2022 Ohio County Fair Dates Set

Presented By McDonald’s, “I’m Lovin’ It!” & Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Ohio’s Fairs & Exposition Commission has released dates for county fairs for 2022.

In our coverage area, here are the dates established for our county fairs:
Pickaway County: June 18-25
Jackson County: July 14-23
Fayette County: July 18-23
Vinton County: July 25-30
Pike County: July 29-August 6
Athens County: August 5-13
Ross County: August 6-13
Scioto County: August 8-13
Highland County: September 4-10
Fairfield County: October 9-15

The Ohio State Fair will be held July 27th-August 7th.

(Ohio Fairs & Expositions Commission)

Live Christmas Tree Recycling At Ross Engineer’s Office

Presented By Classic Brands

(Ross County)- The Ross County Engineer’s Office is providing free Christmas Tree Recycling at 755 Fairgrounds Road. This is available for Ross County residents.

Live Christmas trees can be brought in December 28th-29th between 8am-3:30pm, then again on the dates of January 3rd-7th and January 10th-14th.

Do not drop-off trees outside. Live trees only are being accepted and ALL decorations should be removed from the tree before bringing it in. (NO ARTIFICIAL TREES WILL BE ACCEPTED).

For more information, call (740) 772-5326.

In Circleville, the same service is available there by dropping off live trees at the Circleville City Garage at 740 South Washington Street, between 7:30am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

2022 Ohio Minimum Wage Increase

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(Columbus) – Ohio’s minimum wage will increase by .50 cents per hour, starting in January of 2022.

The hourly wage will go up to $9.30 per hour from $8.80 per hour for non-tipped employees, more than $2 above what is the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

“Non-Tipped Employees” includes any employee who does not engage in an occupation in which he/she customarily and regularly receives more
than thirty dollars ($30.00) per month in tips.

“Employers” who gross less than $342,000 shall pay their employees no less than the current federal minimum wage rate.

“Employees” under the age of 16 shall be paid no less than the current federal minimum wage rate. “Current Federal Minimum Wage” is $7.25 per hour.

A Minimum Wage of $4.65 per hour PLUS TIPS
“Tipped Employees” includes any employee who engages in an occupation in which he/she customarily and regularly receives more than thirty dollars ($30.00) per month in tips. Employers electing to use the tip credit provision must be able to show that tipped employees receive at least the minimum wage when direct or cash wages and the tip credit amount are combined.

For more details, see our link to the Ohio Department of Commerce 2022 Wage Poster. CLICK HERE:

Huntington Boys Alumni Basketball Tournament

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc. & Accurate Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

The Huntington Boys Basketball program is hosting an alumni basketball tournament and spaghetti dinner on Sunday, January 2nd.  

Dinner will be served between 1pm-4pm and games are at 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Cost of the dinner is $5 with admission to all three games at $3.

Approximately 40 former Huntington boys basketball players will play a final four style bracket to crown a champion. 

All proceeds benefit the Huntington boys basketball program.