Logan Elm Tennis Doubles Team Falls In State Opening Round

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The high school girls doubles tennis team of Keller Clouse and Erin Gaskin of Logan Elm lost in the opening round of the Division 2 Girls State Tennis Tournament, Friday.

(Photo: Eric Karshner)

Clouse and Garber fell 6-0/6-1 to Hayley Garber and Eliana Yang from Gates Mills Hawken.

The tournament Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio had to be moved indoors to the Five Seasons Tennis Court in Cincinnati, due to cold weather and light rain showers in the area.

DEA Drug Take Back Day

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(Washington D.C.) — The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, October 23rd, between 10am-2pm.

Most area law enforcement offices and law complexes are participating, where you can bring in old unused prescription drugs, where they will be destroyed.

The effort addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

State OK’s Solar Generating Site In Ross County

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(Columbus) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved applications filed by Ross County Solar, LLC to construct solar‑powered electric generating facilities in Ross County.

The 120 MW Ross County Solar project will occupy approximately 927 acres within an approximately 1,433-acre project area located in Buckskin and Paint townships in Ross County. The project will consist of large arrays of solar panels and associated facilities including access roads, an operations and maintenance building, electric collection lines, weather stations, inverters and transformers, a substation, and a 138 kV generation interconnection electric transmission line.

In other business, the OPSB granted applications to amend the previously approved Vigo-Pine Ridge 138 kV Transmission Line Project in Jackson and Ross counties, the Madison Fields Solar Project in Madison County, and the Harrison Power Project in Harrison County. Additional information about today’s OPSB decisions is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov. A recorded webcast of today’s OPSB meeting is available on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/PUCOhio

Ohio Unveils New License Plate Design

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(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, and Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Registrar Charles Norman today unveiled Ohio’s next generation of standard license plates. 

The Ohio BMV designed the new “Sunrise in Ohio” license plate with input from Governor and First Lady DeWine, who took inspiration from the Great Seal of Ohio, the state’s diverse landscapes, Ohio’s past and present innovations, and the state’s bold, bright future.

“We wanted Ohio’s new license plate to reflect the heart and soul of our state and to encapsulate where we’ve been, who we are, and where we’re going,” said Governor DeWine. “The imagery on our new license plate symbolizes what makes Ohio beautiful, unique, and extraordinary.”

“Growing up and living in Ohio throughout our entire lives, Mike and I love the Ohio story,” said Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine. “With the new license plate, we wanted to feature Ohio’s beauty, talent, and rich history, while emphasizing with each new sunrise in Ohio, comes a new day and opportunity forward for an even brighter future.”

Ohio Sunrise Plate

The “Sunrise in Ohio” license plate pays tribute to Ohio’s majestic waterways and rolling landscape. A farm field represents Ohio’s strong roots in agriculture, while a skyline represents Ohio’s momentum as a leader in technology and innovation. The airplane symbolizes Ohio’s history as the Birthplace of Aviation, and a child swinging from a tree with a dog nearby symbolizes Ohio’s youth and future generations.

“We are pleased and honored to be able to offer this new license plate to our customers,” said Ohio BMV Registrar Charlie Norman. “We look forward to seeing the “Sunrise in Ohio” plate proudly displayed on our great state’s roadways soon.”

The new plate will be available to drivers online at bmv.ohio.gov and at all local deputy registrar locations beginning on Dec. 29, 2021. 

Over the past 20 years, four new standard license plate designs have been introduced, including the “Bicentennial” plate in 2001, the “Sunburst” plate in 2003, the “Beautiful Ohio” plate in 2009, and the “Ohio Pride” plate in 2013.