Southern Ohio Sees First 2022 Winter Storm

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Freezing rain followed by several inches of snow were part of southern Ohio’s first winter storm of 2022, hitting Sunday afternoon and wrapping up early Monday morning.

National Weather Service readings from around the region show snowfall depths of anywhere between 3-8 inches, with most of the heaviest snowfall being east of the U.S. Route 23 line as all area Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories were lifted at 7am Monday.

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Most counties in the Litter Media coverage area were at Level 2 Snow Emergency Level overnight, with Hocking and Vinton County at Level 3. Hocking County was downgraded to Level 2 at 8am Monday, while Athens County was placed up to Level 3.

Level 3 Snow Emergency means- “No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work.”

As Monday progressed, many counties were downgrading to Level 1. Follow Litter Media Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

A Chillicothe man was killed in a two vehicle crash on U.S. Route 23, just as the weather was turning bad at approximately 5:20pm Sunday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol report did not yet conclude whether their investigation has determined poor weather conditions caused the crash.

The National Weather Service says winds of between 15-30 miles per hour Monday could cause some blowing and drifting snow on roadways.

Deercreek Dam Days Returning In 2022

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(Williamsport)- The Deercreek Dam Days Festival will be back for 2022, according to their organization Facebook site. The festival dates are June 1-4.

“Planning has begun and we look forward to holding a great event for our community to enjoy.”

The Deercreek Dam Days Festival Committee says- “We are currently in need of sponsors, all types of vendors, a royalty coordinator and a web/graphic designer. Send us a private message if you are interested in any of those or know someone who would be.”

Band and event announcements will be planned over the next few months.

Ohio Horsemen’s Association Honors Fayette County Man

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(Columbus)- The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association has awarded Dr. John Mossbarger the Association’s Maynard and Stella Hagemeyer Significant Contribution Award for 2021.  

Dr. Mossbarger, who lives in Bloomingburg, Ohio with his wife Kyle is the president of Midland Acres, a family-owned breeding farm.  He joined the OHHA Board of Directors in 1984 and served as the Association’s president for six years, from 1998 – 2003.  

As a past president, Mossbarger serves on the Advisory Committee for the OHHA and is the Association’s legislative Political Action Committee Chairman.  In addition, he is a member of the United States Trotting Association Board of Directors serving for District 1.  A graduate of the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mossbarger serves on a variety of boards including the Hambletonian Society, Inc., Ohio Farm Bureau, Fayette County Farm Bureau, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.  He is also a past president of the Ohio Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association.

Dr. Mossbarger is being recognized for his professional contributions to Ohio’s Standardbred breeding program as well as his involvement with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and United States Trotting Association.

The Maynard and Stella Hagemeyer Significant Contribution Award is awarded to an individual that has made a significant life-long contribution to Ohio harness racing.  The individual must possess a passion and advocacy for Ohio harness racing.  The award is based on the importance of educating and involving local and state legislators to the importance of the harness racing industry.

Dr. Mossbarger was honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Annual Awards Banquet January 15, 2022, at the Hilton Columbus-Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.

New Park Coming To Scioto County

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The Scioto County Commissioners are announcing plans for a new park at the Greenup Dam. Commissioner Scottie Powell announced on his Facebook page that the Army Corps of Engineers have agreed to lease the park to the County Commissioners.

(Photo from Leadership Portsmouth)

“This beautiful location will boast a fully accessible playground for children of all abilities, updated shelter houses, a fully renovated restroom facility and, in collaboration with the Green Township Trustees, a dedicated 7 mile loop multi-use road for running, walking, and biking.”

Powell added, “Funds for this park will come from multiple grants to provide this new recreational offering to our citizens.”

The area is near State Route 253, ringed inside Kenyon Road.