A Note on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Upcoming CEAO Conferences and Events
The safety and wellbeing of all of our conference participants is our utmost priority.
CEAO is closely monitoring the ongoing developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will adjust our CEAO conference schedule(s) and safety protocols, as needed, following guidance from Governor DeWine’s office, the CDC and other public health officials.
As of today, future CEAO conferences will be moving forward as planned. Please watch for more details regarding registration and program information which will be listed under each respective conference on the CEAO website.
If you do not feel well, have been in contact with individuals diagnosed with coronavirus or are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, please do not travel.
Stay healthy and be safe. We are in this together. See you soon!
CEAO Accepting Scholarship Applications for Ohio College Students in Civil Engineering and/or Surveying programs
Applications Due June 12, 2020
The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) Board of Directors has established a scholarship program for Civil Engineering and/or Surveying students attending school in the State of Ohio. The intent of the Board is to increase awareness of the County Engineering profession and to encourage students and current county employees to become registered both as a Professional Engineer and as a Professional Surveyor.
Scholarships will be awarded to Civil Engineering and Surveying students at the Junior and Senior level of a Bachelors program and to current county employees who are interested in working toward their dual registration. Applications should be submitted directly to the CEAO office; selections will be made by the CEAO Scholarship Committee.
Completed applications are due by June 12, 2020. Applications and copies of transcripts should be mailed to the CEAO office.
Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)
Scholarship Application Form (Microsoft Word .doc)
Responsible Restart Ohio Announced by Governor Mike DeWine
Updated May 18, 2020
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today made several major announcements regarding Ohio's plan to responsibly restart Ohio's economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. News Releases
Responsible RestartOhio is about protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families; supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Enacts Stay at Home Order concerning COVID-19
April 6, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine along with Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton have enacted a stay-at-home order as the number of cases in the state continues to rise.
Update: Dr. Acton issued a new stay at home order that begins on April 7, 2020 and lasts through May 1, 2020. This order prohibits holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Residents can return home from out of state and can leave the state.
Helpful resources and guidelines:
We encourage you to stay up-to-date with information at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Also, if you have questions, call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4ASK-ODH.
Cleveland, Ohio - News 5 Cleveland - According to Governor Mike DeWine, the drop in traffic is being felt at the pump. He says gas consumption is down 30 to 40 percent. “That would obviously impact our budget,” Bruning said.
Columbus, Ohio - (Columbus Dispatch) While much of central Ohio is keeping close to home under a state order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, some of the men and women who build and repair roads and bridges remain on the job, ensuring critical infrastructure is safe and available. (please note a subscription may be required to read the full article)
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WAIVER
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is modifying the process for haulers carrying heavy loads of essential goods.
Generally, Ohio requires haulers with loads classified as “oversized” to seek advanced permission from ODOT before they are legally allowed to travel in the state.
To assist in the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, ODOT will modify the process for haulers carrying heavy or oversized loads of food, non-alcoholic beverages, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods. Haulers carrying these essential goods can download and print the permit at https://transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/
Cincinnati, Ohio - Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard is retiring on Feb. 29 after working for 38 years at the county engineer's office.
Columbus Underground - Columbus, Ohio, By Tyler Buchanan
Tim Schumm is already looking forward to spring. County engineers like him also serve as amateur meteorologists. Forget baseball. Spring means it’s paving season, and the Henry County official knows the recent influx of gas tax revenue will help to get an extra 11 miles of road paved this spring. His office couldn’t have paid for those miles otherwise.