Couponing Workshop Coming To Piketon

Presented By McDonald’s, I’m Lovin’ It!

(Piketon) — The Free Tax Preparation and Financial Literacy Program of the Workforce & Business Development Program at the Community Action Committee of Pike County is offering a “Couponing in Today’s World” Workshop the evening of Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 6pm-8pm at the OhioMeansJobs Career Center of Pike County at 941 Market Street in Piketon.   

This workshop is being offered at no cost. The workshop is designed to teach the different types of coupons, where to find, and how to use coupons. In addition, we will discuss shopping strategies, online coupon apps, and money-saving tips. Come prepared to conduct a coupon exchange!  

Registration is required for this workshop. For more information and to register for the workshop, contact Ashley at 740-289-2371 or toll free at 1-866-820-1185 or via email at astewart@pikecac.org.  Seating is limited. Light refreshments provided.  

State Highway Patrol Reports 16 Traffic Deaths For July 4th Weekend

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(COLUMBUS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 16 people lost their lives in 15 traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Friday, July 2 and ended Monday, July 5. Impairment was determined to be a factor in at least five of those crashes. 

Troopers made 536 arrests for impaired driving and 368 for drug-related charges. The Patrol responded to 534 crashes and made more than 40,000 traffic contacts in total, which included providing assistance to more than 2,761 motorists.

During last year’s Fourth of July reporting period, which was also from July 2 through 5, a total of 24 fatal crashes killed 25 people. Of those, 17 crashes and 18 fatalities involved alcohol and/or drugs.

Motorists are encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity. For a complete breakdown and map of Patrol activity, please visit https://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/links/July4th2021HolidayReport_PIO.pdf.

Pickaway WIC Office Moves Location

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(Circleville) – The Pickaway County WIC office will reopen at a new location Tuesday, July 6th. The new location, located at 2050 Stoneridge Drive in Circleville will benefit the community by offering additional clinic space for more appointment availability, and a larger waiting area for families.

“We’re happy to partner with the Pickaway County Educational Service Center to provide a better space for our services” said Kelly Brehm, Director of WIC. “We will be able to accommodate more families in our office so that we can work toward building stronger nutrition security for the community.”

The Pickaway County WIC office offers improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies, improves the diets of women and children, and provides infants and children with a healthy start in life by combating poor and/or inadequate diet. Those who are eligible receive a WIC Nutrition EBT card can purchase healthy foods such as, fruits, vegetables, eggs, cereal, milk, cheese, yogurt, bread, and other nutrient rich foods. Farmers Market vouchers are also awarded for families to spend locally on fresh produce.

To check if you are eligible for WIC, contact the Pickaway County WIC office by calling 740-474- 4274 or by emailing pickawaywic@rosscountyhealth.org.

Chillicothe Civic Theatre Brings “Shrek: The Musical” To The Stage

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

(Above: Watch our video interview with some of the cast and the director)

Chillicothe Civic Theatre Presents “Shrek: The Musical” July 8th-11th, 2021 at Chillicothe High School.

Litter Media’s Dan Ramey talks with Director Tahrea Maynard and the leading actors, Sam Jeffries (Shrek), Jaxon Newsome (Donkey) and Kelly Frailly (Fiona) before rehearsal on June 22nd in the basement of the CCT’s Theatre on South Walnut Street in Chillicothe.

Tickets are available at www.cctchillicothe.com for nightly performances July 8, 9 and 10 at 7pm and July 11 at 2pm in the Chillicothe High School Auditorium.

There will also be a pay-per-view live stream available July 9 and 10. Access available through www.cctchillicothe.com.

Bird Disease Reporting Impacts Some Area Counties

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(Columbus) — Recently, it has been observed that songbirds in Ohio are being affected by a disease. The primary species affected at this time are blue jays, common grackles, European starlings, American robins, and house sparrows. Ohio counties experiencing the bulk of the outbreak so far include Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Delaware, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, and Warren counties.

No definitive cause(s) of illness or death have been determined at this time. We advise that people please stop feeding birds, and take down and clean bird feeders and birdbaths with 10% bleach solution, particularly if they are seeing sick/dead birds in their area (as recommended by USGS). Doing these things can help slow the spread of the disease.

If You Find an Alive/Diseased Bird

If you observe sick birds with these symptoms and/or neurological issues (such as loss of balance, coordination) then please contact your nearest licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

If You Find a Dead/Diseased Bird

The Ohio Division of Wildlife appreciates reports of dead birds that exhibit symptoms such as crusty, bulging, or sunken eyes. Please submit a report online in our Wildlife Species Sighting reporting system to help biologists track the spread of the disease. When reporting, select Bird – Diseased or Dead

Submit a Diseased/Dead Bird Report

You can also include photographs or videos with your report, as well as latitude and longitude coordinates to help wildlife biologists quickly verify the sighting. Remember to always view wildlife from a respectful distance for your safety as well as the safety of the animal. 

To dispose of dead birds, place in a plastic bag, seal, and discard with household trash or alternatively bury them deeply.