At Franklin Valley, Belpre won the team title with a 332. Then came South Webster 351, Dawson Bryant 377, Waterford 378 and Ironton Saint Joe 396.
Individual district qualifiers on a non-qualifying team are Mason Jackson of Federal Hocking (80), Tanner Lisle of Southern (88), Ethan Short of Eastern Meigs (90), Colton McDaniel of Eastern Meigs (98) and Zach North of Trimble (98).
(Ashville) — The 14th Annual Teays Valley Golden Sound Showcase will feature some of Central Ohio’s top high school marching bands on Saturday, October 2nd at Viking Stadium. Performances get underway at 5pm.
Bands to perform include: Grove City Christian, Adena, Madison Plains, Circleville, London, Chesapeake, Franklin Heights, Hamilton Township, Dublin Scioto, Marysville, Canal Winchester, Hilliard Darby, Licking Heights and Teays Valley.
The event is expected to conclude at 9:30pm with the presentation of awards.
(Hillsboro) — The City of Hillsboro celebrated the grand opening of the pedestrian bridge that connects Shafer and Liberty Parks with a ribbon cutting with the Highland County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
Located at 1484 North High Street in Hillsboro, the bridge offers an easy and safe passage between the two parks located at the north end of Hillsboro.
“The Pedestrian Bridge is the final piece of the puzzle to join downtown Hillsboro by sidewalks and trails to Liberty Park. We are really glad to have this addition to our city as it lets our citizens easily enjoy our parks,” said Mayor Justin Harsha during the ribbon cutting.
The Highland County Health Department will be offering several clinics in the next few weeks:
Wednesday, Sept 29 from 9am-5pm and Thursday September 30, 2021, from 9am-4pm, COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) are available at the Highland County Health Department. You can schedule an appointment online at https://hchdcovidvax.timetap.com/, call (937) 393-1941 or walk-in for an appointment.
October 4, 2021- HCHD will be hosting a Drive-Thru Clinic offering the Flu vaccine and the COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) at Liberty Park from 11am- 7pm. Schedule an appointment online at: https://hchdcovidandfludrivethru.timetap.com/ or call (937) 393-1941
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 9am-5pm and Thursday October 7, 2021, from 9am-4pm COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) are available at the Highland County Health Department. You can schedule an appointment online at https://hchdcovidvax.timetap.com/, call (937)393-1941 or walk-in for an appointment.
At each COVID-19 Clinic, HCHD will be offering, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses if applicable.
Booster Doses for Pfizer Vaccine The FDA / CDC have approved booster doses for the Pfizer vaccine for specific groups of people. Booster doses for vaccines are used to increase the level of protection that a vaccine provides to people. The following groups have been identified for boosters:
People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
People ages 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.
This booster vaccine approval is for Pfizer vaccine only and is not approved for Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Boosters for other vaccine brands may come in the future, but right now booster doses are for Pfizer vaccine only.
You should not mix vaccine types. If you originally received Moderna, you are not recommended to get a Pfizer booster.
Third doses ARE approved for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people who are immunocompromised. This is different from booster doses, but it can be confusing. If you have questions about whether you are considered immunocompromised, please contact your healthcare provider.
Area law enforcement is echoing warnings from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration about counterfeit pills that can kill.
The DEA earlier this week, issued a warning that counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are on the increase. Officials say they are finding that 2 out of 5 counterfeit pain killer pills contain enough fentanyl to kill a person.
Officials remind everyone to only use medication prescribed by a doctor and dispensed by a pharmacy.
The recent surge of COVID-19 cases has causes the Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce to change or pause some of their plans.
In their chamber newsletter, the changes were discussed:
We may have thought – as the spring gave way to summer – that COVID’s ugly grip on Ross County was relenting. But, the advent of the Delta variant shook us back to reality.
September has been a wake-up call for all of us. Our cases are on pace to be at least our second highest month since the COVID era began and may eclipse December 2021 as our worst month yet. Hospitalizations have never been higher.
Add to that the cumulative effect of a challenging hiring environment, and everyone is, well, tired.
We’re feeling it, too. Our staff was hit with the COVID surge this month, which meant we had one person doing the work of all three at a busy time. As a result, we’re re-evaluating all our events for the rest of the year. Ribbon cutting events, which are generally small crowds and can be distanced, continue, and we have a few coming up. We’ll continue evaluating those individually.
We’ve modified the October Business After Business event at Bell Manor. The owners have graciously accommodated our request to institute safe practices to help keep folks healthy. We may limit capacity if the current trends hold. Please register as soon as possible just in case we need to limit.
Unfortunately, with our staffing issues – coupled with challenges for our downtown businesses – we are canceling Puttin’ on the Ritz for a second straight year. We’d love to do the event, but in all honesty, we’re all tired, and the day-to-day work of serving members is essential. Taking a step back on some events helps us stay mentally fresh and focused on our vital work to help our businesses adapt to the current environment. We’re still committed to the Downtown Holiday Open House kickoff, with the tree lighting and welcoming of Santa, on Friday, Nov. 19, since it’s an outdoor event. However, the 2021 Business Expo, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17, is an indoor event, and its status is up in the air.
We don’t have a committed sponsor for our December BAB and may end up canceling that event.
We’ll keep in touch with you to let you know what we’re doing. In the meantime, we encourage vaccination, distancing, and staying home if you’re sick. It’s the best way to keep our businesses open and making money.