Public Information & Public Relations

Public Information and Warning is an important part of the Kenton Hardin Health Department both on a daily basis and in an emergency. The primary responsibility of the Public Information Officer (PIO) is to keep the community informed on what is happening at the Health Department. 

Our current PIO is Kelsey Ralston she is also our Public Relations coordinator. She works daily on informing the public on what programs we have and how we can serve the community. In an emergency Kelsey puts out information on our social media pages (Facebook & Twitter) and posts on our website in the Newsfeed. She shares the information with local media sources and ensures that the information is correct and that it gets updated as the situation evolves. Kelsey developed our new website as well.

Kelsey develops a quarterly newsletter and disseminates it to local libraries and other areas where the public can access the information. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the newsletter send your email to Kelsey or stop by our offices and get your copy!

Kelsey Ralston
Public Relations/Public Information Officer
419-673-6230 x 1808


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Public Health Emergencies
  • Hours of Operation (Excluding Holidays)
    Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM
    Friday 8:30AM-2:30PM
    Closed daily for lunch 12:00-12:30PM
  • Address:175 West Franklin Street, Kenton, OH 43326
  • Phone:419-673-6230
  • Fax:419-731-6959

After Hours:
24/7 Emergency Line