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COVID-19 Home Test Kits Now Available at the Perry County District Library | March 4, 2021

COVID-19 Home Test Kits Now Available at the Perry County District Library | March 4, 2021

COVID-19 home test kits are now available at the Perry County Ohio District Library. In partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, ALL LOCATIONS of the Perry County District Library will distribute FREE, at-home COVID-19 test kits.

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Calling All Artists | March 4, 2021

Calling All Artists | March 4, 2021

Southern Perry Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs is starting a new, grant funded, project to assist local artists with selling their products online.

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MARCH 2021 Eco-tip... tips to help the Earth!

MARCH 2021 Eco-tip... tips to help the Earth!

Don’t throw batteries away! Keep batteries out of landfills! They contain useful & harmful materials! Recycle & Properly Dispose for a better Earth! Rechargeable types are BEST!

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Perry County Transit will resume fare collection/fees effective March 8, 2021

Perry County Transit will resume fare collection/fees effective March 8, 2021

Perry County Ohio Transit will resume fare collection/fees effective Monday, March 8, 2021. Trips to COVID vaccination sites in Perry County will continue to be offered at no cost.

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Ohio DNR and Ohio EPA Restrict Open Burns in March, April, May, October, and November

Ohio DNR and Ohio EPA Restrict Open Burns in March, April, May, October, and November

Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Restrict Open Burns in March, April, May, October, and November between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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Perry County Commissioners' Office Weekly Meetings

Perry County Commissioners' Office Weekly Meetings

The Perry County Ohio Commissioners are now meeting weekly at our new location: 212 S. Main St. Lower Level - New Lexington, OH. Updated 01/12/2021.

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Southeast Ohio Foodbank to host food distribution for Perry County residents | March 12, 2021

Southeast Ohio Foodbank to host food distribution for Perry County residents | March 12, 2021

NEW LEXINGTON, OH - The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, will be hosting a mobile food distribution at the Perry County Fairgrounds on Friday, March 12th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | March 1, 2021

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | March 1, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s March 1, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, March 4th at 2:00 PM.

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National Skip the Straw Day – February 26, 2021

National Skip the Straw Day – February 26, 2021

We owe our strawless celebrations on National Skip the Straw Day, the fourth Friday in February, falling on February 26 this year, to a group of young activists in Whitehall, Michigan. In light of the ongoing battle against global warming and plastic pollution, we’ll take the time this holiday to consider whether we really need that whimsical plastic tube in order to enjoy our favorite beverages. We can slurp more down by just going straight for the glass’s edge anyway!

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 25, 2021

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 25, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s February 25, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Monday, March 1st at 2:00 PM.

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HAPCAP Announces New Round of Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for Residents Impacted by COVID-19 | February 24, 2021

HAPCAP Announces New Round of Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for Residents Impacted by COVID-19 | February 24, 2021

GLOUSTER –Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) has announced that there are funds available to assist households impacted by COVID-19 with rent, mortgage, and utility payments. Hocking, Athens, or Perry County residents who are at or below 80% of their county’s Area Median Income (AMI) and have fallen behind on rent, utility, or mortgage payments are encouraged to contact HAPCAP to submit an application for assistance. Funds are available for a limited time and applicants are encouraged to reach out early.

HAPCAP Announces New Round of Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for Residents Impacted by COVID-19 | February 24, 2021 - Read More…

ARC/PLC Webinar for the 2021 Crop Year | February 25, 2021

ARC/PLC Webinar for the 2021 Crop Year | February 25, 2021

Join OSU Extension for a webinar focused on the ARC/PLC (Agricultural Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage) decision for the 2021 crop year on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Recycler’s Roundtable - Q&A with Local Recycling Educators | February 25, 2021

Recycler’s Roundtable - Q&A with Local Recycling Educators | February 25, 2021

Recycler’s Virtual Roundtable ** Q&A with Local Recycling Educators ** Talk with your CFLP (Coshocton, Fairfield, Licking & Perry) Solid Waste District Environmental Educators! Thursday, February 25, 2021 at noon via Zoom.

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Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling High School Oral History Essay Project!  |  2021

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling High School Oral History Essay Project! | 2021

Purpose: To encourage communication between youth and members of our community who may be several generations older and can offer a historic perspective & lesson on “sustainable living regarding trash and recycling.” *** Entry deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021 ***

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 22, 2021

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 22, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s February 22, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, February 25th at 2:00 PM.

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Connect with Local Companies: Virtual Career Fair | February 24, 2021

Connect with Local Companies: Virtual Career Fair | February 24, 2021

Area 14 and the OhioMeansJobs Centers of Athens, Meigs, and Perry Counties are hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register for the OHZone Virtual Career Fair, where virtual conversations lead to real opportunities. This virtual event connects you to the best local employers in the manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation industries.

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Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather | February 22, 2021

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather | February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021 — Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help can’t wait.

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Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls Inform and Address Health Inequities | Updated February 19, 2021

Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls Inform and Address Health Inequities | Updated February 19, 2021

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will launch a series of COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls for several specific communities to ensure all Ohioans have access to information needed to make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccines. Town Halls will be live streamed online and available on public access television.

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ANR Programming Newsletter | Week of February 22, 2021

ANR Programming Newsletter | Week of February 22, 2021

OSU Extension Perry County Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs for the Week of February 22, 2021.

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Pioneering Possibilities Virtual Meetings | February 10 thru May 25, 2021

Pioneering Possibilities Virtual Meetings | February 10 thru May 25, 2021

Academy For Leadership Abilities will be holding Pioneering Possibilities Community Leadership Group virtual meetings from February 10, 2021 through May 25, 2021.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 18, 2021

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 18, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s February 18, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Monday, February 22nd at 2:00 PM.

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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 16, 2021

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | February 16, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s February 16, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, February 18th at 2:00 PM.

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ODH COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Halls | February and March 2021

ODH COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Halls | February and March 2021

The Ohio Department of Health is holding COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Halls on February 22 and 23 and March 1 and 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

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A Thank You From The Residents of Fairview Assisted Living | January 2021

A Thank You From The Residents of Fairview Assisted Living | January 2021

The residents of Fairview Assisted Living, New Lexington, Ohio, would like to thank all of the individuals that made donations during the 2020 Holiday Season.

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Perry County Ohio Waste Reduction and Recycling Greener Side for Business and Industry Newsletter | Winter 2021

Perry County Ohio Waste Reduction and Recycling Greener Side for Business and Industry Newsletter | Winter 2021

Green KUDOS! Epicerie (pronounced ay/peehs/ree) et les fluers is a new restaurant, combined with the old Rosey Reds in Somerset. Terri Reichley and Larry Myres, a dynamic sister/ bother team, took the jump to expand on what they love to do… cooking with style! From the very beginning of opening the bistro, they committed to using washable dinnerware, real table clothes, also composting food waste in partnership with Fern Hollow Farm.

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