Ohio Open Doors Program Seeks Hosts

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(Ohio History Connection) – Help Ohioans discover your community’s amazing heritage. Become a host site for Ohio Open Doors–a 10 day event when Ohio historic buildings and landmarks open their doors for special tours and events. Create a special event for your neighbors: think of your event as an opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors inside your doors to share your site’s unique stories.

Ohio History Connection

We are excited to have Ohio Open Doors taking place this year, with some modifications. We will be accepting in-person and virtual events. All in-person events must continue to follow guidelines provided by your local, county and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please know that all events are subject to change based on the evolving COVID status of Ohio and your county.


  • Stimulate tourists’ and citizens’ interest in landmarks and architecture in your community
  • Create a time for members of your community to connect with you and each other
  • Promote, educate and inspire pride in Ohio’s amazing heritage
  • Create an event that out-of-town tourists and community members will love

Event Requirements

  1. Hold an in-person or virtual event between September 9–18, 2022.
  2. ​ All in-person events must follow county public health and CDC guidelines.
  3. Event(s) must be free, open to the public and abide by all laws and local ordinances concerning safety and access. ​

Event Ideas

  • In-person tours and workshops
  • Live virtual talks or tours

Registration is now open.

Register Your Event!

To participate in Ohio Open Doors, please complete and submit this form for each event you are hosting. Events will be posted to the calendar shortly after receipt. Promotional efforts by the Ohio History Connection have begun and will peak in late August 2022. If you have any questions please call the State Historic Preservation Office at (614) 298-2000.

Goodwill Starts Business Services/Custodial Division

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(Chillicothe) – Goodwill of South Central Ohio has started a new business services contracts division and resurrected its Good and Clean custodial service.

The new division aims to assist local manufacturers and small businesses by providing contract services for repetitive tasks such as kitting, sorting, packaging, light assembly/disassembly, mailings, bag stuffing, labeling, and product fulfillment. On July 1, Goodwill also officially resurrected its Good and Clean custodial service with a contract cleaning ODOT’s Larrick Lane garage in Chillicothe.

“We’re excited about starting contract work which not only can help local business and manufacturing but also provide new job opportunities for the communities we serve including those with disabilities and challenges,” said Jona Ison, Business Development and Communications Coordinator.

Like Goodwill’s retail and internal recycling divisions, business services will also provide another revenue stream to continue growing services for individuals with disabilities and challenges across its eight-county region. As of July 2022, Goodwill of South Central Ohio programs are serving nearly 300 people across its region.

Anyone interested in custodial or business service contracts should contact Jona Ison at 740-702- 4000 Ext. 135 or jona.ison@gwisco.org to discuss needs and get a quote.

Media contact: Jona Ison, jona.ison@gwisco.org, 740-702-4000 ext. 135

Ohio State Highway Patrol Recruiting for New Troopers

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently seeking candidates to become new troopers in the patrol.

Applicants MUST be or have:

  • United States Citizen
  • 20 to 34 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Drivers License (Ohio residency must be established prior to commission)

Trainees will complete a prescribed curriculum of intensive academy training. During this time, Trainees are paid $18.66/hr. and receive benefits while in training. Trainees reside at the Academy 24 hrs/day and 5 days/week. Trainees will be subject to working during these hours, but will be compensated for 40 hours of work, as completed.

Possible disqualifiers: Recently used any drug of abuse that was not prescribed by a physician; recently used marijuana; ever sold or established a pattern of abuse of any felony drug of abuse; pleaded guilty or no contest to, or had a conviction for, driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs within the past five years or more than one charge ever; currently in the pretrial process for any criminal charge other than a traffic violation; currently have six or more points on a driving record in any jurisdiction; ever been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to aggravated vehicular homicide or aggravated vehicular assault; failed to meet the requirements of child support statutes, or a court order relating to the subject, due to a reason other than an inability to pay; ever been an instigator in any act covered in Chapter 2907 Sex Offenses of the Ohio Revised Code; ever been convicted of domestic violence or a domestic violence related offense.

Join Litter Media LIVE- Special Edition at 10am Tuesday, July 26th as we interview Captain Craig Cvetan, the recently appointed Ohio State Highway Patrol Commander of the Jackson District Headquarters. He will be speaking about his new appointment and the Patrol’s effort to recruit candidates for the State Patrol Cadet Academy.

For more information as to how to become a state patrol trooper, CLICK HERE:

Water Wars: National Night Out

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Many of Chillicothe’s first responders will be taking place in what promises to be a family fun event on August 2nd in Yoctangee Park.

Jenna Williams of the Chillicothe Fire Department, says the IAFF Local 300 Union, Chillicothe Fire Department and the Chillicothe Police Department are hosting the free community event called Water Wars: National Night Out.

Jenna Williams will be a guest of Litter Media LIVE- Special Edition at 10am Monday, June 25th to talk about the August 2nd 4pm-8pm event in Yoctangee Park.