Small Business Success Story: The Village Brew Coffee House

 Success is Brewing for Jennifer Chandler and The Village Brew Coffee House The Village Brew is a community-minded, independent coffee house in Piketon, Ohio, that recently opened in the historic and beautifully renovated Schoolhouse on the Square, located at 425 E.…

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for Consumers

Sign up Starting May 13, 2021  The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Communications Commission is asking for help to spread the word about the…

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Comment Now on the 2045 Comprehensive Transportation Plan

Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPO) were created by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to assist with planning and providing input from local stakeholders which helps to build a robust regional transportation system. OVRDC is one of six RTPOs in…

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PRESS RELEASE: ARC Awards OVRDC an INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Grant

OVRDC to INSPIRE Recovery to Work Initiative “Southern Ohio Employer Resource Network” with Regional Community Action Partners   Waverly, Ohio - Last week, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded more than $9.4 million to 30 projects through INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE), an initiative addressing Appalachia’s substance abuse…

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ARC Releases New Study on Tourism

ARC Releases New Study on Appalachian Tourism  Extending Our Welcome Trends and Strategies for Tourism in Appalachia found that most of Appalachia’s 420 counties experience modest levels of tourism, and often struggle to strengthen this sector due to lack of capacity and…

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Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund

The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund Grant Opportunity is Now Accepting Applications At this year's County Caucus meetings, OVRDC Executive Director John Hemmings shared information about the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund with attendees. The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund…

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Now Accepting ARC Pre-Applications

The ARC Pre-Application Period is Now Open! OVRDC is now accepting pre-applications for ARC funding. Please utilize the documents below to complete your pre-application. All completed documents should be submitted electronically to OVRDC ARC Program Manager Jessica Keeton at jkeeton@ovrdc.org. Jessica…

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Save the Date! OVRDC Full Commission Meeting

OVRDC Full Commission Meeting and Election of Officers Planned for March On Friday, March 26, 2021, OVRDC will hold the bi-annual Full Commission Meeting and Election of Officers online, with guest keynote speaker Don Branson, Executive Director of the Southern…

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