Ross County’s Concord Township Seeks Applicants For Paid Squad Positions

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(Frankfort)- The Concord Township Trustees are seeking to immediately fill paid EMS positions.

The trustees are advertising for full-time positions (Limited Availability) with a minimum of 40 hours per week/80 hours per bi-weekly pay period, and benefits will be offered.

Part-time positions are limited to 30 hours per week/60 hours in a bi-weekly pay period.

Scheduling can include, but are. not limited to:
Day-time shifts
Evening shifts
Weekends
Holidays

Pay will be based on certification level as follows:
EMT-Basic: $15 per hour
EMT-Advanced: $16 per hour
EMT-Paramedic: $17 per hour
FF1 + 50 cents/hour
FF2+ $1/hour

Must be able to provide a driving abstract, and a BCI background check. These can be turned in with application or send the application , BCI, and driving abstrac t to P.O. Box 616 Frankfort, Ohio 45628; Attention: Lowell Pollock.

Applications are available at Concord Township Station 1 at 27 West Springfield Street in Frankfort.

Leprechaun Chase Fundraiser Seeks Sponsors To Benefit Hope Clinic of Ross County

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(Hope Clinic of Ross County)- For several years Hope Clinic was able to host the “Muddy Leprechaun” 5K Run/Walk and several hundred participants would gather in the early morning hours of a March day to enjoy some exercise and friendly competition. The Muddy Leprechaun was changed to the “Leprechaun Chase” and remained a favorite of avid runners.

(Muddy Leprechaun Fundraiser Logo)

When COVID came on the scene, more changes were made and last year the event was moved to September and held as the first “Candy Race” through downtown Chillicothe and Yoctangee Park.

In 2022 Hope Clinic of Ross County’s Fundraising Director Nancy Jones say- We get to host both races! The best news is that you can sponsor both of these events for one donation! Proceeds from the races will be used to cover operating expenses for Hope Clinic where uninsured community members can receive free quality health and dental care and have prescriptions filled.”  

Sponsorship levels are available according to Jones, who asks you send her your logo in vector format and mail your check made payable to Hope Clinic by February 10, 2022.

Sponsor name will be on the race signage and shirt and your logo is on the race website with a link to your business.

Corporate Sponsor: $500 for one race/$750 for both races 
Associate Sponsor: $250 for one race/$375 for both races 
Partnership Sponsor: $100 for one race/$150 for both races 
Friendship Sponsor: $50 for one race/$75 for both races 
Corporate Sponsor: $500 for one race/$750 for both races
Associate Sponsor: $250 for one race/$375 for both races
Partnership Sponsor: $100 for one race/$150 for both races
Friendship Sponsor: $50 per mile marker for one race/$75 per mile marker for both races(plus cost of sign~$15)- Three mile markers to be sold (mile 1, mile 2, mile 3)- Signage at sponsored mile marker advertising your business.

To request a sponsorship, contact Nancy Jones- Hope Clinic Fundraising Director at nancy.jones@hopeclinicfree.org or Mail to: Hope Clinic c/o Nancy Jones 1235 Schrader Road- PO Box 864 Chillicothe 45601 or call (740) 774-4606.

For more information, go to their website at www.hopeclinicfree.org

Pump House Center For The Arts Prepares For 2022

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The Pump House Center For The Arts, based in Chillicothe’s Yoctangee Park, is gearing up for a big exhibition season for 2022.

(Photo: Courtesy of The Pump House Center for the Arts)

Director John Payne commented on the gallery’s social media site- “We have been busy even though we are closed for January.  For you artists out there, consider entering one of our upcoming shows!”  

“February will be our high school show, The Best of Ross County, March is our Pioneer Art Show for DD Month, April brings us the Chillicothe Art League open Show for members of the Art League (PM us if you want to join), as well as a Street Fair which is being finalized for Second Street.  May will bring the Photography Show, so get your pictures organized and framed, don’t wait till the last minute!  June will bring our Celebrating Artists of Color, and do we have a June for you!”, added Payne.  

Payne says “There will be activities relating to Juneteenth every weekend.  That gives you a 6-month head start.  Let’s get busy and showcase your talents!”

For more information about 2022 events, go to our link to the Pump House Center For The Arts website. CLICK HERE:

Winter Bald Eagle Nesting Brings More Chances For Viewing Majestic Bird

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(Columbus) – Bald eagle nesting activity increases in Ohio during the winter months, providing additional chances to see these majestic birds hunt, repair their nests, and establish territory, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. January is also when Ohio’s bald eagles begin courtship and pair bonding.
 


Caption: Bald eagles become more active with hunting and nest building in January and February. Look for them in locations with clean water and an abundance of fish.
 

Ohio’s bald eagle population has increased dramatically in recent years. An eagle’s large size, impressive wingspan, and dark body is easy to spot against winter snow and ice. Look for these large raptors wherever they can find clean water and abundant food. They can be found roosting along rivers, sitting on frozen lakes, or even in open farm fields.
 
“Bald eagles are flourishing in Ohio because of improved habitat and water quality in wetlands, and this habitat will only continue to improve through wetlands restored and created through our H2Ohio initiative,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “Wildlife areas have also been increased and restored, in part, thanks to funds from our sportsmen through hunting license purchases. These large tracts of wetland habitats provided the necessary space for eagles to nest and raise their young, expanding from only four nesting pairs in 1979.”
 
Bald eagles in Ohio typically lay eggs and incubate in February and March, nesting in large trees such as sycamores, oaks, and cottonwoods. Meanwhile, frozen lakes and rivers force the birds to expand their hunting grounds in search of fish and carrion, their foods of choice.
 


Caption: Frozen lakes and rivers force Ohio’s bald eagles to expand their hunting grounds in search of fish and carrion, their foods of choice.

 
Excellent viewing opportunities can be found at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (Lucas and Ottawa counties), Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area (Sandusky County), Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (Lucas and Ottawa counties), Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area (Trumbull County), and Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area (Wyandot and Marion counties). In southern Ohio, look near major rivers such as the Muskingum, Hocking, Scioto, and Great Miami.

Bald eagles are seen frequently around Chillicothe, Frankfort and Bainbridge areas.
 
Report bald eagle nests
All Ohioans can report a bald eagle nest at wildohio.gov or through the HuntFish OH mobile app. In 2020, a nest census was completed in an attempt to locate every active bald eagle nest in Ohio. The results indicated Ohio had 712 active eagle nests, a 153% increase from the previous census completed in 2012, when 281 nests were recorded. Most nests were confirmed on private property, while less than 150 were on public lands. Of those, 43 nests were located on Division of Wildlife properties.
 
Lake Erie and other large waterbodies host the highest number of eagles because of easy access to food resources. Ohio is made up of two major watersheds, roughly separated by U.S. 30 which runs through north-central Ohio. The Lake Erie watershed, located north of U.S. 30, hosted 396 nests. In the Ohio River watershed, covering the rest of the state, 316 nests were found.
 
Historic bald eagle banding
On average, bald eagles live about 20 years in the wild. However, a 28-year-old female was discovered in April 2021 when Ohio wildlife officers responded to a call about an injured eagle. When rehabilitation professionals assessed the bird’s injuries, they discovered it was banded as a hatchling on June 10, 1993 at Reno Beach in Lucas County, making her an astounding 28 years old. The bird was rehabilitated and released back to the wild in June 2021.
 
More about Ohio’s bald eagles
The bald eagle was once an endangered species, with only four nesting pairs in Ohio in 1979. Thanks to partnerships between the Division of Wildlife, Ohio zoos, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, concerned landowners, and conservationists its population increased. After much hard work and continued conservation, the bald eagle was removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species in 2007, and from Ohio’s list in 2012.
 
Bald eagles are protected under both state law and the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, making it illegal to disturb bald eagles. When viewing these majestic birds, remember to respect the bird’s space and stay at least 100 yards away. Disturbing bald eagles at the nest site could lead the pair to abandon the eggs.
 
As with many of Ohio’s native wildlife species, bald eagles require specific habitat conditions to thrive. Bald eagle habitat protection and research is funded by the sale of bald eagle conservation license plates, income tax check-off donations to the Endangered Species and Wildlife Diversity Fund, and sales of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp. Learn how to support Ohio’s magnificent wildlife such as the bald eagle at wildohio.gov.