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Tuesday, August 21
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Grand Opening & 
Official Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, August 23

Rural King buys Hillsboro and Chillicothe 
Kmart buildings

 - In a release sent Thursday in response to Gazette inquiries, Rural King indicated in its headline that the building purchase was "for future expansion in Chillicothe, OH."

"While the future for this new building is still being decided, Rural King is optimistic about their new addition and very excited to be part of the community in Chillicothe," the release reads. "More information will be released when it becomes available."

 - In a press release issued Friday, Rural King confirmed it had bought the building, and said that "while the future of this new building is still being decided, Rural King is optimistic about their new addition and very excited to be part of the community in Hillsboro."

Executive Director of Pike County Outreach retires

Autumn May-Topping (left), case manager at Pike County Outreach Council, presents a framed document to Judy Dixon at Dixon's retirement party held July 31 at St. Mary Catholic Church. By Sharon Manson
Judy Dixon, Executive Director of the Pike County Outreach Council of Churches, Inc., retired on July 28 after serving the community for nearly 30 years. A retirement party was held for Dixon at the Saint Mary Catholic Church on July 31.

Established in 1968, the Pike County Outreach Council of Churches strives to "feed the hungry, house the homeless, keep people in their homes, and help in emergency situations," according to its website,

Pike County Outreach operates Pike County's only food pantry. It also operates the only homeless shelter in Pike County, Bridgehaven, located at 109 West Second Street in Waverly.

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth's (FBP) Rob Allyn demonstrates how to use a tablet to launch the Radpiper robot. From left, EM Fellow Michael DiBono; Carnegie Mellon University's David Kohanbash and William "Red" Whittaker; Rod Rimando, director of EM's Technology Development Office; and FBP's Allyn and Brian Summers.
PIKETON, Ohio - The Radpipers moved at what their creators called an "impressively efficient pace" - up to 10 feet per minute - within the 30-inch and 42-inch-diameter uranium enrichment process pipes. That may seem like a crawl, but it's what the multitasking robots do while they're on the move that's impressive.

During a recent demonstration at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, technicians easily monitored the tracked robots by handheld tablet as they autonomously negotiated obstacles in the plant's pipes and generated reports using visual imaging and analysis of data from radiometric and distance-measurement systems. In all, two robots accurately 
collected data on more than 300 feet of enrichment 
piping, providing precise geometric models of obstructions, uranium deposits, and pipe interiors.

According to the EM/Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) team, which primarily developed the Radpiper, the system performed "unprecedented, safe, efficient, economic, (and) quality" analysis of residual uranium material in the piping during the demonstration.

Upcoming Events Upcoming
Velma Engle Memorial
Read for the Gold
5K Run/3K Walk
Saturday, August 18
8:30 am
Bristol Village Activity Center

Small Business  Summit 2018

Rural Family Safety Day
Saturday, August 25

August 29 - September 2
Pike County Fairgrounds

Atomic Glow Run
Tuesday, September 18

Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, September 29
Natural Resources & AgricultureAg
Way Farms
Farmers' Markets
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S ports - Health - Well Being

Nominations for  Advocates and CIT Champions of the Year

The Paint Valley ADAMH   Board will be holding a Recovery Celebration on  September 13, 2018
In order to help celebrate recovery we will be honoring a Mental Health and an 
Addiction Advocate  of the Year as well as a  Crisis Intervention Team Champion of the Year.

If you would like to nominate someone in our board area for one of these awards please complete the attached forms and return to our office no later than 8-23-2018
For complete details please refer to the nomination forms.


Welcome to summer of 2018- the 50th Anniversary of the Pike County Outreach Council of Churches, Inc.

We take this opportunity to share with you the needs of Pike County families and to ask for your help.

Since January, we have provided more than 108,000 meals at our choice food pantry and are asking for your help to continue our ministry. Can you pledge $120 a year to provide your neighbors with nutritious food for their families?

No one should feel the pains of hunger.

We also assist our neighbors quarterly with $30 in emergency help towards their utility bills, medical bills, or other necessities.

$150 a year could make a big difference in the lives of Pike County families!!

Please help us help our neighbors!

Thank you, 

Pike County Outreach Council of Churches Inc. 

Feeding the Community
Accepting Donations at the YMCA
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Polaris Industries supports a grant program called TRAILS, which provides funding support for trail maintenance, access, safety, and other initiatives for trails serving purposes such as ATV and snowmobile use.  Grants may be up to $10,000 and may be requested up to twice a year; grant applications are due by March 1 and September 1 annually.  Eligible recipients include 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(7) organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits.  For more information, visit

Grants Available 
to Expand  Wireless Broadband Access

Connected Nation has partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation's Office of Transit to release an invitation to bid for the expansion of fixed wireless broadband service in targeted counties.
Fixed wireless internet service providers, community organizations, rural transit agencies or organizations collaborating on a public/private partnership or any individual are encouraged to bid on the development, construction and operation of a fixed wireless system or other acceptable broadband network.

The targeted counties include Carroll, Guernsey, Harrison, Morgan, Monroe, Muskingum, Perry, Pike, Scioto and Washington.

The intent of this invitation to bid is to provide funding for fixed wireless networks that will provide coverage to areas in the targeted counties where mobile coverage is not known to exist.  

Below are the ITB documents; any questions may be directed to Charles Spann, Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Connected Nation, at 606.748.3343.    

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Webinar Series with InSite Consulting
You are invited to join AEP and AEP Ohio for a complimentary 4-part webinar series,  Every Community Has A Great Quality of Life, presented by Tonya Crist and Rob Cornwell of InSite Consulting. The one-hour webinars will be held daily at 10 a.m. ET / 9 a.m. CT, Monday - Thursday, the week of August 27. 
With their frank and forth-right (and funny, too) approach, Tonya and Rob will share how your economic development organization can gain true competitive advantage across key areas.

·    Monday, August 27 - Introduction to Site Selection and What Clients Expect | Explore current trends in site selection and what clients expect from a viable economic development organization.
·    Tuesday, August 28 - Product Development and RFI Response | Discover the client's definition of "ready product" and why 90% of communities get eliminated immediately after their RFI response.
·    Wednesday, August 29 - Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program | Learn the keys to a successful BRE Program. Here's a clue - it's not a "call program."
·    Thursday, August 30 - Marketing & Attraction | Clients locate in communities that run like businesses. Find out how you can build a business-like marketing capability. 
You only need to  register once to get access to all four sessions. Recordings will be available after the live sessions, please register to be included on the distribution.
Employment Opportunities Employment
Piketon Office
Accepting Applications for 
Part-Time Contractual Business Counselor 
located at Ohio State University South Centers

Employment Opportunities