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Know the Facts of  Infant Safe Sleep!

Know the Facts of Infant Safe Sleep!

The Perry County Ohio Health Department can provide safe sleep education and a free portable crib to eligible families with a baby 12 months old or younger. Call 740-342-5179

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Are you living with diabetes? Participate in a 2019 diabetes study.

Are you living with diabetes? Participate in a 2019 diabetes study.

The Ohio University Diabetes Institute is conducting a study of people living in Southeastern Appalachian Ohio diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This includes residents of Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, or Washington Counties.

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Shawnee First Friday's Farmers Market

Shawnee First Friday's Farmers Market

Destination Shawnee is hosting First Friday's Farmers Market 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. May through October at the intersection of St Rts 93 and 155 - Shawnee, Ohio.

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May 23, 2019 is Red Nose Day

May 23, 2019 is Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty, one nose at a time. Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to keep children who need our help the most stay safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.

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2018 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 report to provide information to you, the consumer on the quality of our drinking water. This report was required as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act Re-authorization of 1996 and was required to be delivered to the consumer by May 22, 2019. Included within this report are general health information, water quality test results, and water system contacts.

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National Police Week is May 12 to 18, 2019

National Police Week is May 12 to 18, 2019

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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2019 Water Bill Assistance Program

2019 Water Bill Assistance Program

Hocking, Athens, and Perry County, Ohio residents may be eligible for a one-time benefit of up to $200 to be paid directly to the water company to pay the bill, late fees, reconnect fees or other items on the bill that are required in order for the service to be maintained for at least 30 days. Additional items could include sewer charges or current and past bill amounts. Funds cannot be used for deposit assistance.

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New App Pushes for Change with Rural Broadband Access for Perry County and SE Ohio

New App Pushes for Change with Rural Broadband Access for Perry County and SE Ohio

A press release was submitted on February 26, 2019 from the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), and Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Rural LISC) announcing the launch of their new app, TestIT. This app gives mobile phone users the power to accurately identify areas with low or no internet connectivity and share that information to push for change.

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Applying for Cash, Food Assistance, and Medicaid has never been easier!

Applying for Cash, Food Assistance, and Medicaid has never been easier!

Applying for Cash, Food Assistance, and Medicaid in Perry County Ohio has never been easier! Just call Ohio Benefits at (844) 640-6446.

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Perry County Wears Blue Day For Child Abuse Prevention

Perry County Wears Blue Day For Child Abuse Prevention

Perry County Ohio Wears Blue Day For Child Abuse Prevention on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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2019 Fairfield County Stand Down

2019 Fairfield County Stand Down

The Fairfield County Ohio Veterans Service Commission and LSS are hosting a stand down for veterans who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds - Lancaster, Ohio.

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Getting Back ON TRACK

Getting Back ON TRACK

The Perry County Ohio JFS/OhioMeansJobs Center offers free employability workshops for returning citizens (ex-offenders) every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Perry JFS - New Lexington, OH.

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Possible Down Payment Assistance Available for Perry County Residents

Possible Down Payment Assistance Available for Perry County Residents

Down Payment Assistance may be available for the following measures: Electrical, Heating, and Plumbing, Roofs and Gutters, Interior Surfaces and Floor Coverings, Door and Windows, to name a few.

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Emergency Alert Program

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Perry County Ohio Emergency Alert Program.

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Perry County Social Service Updates by Text

Perry County Social Service Updates by Text

Pathways of Central Ohio, funded by the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties (UWMPM), is now offering a texting service for social service professionals in Perry County Ohio.

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Who you gonna call????

Who you gonna call????

Here is a summary of the various 211, 311, 411, etc. assistance phone numbers.

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Ohio DNR and Ohio EPA Restrict Open Burns

The Ohio DNR Forestry prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.

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Comprehensive Falls Prevention Home Assessment Project

Perry County Ohio Job and Family Services Adult Protective Services has started a new program for adults 60 years and older who have or have had a fall related injury/accident. Adult Protective Services (APS) can go into the home and do a fall risk assessment and provide minor home modifications to make it safer. APS provide the risk assessment to the adult’s primary care physician so they can go over safety in the home as well.

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Food for Seniors

Food for Seniors

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides a monthly box of shelf-stable food to nutritionally at-risk, income-eligible senior citizens.

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2019 Perry County P.A.R.C. District Meetings

2019 Perry County P.A.R.C. District Meetings

The Perry County Ohio P.A.R.C. District Board meets the second Monday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Perry Behavioral Health Choice Activity Center located at 112 S Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764 UNLESS otherwise noted.

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When should I call my local health department?

When should I call my local health department?

Local Health Departments are government agencies who are on the front lines of public health. But what is public health and when should you call your local health department? Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

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Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Perry County Ohio

Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Perry County Ohio

This plan is the Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Perry County Ohio. The plan was initially developed in 2014, updated and approved by ODOT in 2017 and is being updated annually in 2018. This plan fulfills the requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law as a reauthorization of surface transportation programs through Fiscal Year 2020. According to requirements of the FAST Act, locally developed coordinated public transit-human services transportation plans must be updated to reflect the changes established by the FAST Act legislation. The FAST Act applies new programs and rules for all Fiscal Year 2016 funds and authorizes transit programs for five (5) years.

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Upcoming Events
New Lexington 2019 Fall Festival Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM — Main Street - New Lexington, OH 43764
Free Concert with Devilish Merry Sep 22, 2019 01:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Miners' Park - Main Street, Shawnee, OH 43782
Glenford Fort Nature & History Hike September 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Glenford Fort - 11995 St Rt 757, Glenford, OH 43739
Kat Dodson Foundation 2019 Benefit Auction Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM — St. Rose Parish Community Center - 120 North High St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Health Department September 2019 Mammogram Screening Sep 30, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM — Perry County Health Department - 409 Lincoln Park Dr., New Lexington, OH 43764
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