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October 5, 2018
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October 4 - 7
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October 16

Tree Trimming, Clearing Project 
Slated For S.R. 104

As part of a district wide maintenance and vegetation management program, a tree trimming project has been scheduled next week on state Route 104 in Pike County.
Beginning Tuesday, October 9, and continuing throughout the week, maintenance crews will be cutting and clearing trees that overhang along S.R. 104, and the route will be subject to daytime closure at locations between its junction with S.R. 32 at Jasper and S.R. 551 at Lake White.

Operations will be in effect from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, with the route open to evening and overnight travel. While the route is closed, all thru-traffic motorists will be detoured via U.S. 23 and S.R. 32.

Although local residents will have access to their homes, they may encounter some periods of delay when crews are at work.

For more information contact: 
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
740-774-8834 (o); 740-637-9037 (m)

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted  Declares October 2018 
as  Ohio's Future Month 
for Ohio Business Profile

Volunteers Needed
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October 11

Friday, October 12

Tuesday, October 16

Stand Up 
For the Stars
November 2

Daddy Daughter Ball
November 3
Upcoming Events Upcoming
October 4-7
Beaver, Ohio

55th Annual
October 12 - 13

Unique Creations by the residents of Bristol Village
 Handmade Jewelry  - Toys -  Paintings - Quilts - Stained Glass

Friday:  8am-3pm 
Saturday:  9am-Noon

Free Admission:   Information: Cherie Daniels (740) 947-2118

Monday, October 29
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Mark Your Calendars
The Festival of Trees
November 8
Bristol Village - Glenn Center

November 16 - 18
Waverly, Ohio

Events Include

Quilt Show - Beef and Noodle Dinner

Holiday 5K Run - Holdiay Craft Show

Queen tours - Various Shops Open

Pike Heritage Museum displays and Music

Wine Tasting and Art Show - Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull

Queen's Luncheon - Luminary Parade

Meet Santa and Friends - Lantern Tours

plus lots more...

Natural Resources & AgricultureAg
Way Farms
Farmers' Markets
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S ports - Health - Well Being
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Diabetes Empowerment Education
Pike County - Starting October 8th
Diabetes Self-Management
Gallia County - Starting October 3rd
Jackson County - Starting October 3rd

Chronic Pain Self-Management
Gallia County - Starting October 1st
Jackson County - Starting October 1st
Matter of Balance Falls Management
Adams County - Starting October 1st
Jackson County - Starting October 30th
Lawrence County - Starting October 11th
Ross County - Starting October 11th
Scioto County - Starting October 11th
Tools for Caregivers
Lawrence County - Starting October 5th
Jenni Dovyak-Lewis
Director of Community Outreach and Training
Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.
F32-URG PO Box 500
Rio Grande, Ohio  45674
Office - 1.800.582.7277 Extension 224
Fax - 740.245.5844
E-Mail -
Website -
Helping You Age Better!

Feeding the Community
Accepting Donations at the YMCA
FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG)

The 2018 AFG application period has opened and will close on Friday, October 26 at 5:00 PM EST. Begin preparing for the FY 2018 open application period by reviewing the available application assistance tools below.
  • 2018 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
  • 2018 AFG Cost Share Calculator
  • 2018 AFG Narrative Get Ready Guide - Application
  • 2018 AFG Narrative Get Ready Guide - Narrative
  • 2018 AFG Self Evaluation Vehicle Acquisition
  • 2018 AFG Self Evaluation Operations Safety
  • 2018 AFG Application Checklist
Live AFG Webinars:
AFGP staff will host two live webinar series to educate organizations on what is new for FY 2018. The Application Workshop webinars will teach attendees about the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, its mission, which organizations and activities are eligible, and how to apply.
A Fire Program Analyst will provide updates that apply to the FY 2018 application and some help tips in preparing your application. We will also have our Application Walk-thru webinars which gives attendees a section by section view of the application with AFG staff to explain and answer questions.
FY 2018 Application Workshop Presentation
     *Friday, September 21st - October 5th at  9:00 a.m. EDT and 4:00 p.m. EDT
FY 2018 Application Walk-thru
     *Friday, September 21st - October 5th at 10:00 a.m. EDT and 1:00 p.m. EDT
Follow @FEMAGrants on Twitter:
Did you know that the FEMA Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) has an official active Twitter feed @FEMAGrants?  You can get the latest news and announcements concerning AFG and other Preparedness grants in real time.  Information concerning all FEMA grants including application dates, award announcements, and breaking news is updated and monitored.  Stay up-to-date on what's happening.

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) recently announced updated guidelines for the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup, including a program restructure that creates two grant categories: Assessment/Corrective Action and Cleanup and Remediation. The maximum Assessment/Corrective Action grant award is $250,000 and may include property assessment activities and cleanup or remediation activities. The maximum Cleanup and Remediation grant award is $500,000 and is restricted to cleanup or remediation activities.

Eligible applicants may apply for both Assessment/Corrective Action and Cleanup and Remediation grants for an eligible property.

To access the full updated guidelines, application and scoring matrix, please  click here .
For more information or questions about the program, please contact April Stevens at 614.466.4007 or via email at .

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) has announced the launch of AdvancingCities, a $500 million, five-year initiative to advance lasting solutions that will lead to more people connected to jobs with a career pathway and living with financial security, more small business owners growing and hiring, and economically vibrant neighborhoods.  The firm will invest in cities where conditions exist to help those who have not benefited from economic growth. This includes demonstrated, strong collaboration across the public and private sectors on solutions that create opportunity for people at risk of being left out of economic growth. Proposals must incorporate at least two areas of focus within JPMorgan Chase's  Model for Impact Solutions will help break down silos between local programs, strengthen underlying systems and advance holistic solutions to create more widely-shared prosperity.

Cities interested in applying for the AdvancingCities Challenge should visit The RFP went live and closes on November 30, 2018. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2019.

Health and Wellness Program 
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Training Opportunities Employment Train
October - November
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