2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - 201 W Brown St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Free Legal Clinic | Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Feb 07, 2023 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive American Legion Post 58 | Thursday, February 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — American Legion Post 58 - 107 East Gay St, Somerset, OH 43783
Blood Drive Glenford Elementary | Thursday, February 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023 03:00 PM - 07:30 PM — Glenford Elementary School - 128 High St, Glenford, OH 43739
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