Summer Schedule For Pickaway County Park District

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The Pickaway County Park District has released their Summer 2021 Programming Schedule.

Activities include: The Colorful World of Birds, a Composting Workshop, information on area walking trails, a Magical Safari, the history of Logan Elm and much more.

PCPD says COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will be observed at all their sites and events.

Find the complete schedule, which runs May 1st through the September 11th finale of Astronomy Program at Canal Park.

Get the summer schedule here on our link to the Pickaway County park District Facebook page. CLICK HERE:

OVRDC Offers Loans For Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

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Businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 could be eligible for the Sustainability Loan Program through the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission.

OVRDC is seeking applicants for loans from $5,000 to $25,000 with Interest rates as low as 2% for 3 to 5 years and pay nothing for the first 6 months.

Borrowers would need to be from existing small businesses or sole proprietors in Ross, Pike, Fayette, Highland, Jackson, Adams, Brown, Clermont, Gallia, Lawrence, Scioto, or Vinton Counties.

Use the loan proceeds for day-to-day operating expenses to work through the temporary economic downturn. No bank is required and it has a low application fee of $100.

For more information, go to the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission website link provided. CLICK HERE:

Ross County Issues Overdose Spike Alert

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The Ross County group dedicated to overdose prevention and overdose response, known as P.O.R.T.- which stands for the Post Overdose Response Team and is made up of representatives from Ross County Health District, Chillicothe Police Department, Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Ross County Jail, Chillicothe Fire Department and Ross County Peer Supporters.

This team meets weekly to monitor suspected overdoses and drug trends in our community and offers outreach connections to overdose victims.

The team, using first responder and law enforcement data, has seen a recent spike in the number of suspected overdoses in Ross County. Since April 1, 2021, there have been 32 suspected overdoses in Ross County, which is trending upward compared to April 2020 which had a total of 51 suspected overdoses. Because of this, they are urging community members to check in with their friends and family, carry naloxone (Narcan), and call 911 right away if you suspect an overdose.

RCHD has free Naloxone available – request a kit here: surveymonkey.com/r/requestakit.

Ross County has treatment and recovery resources available for those who are impacted by substance use disorder. Please call Ross County Peer Support at 740-702-7222 for more information or access resources online at http://rosscountyhealth.org/sudresources/.

Fayette County Woman Among Appointments Made By Governor DeWine

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(COLUMBUS)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments:

  • Lee Ann Schrader of Washington Court House (Fayette Co.) has been appointed to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board for a term beginning April 16, 2021, and ending January 15, 2024.
  • Sarah Ladipo of Pickerington (Fairfield Co.) has been appointed to serve as a student member on the Ohio University Board of Trustees for a term beginning May 14, 2021, and ending May 13, 2023.
  • Brent L. Currence of Carroll (Fairfield Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning April 16, 2021, and ending February 6, 2023.
  • Elwin C. Robison of Kent (Portage Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board for a term beginning April 16, 2021, and ending January 14, 2024.
  • Peter J. Gibson of Upper Arlington (Franklin Co.) has been appointed to the Industrial Commission Nominating Council for a term beginning April 14, 2021, and ending October 20, 2021.
  • William G. Brantingham of Winona (Columbiana Co.) has been reappointed to the State Emergency Response Commission for a term beginning April 16, 2021, and ending January 13, 2023.
  • David K. Whiting of Grove City (Franklin Co.) has been reappointed to the State Emergency Response Commission for a term beginning April 16, 2021, and ending January 13, 2023.
  • Gregory A. Moon of Upper Sandusky (Wyandot Co.) has been reappointed to the Marion Technical College Board of Trustees for a term beginning April 30, 2021, and ending April 29, 2024.
  • Paul J. Dolan of Chagrin Falls (Geauga Co.) has been appointed to the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees for a term beginning June 1, 2021, and ending May 1, 2030.