Small Tornado Confirmed In Pickaway County

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(Wilmington) — The National Weather Service, with assistance and support from the Pickaway County Ohio Emergency Management Agency, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and Pic-A-Fay Fire Department confirms a brief and weak tornado touched down near New Holland during the afternoon of Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Based on aerial footage and photos, the tornado appears to have initially touched down in a field just northwest of Dick Road, crossing Dick Road and producing damage on a farm. Some roof damage was noted on the single story residence on Dick Road, while a large outbuilding was destroyed.

Aerial footage confirmed evidence of the tornado in the grass and field between Dick Road and Mouser Road. Debris from the outbuilding was also scattered throughout the field between Dick Road and Mouser Road. Additional damage occurred on a property on Mouser Road where two barns were completely destroyed.

The tornado is believed to have lifted shortly after destroying the barns on Mouser Road. While the tornado lifted before reaching US Route 22, debris from the destroyed Mouser Road barns was thrown about one quarter mile and was noted on the other side of US 22.

Based on an evaluation of the damage, winds associated with this brief tornado were around 85 mph. Additional storm damage within the village of New Holland was a result of straight-line winds.

Pike Community Action Teams With SSU For Student Loan Workshop

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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Financial Literacy Programs of the Workforce & Business Development Program at Community Action Committee of Pike County will be partnering with Shawnee State University to offer an evening workshop reviewing the various options regarding student loan information available to new, current, and graduated students.

This workshop will be held at the OhioMeansJobs Career Center at 941 Market Street in Piketon from 5pm to 7pm on August 18th.  

Tracy Rice, Instructor at Shawnee State will be instructing the workshop covering the types of student loans, the importance of FAFSA, grants, payment options, discharges/forgiveness, and Scholarships. This workshop is no cost to anyone who wishes to attend; however, registration is required.  

To register for this class, please contact Ashley Stewart at (740) 289 – 2371 ext. 7034 or email  

Pike County Fair Is Here For 2021

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The Annual Pike County Fair gets underway with activities Friday, June 30th and runs through Saturday, August 7th.

Harness racing takes place the evening of July 30th and noon on Saturday, June 31st.

Most of the livestock judging get underway on Monday.

The Pike County Fairgrounds are located on the east side of Piketon, off U.S. Route 23.

For a complete schedule of activities at the 2021 Pike County Fair, CLICK HERE:

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

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