Mighty Pottery Throw Down Comes to Downtown Chillicothe

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The first Mighty Pottery Throw Down in the streets of Downtown Chillicothe is quickly approaching. All of the proceeds of this street fair will be donated directly back to the funds needed to build the First Capital Splash Pad.  

The daylong family fun event will include music, art/craft booth sales, food, vendor art auction, kids art auction, pottery wheel demos, and an area for you to try your hand at the pottery wheel. 

This is a little fun competition between potters in the art of making things out of clay.  

The winner of the pottery throw down will earn the title of 2022 Pottery throw down champion.

Patrol’s Staff Lt. Promoted Captain of Jackson State Patrol Post

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(Jackson) – On May 22, Staff Lieutenant Craig S. Cvetan was promoted to the rank of captain by Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. Captain Cvetan recently transferred from his previous assignment in the Office of Security Services to serve as commander of the Jackson District Headquarters.

Captain Cvetan began his Patrol career in May 1997 as a member of the 129th Academy Class. He earned his commission in November of that year and was assigned to the Lancaster Post. In 2000, he was selected as Post Trooper of the Year. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Athens Post to serve as an assistant post commander. As a sergeant, he also served at the Granville and Lancaster posts. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transferred to the Springfield Post to serve as commander. As a lieutenant, he also served at the Lancaster Post and the Public Affairs Unit. In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of staff lieutenant and transferred to the Critical Communications Center. As a staff lieutenant, he also served in the Public Affairs Unit and as the Patrol’s Legislative Liaison.  

Captain Cvetan served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2000. He earned a certificate in advanced leadership training from The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Public Safety Leadership Academy in 2013.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is an internationally accredited agency whose mission is to protect life and property, promote traffic safety and provide professional public safety services with respect, compassion, and unbiased professionalism.

2023 Cemetery Grant Fund Applications Available

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(Columbus) – The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing is pleased to announce the application period for the fiscal year 2023 Cemetery Grant Program is now open. This grant cycle has $104,000 in funding available to help Ohio cemeteries with upkeep and operation costs.

The Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing, which regulates cemeteries’ proper maintenance and operation, started accepting applications this month.

“We are very excited about this program as we have been able to grant funds to these cemeteries, enabling them to begin and complete these projects,” said Kirk Roberts, chair of the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission. “Ohio cemeteries are the keepers of our nation’s heritage, and it is an honor to be able to assist in that noble effort. I would like to thank the Division of Real Estate for all their work in facilitating the grant program.”


Registered, nonprofit cemeteries may apply for the grant, which is funded by $1 of every $2.50 from the burial permit fees received by the Division. This year’s grant applications may only be submitted online by visiting: https://cemeterygrants.com.ohio.gov/


Applications for the fiscal year 2023 Cemetery Grant will be accepted through Aug. 1, 2022. 

For additional information, review our fiscal year 2023 cemetery grant instruction package orcontact the Division at CemeteryGrants@com.ohio.gov