Baugher Hired as New Program Manager

Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention is pleased to announce the hiring of Matthew Baugher as Program Manager. The current Program Manager, Randy Canterbury, has announced his intent to retire on January 12, 2021.
Matthew has a bachelor’s degree in Environment, Economy, Development, Sustainability (EEDS) with a specialization in Community Development from The Ohio State University.
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Patrol Offers Pedestrian and Motorist Safety Tips Ahead of Halloween

Reminder of additional safety tips amid pandemic

COLUMBUS – While the traditional trick-or-treat night may look different this year, safety should remain a primary concern for parents, children, and motorists. This is why the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding both pedestrians and motorists to be vigilant on the roads while communities are hosting their trick-or-treat nights.… Read full story

Brown, Portman Urge ITC to Extend Safeguard Leveling the Playing Field for Ohio’s Whirlpool Workers

WASHINGTON, DC (October 27, 2020) – Today, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) sent a letter to the International Trade Commission (ITC) urging them to support the extension of the current washing machine safeguard. Brown and Portman have fought against unfair trade practices that have harmed Whirlpool.… Read full story

COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Election Update

October 27, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATED COUNTY RISK LEVELS

Governor DeWine today announced that 82 of Ohio’s 88 counties are now considered high incidence counties as defined by the federal government.Read full story

Report Detailing Government Efforts to Combat Robocalls Released to Congress

The Department of Justice has announced that an interagency working group convened by Attorney General William P. Barr released a report to Congress on efforts to stop the scourge of illegal robocalls affecting the American public. The report − composed pursuant to the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (the TRACED Act) that President Trump signed into law in January 2020 − details the working group’s extensive work to end the harm caused by illegal robocalls, especially fraudulent robocalls that disproportionately affect elderly Americans, including through legal action, regulatory efforts, and private industry collaboration.… Read full story