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ODOT Public Info Meetings Planned For State Route 41 and 72 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 projects in Ross and Highland counties.

In Ross County, ODOT is proposing a landslide remediation project on State Route 41 at the 5.50 mile mark. The project includes the construction of a drilled shaft retaining wall, pavement repair and installation of guardrail. The project is located in a residential area of Paxton Township.

No rivers, streams, wetlands or other water bodies will be impacted by the project. The project will not require new right-of-way. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project.

The roadway will be closed for the duration of the project, with a detour being State Route 41 to U.S. 50 to State Route 28 to State Route 41. The state detour is approximately 32 miles. The local detour will be S.R. 41 to U.S. 50 to Rapid Forge Road to Paugh Road to SR 41. The local detour is approximately 9.5 miles.

The funding for the project is 80% Federal and 20% State. The environmental commitment date is 10/4/2021. The project is currently expected to be awarded 1/24/2022.

In Highland County, it is proposed to replace the structure on State Route 72 at the 5.85 mile mark. The project is located in a rural area of Fairfield Township with the existing structure being a three span continuous reinforced concrete slab with capped pile piers and abutments. The structure was built in 1956. The new structure will be a single span composite prestressed concrete I beam with integral abutments on piles.

The project will not require new right-of-way, no homes or businesses will be removed by the project. The roadway will be closed for the duration of the project. The state detour will be S.R. 72 to S.R. 28 to S.R. 73 to S.R. 729 to S.R. 72. The state detour is approximately 22.3 miles. The local detour will be S.R. 72 to S.R. 28 to C.R. 82 (Larrick Rd.) to C.R. 152 (Stowe Rd.) to S.R. 72. The local detour is approximately 5.6 miles.

The funding for the project is 80% Federal and 20% Local. The environmental commitment date is 2/1/2022. The project is currently expected to be awarded 1/1/2023.

Written comments should be submitted by October 21, 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: greg.manson@dot.ohio.gov

Highland County Announces Annual Curfew For Juveniles

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(Hillsboro) — The annual Highland County-wide curfew will commence Friday, October 1st, 2021 for all persons under the age of 18 years. The curfew will run through October 31st, 2021 and require all persons under the age of 18 years to be off the streets and in their homes by 10pm, Monday through Thursday and by midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Judge Kevin Greer of the Highland County Common Pleas/Juvenile Division says- “The curfew does not apply where children are accompanied by parents, legal guardians or custodians. Exception is also made for children attending church, school or employment activities. Enforcement will be handled by all law enforcement agencies, including the sheriff’s department, city or village police and juvenile probations officers.”

Judge Greer added- “Noting the court has no authority to set Beggar’s Night and strictly as a convenience to law enforcement, it is suggested each city, village and organization, should they elect to have Beggar’s Night, set the same on the last Thursday in October between 6pm-8pm.”

Highland County Changes Date On Electronics/Tire Recycling Day

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Highland County has changed the date for their electronics & tire recycling event. The new date will be September 25th at the Highland County Community Action Lot between 8am-noon. This is a change from their original date of October 2nd.

For event rules, you can find the acceptable electronics list, by going to www.ait-recycle.com

Unacceptable electronics include but are not limited to ammunition, asbestos, explosives, medical supplies, freon and hazardous waste.

Miscellaneous tires and TV’s will be priced on site.

State law prohibits more than 10 tires being transported at a time unless you have registered with the EPA.

Due to high demand, they will stop accepting items when containers are full, as it will be a first come first serve basis.

Recycling Fees:
First 5 passenger tires are free.

Beyond that:
Each passenger tire is $4 each
Truck tires 19.5-24.5 are $12 each
Farm tractor tires $40 each
OTR tires will be priced on site
CRT monitors are $5 each
Large printers $5 each
LED & LCD TV’s $20 each
All other TV’s $30 each

Fayette County will be doing an “electronics only” event at 1580 Robinson Road SE in Washington Court House on November 12th from 8am-2pm.

The RPHF Solid Waste Management District website is www.rphfsolidwastedistrict.com 

2021 Festival of the Bells Cancelled

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While many of Ohio’s fairs and festivals are planning to reopen in 2021, The Festival of the Bells in Hillsboro will not be held.

The Festival of the Bells Committee, the City of Hillsboro, and the Highland County Health Department made that announcement in a social media post.

The committee stated- “Currently, it is too difficult to provide a safe event for our community, guests, artists and vendors. The potential for a large crowd in a confined area is a health concern. The decision was made with heavy hearts but with the best intentions in mind for all involved. Efforts will focus on a strong comeback for the 2022 Festival of the Bells.”

Governor Mike DeWine has already given the go-ahead for fairs and festivals to be held in 2021, with the stipulation that health guidelines be observed during their events, if they are still needed at that point.