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Waverly 
Tree Lighting
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
6:00 PM
US 23 & SR 335 -  Across from Rite Aid


Peoples Bank
GRAND REOPENING
Friday, December 14 
Ribbon Cutting - 2:30 PM
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CEREMONY CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF
OHIO'S SINGLE, LARGEST EARTHWORK PROJECT
New S.R. 823 Set To Open Friday Morning

Minford (Thursday, December 13, 2018) - After many years of hard work, a lot of persistence and a few hurdles, construction of the long-awaited state Route 823 in Scioto County has been completed, and today state and local officials joined together to celebrate the milestone project for not only the county, but also the state.

"We've made history here in Scioto County," said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray. "Not only is this the first time in Ohio's history ODOT has used a public-private partnership to construct a highway project, but it is also the department's single, largest modern earthwork project to date."

Wray was joined Thursday by representatives from the Portsmouth Gateway Group, as well as numerous state and local officials, for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate construction of the department's largest earthwork project and the first Public-Private Partnership (P3) by ODOT.

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly, led by Governor John Kasich, gave ODOT the authority to seek funding mechanisms through the private sector for projects that might otherwise not be funded. By securing a P3, the entire project has been constructed all at once rather than in phases, as originally scheduled, to accelerate project delivery by at least eight years.

Renamed the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway by the Ohio Legislature, the new route is a 16-mile, four-lane limited access highway from U.S. 23 north of Lucasville to U.S. 52 near Sciotoville, and it completes Ohio's missing link in the Appalachian Development Highway System. Under a performance-based contract, the design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) project delivery is the first public-partnership (P3) of its kind endeavored by ODOT.

ODOT awarded a contract in 2014 to the Portsmouth Gateway Group for development of the project, and after reaching substantial completion by its scheduled mid-December delivery, the new route will be open to traffic Friday, December 14. After this and with the exception of snow and ice control services which will be retained by ODOT, PGG will be responsible for the route's operation and maintenance for the next 35 years.

The Portsmouth Gateway Group includes ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.; Infrared Capital Partners Limited; Star America Fund; Dragados, USA; Beaver Excavating; John R. Jurgensen Company; and ms Consultants, and the Independent Quality Firm for the project was HDR, Inc.

Season Tickets Available

Pay for your full-season package before the new year to receive a Chillicothe Paints Baseball Ornament & $10 in Booster Bucks to use at the ballpark!

You'll also be entered to win an authentic game-worn Paints jersey!

( Deadline is 11:59 PM on December 31 )


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Holiday Merchandise SALE

VISIT US!

Our Front Office & Gift Shop is located
at 11 East Second Street in Downtown Chillicothe. We have a full selection of Paints caps, shirts, novelties and more!

OPEN: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our Online Store is always open!

 
UPCOMING EVENTS Upcoming
NEW YEAR SPECIAL
Get Healthy in 2019 !

S ports - Health - Well Being
 
Sports
January Wellness Classes 

Chronic Disease Self-Management
Gallia County - Starting January 8th
Scioto County - Starting January 15th

Diabetes Empowerment Education
Jackson County - Starting January 10th

Diabetes Self-Management
Scioto County - Starting January 8th

Chronic Pain Self-Management
Jackson County - Starting January 2nd

Matter of Balance Falls Management
NO CLASSES IN JANUARY

Tools for Caregivers
Scioto County - Starting January 14th (for caregivers of children with special health or behavioral needs)

If you have any questions contact:
Jenni Dovyak-Lewis
Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.
Office - 1.800.582.7277 Extension 224
E-Mail - jlewis@aaa7.org

CHILLICOTHE PAINTS 
ANNOUNCE 2019 SCHEDULE

The schedule for the 27th season of Chillicothe Paints baseball, presented by Adena Health System, begins with a home game at 7:05 p.m. at VA Memorial Stadium Thursday, May 30, 2019. Along with draft beer being just $1 on Thirsty Thursday, the Chillicothe Gazette presents Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by 94 Country.

"The Paints are looking forward to a fantastic 27th season and competing for a second PL Championship! If you or your business would like to become a marketing partner with the Paints, please call us," said Managing Partner Bryan Wickline. "More than 300 games and over 230,000 fans walk through our gates each year at VA Memorial Stadium."


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The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

The YMCA is a non-profit organization that is open to everyone and serves the entire community. So please; partner with us to deliver lasting, personal and social change for a stronger community and a brighter future.

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