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Governor DeWine Announces $73 Million in Funding Support for Traffic Safety Projects

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks today announced an investment of $73.8 million into more than two dozen projects that will reduce the risk of crashes and increase safety on Ohio roads.  Funding from ODOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Program will cover the various phases of project development, right of way, and …

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Give blood or platelets with Red Cross ahead of busy holiday weeks

Dec. 6, 2023 — As people make travel plans to celebrate with family and friends this year, the AmericanRed Cross asks donors to set aside time to give blood or platelets for patients waiting for care over theholidays. From a record number of people expected to travel to seasonal illnesses and the potential for hazardouswinter weather, it can be difficult …

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Law Students From Ohio State Place First

in 2023 Public Service Mock Trial Competition COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A team of law students from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law won the Ohio Attorney General’s 11th annual Public Service Mock Trial Competition, held recently in Columbus. Designed for law students interested in a career in public service, the competition pairs teams from Ohio law schools with public service …

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Funding Boost for Ohio’s Fire Departments with Equipment & Training Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal (SFM) announces the availability of two grants, the Individual and Joint Equipment Grant and the Training Reimbursement Grant. Online applications will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2024, at com.ohio.gov/grants. “We’re proud to support Ohio’s firefighters through these grants,” State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon said. “This funding is a huge benefit …

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Holidays Bring Host of Not-So-Jolly Behaviors Behind the Wheel

Ohio – While the holiday season is often characterized as a time of merriment and good will toward others, it can also be the season of distraction, impairment and stress behind the wheel. “The holidays are considered a time of warmth and happiness. But those images can be marred by heavier traffic congestion, the hustle and bustle of shopping, family tensions …

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City Council Reviewing Proposed 2024 Budget

City of Delaware departments cut nearly $2 million from the proposed 2024 operating budget, but the spending plan presented to City Council still will require dipping into the City’s fund balance. A significant portion of the $2.2 million transfer – $1.8 million – will go toward Municipal Court and Clerk of Court operations. “Every budget I have proposed over the …

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NFHCA names Lane to All-Region Team

GENEVA, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced Wednesday that Kenyon College junior Grace Lane was one of just 32 student-athletes selected to the 2023 All-Region VI Team.This year, about 190 NCAA Division III student-athletes were named to NFHCA Division III All-Region teams sponsored by The LineUp. The teams were separated into six regions, with each region recognizing up to 16 …

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Myers Selected as 2023 Trooper of the Year

Mount Gilead – Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Robert P. Myers has been selected asthe 2023 Trooper of the Year at the Mount Gilead Post. He was also selected as the 2023Columbus District Trooper of the Year which puts him in the running for State Trooper ofthe Year. The selection of Trooper Myers is in recognition of outstanding service during …

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Messiah returns to MVNU on Dec. 3  

 Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 55th annual performance of G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on the MVNU campus.   This year’s presentation will be performed by the MVNU Choral Union, faculty and guest soloists and a chamber orchestra. The featured soloists are Rhonda Rom, MVNU music adjunct and …

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New Ohio Homebuyer PlusSavings Program to Launch in January

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced details of the Ohio Homebuyer Plus program, a new savings account plan designed to encourage homeownership in Ohio.  The program, which was first proposed by Governor DeWine in his 2023 State of the State address, will make specialized, tax-advantaged savings accounts available to Ohioans to assist …

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