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Health committee approves legislation reducing flow of opioids, expanding treatment options

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) today announced that the Ohio House Health Committee has passed legislation he sponsored that originally addresses...

Being safe with fireworks

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Fire Marshal is reminding Ohioians to have a safe Independence Day celebration by being careful with fireworks. Firework displays...

Being safe during summer thunder and lightning storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In an annual coordinated effort with the National Weather Service (NWS), the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is promoting June...

Older adults are at higher risk for complications from extreme heat

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Aging reminds all Ohioans to treat hot temperatures and high humidity levels as severe weather. As we...

Rep. Edwards honors area constituents during House Session

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) presented two resolutions during House session last week to commend constituents on their achievements. First, he presented...

Firefighters respond to unoccupied structure fire on Mulberry Avenue

POMEROY, Ohio - An early morning fire had firefighters busy for several hours in Pomeroy. According to the Pomeroy Fire Department, on June 28, 2018...

Rep. Edwards announces $20,000 corporate donation to fire department

NELSONVILLE, Ohio - State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) announced that TransCanada will join him in presenting a $20,000 donation to the York Township Fire...

22 officers graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Members of the 139th Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Tuesday afternoon at the Ohio...

Search stops for missing man

ATHENS, Ohio - The search for a man that went missing in the Hocking River has stopped. According to a statement from the Athens Emergency...

Meigs residents named to OSU dean’s list, graduate

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Several Meigs County residents recently earned recognition or earned degrees from The Ohio State University. According to a statement released from OSU,...

Feral swine not disappearing anytime soon

A few years ago, there was a lot of discussion on the status of feral swine in Ohio. Although the talk may have settled...

Meigs Health Today: What you need to know about HPV

By Courtney C. Midkiff, BSC, MCHD Administrator and MCCI Member The Meigs County Health Department (MCHD); Meigs County Cancer Initiative, Inc. (MCCI) and the Meigs County...

Remembering a servant: Robert “Bob” Byer

On June 21, 2018 the family and friends of Robert E. “Bob” Byer said their final farewells as he was laid to rest. More...

Collaborative effort to sample for grass carp in Sandusky and Maumee...

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fisheries biologists from multiple agencies recently conducted a project on the Sandusky and Maumee rivers to assess their ability to capture...

Courthouse offices to close for services of Byer and Story

POMEROY, Ohio - Several offices are closing to allow employees to attend the services for Judge Steven Story and Bob Byer this week. Both Story...

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