Golf championships were awarded in Boys Division 3 District and Girls Division 1 Sectional action, Monday.
In the Girls Division 1 Sectional, Warren won the team title with a 391, followed by Miami Trace at 392 and Chillicothe third at 407. Each of the. three teams advance to the district round.
The top three individual players to qualify for district are: Saylor Wharff of Marietta (85), Aldridge Ashley of Logan (86) and Lisa Liu of Athens (97).
In Division 3 Boys Districts, Manchester won the team title with a 330 and is the lone school to advance to the state tournament. The lone individual golfer to qualify for state is Cameron Phillips of Valley with a 68.
(Athens) — Flu season is back, and students are encouraged to get their flu vaccines. Students in Athens can visit OhioHealth Campus Care or various locations throughout the community, and students on regional campuses are encouraged to reach out to local providers in their area.
Influenza can cause a severe respiratory illness and is contagious. It causes time loss from school and work, and can lead to hospitalization and in some cases, death. The annual flu vaccine is recommended for all individuals ages 6 months and older.
“This year – even more than ever – it’s important,” said Dr. Jane Balbo, a family physician in the Primary Care Clinic of OhioHealth Campus Care located in the Ohio University Athens Student Health Center. “Influenza can cause life-threatening symptoms. It’s not as common but it can. Right now our health care systems are stressed by people who are ill with COVID and the more people who have flu vaccines the more likely we are to not have people becoming very ill with influenza, which means we’re less likely to have those people present for medical treatment in our emergency rooms, urgent cares and hospitals – which are quite overrun right now.”
COVID-19 and flu are caused by different viruses, which is why the COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine are different. The flu vaccine does not impact COVID-19 vaccination or immunity status, and vice-versa. You can get these vaccines within a close timeframe, even concurrently, if necessary.
Flu vaccines can generate a response with mild, short-lived symptoms as your body builds immunity. It is not possible to contract infection through a flu vaccine injection. The flu vaccine is approved, authorized, and has undergone rigorous evaluation and testing before release through various stages of CDC/FDA review.
“Having a flu vaccine doesn’t make a person sick. They might feel a little crummy as their immune system is getting revved up, and that will protect them from getting very ill with influenza a lot of the time. It won’t necessarily prevent them from getting influenza but it will reduce the chances that they’ll get very sick with influenza or that they’ll be able to transmit it to others,” Balbo said.
Students on the Athens campus can make an appointment to visit OhioHealth Campus Care at Ohio University, located near the Campus Green on 2 Church Street, to receive their flu vaccine. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and appointments can be made by calling 740-592-7100 or 740-592-7176. The cost of the vaccine is billed to the student’s health insurance, and students are encouraged to check their plan to be sure OhioHealth is an in-network provider before scheduling an appointment.
Students at the Ohio University Chillicothe Campus can get their vaccines at the Bennett Hall Art Gallery on Oct 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pre-registration is not required to receive the vaccine at the Chillicothe Campus.
Vaccines are also available in the Athens community at local pharmacies and the Athens City County Health Department. Students should not go to the emergency room for their flu vaccine.
(Columbus)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced the approval of assistance for 12 projects set to create 2,426 new jobs and retain 3,252 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $108 million in new payroll and spur more than $162 million in investments across Ohio.
Two of these projects will be in southern Ohio:
R.K. Administrative Services (Rural King Supply), Seal Township (Pike Co.), expects to create 200 full-time positions, generating $7.7 million in new annual payroll and retaining $21.7 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s new project in Seal Township. Rural King Supply provides a mixed retail product line of livestock feed, farm equipment, agricultural parts, lawn mowers, workwear, fashion clothing, housewares, and toys. The TCA approved a 1.278 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.
Engineered Profiles LLC, Hamilton Township (Lawrence Co.), expects to create 55 full-time positions, generating $2.3 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project in Hamilton Township. Engineered Profiles manufactures extruded plastics products for building supplies, transportation, medical devices, and other industries. The TCA approved a 1.131 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.
(Chillicothe) — Join Big Brothers/Big Sisters at Ohio University Chillicothe’s Shoemaker Center on October 16th at 7pm for our 2021 Dance For Kids’ Sake Competition.
Every donation made to your favorite Celebrity Dancer will not only help them in their quest to become our 2021 Dance For Kids’ Sake Children’s Champion, but it will also help aid us in BBBS’ mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, research-based, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
This year’s participants are:
Jonathan & Kristen Davis Brad & Kelly Bigelow Joshua Tripp Marshall & Jade Berry Rhythmic Thunder: Laura Adams, Dr. Valerie Good, Dr. Reggina Yandila, Dr. Catherine “Katie” Neal & Ben Copher
Allie Joseph & Susie Webb *** Unfortunately, Susie has had to drop out of the event, but a Kenworth team member will be dancing in her place.
A group of fathers dedicated to being more involved in the lives of their children, will be hosting the Hansel & Gretel Candy Hike at Great Seal State Park on Friday, October 8th.
Dad and Me Adventures, through Ross Community Action, says the 3:30pm-7pm event will include following a trail with the two fictional characters of Hansel & Gretel as they tell their story in search of the cottage made of treats as they attempt to evade the Hungry Hag’s oven. Every child who participates in the hike will collect treats along the way.
Costumes are encouraged, but for safety sake, no (eye masks) are permitted while on the trail.
For more information, go to www.Facebook.com/discoverygardenchillicothe or call (740) 775-0233.
The two SVC football powerhouse teams of the 1980’s and early 2000’s will continue to relive some of those memories in their annual alumni game Saturday, October 9th.
Kickoff at Paint Valley will be at 7pm. Alumni from the 1980’s through 2020 are eligible to play.
Full concessions open pre-sale tickets are $10, with $5 per pre-sale ticket donated back to the football programs. Paint Valley has tickets available in the athletic director’s office and the players will sell them at the varsity game Friday night October 8th.
Westfall fans can contact Justin Barnes or any of his players for tickets. The game, which has played the last few years, has turned into a huge fundraiser for both schools football programs and home team boosters.