Heat Safety

Heat Safety

After a week filled with rain, temperatures for the next several weeks are going to be higher. Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia). People suffer heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and...
Are Mansfielders Lazy? Hey, wait a minute!

Are Mansfielders Lazy? Hey, wait a minute!

You may have run across this story in the Mansfield News Journal by reporter Zach Tuggle: https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/08/mansfielders-lazy-study-says-yes/1303072001/ ztuggle@gannett.com, 419-564-3508, Twitter @zachtuggle In short, adults...
Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Richland Public Health wants Richland County residents to have a fun and productive summer while keeping safety among your summer planning. Among those summer safety and health issues are: the heat index, humidity and heat safety including the dangers of hyperthermia,...
Stop Mosquitoes and Ticks

Stop Mosquitoes and Ticks

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days. “Our main focus is to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease,” Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental...
Bike and Motorcycle Month

Bike and Motorcycle Month

As the weather warms up so does the urge to get back outside and hit the road (or trail) on a bicycle or a motorcycle. That’s why May is a National event for both modes of transportation. May is National Bike Month as well as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month....