Briefs: New Pleasant School dedication set for Sunday

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Chamber to join school officials in new Pleasant 5-12 building dedication ceremony

The Marion Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasant Local Schools will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the district's new school for fifth through 12th grades, 1101 Owens Road W., at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday. Tours will be available after the ceremony.

At 4 p.m. there will be a Spartan Prayer Warriors will hold a praise and worship service in the school's new theater.

Bridge project to impact local motorists

The right lane of North Prospect Street/Ohio 4 between West Center Street and West George Street will be closed on Wednesday for approximately one month. Following this lane closure, a full closure of Prospect Street will be in place for approximately 60 days.

Complete General Construction, in contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation, will be completing a bridge rehabilitation project.

The Forge to kick off Thursday

The Forge will kick off at 5 p.m. Thursday at Marion Technical College's downtown location just prior to Third Thursday activities. The Forgeincludes a series of business classes followed by a “Shark Tank”-style competition. The top three participants win prize money to start making their business plans a reality

Classes start Aug. 23 and are free to anyone with a small business with 50 or fewer employees in Marion County or who is looking to start a new business in Marion. Classes and the competition will be held Tuesday nights through Oct. 11 in the Health Technologies Center (HTC) auditorium 103. The competition will be on Oct. 11.

Details can be found online at mtc.edu.

AEP Ohio reminds customers to call 811 before digging

GAHANNA — AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power company, is reminding the public to stay safe by calling 811 before they dig to have underground utility lines marked.

Electric, gas, water, sewer and cable utilities rely on underground lines to deliver services to customers. Hitting one of these lines while digging can cause serious or fatal injuries, outages and costly repairs.

From building a deck to planting a tree, every project that involves digging warrants a call to 811 at least two days before breaking ground. After you call, a professional will come to your home and mark the location of any utility lines — free of charge.

The depth of utility lines can vary for a number of reasons, such as erosion, uneven surfaces and previous digging projects. Utility lines need to be properly marked because even when digging just a few inches, the risk of striking an underground utility line still exists.

For more safety tips and resources, visit AEPOhio.com/Safety and Call811.com.

Upcoming meeting:

● Marion County Park Board, 11 a.m., Monday, Prospect Room, ground floor, Marion County Building, 222 W. Center St., Marion

This article originally appeared on Marion Star: Briefs: Pleasant school dedication set for Aug. 21