Portage County Safety Council Podcast
[Community Spotlight] Portage County Becomes StormReady

[Community Spotlight] Portage County Becomes StormReady

August 1, 2022

Episode 259: Brett Lee, Deputy Director of the Portage County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, joined us to talk about the county's recent StormReady designation, tornadoes & more!

For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Community Spotlight] Portage Development Board

[Community Spotlight] Portage Development Board

June 13, 2022

Episode 255: Brad Ehrhart, President of the Portage Development Board, shares about the economic development work they're doing and how they can help companies locate, stay & grow in Portage County!

For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

When to Know You Need Help

When to Know You Need Help

December 8, 2021

Episode 227: Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc., in Kent, OH, joined us to talk about how stress is affecting us since the pandemic. She also gives us advice on when to know we need help beyond self-care and our personal support systems.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Community Spotlight] Streetsboro is on the Rise

[Community Spotlight] Streetsboro is on the Rise

November 29, 2021

Episode 226: Mayor Glenn Broska and Coach Jim Lovejoy joined us to chat about the revitalization of the City of Streetsboro and the community coming together for the sake of legacy. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Community Spotlight] Main Street Mile in Ravenna

[Community Spotlight] Main Street Mile in Ravenna

November 15, 2021

Episode 225: Chelsea Gregor of Main Street Ravenna joined us to talk about the new Main Street Mile project in Ravenna, OH. We discuss how she came up with the idea, future use and how other communities can do something similar. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today

Suicide Prevention Stand Down

Suicide Prevention Stand Down

September 2, 2021

Episode 215: In accordance with OSHA's Suicide Prevention Stand Down Week – September 6-10, 2021, we made this episode to increase awareness & prevention of suicide at work. Click here to view the video. Click here for more info on how to prevent suicides in construction. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

Shine a Light on Domestic Violence

Shine a Light on Domestic Violence

June 9, 2021

Episode 209: Domestic violence happens everywhere and victims come in all ages & genders! Donya Buchanan & Amy Kelly of Safer Futures joined us to chat about domestic violence and give us a snapshot of how often it happens in the Portage County area. Click here to watch the video. Click here for more info on their 2021 Community Awareness Walk. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

Get Outside with Portage Parks!

Get Outside with Portage Parks!

May 21, 2021

Episode 206: Andrea Metzler and Jennifer White of the Portage Park District, joined us on Zoom to chat about their parks and the benefits of spending time outdoors! Click here to watch the video. Click here to get a free poster today.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

What is Human Trafficking?

What is Human Trafficking?

January 21, 2021

Episode 198: Mary Kate Waggoner, Education and Outreach Committee Co-Chair of the Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SCCAHT), joined us to answer common questions and expose myths in regards to human trafficking. Check out EndSlaverySummitCounty.org  or their FB page for update into.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

Diabetes Awreness Month

Diabetes Awreness Month

November 13, 2020

Episode 190: Jodi Neu, Community Outreach Nurse at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, joined our Zoom meeting to talk about Diabetes Awareness Month and services they provide for the community. For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

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