...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...At or above 105 degrees due to temperatures
in the mid 90s and dewpoints in the mid 70s.
* TIMING...Through Saturday evening. Very little relief is
expected tonight with low temperatures only falling into the
middle and upper 70s.
* IMPACTS...Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related
illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a
significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any
strenuous outdoor activity. The cumulative impacts of heat on
the human body can be significant when consecutive days of
excessive heat occur.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services launched a new foster care and adoption website and public awareness campaign in mid-January, and Mercer County division officials hope people take notice.
Ohio has nearly 16,000 children in the custody of county children services agencies and a continuing need for more families to support them, according to an Ohio JFS news release. Mercer County JFS has 51 children in custody, social services assistant supervisor Tonya Siefring said. [More]