Great Central US ShakeOut: More Than an Earthquake Drill

COLUMBUS, Sept. 30 – National Preparedness Month may be ending today, but the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) encourage Ohioans to stay in “preparedness mode” and exercise their emergency plans during the annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Brown Resolution Recognizing The Importance Of Diaper Banks Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25 – Ahead of National Diaper Bank Awareness Week this week, the Senate recently passed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) resolution recognizing the importance of diaper banks and raising awareness about the challenges families face in affording diapers. Brown’s resolution calls for continued support for diaper banks and encourages people to donate to their local diaper bank.

Brown Resolution Recognizing The Importance Of Diaper Banks Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25 – Ahead of National Diaper Bank Awareness Week this week, the Senate recently passed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) resolution recognizing the importance of diaper banks and raising awareness about the challenges families face in affording diapers. Brown’s resolution calls for continued support for diaper banks and encourages people to donate to their local diaper bank.

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Ohio Horses

REYNOLDSBURG, Sept. 24, 2019 – The Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed the first two positive cases this year of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ohio horses. A horse in Stark County confirmed with WNV was vaccinated once in the spring but did not receive a booster.

Governor DeWine Orders Analysis of PFAS in Ohio Drinking Water

COLUMBUS, Sept. 27 - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that he has directed the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to analyze the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Ohio’s drinking water.

Governor DeWine Announces Federal Grants to Help Eliminate Lead Paint

COLUMBUS, Sept. 26 — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced grants totaling more than $44 million for the identification and elimination of lead paint in homes. The grants were awarded to cities and counties in Ohio by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.