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Severe weather safety reminders

Severe storms including tornadoes resulted in damage, injuries and five deaths in the South and Midwest on Friday March 31-Saturday April 1. AEP Ohio has issued the following reminders on safety precautions:

"We strongly encourage customers with life-supporting medical equipment to have a backup power source and an alternate plan in the event of a power outage.

"As we get ready for the latest incoming weather, you too can prepare yourself and your loved ones by following these tips: 

Spring severe weather awareness week tips from AEP

GAHANNA, Ohio, March 21, 2023—This week is Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ohio. As we officially say goodbye to winter, now is a good time to prepare for the unpredictable storms that often accompany the spring season.

Special elections in Hardin County on May 2

There will be no Primary Election held in May 2023 in Hardin County, Ohio. 

There will be a Special Election held on May 2, 2023 for the Upper Scioto Valley Ambulance District and the Riverdale School District. The Board of Elections is accepting absentee applications for those 2 Districts for May 2.

For more information on 2023 elections in Hardin County, visit

Don't press your luck this St. Patrick's Day

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

COLUMBUS–As St. Patrick’s Day celebrations take place this week throughout the state, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and local law enforcement will work together to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. The effort is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign.  

Apollo GED Aspire orientation March 21

Orientation for Apollo Career Center's Aspire program will be held on March 21. This is a free program for anyone 16 and over wanting to earn their High School Diploma or GED.

Low Brass Collective invites community players

The NW Ohio Low Brass Collective is a new group open to all trombone, euphonium/baritone and tuba players. It will start as a community/high school group, but with the right numbers will split into two separate entities.

If you want to play but you don't have an instrument, we may have an instrument you can use. The group's purpose is to provide more opportunities for high school students and to provide a sense of community among all local low brass players. 

The conductor for The Low Brass Collective will be Dr. Sarah Waters, professor of music and conductor of the orchestra at Ohio Northern University. The March rehearsal will have guest conductor Tony Zilincik, professor of low brass at Capital University. He is also the coordinator and conductor of Columbus TubaChristmas.