Nonprofit community- or school-based groups may apply now for Licking County Children and Families First Council's Learning Works Connection Mini Grants.

Nonprofit community- or school-based groups may apply now for Licking County Children and Families First Council's Learning Works Connection Mini Grants.

Up to $2,000 may be available to groups that apply.

The grants are designed to help fund at least one of four elements for youth ages 14 to 21. The elements include tutoring or study skills training; alternative secondary school offerings; leadership development programs, which may include decision-making and teamwork activities; and supportive services such as childcare and transportation assistance.

The application deadline is Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. Recipients will be selected by Dec. 15.

For detailed information and/or grant applications, call LCCFFC coordinator Kathy McLeish at (740) 349-1633 or e-mail m_mcleish@LCBMRDD.org.

The city of Heath audibly tests its weather warning sirens on the first and second Wednesdays of each month.

The tests begin at 12:15 p.m. and last between 30 and 60 seconds.

On other Wednesdays of each month, the sirens are tested silently.