Circleville HS English Teacher Receives TORCH Award

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(Circleville) — The Ohio Department of Education has awarded Circleville High School English Teacher Danielle Stultz as one of five recipients of the 2021 TORCH Award, according to the Circleville City Schools blog “The Red And Black Report”.

The Teachers of Ohio Representing Character and Heart (TORCH) make the presentation each year, with the 2021 presentation to Mrs. Stultz being done via Zoom on Thursday.

From her district nomination form, Stultz’s application submitted to the state committee read as follows:

The Teachers of Ohio Representing Character and Heart (TORCH) recognition honors five extraordinary teachers annually by celebrating their efforts to model strong character and a heart for their students, colleagues and communities. TORCH recipients should demonstrate dedication to equity and personal commitments to their students.

On behalf of Circleville City, we proudly nominate 9th grade teacher and English Department lead Mrs. Danielle Stultz as our TORCH nominee. In the classroom, Stultz takes an interactive approach to literacy development as her lessons focus on empowering students to use the latest multimedia tools for visual and written storytelling, including video production, screenwriting, and virtual reality. Her use of Gradual Release instruction particularly sets her apart as students transition from being modeled-to, to THE model in their writing technique. 

Above all else, Stultz’s dedication to building relationships with their kids in a pivotal transition year (9th grade coming from middle school) is an inspiration to her peers and high school hallway. She continuously invests in getting to know them during the school day and after through building relationships that start in the classroom and transition to real life experiences. From an inclusion standpoint, Mrs. Stultz’s commitment and resolve to help each student is met with students seeking her out for guidance. Students feel a gravitational pull to Mrs. Stultz as not only a teacher, coach, and advisor, but as a human being who cares about them and their successes and problems. 

After the school bell rings, Stultz continues to be a catalyst for student academic advancement by way of developing their soft skills and authentic literacy skills as the district In the Know lead advisor, drone team advisor, freshman class advisor, and advisor of our new e-Sports initiative. Through these programs and initiatives, Stultz embeds technological innovation, problem-based learning (PBL), and 21st Century skills into her lessons with her students to foster engagement and systemic growth.

In the community, Stultz expands her classroom with real-world connections serving on our Alumni Association Board, on the Circleville Pumpkin Show announcer’s committee, and as president of the Circleville Education Association. Among her peers, she also leads annual Total Participation Technique (TPT) professional development seminars, has added a 9-12 ELA certification to her 4-9 certification to better aid the 9th grade transition year for students, and serves on the school’s climate committee implementing Focus3 curriculum to staff and students.  

It is a culmination of these innovative curricular advances, community involvement, and leadership traits that leads Circleville City to nominate Mrs. Stultz for this prestigious honor. Her leadership and relentless pursuit of developing relationships with her students and peers has left indelible impressions on the academic trajectory of our high school, district, and the students.

Here is the link to the “Black An Red Report” blog, which also contain a video: CLICK HERE:

V.A. Medical Center Announces Expanded Opportunities For Veteran Tele-Health

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(CHILLICOTHE) — The Chillicothe VA Medical Center has announced it has expanded opportunities for Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system to access their care by telehealth through the launch of its Digital Divide Consult and continued partnerships with private-sector companies facilitated by the VA’s Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships.

This effort is to ensure all Veterans, regardless of where they live, have convenient access to VA care and these initiatives do just that.

“During the pandemic, VA’s telehealth services have been of critical importance, enhancing options for Veterans in southeastern Ohio to connect with the high-quality care they deserve,” said David Sparks, Connected Care Business Manager.  “VA’s Digital Divide Consult assists qualifying Veterans who do not have the internet or technology needed to access telehealth services from home by loaning them internet-connected devices or helping them apply for federal subsidies to meet their technology needs.”

Since January 2021, Chillicothe VA has conducted 8,774 video telehealth visits into Veterans’ homes.  Nationally, VA regularly provides over 41,000 video telehealth visits into Veterans’ homes on a typical single business day, exceeding the number of visits VA previously offered over an entire month.  

Visit VA Video Connect at the VA App Store ( and VA Office of Connected Care ( for information about VA telehealth.  Veterans interested in scheduling a telehealth visit, in need of assistance with technology and connectivity or interested in a Digital Divide Consult should talk to their VA health care provider or team.

To learn more about the Chilicothe VA’s virtual healthcare programs, contact the Tele-Health/Connected Care Program Office, at 740-773-1141, ext. 16318 or 17516.    

ODOT Announces Public Comment Period For Three Area Road Projects

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As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation—District 9’s Planning Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input for the following projects:


PIK-US 23-15.35 (PID: 105097) – It is proposed to rehabilitate the structure on US 23 at the 15.35 mile mark in Pike County, Ohio. The project is located in a rural area of Pee Pee Township.

The existing structure is a 66” concrete pipe. The rehabilitation of the structure includes the lining of the culvert with a 60” liner pipe.

The project will not require new right-of-way.

The funding for the project is 80% Federal and 20% State. The environmental commitment date is 7/30/2021. The project is currently expected to be awarded 12/13/2021.


HIG-SR 72-2.26 (PID: 103977) – It is proposed to replace the structure on S.R. 72 at the 2.26 mile mark in Highland County. The project is located in a rural area of Fairfield Township.

The existing structure is a three-sided steel arch with reinforced concrete footings. The new structure will be a concrete box culvert with full height headwalls.

The project area will require approximately 0.273 acres of permanent right-of-way. The permanent right-of-way is located along the stream channel, agriculture fields and forested hillside.

The roadway will be closed for the duration of the project.The state detour will be SR 72 to US 62 to SR 28 to SR 72. The state detour is approximately 6.5 miles. The local detour will be SR 72 to TR 294 (Rosher Rd.) to US 62 to CR 22 (Mullen Hill Rd.) to SR 72. The local detour is approximately 4 miles.

The funding for the project is 80% Federal and 20% Local. The environmental commitment date is 7/1/2022. The project is currently expected to be awarded 10/1/2022.


BRO-US 52-3.63 (PID: 110291) – It is proposed to perform a landslide remediation project on U.S. 52 at the 3.63 mile mark in Brown County. The project includes pavement repair and installation guardrail. The project is located in a rural area of Lewis Township.

The Ohio River will be impacted for the project.

The project will require approximately 0.024 acres of permanent right-of-way. The permanent right-of-way is located along the bank of the Ohio River.

No homes or businesses will be removed by the project.

The roadway will be open for the duration of the project.

The funding for the project is 80% Federal and 20% State. The environmental commitment date is 1/1/2022. The project is currently expected to be awarded 5/23/2022.

Written comments should be submitted by June 14, 2021, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 E-Mail:

Adena Boys & Unioto Girls Win SVC Track & Field Championships

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The 2021 Scioto Valley Conference Track & Field Championships saw a different winner for the boys team title, while the girls meet saw the Unioto Lady Shermans win their second straight crown.

On the boys side, host Adena outlasted two-time defending champ Unioto, as the Warriors won the championship with 134 points, followed by the Shermans with 110. Zane Trace was third with 91.5 points, then came Paint Valley 72, Westfall 71, Southeastern 63.5, Piketon 61 and Huntington with 56.

For the Warriors, it is their 14th SVC track title and first since 2006.

Unioto Girls won the SVC title with 167 points with Zane Trace second at 101. They were followed by Westfall 87, Adena 79, Paint Valley 68, Southeastern 58, Huntington 52 and Piketon with 48.

For the Lady Shermans, it is their 11th SVC championship and second straight.

2021 SVC Track & Field Championship at Adena

For complete individual results, go to our link to Baums Page.


MSL Buckeye Track & Field Champs- Teays Valley Girls/Bloom Carroll Boys

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For the first time in 31 years, the Teays Valley Lady Vikings have won a Mid State League Track & Field Championship. Teays Valley scored 163 team points for the Buckeye Division championship with Fairfield Union second with 141.

Third place was Logan Elm with 77.5, Circleville 67, Bloom Carroll 66.5, Hamilton Township 62, Liberty Union 56 and Amanda with 10.

On the boys side of the track, Bloom Carroll won the team title with 153 points followed by Hamilton Township 91, Circleville 90, Teays Valley 88, Liberty Union 83.5, Fairfield Union 60, Amanda 39 and Logan Elm 37.5.

For complete individual results, go to our link for Baums Page.


Ohio’s June 2 Relaxed COVID Regs Leads To More Seating Capacity at Outdoor Drama “Tecumseh!”

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A newsletter from Brandon Smith, CEO of the Scioto Society, states that Governor Mike DeWine’s announced June 2nd dropping of COVID-19 health orders will result in allowing more tickets to be sold for the 2021 outdoor drama “Tecumseh!”

Smith says- “New guidance from the CDC and the Governor of the State of Ohio have made us re-evaluate that plan.” 

Here’s what Smith says you need to know:

-We are opening up more tickets, but will still not be operating at 100% capacity.  We want to be sure to leave some breathing room for those who still may be hesitant to be in large crowds, but need to be able to maximize the value of each audience.  We also have hired a staff to be able to efficiently operate at a reduced capacity.  So we are in the process of opening up an additional 350 tickets per night, making our capacity about 950 people per night.  As the summer goes on, if we are able to open up more seats to meet demand, we will make that decision on a show by show basis. 

-Masks are no longer required throughout the facility, but are encouraged.  They WILL be required in the gift shop.

-Backstage tours will run in larger groups than our originally planned 10.  The first tour will leave at 3:15pm, and the last tour will leave at 5:30pm.

-The buffet will remain closed this summer, but a wider variety of food options will be available from the concession stand.

-You will see some Scioto Society employees in masks while you are here, and some that are not.  It has been our policy for over a year now to follow CDC recommendations.  All of our employees are fully vaccinated, and so the decision to wear a mask or not will lie with them.

Smith concluded with- “We are in the process of updating information on our website and ticketing system.  I expect by this time next week it will all be done.  We hope that you will join us this summer as we all take a moment to relax, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre and enjoy a night of drama under the stars.”

Gov. DeWine Amends Current Ohio Health Order To Reflect New CDC Mask Guidance

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(COLUMBUS)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement directing the Ohio Department of Health to conform the remaining health orders to CDC guidance through June 2nd:

“Ohio will be amending our remaining health orders to comply with the new CDC guidance, which says that those who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear masks, while those who have not been vaccinated should still wear a mask and socially distance.

“The CDC still recommends everyone wear masks when they are in a healthcare setting, when they are traveling on public transportation, including airplanes, and when they are in a business or employer that chooses to require masks. Our order will be amended to reflect these recommendations, as well.

“The most powerful tool we have to protect against the COVID-19 virus is the vaccine. Because of the vaccine, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are decreasing dramatically. The vaccine allows us to live our lives more normally and without fear.

“As I said in my address to Ohioans on Wednesday, the more individuals who get vaccinated, the more the entire state is protected from the virus.  The vaccine is our path out of the pandemic, and it is our best protection against the virus. We are on the offense, and the science is unequivocal: Vaccines are our best weapon to fight COVID-19 and save lives!

“However, not all Ohioans have been vaccinated yet. The June 2nd date I announced for the removal of health orders provided time for those who had not yet gotten their vaccine to get it. While our order will be amended to reflect the new CDC guidance, it will remain in place until June 2nd.

“Further, we must remember, that we still have Ohioans who are not eligible to be vaccinated, including those younger than 12 years-of-age.  Individuals who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear masks pursuant to CDC recommendations. Businesses also have every right to continue to use masks and to require them for employees and customers.  The experience in other states has been that some individuals may choose to wear masks, and many businesses, schools, hospitals, and other employers may choose to require masks in their buildings. That will remain their choice.

“Regardless of the new CDC guidance, this fact remains clear: The most powerful thing anyone can do to end this pandemic is to get vaccinated.”

Chillicothe Utilities Department Starts 2 Big Projects May 17th

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Chillicothe Utilities Director, David Fishel, announced that on Monday, work will begin on two projects within the city.

The city will be painting the Fifth Street elevated water storage tank next to Ohio University-Chillicothe, which is expected to finish in 60 days, with minimal disruption to the public.

Fishel says- “The water tower will see a new logo on this water tank. The contractor will be completely removing both the interior and exterior paint on the 5th Street elevated water storage tank, and then repainting it with a three coat system. The water tank will now be white with the new City of Chillicothe logo where the current letting is.”

In a separate project, Fishel says crews will close North High Street from Chestnut to Allen Avenue, including the intersection of Mill and High. Crews will be working on road surface repairs from 8am to 4pm.

Due to the closure, Chillicothe Transit’s Route 1 High and Mill bus stop will be closed. No other bus stops or routes will be impacted.

NFHS Opens Door For Basketball Shot Clock in High School Basketball

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(INDIANAPOLIS) — Some rule changes are on the horizon for high school basketball, including the possibility of a “shot clock.”

A proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock as well as a proposal to allow a shot clock by state adoption were not approved. 

“Information was given to the Basketball Rules Committee that shared the votes in individual states on how coaches and officials voted in support of or non-support of the shot clock rule,” said Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Basketball Rules Committee. “The conversation among the committee members explored the pros and cons of enacting the proposal as a rule for all states and likewise for state adoption. The committee will continue to explore the shot clock issue.” 

In a statement from the Ohio High School Athletic Association, their leadership stated- “The OHSAA is aware of the recent NFHS basketball national rule change that permits a shot clock by state association adoption and will continue discussions on this option with the Board of Directors and the leadership of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. Factors such as cost, game operations, and officiating all have to be considered, but we look forward to getting feedback from the Board and coaches.”

These were among the topics discussed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting April 14-16. The rules meeting was held in an online format to comply with current health safety guidelines. All recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.  

Rule 5-4-1 was one of three rules updated by the committee. It now states that a game is declared a forfeit if a coach is removed from the contest for unsporting conduct and no authorized school personnel are present to assume responsibility of the team. 

“Most states have bylaws to cover the instance when no adult school staff is on the bench to attend to the team. Officials are not likely to read those bylaws and consequently not know that rule,” Wynns said. “Having the basketball rules cover such a situation helps the contest officials and coaches alike if such a situation were to arise.” 

Rule 10-6-1 Penalty was also amended to clarify that an official is not required to provide a warning to a coach before a technical foul is given. 

“This amends an existing rule that gave the impression that a warning was a prerequisite to ruling a technical foul,” Wynns. “Using the word ‘may’ helps one to understand that a warning is only an option.” 

A timer’s responsibilities were addressed in Rule 2-12-5 when a player is disqualified or injured. A warning signal is sounded to begin a 15-second interval to replace a disqualified or injured player. A second warning signal was added when the 15 seconds expires to prepare teams for the resumption of play. 

A complete listing of the basketball rules changes will be available on the NFHS website at Click on “Activities & Sports” at the top of the home page and select “Basketball.”  

According to the 2018-19 NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey, a total of 540,769 boys participated in basketball in 18,617 schools, and 399,067 girls participated in the sport in 18,210 schools across the country. It is the third-most popular sport for boys and girls. 

Weekly ODOT Road Report

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has released their current plans for road repair and construction in southern Ohio for the Week of May 17th.

Ross County

NEW* S.R. 327 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 327 will be closed between Poe’s Run Road and the Vinton County Line starting June 7. Traffic will be detoured via U.S. 50 and S.R. 671. Estimated completion: Summer 2021.

U.S. 35/U.S. 23 Bridge Maintenance – Project to perform maintenance work on various bridges along U.S. 35 and U.S. 23 in Ross County beginning May 12. Traffic will be maintained in one lane in each direction throughout construction. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

State Route 104 Resurfacing – S.R. 104 will be reduced to one lane daily between Fairgrounds Road and the Pickaway County Line from 7 AM to 5 PM, Mon-Fri starting April 19. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

State Route 28 Resurfacing – S.R. 28 will be reduced to one lane daily from 7 AM to 5 PM between S.R. 138 and Harper Station Road starting April 15. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Scioto Trails State Park Culvert Replacement – Scioto Trails Forest Road 5 will be closed for 60 days near the intersection with Stony Creek Road starting March 22. Estimated completion: Spring 2021

Tar Hollow State Park Slide Repair – Park Road 10 will be closed for 30 days in Tar Hollow State Park for a slide repair project starting March 15 at 7 AM. Estimated completion: Spring 2021.

Ross County Guardrail Replacement – Various county roads will be reduced to one lane daily from 7 AM to 5 PM starting March 1. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

U.S. 23 Slide Repair – U.S. 23 northbound will experience intermittent single-lane closures south of S.R. 372. Restrictions will be set up as needed for construction. When in effect, restrictions will occur between 7 AM and 5 PM. Estimated completion: Spring 2021

Highland County

NEW* S.R. 138 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 138 will be closed for one day just south of Titus Road starting at 8 AM on May 19. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 753 and U.S. 50.Estimated completion:  May 19 by 5:30 PM

NEW* S.R. 28 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 28 will be closed between Ringer Lane and Monroe Road, immediately west of East Monroe starting May 31. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 138 and S.R. 771. Estimated completion: Summer 2021.

S.R. 28/S.R. 138/S.R. 753 Resurfacing – This project will resurface portions of three routes in Highland County starting April 19: S.R. 28 between Leesburg and Greenfield; S.R. 138 between 7th Street and Jefferson Street in the village of Greenfield; S.R. 753 between Snake Road and McKell Avenue. The affected routes will be reduced to one lane daily from 7 AM to 5 PM during construction. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

U.S. 62 Resurfacing – U.S. 62 will be reduced to one lane between the village of Hillsboro and Warlamount Road daily from 7 AM to 5 PM starting March 29. Traffic will be maintained using temporary signals. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Jackson County

NEW* S.R. 139 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 139 will be closed between S.R. 279 and Bucklick Creek Road starting June 1. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 139, S.R. 279, and S.R. 93. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Scioto County

NEW* S.R. 73 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 73 will be closed for one day between McDermott Pond Creek Road and Carey’s Run Pond Creek Road starting at 7:30 AM on May 14. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 348 and S.R. 104. Estimated completion: May 14 by 7 PM

U.S. 52 Culvert replacements – This project will replace two culverts along U.S. 52 starting April 1. The first culvert is located east of Upper Twin Creek Road. The second culvert is located between Pond Run Road and Ziegler Lane. Construction for both culverts will occur simultaneously. For both locations, traffic on U.S. 52 will be maintained in one lane using temporary signals. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Riverfront Multi-Use Path – This project will construct a multi-use path between Front Street and Offnere Street beginning April 1. Traffic on affected city streets and school roads will be maintained in one lane using flaggers as needed. Restrictions may occur daily between 7:30 AM and 5 PM. Estimated completion: Fall 2021

U.S. 23/Feurt Hill Road Intersection Improvement – Feurt Hill Road may be reduced to one lane as needed during construction, with traffic maintained using flaggers. Two lanes in each direction will be maintained on U.S. 23 throughout construction. Estimated completion: Fall 2021

State Route 823 routine maintenance – state Route 823 will be reduced to one, 14-foot lane in each direction daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for routine maintenance, pavement grinding, and other work as needed from May 12 to May 13. Estimated completion: May 13, by 6:30 p.m.

Adams County

S.R. 32 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 32 will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane in each direction between Pine Hollow Road and Black Hollow Road starting April 26. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

S.R. 32 Resurfacing – S.R. 32 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Tranquility Pike and S.R. 73 starting April 5. Estimated completion: Fall 2021

District-wide Reflective Pavement Marker Installation – Currently working in Adams County. Beginning March 22, work will commence on various routes throughout the district from 7 AM to 5 PM daily. Traffic on two lane roadways will be maintained in one lane using flaggers. Traffic on four lane roadways will be maintained in at least one lane in each direction during work hours. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Brown County

NEW* S.R. 505 Culvert Replacement – S.R. 505 will be closed just south of the intersection with S.R. 756 starting May 24. Traffic will be detoured via U.S. 52, S.R. 133, and S.R. 756. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

NEW* S.R. 41 Slide Repair – As of May 13, S.R. 41 will be closed daily from 7 AM to 7 PM between Ellis Run Road and the Adams County Line as part of ongoing construction. These daily closures are planned to last through May 28. During periods of closure, traffic will be detoured via U.S. 52 and S.R. 136. At all other times, traffic on S.R. 41 will be maintained in one lane using temporary signals. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

NEW* S.R. 41 Safety Improvements – This project includes safety improvements on S.R. 41 between Ellis Run Road and Catbird Lane starting June 1. Improvements include resurfacing, widened shoulders, new signage and guardrail, and two culvert replacements. Traffic will be maintained in one lane using temporary signals for much of construction. A 5-day closure of S.R. 41 will be necessary to complete this project. During the 5-day closure, traffic will be detoured via S.R. 136 and U.S. 52. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

S.R. 125 Resurfacing – S.R. 125 will be reduced to one lane daily from 7 AM to 5 PM between Gillette Station Road and the Clermont County Line starting May 3. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers. Estimated completion: Fall 2021

State Route 125 bridge replacement at Georgetown – S.R. 125 may be restricted to one lane to complete construction on the White Oak Creek bridge replacement project, with traffic maintained using flaggers as needed. Restrictions, when needed, will be in effect daily from 7 AM to 5 PM. Estimated completion: Spring 2021

U.S. 52 Culvert Replacement – U.S. 52 will be reduced to one lane between Elk River Road and Logan Gap Road starting April 12 at 7 AM. Traffic will be maintained using temporary signals. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Village of Aberdeen Sidewalk Upgrades – This project will install new pedestrian facilities in the village of Aberdeen at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Elm Street starting March 29. Traffic on U.S. 52 will be maintained in one lane in each direction throughout construction, with minor traffic impacts possible. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Lawrence County

NEW* S.R. 775 Double Bridge Replacement – S.R. 775 will be reduced to one lane north and south of Venisonham-Camp Branch Road beginning May 17. The road will be closed for this construction. Traffic on C.R. 64 (Venisonham-Camp Branch Road) will be maintained in one lane using temporary signals for construction of the bridge immediately south of the intersection. During periods of closure, traffic will be detoured via S.R. 141, S.R. 378, and S.R. 217. Estimated completion: Fall 2021

S.R. 243/S.R. 378 Resurfacing – This project will resurface segments of both S.R. 243 and S.R. 378, as well as replace a culvert on S.R. 378. Traffic on the affected routes will be reduced to one lane daily from 7 AM to 5 PM beginning April 1. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers. Estimated completion: Fall 2021

U.S. 52 Bridge Repair and Maintenance – This project will perform various maintenance and repair work to several bridges along U.S. 52 starting April 1. Traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane in each direction of U.S. 52 throughout construction. This project will include two, 14-day ramp closures at the U.S. 52/S.R. 93 interchange. During the ramp closures, traffic will be detoured via U.S. 52 and S.R. 141. Estimated completion: Fall 2021

State Route 7 Rockslide Remediation – S.R. 7 southbound between Buffalo Creek Road and Tallow Ridge Road is reduced to one, 12-foot lane. Additional traffic control measures may be necessary as construction progresses. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

U.S. 52 rockslide remediation – U.S. 52 is reduced to one lane in each direction between the Ashland Twin Bridges and Lick Creek Road for pavement resurfacing. Estimated completion: Summer 2021

Fayette County

I-71 Resurfacing – I-71 southbound between Yankeetown-Chenoweth Rd. in Madison County and SR 38 in Fayette County will have nightly lane restrictions (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.) starting Sunday, May 16 through Thursday, May 20 for pavement repairs.The I-71 southbound ramp to SR 38 will close overnight (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.) on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20. 

Detour: I-71 southbound to SR 41 to I-71 northbound to SR 38.  

The SR 38 ramp to I-71 southbound will close overnight (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.) on Thursday, May 20.  

Detour: I-71 northbound to SR 56 to I-71 southbound. 

Pickaway County

City of Circleville Resurfacing – U.S. 22 within the city of Circleville will have daily lane restrictions (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) starting Monday, May 17 through September 2021 for pavement repairs.

U.S. Route 62 Bridge Replacement – The U.S. 62 bridge over Deer Creek will close starting Monday, March 15 through September 2021 for bridge replacement. Detour: U.S. 62 to I-71 to SR 56 to U.S. 62 or reverse.