Governor Announces Second Annual Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, Launches New Naloxone Website

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio will observe the state’s second annual Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and begin recognition of September’s Recovery Month. Established in 2021 by Senate Bill 30, Ohio Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise public awareness and remember the lives lost to the ongoing national opioid epidemic.Read full story

HHS Announces Over $20 Million in Awards to Implement Biden-Harris Administration Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis; Reduce Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health

Funding Supports Community-based Doulas, Rural Obstetric Care, New State Task Forces to Tackle Maternal Health Disparities, and Investments in Infant Health Equity

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced investments of over $20 million to improve maternal and infant health and implement the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis – PDF.

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Special Municipal Civil Service Commission Meeting

The Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission will hold a special public meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, Ohio for the limited purpose of discussing the following:


  • Multiple job description changes/adjustments
  • Updating Civil Service Commission rules/regulations to reflect changes in ORC 124.26
  • Regular Civil Service testing schedule for establishment of hiring lists
  • Evaluations for retention points per Ohio Administrative Code standards


An agenda may be obtained from the Safety-Service Director’s office or the Civil Service Commission office, Mount Vernon City Hall, 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.Read full story

End Overdose in Knox County


Observed on the 31st of August each year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT) invites the Knox County community to come together on Wednesday, August 31st to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose and support families who have lost their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters.Read full story