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Deadline Approaching for Expanded Child Tax Credit Application | November 15, 2021

Deadline Approaching for Expanded Child Tax Credit Application | November 15, 2021

(GLOUSTER, OH) – The deadline is fast-approaching for families seeking to access the Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC). The American Rescue Plan, which passed in March, temporarily increased the CTC to provide monthly payments to families with children ($250 for children under age 6 and $300 for children ages 6-17). Nearly all families with children are eligible. The deadline to apply for 2021 is November 15th. Individuals can complete a simplified tax return at GetCTC.org in order to receive their payments.

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Join with Perry County RSVP Walk With Ease Class Starting November 2, 2021

Join with Perry County RSVP Walk With Ease Class Starting November 2, 2021

Join with Perry County Ohio RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Walk With Ease Class starting Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mount Aloysius Gymnasium - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Join us Tuesday, October 26, 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 Adam VanDyke, Director Orthopedics and PCP and Eric Martin on behalf of the Fairfield Medical Center facility coming to Perry County and New Lexington..

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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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Please Support Perry County Ohio Governor's Imagination Library | August 23, 2021

Please Support Perry County Ohio Governor's Imagination Library | August 23, 2021

The Governor’s Imagination Library, in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, along with local sponsorship from the Ludowici Foundation, United Way, the Perry County Community Foundation, and local donors like you can keep this program available for all children (birth to age 5) in Perry County, Ohio.

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Flag Lowering - October 18, 2021

Flag Lowering - October 18, 2021

In honoring the life and service of General Colin Powell, Mike DeWine, Governor of the State of Ohio, proclaims that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Perry County Trick or Treat | 2021

Perry County Trick or Treat | 2021

2021 Trick or Treat schedules for various Perry County Ohio communities.

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Flag Lowering - October 15, 2021

Flag Lowering - October 15, 2021

In honoring the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, Mike DeWine, Governor of the State of Ohio, proclaims that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio beginning tonight through Saturday, October 16, 2021.

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Fall Art and Crafts Show | November 20, 2021

Fall Art and Crafts Show | November 20, 2021

The Alzheimer's Alliance of Perry County is holding their Fall Art and Crafts Show on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Perry County Senior Center - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Southeast Ohio Foodbank Hosting Weekly On-site Food Distributions | October, November, December 2021

Southeast Ohio Foodbank Hosting Weekly On-site Food Distributions | October, November, December 2021

LOGAN, OH –The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, is hosting an on-site food distribution for income-eligible residents of its 10 county service area. Starting on October 13th, the first four weeks of the distributions will be held on Wednesdays. After November 3, the distributions will be held every Tuesday through the end of the year. Those interested in receiving food can stop in from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Red Cross enters third week of emergency blood and platelet shortage | October 11, 2021

Red Cross enters third week of emergency blood and platelet shortage | October 11, 2021

(October 11, 2021) – The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood and platelet shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years. With less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks, the Red Cross asks donors of all blood types – especially type O − to make an appointment to give blood or platelets as soon as possible to ensure patients can receive the lifesaving transfusions they rely on.

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Perry County Park District Board Meeting | October 18, 2021

Perry County Park District Board Meeting | October 18, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Park District Board of Park Commissioners announces that the October meeting will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Village Hall - Shawnee, Ohio.

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New Lexington Water System Boil Advisory | Thursday, October 7, 2021

New Lexington Water System Boil Advisory | Thursday, October 7, 2021

Due to a hydrant replacement, the New Lexington Water System is advising all residents in the following area, that until further notice, all consumer's vigorously boil, for at least one minute, any water used for drinking (including water used to make ice), cooking, and/or oral hygiene: PORCELAIN ST, IMPERIAL ST, SOMERSET ST, READING ST ACADEMY ST, FAIRVIEW ST, AND KNOLL ST. *** Boil Advisory CANCELED 10/08/2021 ***

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Mount Aloysius Pumpkin Decorating Contest | October 2021

Mount Aloysius Pumpkin Decorating Contest | October 2021

Mount Aloysius is holding their Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Be the best decorator this Halloween season. Pumpkins can be dropped off at Mt. Al on October 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Or, submit a picture of your pumpkin to our Facebook page. For more information, contact Stacey Bell at (740) 342-3343.

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Hemlock Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street | October 23, 2021

Hemlock Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street | October 23, 2021

The Hemlock Community Church and the Village of Hemlock, Ohio present Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Federal Report Shows Life-Saving Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines  | October 5, 2021

Federal Report Shows Life-Saving Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines | October 5, 2021

(COLUMBUS - October 5, 2021) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report shows COVID-19 vaccines are linked to a reduction of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths

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The Perfect Pour Coffee Cart in the Perry County Courthouse

The Perfect Pour Coffee Cart in the Perry County Courthouse

The Perfect Pour Coffee Cart offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate, snacks, and muffins weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the first floor of the Perry County Ohio Courthouse - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Annual Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic | October 13, 2021

Annual Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic | October 13, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Health Department staff and volunteers, with the cooperation of various other Perry County agencies and community partners, will hold their Annual Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic and Medication Drop Off this year on Wednesday, the 13th of October 2021, from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm. at the Perry County Fairgrounds - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Emergency blood and platelet shortage: Red Cross supplies drop to lowest post-summer levels since 2015

Emergency blood and platelet shortage: Red Cross supplies drop to lowest post-summer levels since 2015

(Sept. 27, 2021) — The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to give now and in the weeks ahead to overcome this current shortage.

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Perry County Free Legal Clinic | October 5, 2021

Perry County Free Legal Clinic | October 5, 2021

The Perry County Ohio Free Legal Clinic offers FREE legal advice to income eligible individuals who cannot afford private counsel. Attorneys can only give legal advice, they cannot represent you in court. Those unvaccinated must wear masks.

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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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Residents North of West Broadway New Lexington will be experiencing little to no water pressure due to a water line leak | September 28, 2021 *** REPAIRED ***

Residents North of West Broadway New Lexington will be experiencing little to no water pressure due to a water line leak | September 28, 2021 *** REPAIRED ***

Residents North of West Broadway New Lexington Ohio will be experiencing little to no water pressure due to a water line leak - 3:00 p.m., September 28, 2021. Updates will be provided as they become available. *** 9/29/2021 10:45 a.m. UPDATE - The leak has been repaired. There is now a precautionary boil advisory. *** BOIL ADVISORY - LIFTED September 30, 2021

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Garlic Production for the Home Gardener | October 12, 2021

Garlic Production for the Home Gardener | October 12, 2021

OSU Perry Extension is holding a free Garlic Production for the Home Gardener class on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office - New Lexington, Ohio.

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Food Distribution Scheduled at Perry County Fairgrounds | October 6, 2021

Food Distribution Scheduled at Perry County Fairgrounds | October 6, 2021

(New Lexington, OH) – On October 6th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) will be hosting a food distribution at the Perry County Fairgrounds. Food items will be given to families who are residents of Perry County and within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Food items will be sourced and distributed by the Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a HAPCAP program.

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Blue Blaze Run and Hike | October 1 - 2, 2021

Blue Blaze Run and Hike | October 1 - 2, 2021

Buckeye Trail Association is holding their Blue Blaze Run and Hike on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. starting at the Tecumseh Theater - Shawnee, Ohio.

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Upcoming Events
Trunk or Treat | Thursday, October 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Perry County Senior Center | Friday, October 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Senior Center - 520 First St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Hemlock Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street | October 23, 2021 Oct 23, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM — Main Street, Hemlock OH 43730
Coffee with some Commissioners | Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM — Dodson's on Broadway - 313 W Broadway St, New Lexington, OH 43764
SNAP-Ed and Perry County Health Department Adult Cooking Class | October 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM — Virtual Meeting via Zoom
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