Birding Basics: Bird Identification

For many beginner birdwatchers, the most difficult challenge is not so much locating the birds as identifying them. Read on for guidelines to help you know what to look for when identifying birds, and get some tips on identifying species you are likely to encounter on a daily basis:

Once you get used to following the birding “steps,” you’ll be amazed at how many different birds you see on a daily basis!… Read full story

Scratching the Skin Primes the Gut for Allergic Reactions to Food, Mouse Study Suggests

NIH-funded research illuminates relationship between eczema and food allergy.


Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells (link is external) — immune cells involved in allergic reactions — in the small intestine, according to research conducted in mice.… Read full story

Partnership a National Model for Work Zone Safety and Operation


COLUMBUS, OH– As part of Governor Mike DeWine’s commitment for Ohio to be a leader in transportation technology, DriveOhio and the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) have announced their participation in a project that will dramatically improve the way Ohio and Pennsylvania manage work zones and increase safety for employees and the travelling public.Read full story

AG Yost Announces More Than 300 Local Law Enforcement Agencies are Receiving Body Armor Grants

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that more than 300 local law enforcement agencies are now participating in the Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program. The program, administered by the attorney general’s office since August 2018, is funded by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and awards grants totaling up to $40,000 to each agency.Read full story

Upcoming Work on SR 13

Beginning Friday, April 26, SR 13 will be restricted to one lane just north of SR 95 interchange in Fredericktown for a bridge reconstruction project.

* One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction

* Estimated completion: October 15, 2019, weather permitting

* Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company




Beginning Monday, April 29, SR 13 will be closed to traffic just south of Morgan Centers Road near Mt.Read full story