Saturday, November 18, 2017

AG DeWine warns of uptick in IRS scams

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that his office logged about 600 reports of “IRS” scams in June, more than in any other month this year. The scam generally begins with...

Applications in as Ohio begins medical marijuana cultivation

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The applications are in for medical marijuana cultivation licenses following the June 30, 2017. According to the Department of Commerce, the 109 applications for Level I and 76 applications for Level II...

PUCO encourages safe summer driving practices

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During the summer season, Ohio’s highways are heavily relied upon by travelers visiting family and friends. Ohio ranks fifth in the most highly traveled states in the country. As an increasing number...

PUCO offers tips to prepare for a power outage

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the arrival of summer, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is reminding consumers of important outage preparation information. While the electric distribution system in Ohio is typically safe and reliable,...

New healthcare facility opening in Gallipolis

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Smith Family Healthcare will open its doors on June 19, 2017. The new practice is owned by Dianna Smith and her daughter; Kayla Zerkle, both are nurse practitioners. The practice will offer primary...

Last call for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame nominations

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Do you know outstanding older Ohioans who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their professions, their vocations or their communities? If so, the Ohio Department of Aging wants...

PUCO approves AEP-Ohio energy efficiency plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) adopted an agreement Wednesday to allow AEP-Ohio to continue and expand its energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs through 2020. AEP-Ohio will offer a...

Ohio State scientists forging ‘Kinder, Gentler’ food processing

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Consumers increasingly want fresh, natural foods with wholesome, recognizable ingredients, no artificial preservatives and minimal processing. Such foods offer a “clean label,” which Food Business News identified in 2015 as Trend...

Ohio State researchers seek to improve safety, reduce injury in elderly drivers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As baby boomers age, their risk of life-threatening injuries from car crashes also increases. Although car seat belts are safe and save the lives of many drivers of different shapes and...

Chow Line: Kids’ menu choices not always the best option

When I take my family out to eat at a restaurant, most often I choose an option for my kids off the children’s menu because it’s food that they would eat and, frankly, it’s...

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Drugs, Money and weapons seized from Bidwell search warrant

Sheriff Matt Champlin announced the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 14101 State Route 554 near the intersection of State Route 160 in Gallia County, Wednesday afternoon, November 15, 2017. The Gallia...

Charles Leon Saunders

Charles Leon Saunders of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born on December 12, 1926, he was the son of the late Charles and Nancy Saunders.  He was proceeded in death...

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