Community Drive-Thru Testing in Knox County

Knox Public Health will offer a drive-thru opportunity next week to collect specimens for COVID-19 testing. The specimen collection will be by appointment only and available to anyone with or without symptoms, age 18 yrs. and older.

Lisa Dudgeon, RN, director of nursing for KPH, said the drive-thru event will take place at the health department on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 3-5) from 9 a.m.… Read full story

Flood Warning

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
101 PM EDT Fri May 29 2020

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Richland OH-Ashland OH-Holmes OH-Knox OH-
101 PM EDT Fri May 29 2020

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  Southeastern Richland County in north central Ohio...
  South central Ashland County in north central Ohio...
  Western Holmes County in northeastern Ohio...
  Knox County in north central Ohio...

* Until 700 PM EDT.

* At 100 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain have already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Mount Vernon, Loudonville, Fredericktown, Gambier, Utica,
  Centerburg, Danville, Holmesville, Glenmont, Nashville, Waterford,
  Butler, Perrysville, Martinsburg, Gann, North Liberty and
  Bladensburg.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads.
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Milk Giveaway Continues

The first “Great Milk Giveaway” was a complete success last on May 27th at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, located at 16001 Glen Road! Over 750 gallons of Borden milk was passed out to the community. In addition, the Chaplains were able to pray and share with a great majority of the people and gave out at least 60 wrist bands and cards with the Gospel message!… Read full story

Office of Justice Programs Awards Over $53 Million to Michigan, New York and Wisconsin to Address Covid-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs announced that it has awarded more than $53 million to the states of Michigan, New York and Wisconsin to address the public safety challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Awards are being made to: the Michigan Department of State Police, $16,407,017; the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, $27,869,326; and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, $9,078,371.… Read full story

AG Yost Announces Victim Assistance Award Winners

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced winners of four victim assistance awards in connection with his office’s annual conference for victims’ advocates. A victim assistance program in Hamilton County and individual victim assistance professionals in Cuyahoga, Wood and Franklin counties were recognized for their work in providing aid to survivors of trauma including sexual or domestic violence.… Read full story