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Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
08/19 30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. High 81F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
08/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Monday
08/21 10%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 87F. Winds light and variable.

 

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Back to School Start Dates

It’s hard to believe, but the summer has flown by and students will be headed back to the classroom soon. Check out the list below to see when your school begins!

AUGUST 10:

Fairfield Union Local Schools

AUGUST 15:

Amanda-Clearcreek Local Schools

AUGUST 16:

Bloom-Carroll Local Schools

Canal Winchester Local Schools (Grades 1-9)

Liberty Union-Thurston Local Schools

Pickerington Local Schools (Grades 1-12)

Walnut Township Local Schools

AUGUST 17:

Berne Union Local Schools

Canal Winchester Local Schools (Grades 10-12)

AUGUST 22:

Pickerington Local Schools (Kindergarten)

St. Bernadette and St. Mary Schools

AUGUST 23:

Canal Winchester Local Schools (Kindergarten)

Fairfield Christian Academy

Fisher Catholic High School

Lancaster City Schools (Grades K-9)

AUGUST 24:

Lancaster City Schools (Grades 10-12)


Tips for Preventing falls by Seniors

Courtesy: Ohio Department of Aging

Falls can be a very serious thing for senior citizens. In fact, every 20 minutes a senior dies from a fall in the United States. Falls also are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s why seniors need to take precautions to prevent what could be a devastating fall.

While becoming more frail as we age is thought of as the primary culprit for falls, there are other risk factors. “These are things like lower body weakness, or vitamin D deficiency or difficulty with walking or balance,” Doctor Robin Lee with the CDC said. “The more risk-factors you have for a fall, the more-likely you are to fall.”

Dr. Lee suggests seniors try to exercise and even consider the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi to help with flexibility.

Though the “Steady U Ohio” initiative, The Ohio Department of Aging also has come up with ways tips for seniors to stay upright. Click on the links below to learn more.

 

Steady U Ohio tips and information

CDC information on falls

 


 

 

 

Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit adds a 4th route in Lancaster

                        

 

A fourth fixed public transit route is available in the City of Lancaster. Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit began the Sheridan deviated flex route on May 30th. Utilizing Sheridan Drive, Rainbow Drive and Granville Pike, the Sheridan route will open up parts of the city that were previously not available by transit. Service will be offered weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will cost riders $0.50, $0.25 for mobility riders and $0.10 for transfers. The four routes offered in Lancaster include Memorial, Main, West and now Sheridan.

Two fixed routes in the Pickerington area (Pick North and Pick South) became permanent earlier this year. LFPT hopes to be able to offer transfer service between Lancaster and Pickerington in the future. It also might be possible in the future to add more service in Pickerington, service to the Rickenbacker airport area and service to some villages in Fairfield County.

As a reminder, riders are asked to arrive at a bus stop five to ten minutes before the scheduled pickup time and have exact change. While credit card payment currently isn’t offered, if a grant is approved, cards and even mobile payment might become an option in the future.

Lancaster Transit Schedule

Pickerington / Violet Township Transit Schedule

Learn more about LFPT

 

 

 


 

 

Sign-up for Emergency Alerts

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Click on this link to learn how you can register your cell phone number or home phone number with the Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency to receive emergency alerts. These alerts include phone calls or text messages about Tornado warnings in Fairfield County or other local emergency alerts based on your address.

 


 

 

Buckeye Lake Dam Information Links

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Courtesy: ODNR

Courtesy: ODNR

Complete Report by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Summary of Report from Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Information on Buckeye Lake

 VIDEO: Buckeye Lake Public Meeting at Liberty Center 3/17/15

 ODNR Issues New Boating Rules for Buckeye Lake

Silverloade Consulting Economic Impact Study

Buckeye Lake Update and Dam Design Plans 7/16/15

 

 

 

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