March 23, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine along with Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton have enacted a stay-at-home order as the number of cases in the state continues to rise.
On Sunday (3/22/2020) Governor DeWine stated: "We haven't faced an enemy like we are facing today in 102 years. We are at war. In the time of war, we have to make sacrifices, and I thank all of you for all you are doing, all you are refraining from doing. You are making a huge difference."
The order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Helpful resources and guidelines:
We encourage you to stay up-to-date with information at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Also, if you have questions, call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4ASK-ODH.
April 1, 2020
April 15-16, 2020
Deer Creek State Park Lodge
Mt. Sterling, Ohio
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WAIVER
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is modifying the process for haulers carrying heavy loads of essential goods.
Generally, Ohio requires haulers with loads classified as “oversized” to seek advanced permission from ODOT before they are legally allowed to travel in the state.
To assist in the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, ODOT will modify the process for haulers carrying heavy or oversized loads of food, non-alcoholic beverages, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods. Haulers carrying these essential goods can download and print the permit at https://transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/
Cincinnati, Ohio - Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard is retiring on Feb. 29 after working for 38 years at the county engineer's office.
Columbus Underground - Columbus, Ohio, By Tyler Buchanan
Tim Schumm is already looking forward to spring. County engineers like him also serve as amateur meteorologists. Forget baseball. Spring means it’s paving season, and the Henry County official knows the recent influx of gas tax revenue will help to get an extra 11 miles of road paved this spring. His office couldn’t have paid for those miles otherwise.
The Morning Journal - Loraine and Erie Counties - Although salt supply tonnage is difficult to estimate for the rest of the winter, both the county and its municipalities are sitting on an excess of salt from the previous winter. Salt is ordered throughout the winter as needed, with the county averaging a little over 11,000 tons a year over the past 15 years, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
County tonnage: Going into the new season, assistant county engineer Bob Klaiber said the county has 5,000 tons of salt on hand as of mid-December. This amount of leftover tonnage is a bit more than average in comparison to previous years, Klaiber said.