The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), in coordination with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, has indicated that sudden oak death was detected on rhododendron and lilac plants shipped to Wal-Mart and Rural King stores throughout the state.

The American Red Cross is hosting several upcoming blood drives in Athens County. For questions about eligibility and appointments call 1-800-REDCROSS. The drives are as follows:

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The American Red Cross is hosting several upcoming blood drives in Athens County. For questions about eligibility and appointments call 1-800-REDCROSS. The drives are as follows:

The American Red Cross is hosting several upcoming blood drives in Athens County. For questions about eligibility and appointments call 1-800-REDCROSS. The drives are as follows:

Looking for information about fun things to see and do in Fairfield County? Pick up the 2018 Visitors Guide to learn all about exciting activities and attractions throughout the region.