Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
901 AM EDT Thu Aug 22 2019

OHZ017-027>030-036-037-047-221400-
Crawford-Wyandot-Marion-Richland-Hancock-Ashland-Morrow-Knox-
901 AM EDT Thu Aug 22 2019

…A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT RICHLAND…MARION…
SOUTHWESTERN ASHLAND…WYANDOT…MORROW…CRAWFORD…SOUTHEASTERN
HANCOCK AND KNOX COUNTIES…

At 858 AM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Findlay to 15 miles southwest of
Mount Gilead.… Read full story

Governor DeWine Announces Plans for Development of Ohio School Safety Center to Help Prevent School Violence

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he issued an executive order creating a specialized division of Ohio Homeland Security (OHS) devoted exclusively to the safety of Ohio’s students and schools.

As the new comprehensive, statewide office in Ohio focused exclusively on enhancing the safety of our schools, the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC), will assist local schools and law enforcement in preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm, through a holistic, solutions-based approach to improving school safety.Read full story

National Senior Citizens Day

On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives.

According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States.… Read full story

Wildlife Education: Resources

The Division of Wildlife is pleased to provide educators with quality teaching aids about Ohio’s wildlife. Our education materials include Project WILD activity supplements, posters, wildlife identification guides, and various printed materials. Loaner trunks containing skulls, hides, and more are also available to educators for hands-on wildlife education.… Read full story

Back-to-School Vouchers Available

Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school clothing vouchers to eligible Knox County residents.  To be eligible, households must include children under the age of 18 and household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.  In order to receive vouchers, families must provide picture ID’s for all adults in the household, proof of residency, (a current utility bill is suggested), birth dates and social security numbers for every member of the household – NO EXCEPTIONS!Read full story