Wayne National Forest Children’s Educational Program Features Animal Courtship/Mating Rituals, Sat, 2/7 at 10AM

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Love is in the air here on the Wayne National Forest and the Wild Weekend Discovery Series is a great way to discover the different way animals attract and court each other!

Come explore the amazing world of Animal Courtship on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters located off US Hwy 33 between Nelsonville and The Plains.

Learn all about how certain animals attract mates and pair up for their mating season! Bird songs and bird dances will be the highlight of the program! We will have a bird mask craft for everyone to make, then we will discuss different songs, flight patterns, and “dances” bird use to attract mates. There will be a bird mating game that will be fun and exciting for everyone!

Bring your children and enjoy this free fun-filled educational program that’s designed for preschool to 5th grade. This is a one hour program that starts at 10 a.m. If seats fill up quickly, we may have an additional session at noon.

Space is limited to 15 seats per session, so please pre-register by calling (740) 753-0101.

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Nelsonville BOIL ORDER 15468 to 15420 State Route 691 and 15275 to 14455 County Road 1, Kimberly Road until further notice.

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville has issued a boil order for 15468 to 15420 State Route 691 and 15275 to 14455 County Road 1, Kimberly Road until further notice.

Boil orders are put into place as a result of broken water lines or local flooding. When this happens, the drinking water may have been contaminated which can cause many illnesses.

Here are some tips to keep in mind, should you find yourself in this situation: • Bring water to a full boil, and boil for three minutes prior to use.

  • Use only boiled water for drinking, preparing food or baby formula.
  • To improve the flat taste of boiled water, keep cold in refrigerator. Put a cup over your faucets as a reminder to not use tap water – not even to brush your teeth!
  • Instead of boiling water, you can disinfect water by adding one teaspoon unscented chlorine laundry bleach for every five gallons of water. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
  • Be sure to use sanitized food grade containers for storing water.
  • To disinfect water storage containers, pour a solution of one tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach to a gallon of water into a container. Let the solution remain in the container for 10 minutes, then pour out the solution. Rinse with purified water.
  • Boiled or disinfected water can be stored for six months.
  • Dispose of ice cubes.
  • When washing dishes, make sure to sterilize dishes with a final dip in water that has one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Disposable tableware is an option during a boil order.
  • It is also recommend you sanitize hands when washing. Again use one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and rinse hand frequently by pouring rinse over the hands. Use paper towels to dry.
  • Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.
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Athens Co snow emergency has been canceled. Please drive carefully!

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The snow emergency for Athens County has been canceled. Please drive carefully some road hazardous due to the severe weather may still exist in remote areas of the county.

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SR 78 Between Buchtel and Murray City has been Reopened

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State Route 78 between Buchtel and Murray City near Cats Curve has been reopened. Please drive safely!

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. Roadways hazardous, drive very cautiously.

Snow Emergency 1

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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SR78 CLOSED between Buchtel and Murray City in the area of Cats Curve due to a traffic accident, please avoid this area!

Road Closed Barricade

State Route 78 has been CLOSED by emergency responders between Buchtel and Murray City in the area of Cats Curve due to a traffic accident.  Please avoid this area and follow directions from emergency personnel at the scene.

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Athens Co snow emergency canceled, please drive carefully some hazardous roads may still exist in remote areas

Drive-Safely

The snow emergency for Athens County has been canceled.  Please drive carefully some road hazardous due to the severe weather may still exist in remote areas of the county.

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY, roadways are icy and hazardous, drive cautiously!!

Snow Emergency 1

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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Athens Co 9-1-1 ribbon cutting and rededication Tue, 1/27, 2015 at 11AM. Open house held for the public until 1PM.

Athens County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications

Athens County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications

Athens County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications will be holding a ribbon cutting and rededication for their renovated 9-1-1 center on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM. The ceremony will be held at the 9-1-1 center located at 13 West Washington Street in Athens in the basement of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. Following the ribbon cutting an open house will be held for the public until 1:00 PM.

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Rome Twp Rd 148, Green Valley Rd CLOSED, 1 mile S of 7225 Green Valley Rd, Thu, 1/22, 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Rome Township Road 148, Green Valley Road approximately 1 mile South of 7225 Green Valley Road today, Thursday, January 22nd, from 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM. The road is being closed for the repair of a possible roadway slippage. Please avoid this area.

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