OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals. OSU community development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials.
OSU Extension applies cutting-edge research, knowledge and innovations to improve local businesses and the communities they serve. Our economic, small business and job development programs are tailored to local community needs in every county, whether metropolitan, rural or a combination. Our Leadership Development programs work to build collaboration and communication across all segments of the community and allow for better understanding of the future of the communities we serve.
Noble County is located in the heart of southeastern Ohio, one-half hour from Marietta and Cambridge and less than two and one-half hours from Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
The county is bisected by north-south I-77 which connects Cleveland with the south. One-half hour north of the center of the county is east-west I-70, one of the nation's busiest interstate. State highways in the county include routes 78, 285, 564 and 821. The Ohio River, with the ability to provide low-cost bulk transportation, is 25 miles to the south of the county.
Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.