Sheridan Girls Golf Blocks Westfall Return To State Tournament

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The Sheridan Lady Generals claimed the Division 2 Girls Golf District Championship Tuesday, with a 353. That was six strokes ahead of runner-up Westfall. Only the district team champ advances to state tournament.

Gallia Academy was third, Circleville fourth and Fairfield Union was fifth.

The lone individual player headed to state that was not on the qualifying team is Riley McKenzie of Crooksville with a 72.

H.S. Football Computer Ratings Following Week 7

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Division I

Region 1 – 1. Lakewood St. Edward (6-0) 21.0632, 2. Medina (7-0) 19.6357, 3. Massillon Jackson (7-0) 16.5102, 4. Canton McKinley (4-3) 13.2449, 5. Stow-Munroe Falls (5-2) 13.1571, 6. Berea-Midpark (5-2) 12.4857, 7. Brunswick (5-2) 11.3367, 8. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-3) 10.6459, 9. Strongsville (4-3) 9.733, 10. Elyria (4-3) 9.5483, 11. Cleveland Heights (5-2) 9.1571, 12. Mentor (3-4) 8.4939, 13. Shaker Hts. (2-4) 4.3333, 14. Solon (2-5) 3.4694, 15. Canton GlenOak (1-5) 2.3333, 16. Euclid (0-7) 0, 16. Lorain (0-7) 0

Region 2 – 1. Marysville (6-0) 23.0169, 2. Springfield (6-0) 20.4508, 3. Centerville (6-1) 14.782, 4. Dublin Jerome (5-2) 13.9658, 5. Tol. Whitmer (6-1) 13.8424, 6. Findlay (4-3) 12.1571, 7. Kettering Fairmont (5-2) 12.1398, 8. Powell Olentangy Liberty (4-3) 12.0144, 9. Huber Hts. Wayne (5-2) 11.3421, 10. Perrysburg (4-3) 9.0729, 11. Dublin Coffman (3-4) 7.2857, 12. Springboro (3-3) 6.5646, 13. Miamisburg (4-3) 5.7165, 14. Clayton Northmont (2-4) 4.8218, 15. Delaware Hayes (2-5) 4.7551

Region 3 – 1. Upper Arlington (7-0) 18.4904, 2. New Albany (7-0) 15.8363, 3. Pickerington Central (6-1) 15.7041, 4. Pickerington North (6-1) 13.5526, 5. Gahanna Lincoln (3-2) 13.525, 6. Hilliard Darby (4-3) 11.5074, 7. Hilliard Bradley (3-4) 9.449, 8. Hilliard Davidson (5-2) 8.2755, 9. Lancaster (3-4) 7.7143, 10. Westerville North (3-4) 7.1907, 11. Grove City Central Crossing (3-4) 5.6122, 12. Groveport-Madison (2-5) 4.3899, 13. Reynoldsburg (2-4) 3.5556, 14. Galloway Westland (2-4) 3.5368, 15. Thomas Worthington (2-4) 3.4878

Region 4 – 1. Cin. St. Xavier (6-1) 20.8265, 2. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (5-2) 19.0714, 3. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (6-1) 16.5918, 4. West Chester Lakota West (6-1) 14.8498, 5. Milford (5-2) 14.6602, 6. Cin. Princeton (6-1) 13.0548, 7. Cin. Elder (2-4) 8.0492, 8. Cin. Colerain (4-3) 7.6032, 9. Mason (3-4) 6.7143, 10. Cin. Sycamore (3-4) 5.3405, 11. Cin. Walnut Hills (2-5) 3.9388, 12. Fairfield (2-4) 3.6439, 13. Hamilton (2-3) 3.4228, 14. Cin. Western Hills (1-3) 1.125, 15. Cincinnati West Clermont (1-6) 0.9286

Division II

Region 5 – 1. Cle. Benedictine (6-0) 19.8221, 2. Macedonia Nordonia (6-1) 15.5173, 3. Willoughby South (7-0) 15.1122, 4. Akron Archbishop Hoban (4-2) 11.5735, 5. Hudson (6-1) 10.6357, 6. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (5-2) 10.5263, 7. Lyndhurst Brush (4-2) 8.2987, 8. Warren G. Harding (3-4) 7.4286, 9. Austintown-Fitch (3-3) 7.3523, 10. Painesville Riverside (5-2) 7.1436, 11. Maple Hts. (4-2) 6.867, 12. Boardman (4-3) 6.3854, 13. Ashtabula Lakeside (3-3) 6.1983, 14. Akron Kenmore-Garfield (4-3) 5.7895, 15. Bedford (3-3) 5.0556

Region 6 – 1. Medina Highland (6-1) 18.4257, 2. Avon (5-2) 16.7857, 3. Fremont Ross (6-1) 14.5159, 4. Barberton (6-1) 13.7965, 5. North Olmsted (6-1) 12.898, 6. Avon Lake (5-2) 12.6357, 7. North Royalton (5-2) 11.7143, 8. Tol. Central Cath. (5-2) 11.2515, 9. Lakewood (5-2) 10.8103, 10. Cle. Rhodes (4-2) 10.6601, 11. Olmsted Falls (5-2) 10.1571, 12. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (5-2) 9.9004, 13. Parma Hts. Valley Forge (4-2) 8.7197, 14. Tol. St. John’s (2-4) 7.8699, 15. Tol. St. Francis de Sales (3-4) 7.45

Region 7 – 1. Sunbury Big Walnut (7-0) 16.814, 2. Delaware Olentangy Berlin (6-1) 16.4357, 3. Westerville South (4-2) 12.9444, 4. Dublin Scioto (5-2) 11.7009, 5. North Canton Hoover (5-2) 10.8009, 6. Green (5-2) 10.7653, 7. Canal Winchester (5-2) 10.6224, 8. Massillon Washington (5-2) 10.0208, 9. Whitehall-Yearling (4-2) 7.197, 10. Uniontown Lake (4-2) 6.9794, 11. Marion Harding (4-3) 5.4286, 12. Lewis Center Olentangy (3-4) 5.4146, 13. Wooster (4-3) 5.2714, 14. Cols. St. Charles (2-5) 4.6959, 15. Pataskala Watkins Memorial (4-3) 4.4898

Region 8 – 1. Kings Mills Kings (7-0) 15.6501, 2. Piqua (6-0) 15.3873, 3. Cin. LaSalle (4-2) 14.1098, 4. Ashville Teays Valley (7-0) 13.8274, 5. Cin. Anderson (5-2) 12.1429, 6. Cin. Turpin (6-1) 11.6407, 7. Trenton Edgewood (4-2) 10.6111, 8. Cin. Withrow (6-1) 9.9103, 9. Cin. Winton Woods (4-3) 8.5714, 10. Troy (3-3) 7.6471, 11. Harrison (3-3) 7.2586, 12. Xenia (4-2) 6.3879, 13. Lima Senior (3-3) 6.3523, 14. Riverside Stebbins (4-2) 5.1293, 15. Sidney (3-4) 4.6682

Division III

Region 9 – 1. Chardon (7-0) 18.9848, 2. Dover (6-0) 18.2778, 3. Aurora (7-0) 17.0286, 4. Hubbard (7-0) 13.7643, 5. Chagrin Falls Kenston (6-1) 13.2429, 6. Canfield (6-1) 12.9568, 7. Streetsboro (5-1) 12.8826, 8. Steubenville (5-2) 12.4946, 9. Chesterland West Geauga (5-2) 10.9926, 10. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (4-3) 10.7395, 11. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (4-3) 9.5612, 12. Tallmadge (5-2) 9.2755, 13. Ravenna (4-3) 7.8851, 14. New Philadelphia (4-3) 7.0404, 15. Painesville Harvey (4-3) 5.6955

Region 10 – 1. Norton (7-0) 18.5149, 2. Millersburg West Holmes (7-0) 16.5816, 3. Parma Padua Franciscan (6-1) 13.0133, 4. Mansfield Senior (5-2) 12.1214, 5. Rocky River (5-2) 11.9418, 6. Medina Buckeye (5-2) 11.0935, 7. Tiffin Columbian (4-3) 9.5643, 8. Parma Hts. Holy Name (2-4) 8.8707, 9. Caledonia River Valley (5-2) 8.3163, 10. Bay Village Bay (3-3) 7.6358, 11. Copley (3-4) 4.9957, 12. Lodi Cloverleaf (2-4) 4.7386, 13. Tol. Rogers (2-4) 4.6515, 14. Cle. Central Cath. (2-4) 4.5049, 15. Cle. Collinwood (2-2) 3.5076

Region 11 – 1. Granville (6-0) 17.6063, 2. Mount Orab Western Brown (5-2) 13.1672, 3. Jackson (5-2) 12.949, 4. Cols. Bishop Hartley (5-2) 12.0863, 5. Dresden Tri-Valley (6-1) 12.0714, 6. London (5-2) 11.3878, 7. Bellefontaine (5-2) 10.6571, 8. Thornville Sheridan (6-1) 10.3759, 9. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (5-2) 9.9592, 10. Zanesville (4-2) 8.5776, 11. Cols. Bishop Watterson (4-3) 8.3292, 12. Cols. Beechcroft (4-3) 7.9539, 13. Cols. South (5-2) 7.8271, 14. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (3-3) 7.4885, 15. Delaware Buckeye Valley (4-3) 7.2041

Region 12 – 1. Hamilton Badin (7-0) 18.539, 2. Monroe (6-1) 14.9388, 3. Tipp City Tippecanoe (6-1) 14.5977, 4. Hamilton Ross (5-1) 14.2463, 5. Bellbrook (5-2) 12.8857, 6. St. Marys Memorial (5-2) 12.4857, 7. Wapakoneta (5-2) 12.3143, 8. Cin. Hughes (5-0) 10.6811, 9. Lima Shawnee (4-3) 9.3643, 10. Franklin (4-3) 8.1429, 11. Day. Chaminade Julienne (3-2) 7.6405, 12. Day. Dunbar (3-2) 6.6333, 13. Cin. Mount Healthy (4-3) 6.5918, 14. Elida (4-3) 5.4357, 15. Cin. Northwest (3-4) 5.327

Division IV

Region 13 – 1. Beloit West Branch (7-0) 15.6224, 2. Youngstown Ursuline (4-2) 12.8977, 3. Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. (5-1) 12.2011, 4. Perry (5-2) 11.0918, 5. Navarre Fairless (7-0) 10.9351, 6. Salem (6-1) 10.7922, 7. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (4-1) 10.5821, 8. Canton South (5-2) 8.3016, 9. Lisbon Beaver (5-2) 8.151, 10. Poland Seminary (4-3) 7.8694, 11. Cle. Glenville  (4-3) 7.8271, 12. Gates Mills Hawken (4-3) 7.3776, 13. Girard (4-3) 7.3469, 14. Canal Fulton Northwest (4-3) 6.1857, 15. Struthers (4-3) 5.458

Region 14 – 1. Bellevue (6-1) 15.9714, 2. Van Wert (6-1) 13.95, 3. Port Clinton (6-1) 13.0859, 4. Clyde (5-2) 13.0857, 5. Sandusky Perkins (5-2) 12.5643, 6. Shelby (6-1) 10.9796, 7. Bellville Clear Fork (5-2) 10.8442, 8. LaGrange Keystone (5-1) 9.5927, 9. Tol. Scott (5-2) 9.3163, 10. Rocky River Lutheran West (6-1) 8.5795, 11. Wooster Triway (4-1) 8.0375, 12. Wauseon (5-2) 7.8, 13. Huron (4-3) 7.1643, 14. Rossford (4-3) 6.6318, 15. Galion (3-4) 6.3714

Region 15 – 1. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (7-0) 16.2922, 2. St. Clairsville (6-1) 13.4316, 3. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (4-1) 12.85, 4. New Concord John Glenn (4-2) 11.5, 5. Carrollton (5-2) 10.1939, 6. Duncan Falls Philo (5-2) 9.4473, 7. Sparta Highland (5-2) 8.6356, 8. Byesville Meadowbrook (5-2) 8.6122, 9. Cols. Linden McKinley (5-2) 8.1917, 10. Belmont Union Local (5-1) 8.1155, 11. Cambridge (4-3) 7.3776, 12. Heath (5-2) 6.6939, 13. Newark Licking Valley (2-4) 6.5272, 14. Vincent Warren (3-4) 6.033, 15. McArthur Vinton County (4-2) 6.0318

Region 16 – 1. Eaton (7-0) 16.031, 2. Cin. Wyoming (7-0) 15.1149, 3. Waverly (6-0) 14.6667, 4. Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (7-0) 13.7143, 5. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (5-1) 12.588, 6. Bethel-Tate (5-1) 10.6686, 7. West Milton Milton-Union (6-1) 8.8786, 8. Day. Oakwood (3-4) 8.2929, 9. St. Paris Graham Local (4-2) 8.1067, 10. Germantown Valley View (4-3) 7.9964, 11. Cin. Indian Hill (3-4) 7.9596, 12. Washington C.H. Washington (3-3) 7.6742, 13. Greenfield McClain (4-2) 7.1202, 14. Day. Northridge (5-2) 7.1071, 15. Waynesville (4-3) 5.5808

Division V

Region 17 – 1. Kirtland (6-0) 19.6944, 2. Canfield South Range (7-0) 17.0204, 3. Sugarcreek Garaway (7-0) 15.3795, 4. Garrettsville Garfield (7-0) 12.4762, 5. Bellaire (6-1) 10.5612, 6. Ravenna Southeast (7-0) 10.1531, 7. Akron Manchester (5-2) 8.9762, 8. Richmond Edison (5-2) 7.2041, 9. Mantua Crestwood (3-3) 6.7172, 10. Magnolia Sandy Valley (4-3) 6.4293, 11. Columbiana Crestview (3-4) 5.8469, 12. Rootstown (4-3) 5.3839, 13. Jefferson Area (3-4) 5, 14. Youngstown Liberty (4-3) 4.85, 15. Conneaut (3-4) 4.7547, 16. Burton Berkshire (4-3) 4.7158, 17. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East (3-4) 4.6837, 18. Rayland Buckeye Local (2-3) 4.2846, 19. Warrensville Hts. (2-5) 3.4323, 20. Cadiz Harrison Central (2-5) 2.9184

Region 18 – 1. Tontogany Otsego (6-0) 14.8144, 2. Bloomdale Elmwood (5-1) 11.9741, 3. Lewistown Indian Lake (5-2) 11.2143, 4. Ottawa-Glandorf (4-3) 10.8, 5. Elyria Cath. (5-2) 10.4733, 6. Pemberville Eastwood (6-1) 9.5869, 7. Findlay Liberty-Benton (5-1) 9.447, 8. Richwood North Union (6-1) 9.3622, 9. Lima Bath (5-2) 7.9071, 10. Genoa Area (4-3) 7.4913, 11. Kansas Lakota (5-2) 7.0442, 12. Apple Creek Waynedale (4-3) 5.0376, 13. Doylestown Chippewa (3-3) 4.9485, 14. Oak Harbor (4-3) 3.9596, 15. Bucyrus Wynford (3-4) 3.7345

Region 19 – 1. Piketon (6-0) 15.2594, 2. West Lafayette Ridgewood (7-0) 13.1915, 3. Ironton (6-1) 12.1018, 4. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (4-1) 11.0519, 5. Portsmouth (6-1) 10.2204, 6. Amanda-Clearcreek (5-2) 9.8163, 7. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (4-3) 8.6856, 8. Wheelersburg (4-3) 8.4628, 9. Minford (4-2) 7.8276, 10. Chillicothe Zane Trace (5-2) 7.4524, 11. Portsmouth West (3-4) 6.0641, 12. Zanesville West Muskingum (5-2) 5.823, 13. Baltimore Liberty Union (3-4) 5.2, 14. McDermott Northwest (3-4) 5.1353, 15. Wellston (3-4) 4.1161

Region 20 – 1. Cin. Taft (4-2) 12.4709, 2. Cin. Mariemont (6-1) 11.3786, 3. Springfield Shawnee (5-2) 10.5429, 4. Reading (5-1) 10.4583, 5. Camden Preble Shawnee (7-0) 9.6429, 6. Versailles (6-1) 9.45, 7. Brookville (5-2) 8.9214, 8. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (5-2) 8.1805, 9. Cin. Summit Country Day (3-2) 8.0247, 10. Cin. Purcell Marian (5-2) 6.9341, 11. Cin. Madeira (4-3) 6.7755, 12. Williamsburg (4-3) 5.424, 13. Carlisle (3-4) 5.3857, 14. Sabina East Clinton (4-3) 5.3065, 15. Blanchester (3-3) 5.1133

Division VI

Region 21 – 1. Columbia Station Columbia (7-0) 12.949, 2. Mogadore (6-1) 12.109, 3. New Middletown Springfield (6-1) 11.6127, 4. Leavittsburg LaBrae (6-1) 10.4184, 5. Brookfield (5-1) 8.6142, 6. Sullivan Black River (5-2) 7.8733, 7. Creston Norwayne (5-2) 7.8276, 8. Canton Central Cath. (3-4) 7.6356, 9. Middlefield Cardinal (5-2) 7.5515, 10. Berlin Center Western Reserve (4-3) 6.5372, 11. East Canton (3-2) 5.8443, 12. Hanoverton United (5-1) 5.7941, 13. Andover Pymatuning Valley (5-1) 5.7549, 14. Jeromesville Hillsdale (3-4) 3.9796, 15. Wellington (3-4) 2.8673

Region 22 – 1. Archbold (7-0) 15.0642, 2. Columbus Grove (7-0) 13.6643, 3. Ashland Crestview (7-0) 12.119, 4. Carey (6-1) 11.0714, 5. Defiance Tinora (6-1) 10.9329, 6. Liberty Center (5-2) 10.3773, 7. Gibsonburg (6-1) 9.1518, 8. Oregon Cardinal Stritch (4-1) 8.6143, 9. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (6-1) 8.1465, 10. Collins Western Reserve (5-2) 7.5036, 11. Attica Seneca East (5-2) 5.6263, 12. Bluffton (4-3) 5.0303, 13. Delta (4-3) 4.6252, 14. Tol. Ottawa Hills (4-3) 3.051, 15. Van Buren (2-4) 2.8409

Region 23 – 1. Beverly Fort Frye (5-1) 13.3276, 2. West Jefferson (7-0) 12.3571, 3. Galion Northmor (7-0) 12.3367, 4. Cols. Africentric (5-1) 10.2319, 5. Proctorville Fairland (5-1) 10.1552, 6. Barnesville (5-1) 8.8563, 7. Worthington Christian (5-1) 6.6364, 8. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (6-0) 6.3958, 9. Nelsonville-York (4-3) 6.1652, 10. Lucasville Valley (4-3) 5.6244, 11. Centerburg (4-2) 5.2803, 12. KIPP Columbus (4-3) 5.1053, 13. Johnstown Northridge (4-3) 4.6875, 14. Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (4-2) 4.685, 15. Lore City Buckeye Trail (3-4) 4.3705

Region 24 – 1. Mechanicsburg (7-0) 10.355, 2. Harrod Allen East (5-2) 10.0967, 3. Coldwater (6-1) 8.8357, 4. Arcanum (6-1) 8.3878, 5. Cin. Gamble Montessori (5-1) 6.2602, 6. Milford Center Fairbanks (5-2) 6.1429, 7. Bainbridge Paint Valley (4-3) 5.7444, 8. Anna (3-4) 5.3357, 9. Springfield Northeastern (4-3) 4.285, 10. Cin. Country Day (5-2) 4.165, 11. Delphos Jefferson (3-4) 3.7222, 12. Jamestown Greeneview (3-4) 2.5938, 13. Fort Recovery (2-5) 2.5857, 14. Chillicothe Huntington (1-5) 1.986, 15. New Paris National Trail (2-5) 1.7714

Division VII

Region 25 – 1. Norwalk St. Paul (7-0) 13.5795, 2. Lucas (6-1) 11.1643, 3. Independence (6-1) 10.4717, 4. Cuyahoga Hts. (4-1) 8.9282, 5. Dalton (5-2) 8, 6.Warren John F. Kennedy (4-2) 7.2135, 7. Salineville Southern (5-2) 7.1824, 8. Lowellville (5-2) 6.1878, 9. Malvern (5-2) 6.1696, 10. Youngstown Valley Christian (5-1) 5.7892, 11. Plymouth (4-3) 4.9921, 12. Windham (4-2) 4.6322, 13. Monroeville (3-4) 3.9957, 14. Vienna Mathews (4-2) 3.8394, 15. Wellsville (3-2) 3.2494

Region 26 – 1. Lima Central Cath. (6-1) 11.4082, 2. Edon (6-1) 9.5361, 3. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (6-1) 9.4702, 4. McComb (6-1) 8.8413, 5. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (6-1) 7.8903, 6. Convoy Crestview (5-2) 6.9071, 7. Hamler Patrick Henry (5-2) 6.3714, 8. Leipsic (4-3) 5.8297, 9. Antwerp (5-2) 5.5493, 10. Defiance Ayersville (3-3) 5.4444, 11. Dola Hardin Northern (4-3) 5.3247, 12. Waynesfield-Goshen (6-1) 5.2143, 13. Pandora-Gilboa (4-3) 4.6224, 14. Sycamore Mohawk (2-5) 4.2714, 15. Spencerville (3-4) 3.7929

Region 27 – 1. Shadyside (6-0) 11.9412, 2. Newark Cath. (7-0) 10.9286, 3. Sugar Grove Berne Union (6-0) 10.6182, 4. Howard East Knox (5-2) 8.1633, 5. Glouster Trimble (4-2) 7.7781, 6. Waterford (4-2) 6.935, 7. New Matamoras Frontier (4-1) 6.8411, 8. Hannibal River (3-4) 5.3108, 9. Caldwell (4-3) 5.172, 10. Woodsfield Monroe Central (3-3) 4.4167, 11. Lancaster Fisher Cath. (4-3) 3.8817, 12. Corning Miller (3-2) 3.6068, 13. Danville (3-4) 3.3265, 14. Bowerston Conotton Valley (3-3) 3.2378, 15. Racine Southern (3-3) 2.866

Region 28 – 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (7-0) 15.233, 2. New Madison Tri-Village (6-1) 10.6714, 3. Portsmouth Notre Dame (5-1) 8.5037, 4. DeGraff Riverside (5-2) 7.6643, 5. St. Henry (5-2) 7.3469, 6. New Bremen (5-2) 6.9286, 7. Cin. College Preparatory (4-2) 6.3929, 8. Springfield Cath. Central (6-1) 5.6252, 9. Fayetteville-Perry (4-3) 4.8839, 10. Portsmouth Sciotoville (4-1) 4.4753, 11. Ansonia (4-3) 4.3429, 12. Troy Christian (4-3) 3.5545, 13. Lewisburg Tri-County North (3-4) 3.0929, 14. Lockland (2-3) 2.8474, 15. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (2-5) 2.3782

Four People Honored For Contributions To Ohio Forestry

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(Columbus) – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry honored four individuals for their outstanding contributions to forestry in Ohio at the Forest of Honor ceremony in Zaleski State Forest on Sept. 29.
 
“Conservation of a renewable resource is what forestry is all about,” said Dan Balser, chief of the Division of Forestry. “Our inductees have been passionate leaders in innovative forest practices and have enabled many other foresters, students, and landowners to practice better forest stewardship.”
 
Trees were planted in the Forest of Honor to recognize the following recipients:
 
Dean Berry
Dean Berry has been involved in forestry for many years as an AEP employee, consulting forester, Tree Farm Inspector and Training Facilitator, and instructor. He has helped numerous woodland owners with honest timber harvest advice and management plans for Current Agricultural Use Value, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Ohio Forest Tax Law, and proper forest management.
 


Caption: From left- Division of Forestry Chief Dan Balser, Honoree Dean Berry, ODNR Director Mary Mertz

 
The Honorable David Joyce
Congressman Dave Joyce is a strong advocate for State and Private Forestry Programs, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and combating the deleterious effects of the Emerald Ash Borer infestation. Representative Joyce’s efforts have resulted in additional funding for programs that benefit people in Ohio and across the country. His continued support for forestry programs helps to ensure the sustained benefits of healthy forests for future generations.
 
The Honorable Marcy Kaptur
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has significantly contributed to the advancement of forestry in Ohio by bringing in millions of dollars in federal funding to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. She has provided longstanding support of the USFS Urban and Community Forestry Program and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. She understands the ecosystem services trees provide and continues to support the efforts to protect them.
 
Chief Terry Cosby
Terry Cosby, Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, served as the Ohio State Conservationist for more than 15 years. He led efforts to establish Ohio as the first state in the nation to use the Environmental Quality Incentive Program funds for forest management practices and was instrumental in forming the Joint Forestry Team. He has led efforts in Ohio, and now the nation, to recognize the importance forestry and forest management have on our citizens and natural resources.



Caption: From left- Division of Forestry Chief Dan Balser, ODNR Director Mary Mertz, Honoree Terry Cosby, ODNR Asst. Director Mindy Bankey

 
Induction into the Forest of Honor recognizes individuals, groups, and organizations that have contributed significantly to the accomplishment of the Division of Forestry’s mission and the advancement of Ohio forestry in one or more of the following ways:

  • Develop and/or implement successful improvements to forestry practices that can be used at all levels of forest management in Ohio.
  • Raise public awareness about the benefits of well-managed forest resources.
  • Champion legislation that results in a successful policy change to forestry practices.
  • Educate students in the knowledge, appreciation, and problem-solving skills related to trees and forest management.

Chillicothe Bridge Street Traffic Improvements Could Be On The Horizon

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

Watch our Litter Media Special Edition interview with Matt McGuire, talking about proposals for Bridge Street. CLICK HERE:

(Chillicothe) — Traffic congestion on North Bridge Street has long been a source of frustration for those who live, work, or shop there. It is also a safety issue. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the City of Chillicothe, invites the public to a meeting regarding proposed safety improvements along the State Route 159 (Bridge Street) corridor, from Riverside Street to Pawnee Road.

ODOT will be holding an “in-person” open house public meeting Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Christopher Conference Center, 20 North Plaza Boulevard, Chillicothe, Ohio.  The 1400 square foot ballroom will be arranged to enable social distancing.

All project information presented at the open house meeting will also be available online from October 21 until November 21, 2021. Anyone who is unable to or uncomfortable with attending the meeting in person may learn about the project, ask questions, and provide comments by visiting the project website CLICK HERE.

The purpose of this public meeting is to present various options for proposed improvements along Bridge Street, answer questions, and gather feedback from the community that will assist in project decision-making. “We need to hear from the people who live and work around Bridge Street so they can best help us understand specific needs along the corridor”, says Tom Barnitz, the ODOT Project Manager for the Bridge Street Corridor Study. “For example, we would like to place sidewalks where the community feels they will best serve their needs.

Public comments should be submitted by November 21, 2021 so they may be considered during this phase of design.

The corridor study was initiated to develop potential options that would improve safety and reduce congestion along Bridge Street and the U.S. 35 interchange. In addition to safety on the road, ODOT and the City of Chillicothe also aim to improve safe pedestrian accessibility and connectivity within the corridor.Bridge St Study Area

Some of the alternatives being considered are:
Capacity improvements, Addition of a northbound lane along Bridge Street, Pedestrian improvements, Options for a new shared use path and/or sidewalks, US-35 Interchange improvements, Improving the Eastbound Exit Ramp, Intersection Improvements, Stewart Road and Consumer Center Drive Plaza Boulevard and Marietta Road Pawnee Road.

Partial funding for the project has been secured by ODOT and the City of Chillicothe has secured a grant to assist in construction costs. 

The current project timeline anticipates design plans will be completed in 2022 and right-of-way acquired through 2023.  Construction may begin as early as 2024 and require up to 2 years to complete. This schedule may be adjusted as ODOT District 9 continues to secure additional funding for the project.

Short-Term Improvement to be Installed Fall 2021:  In 2020, a study of the project area recommended a short-term improvement that could be quickly implemented at the U.S. 35 and Bridge Street interchange. The improvement includes installing a system designed to clear the U.S. 35 eastbound exit ramp when backups occur. This will alleviate some congestion and traffic concerns until more comprehensive improvements to Bridge Street, as presented at this public involvement meeting, can be implemented. It is scheduled for completion in the fall.

Additional information regarding the public involvement meeting may be attained on the project website.  Hard copies of the meeting materials are available upon request using the contact information provided below. Questions or comments regarding the project may be submitted through the project website CLICK HERE or one of the following methods: Tom Barnitz, P.E., Project Manager Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Office 650 Eastern Avenue Chillicothe, Ohio 45601Tom.Barnitz@dot.ohio.gov (740) 774-8877.

Hill Garners Two Top 6 Finishes At SCCA In Indy

Presented By Classic Brands

14-year-old Austin Hill of Frankfort continues to impress the Formula Race Car world, with a couple of top 6 finishes over the weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

(Photo Credit- Andy Hill)

Hill placed third in the FX Division and sixth in the Atlantic Division. The Atlantic was a rain shortened race. Hill’s father, Andy, told Litter Media that Austin was in fourth place when it started to rain, losing a couple of places when he came into the pits to change tires for the rain.

Austin is expected to finish the 2021 season in Pittsburgh, later in October.