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Stay within your limits when shoveling

Shoveling snow can be taxing, even if you are fit and in good health. If you aren’t used to strenuous activity or have a health condition that could increase your risk of an injury or serious medical event, you may need to refrain from …Read More

Rumpke Service Update

Rumpke is experiencing service delays due to weather conditions. All residential services regularly scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday are currently running 1 day behind this week. If the regular service day is Tuesday, service is now scheduled for Wednesday If the regular …Read More

Don’t attempt to rescue your pet from ice

No one wants to see their pet in danger. So when dogs venture out over snow-covered ice that is camouflaging the water below, it’s no wonder people go after them. Sometimes, dogs have already fallen through  the ice, making the rescue attempt even more …Read More

How old is your heart?

Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over our chronological age, but we can impact, to some degree, the age of our heart. Body mass index, blood pressure, smoking and diabetes can impact the “age” of your heart. Aging is difficult enough without the added …Read More

Career Opportunity: Communications Manager

The Township is seeking an innovative and skilled ambassador for the Township who is passionate about public service, marketing / branding, and communications. The Communications Manager is a part of a dynamic team who collaborates with internal and external customers to oversee communications to …Read More

Gardening encourages healthy eating

The garden planning and seed selection process can be a fun exercise for families looking for new activities that encourage physical activity, time outdoors, science inquiry, and healthy eating. That’s right–healthy eating. Research has shown that when children help choose which vegetables to grow …Read More

Take a hike with Metro Parks

The Franklin County Metro Parks Winter Hikes are self-guided this year. Hike through 18 different parks with a variety of trail lengths and difficulty levels. Record your hikes in your own Ticket to Travel booklet which can be downloaded here. Visitors can hike in …Read More

Feed the birds

The type of feed you offer in your bird feeders will dictate which feathered friends visit. The experts at Bird Watcher’s Digest have compiled a list of birds and the type of food that attracts them. And If you are looking for a suet recipe that is …Read More

Common causes of fire: Candles, Surge Protectors and Space Heaters

Decorating a table with a candle is a great idea, provided that the candle isn’t part of a centerpiece that contains combustible materials. Before you light the candle in your centerpiece, remove the surrounding decorations and blow it out before you and your guests …Read More

Can clothes dryers really catch fire?

If you are in the habit of operating your clothes dryer while you are out of the house, you could someday suffer a fire that goes unnoticed and does severe damage to your home. The fire can start with an equipment malfunction. It can grow rapidly …Read More