April 20, 2016: Several local agencies are again joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to gather and dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications. The spring roundup will be held Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in four different locations in Knox County. Read full story >> 

 

March 16, 2016: Thanks to El Niño, Ohio’s winter weather was full of ups and downs: low snowfall amounts; warmer-than-usual temperatures; and a few blasts of artic air in between. One thing that is consistent about Ohio’s weather is its inconsistencies. Learn and understand the different types of weather hazards that occur in Ohio. Know how severe weather could impact your household, your job, your community. Ohio’s springtime hazards include tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, and even snowstorms through early spring. Visit www.weathersafety.ohio.gov to view current weather in Ohio, and to review severe weather safety and preparedness information.

 

April 20, 2016: The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. This year’s event will be held Tues., May 10, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Allison’s Finer Diner located at the corner of Coshocton and Upper Gilchrist roads. Read Full Story >>

Panel of local women featured

at Women’s Health Week event

 

The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. This year’s event will be held Tues., May 10, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Allison’s Finer Diner located at the corner of Coshocton and Upper Gilchrist roads.

 

April 20, 2016: If you are over the age of 50 and feel like life is speeding by – literally, you might be interested in a refresher driving course. A lot has happened in the 30-plus years since you first got behind the wheel: there are more gadgets to operate, more vehicles on the road and more distractions that pose a danger when driving. To help you navigate these changes, the Knox County Health Department will host an AARP Smart Driver Course on May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The course is open to AARP members and non-members. Paul Higgins, a driver safety volunteer with AARP, will teach the course. Read full story >>

 

March 11, 2016: Four weeks after having his blood sent for testing, the Knox County Health Department has informed a local resident the test was positive for the Zika virus. The 54-year old man, who vacationed in Aruba, began displaying symptoms upon return to the U.S. and was tested at the health department in early February. Read full story >>    

 

Feb. 24, 2016: The Knox County Safe Communities Coalition is teaming up with local law enforcement to present a free training on Ohio liquor laws for local liquor permit holders and their employees. The Alcohol Server Knowledge (ASK) training will be presented Feb. 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Knox County Health Department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. While there is no cost to attend the training, participants are asked to RSVP. To do so, participants can contact JoAnn Kerr at the health department, 392-2200, ext. 2232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Read full story >>

 

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