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It's easy for you to be counted!

It's easy for you to be counted!

Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone who lives in the country, regardless of age, nationality, or ability. It is important for everyone to respond to the 2020 Census so that communities like ours can receive the funding they need for health care, accessibility services, and more.

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Raising a child that is not yours?

Raising a child that is not yours?

Need help? Just ASK. Advocates Servicing Kinship caregiver program available at Perry County Ohio Job and Family Services.

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FEBRUARY 2020 Eco-tip…Tips to help the Earth!

FEBRUARY 2020 Eco-tip…Tips to help the Earth!

From Perry County Ohio Waste Reduction and Recycling: Don’t throw batteries away! Keep batteries out of landfills! Instead…recycle and properly dispose for a better Earth!

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United Way in Perry County

United Way in Perry County

United Way provides funding for several programs in Perry County Ohio.

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Free primary care clinics in Shawnee, Ohio in 2020

Free primary care clinics in Shawnee, Ohio in 2020

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering free primary care clinics in Shawnee, Ohio in 2020 to those that are income eligible. The free clinics are held on the first Thursday of the month in February, April, June, August, October, and December from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in front of the Tecumseh Theater - Shawnee, Ohio.

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Ditch The Bag - January 2020 Eco-Tip

Ditch The Bag - January 2020 Eco-Tip

Perry County Ohio Waste Reduction and Recycling says: Ditch the Bag Unless it’s Shredded! No need to tie & knot bags! This slows down the sorting process at the Recycling Center! Bag it if it’s shredded paper...otherwise, Dump it in and reuse your bin (or bag) again and again!

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Southeast Ohio Foodbank 2020 Schedule for Saturday Volunteer Events

Southeast Ohio Foodbank 2020 Schedule for Saturday Volunteer Events

On two Saturdays a month, the Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, hosts public volunteer events. During these events, volunteers help pack commodity food boxes that are distributed to nearly 3,700 seniors in our ten-county region (or sort rescued food donated by local retailers). These events are family-friendly and a great way to give back to your community!

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Parking Lot Safety

Parking Lot Safety

Many people don’t think of the potential hazards associated with parking lots. However, a well-designed parking lot isn’t only a place where vehicles are parked, it can also ensure the safety of the pedestrians.

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Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Community Kudos Winter 2019

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Community Kudos Winter 2019

Waste Less - Recycle More Community KUDOS! by Perry County Ohio Waste Reduction and Recycling - New Lexington, Ohio.

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244 Locking Medicine Boxes Distributed by RSVP Volunteers

244 Locking Medicine Boxes Distributed by RSVP Volunteers

Perry County Ohio RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers distributed 244 Locking Medicine Boxes at the October 2019 Drive-Thru Flu Clinic.

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Fairview Assisted Living Featured in Ohio Magazine

Fairview Assisted Living Featured in Ohio Magazine

A photo of Fairview Assisted Living is featured in the September 2019 Ohio Magazine article "A Helping Hand."

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Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling August 2019 Eco-Tip

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling August 2019 Eco-Tip

What to do with old pills in Perry County Ohio? Old pills can be dropped off at the New Lexington Police Department during business hours and the Perry County Sheriff's Office 24/7 - New Lexington, Ohio.

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United States Senate Resolution 230

United States Senate Resolution 230

Senate Resolution 230 from the June 4, 2019 Congressional Record -- RECOGNIZING THE SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE OF SENIOR CORPS VOLUNTEERS SERVING 50,000,000 HOURS IN 2018

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SPICE has received a $10,000 community investment grant from Rural Action

SPICE has received a $10,000 community investment grant from Rural Action

The Southern Perry Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs (SPICE) has received a $10,000 community investment grant from Rural Action to identify, interview, and promote small businesses in Southern Perry County in the villages of New Straitsville, Shawnee, and Corning.

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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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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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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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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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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
Free Legal Clinic | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Dec 01, 2020 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Crooksville Recreation Center | Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Dec 02, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Crooksville Recreation Center - 100 N Buckeye St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Blood Drive Thornville Masonic Lodge Saturday, December 5, 2020 Dec 05, 2020 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Thornville Masonic Lodge #521 - 44 E Columbus St, Thornville, OH 43076
Blood Drive Perry County Senior Center | Friday, December 18, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Senior Center - 520 First St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive American Legion Post 376 | Saturday, December 19, 2020 Dec 19, 2020 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM — American Legion Post 376 - 110 Logan St, Junction City, OH 43748
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