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August 24, 2018
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Portsmouth Site Rehabilitates
Workers rehabilitated six wells used to supply water to  EM's Portsmouth Site.
Workers at  EM's Portsmouth Site recently rehabilitated six water wells, restoring them to their original design performance with substantially increased flow rates.

The two well fields near the Scioto River in southern Ohio provide all of the water for EM's  Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) and Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion projects, and site tenants at the former gaseous diffusion plant.

"The performance of these wells had reduced over time because of aging equipment, incrustation from mineral and biological buildup on well screens, and plugging of the aquifer," said Matt Vick, who oversees the site's maintenance programs for EM's  Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office. "This effort included new equipment and well cleaning to restore raw water yields from the wells. We are also installing variable speed pumps to improve operability of the well fields, reduce water usage, and also reduce wastewater from the lime softening process."

Falls Prevention Awareness
August 2018 Monthly Column

Approximately one in three older Ohioans will fall each year. Falls are the leading cause  of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and death among older  adults. Many medications and health conditions can contribute to a higher risk of falls.
To help end this epidemic, the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) recently  partnered with the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies  on Aging, and Walgreens Pharmacy to raise awareness of older adult falls and  strengthen pharmacy relationships with referrals to local senior services and supports.   Recently, Walgreens on Bridge Street in Chillicothe and the AAA7 worked together to feature falls prevention awareness as a focus for the August Senior Day held at Walgreens.

It is important to regularly review medications with your pharmacist or health care professional so that you can understand the side effects, drug interactions and any other important information.

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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.
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