The Lancaster Festivalbegins Thursday July 21st with a wide variety of musical performances, including rocker Rick Springfield and Country Music Artist Lady A. Springfield performs Saturday July 23rd and Lady A takes the stage a week later, July 30.
The festival has been promoting performing arts since 1985, with street painting, orchestral, jazz, drum circles and small ensemble performances, to the full orchestra experience with top name national music artists.
While many of the performances are free, some are ticketed events.
(Chicago) — Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Virtual Flood Map Information Open House for communities in Ross County, Ohio, on July 26, 2022, from 5pm–7pm. The open house will give residents the chance to review preliminary version of a recently completed Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).
The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the 1%-annual-chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within the county, and offer information that public officials may use to permit development in the floodplain.
Property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk and hazard mitigation within their community. Digital files of the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report can be downloaded from www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata.
If you need a reasonable accommodation (sign language interpreters, Braille, CART, etc.), please send an e-mail to FEMA-Region5-FloodInsuranceOutreach@fema.dhs.gov at least 48 hours before the event. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill.
(Piketon) – The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a non-competitive grant to Scioto Valley—Piketon Area Council of Governments (SVPA-COG). The SVPA-COG represents the frontline local governments adjacent to the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio.
Given the direct impact of DOE cleanup decisions on frontline communities, the COG proposes to use the grant to equip COG members with the means to participate in DOE decision-making, to mitigate environmental justice impacts, and to align the cleanup and Portsmouth Site endstate with the COG’s priorities.
The grant allows for the establishment of a community liaison that will provide technical and regulatory assistance to the local community and surrounding counties, which aligns with the congressional direction on air and ground water monitoring and reporting, land use planning, and technical support to the community.
The total estimated value of the grant is $500,000.00 for two Budget Periods from June 30, 2022 through June 29, 2024.