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Rabies Warning and Vaccine Clinic

April 17, 2015

Richland Public Health is issuing a reminder for all pet owners to make sure their cats, dogs, and ferrets are vaccinated against rabies. This story also has a link to information on the free rabies vaccine clinic on May 9.

Crisis Communication Seminar

April 15, 2015

Richland Public Health is sponsoring a FREE crisis communication seminar presented by Hennes Paynter Communications on Thursday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Distracted Driver Awareness

March 26, 2015

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month. Know the problem, the enforcement measure, and tips that can help.

Healthy Homes Month

March 26, 2015

Richland Public Health is joining the Ohio Department of Health to promote healthy homes for all Ohioans.

St. Patrick's Day DUI Awareness

March 11, 2015

St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash.

Colon Cancer Awareness

March 5, 2015

Richland Public Health Urges Local Residents to be Screened for Colorectal Cancer in March.

Traffic Fatality Update

March 4, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of February there were two traffic deaths in Richland County.

Groundwater Awareness Week

March 2, 2015

Groundwater along with oxygen is arguably the most important natural resource for human life, and National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of it.

Baby & Me Tobacco Free

February 20, 2015

Richland Public Health is now trained and certified to offer a program called "Baby & Me - Tobacco Free," a program proven to help pregnant women quit smoking and remain tobacco free.

Reminder: Measles Vaccine

February 20, 2015

Richland Public Health is reminding county residents that getting your MMR vaccination (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) is still the smart thing to do.

Birth & Death Statistics from 2014

February 16, 2015

Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2014 as well as the statistics for births in the county. The birth and death statistics do not include the City of Shelby.

Winter Hike for Health

February 10, 2015

The annual Winter “Hike For Health” will be Saturday, February 21, at Malabar Farm from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at the Visitor Center.

American Heart Month

February 6, 2015

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. Heart diseases accounted for 42% of Richland County deaths last year.

Traffic Fatality Update

February 2, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of January there was one traffic death in Richland County.

Super Bowl DUI

January 22, 2015

If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.

Buckeyes Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

January 7, 2015

If you plan on using alcohol at the Division I Football Championship parties on January 12, act responsibly by designating a sober driver before the big game begins.

Radon Action Month

January 7, 2015

Take advantage of “National Radon Action Month” and test your homes for the presence of radon gas.

Safe Winter Walking

January 7, 2015

Walking in winter weather can present some unique safety hazards. Here's some tips for "Walking in a Winter Wonderland."

Traffic Fatality Update

January 5, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of December there were two traffic deaths in Richland County, bringing the 2014 total to twelve (12).

Avoid Hypothermia

December 30, 2014

With cold weather expected throughout January, including evening temperatures in single digits, Richland Public Health is reminding Richland County residents to be aware of hypothermia (dangerously low body temperature).

Healthy Holiday Tips

December 18, 2014

Richland Public Health says follow these 12 recommended tips for self-care this season.

Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

December 16, 2014

If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, Richland County Law Enforcement has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Traffic Fatality Update

December 1, 2014

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of November there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been ten (10) total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

Holiday Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

December 1, 2014

Keep your holidays happy and safe. When you have any alcohol, let someone sober do the driving. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.

Free Hearing Clinic, December 8

December 1, 2014

Free hearing screenings are for individuals 18 years and older and will be held December 8 at Richland Public Health. Appointments are necessary.

World AIDS Day

November 26, 2014

World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

Safe Toy Buying Guidelines

November 20, 2014

Each year more than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the United States with 65 percent of these sales occurring between Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas. Here's some tips to make sure your toys are safe and age appropriate.

Holiday Flu Shots

November 18, 2014

Richland Public Health has added two "last chance" walk-in flu clinics: Tuesday, November 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, December 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Winter Driving Safety Tips

November 17, 2014

Richland Public Health and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is providing tips for winter driving season.

Holiday Shopping Traffic Safety

November 13, 2014

Ontario Police Chief Rodney Smith asks that drivers show patience with increased traffic as they start holiday shopping.

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