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Governor DeWine Launches Statewide Firefighting Foam Takeback Program

(FAIRBORN, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today launched a first-of-its-kind initiative to destroy hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foam. During an event at Wright State University’s Calamityville training facility in Fairborn today, Governor DeWine announced details of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s new Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Takeback Program. AFFF is primarily used by fire departments to …

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Two Traffic Fatalities in Licking County in February 2024

03/15/24 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported two crash fatalities in the county during February 2024. In February 2023, there was one crash fatality reported. Year-to-date (February 29, 2024), there have been two crash fatalities in Licking County. At this time last year, there were three crash fatalities year-to-date (February 28, 2023). …

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State Resources Mobilized to Assist Those Affected by Severe Weather

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) continues to monitor the severe weather that impacted western Ohio on Thursday.  This was an extremely dangerous weather system.  The Ohio EMA, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are working together to assist local communities in the path of the storms.   Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. …

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Hosts Indiana and Michigan AG Leaders to Discuss Water Quality

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (March 13, 2024) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) hosted a discussion around water conservation with agricultural leaders from Indiana and Michigan to focus on improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). ODA Director Brian Baldridge joined Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Don Lamb and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director …

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Dee Alexander Repeats as Ohio Ms. Basketball With Loudonville’s Corri Vermilya as Runner-Up

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cincinnati Purcell Marian junior Dee Alexander was announced as the 2024 Ohio Ms. Basketball Wednesday by a statewide media panel. She won the award last year as a sophomore. Now in its 37th year, the prestigious award was first given by the Associated Press in 1988. It has been voted by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association since 2017. …

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Governor DeWine Announces $5 Million in Funding to Improve Maternal and Infant Health

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health in partnership with the Ohio Department of Children and Youth has awarded $5 million to 19 community- and faith-based organizations to improve supports to pregnant women and newly-parenting families. “Giving all Ohioans the best possible start in life truly begins before a child is even born and …

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Ohio AG Dave Yost Releases 2024 ‘Yellow Book,’ With New Section on Law Enforcement Records

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today released the 2024 edition of the Sunshine Laws Manual, which has been made more user-friendly and expanded to include a new chapter on law enforcement records. The manual, affectionately known as the “Yellow Book,” is a guide to Ohio’s Public Records and Open Meetings laws – a resource designed to help Ohioans …

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