Ohio Nears End Of COVID-19 Health Orders

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Ohio’s COVID-19 health orders come to an end at the start of the day June 2nd, where establishments in the state will be able to receive patrons at 100% capacity. 

“June 2 is the day when you get up and the health orders are off, and so, if a school wants to make a decision that late in the year to switch over and not have mandatory masks, they can do that,” Governor Mike DeWine said during a statewide address on May 12th.

The June 2nd end of state health orders also includes the end of the mandatory wearing of face masks inside restaurants and other businesses, unless those businesses choose to keep mandating their wearing in order to gain entrance.

Mask-wearing in long-term care facilities, while riding mass transit and on commercial airlines will continue until further notice. State health officials are still working out details of its plan for the reopening, as to whether the new health order will be issued pertaining to mask-wearing in long-term care facilities, or if an existing order will be amended.

Adena Health System reminds all patients and visitors that system policies and guidelines requiring facial coverings and social distancing in all Adena facilities will remain in effect after many other health orders are lifted across the state on June 2nd, even if you are fully vaccinated.

“From the onset of the pandemic, we have adhered to the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our state health officials and that is what Adena will continue to do across all our locations,” said Adena President & CEO Jeff Graham. “The health and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff remain of upmost importance. We, too, are excited to see COVID-19 cases trending downward and vaccination rates increasing which have resulted in a number of health orders being lifted. But we understand this fight is not over, so we remain steadfast in our precautions and protective measures as recommended.”

The CDC recently updated its masking and distancing guidance for the public regarding vaccination status. As a result, the Ohio Department of Health is rescinding the majority of health orders on June 2nd with the exception of some orders for safety in congregate living and healthcare settings. These changes are targeted for the public, with minimal impact to the healthcare setting or healthcare personnel.

Current visitor policies across Adena will also remain. Adena’s visitor policy and safety guidelines are available atAdena.org/VisitorPolicy.

Paints Earn First Win of 2021 Season, 3-1 Over Johnstown

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Trey Smith (Indianapolis) scored two of the Paints three runs and the bullpen preserved a shutout of the Johnstown Mill Rats (2-1) for their first win of the 2021 season.

Smith walked to lead off the home half of the first inning and scored on a fielder’s choice by Drew Wilson (Baldwin-Wallace) for the early 1-0 lead.

Tanner Cunningham (Shawnee State) scattered four hits pitching into the 5th inning before giving way to Marshall Pile (Charleston) in relief. Pile worked through the 8th inning to earn the victory, combining with Tyler Ronevich (Miami) to keep the Mill Rats’ bats silent the rest of the way.

Smith scored a second time ahead of Kent Reeser (Rio Grande) on a two-out single to centerfield by Wilson in the 5th-inning.

The Paints (1-3) closed out the homestand giving John Penn his first win as skipper of the Chillicothe club. The win snapped a three game losing streak, falling to Lafayette on opening night, Champion City Friday and Johnstown Saturday.

The team is off Monday and will head to West Virginia to face the Miners Tuesday night. Johnstown will return home to host the Champion City Kings.

New ADA Chair Lift To Assist Swimmers At Chillicothe Municipal Pool

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Watch the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation presentation to Mayor Luke Feeney.

Along with the reopening of the Chillicothe Donald M. Smith Municipal Swimming Pool after a year-off from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new addition has been added to help those needing assistance getting into the water.

A new ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliant chair lift has been installed at the city swimming pool, thanks to a donation from the Fox Hill Fund through the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation.

Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney says individuals needing to use the chair lift to help them get into the pool, simply need to ask one of the lifeguards on duty to assist them. Each lifeguard has been trained in the use of the chair lift. There is no need to call ahead to make arrangements. There is no extra charge for using the lift.

Chillicothe Municipal Pool (Diving Board & Slide)

To coincide with Governor Mike DeWine’s lifting of Ohio’s mask mandate, the City of Chillicothe has moved the start date for the Donald M. Smith Memorial pool to Friday, June 4th, 2021. All features of the outdoor pool will be open and operating at full capacity; including: the high and low diving boards, ADA Lift, pool slide and both kiddie pools.

Pool Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 12PM-7PM Sunday: 1PM-7PM

Pool Phone:

Please call (740) 775-7946 for immediate and urgent pool information.

Pool Passes: Pool passes can be purchased in the Parks & Recreation Department at 35 S. Paint Street. Single pass: $125
Family pass: $300

Daily Rates:

2 and under: Day Pass:

Pool Party:

$5.00 (cash only)

If interested in scheduling a pool party, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at pool@chillicotheoh.gov or by calling 740.772.5626. Parties are permitted on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with private parties available from 7PM-9:30PM (swimming only permitted from 7:30PM-9:30PM). Rates vary depending on the number of swimmers and day preferred.

ADA Lift:

If in need of assistance, please locate a staff member for support.

Swim Lessons:

Swim lessons will be held on three consecutive Tuesdays– June 15th, June 22nd and June 29th from 10:45AM- 11:45AM. Lessons cost $15 per day ($45 for all three classes) and must be paid with cash or check. Participants are permitted to stay for the day after the lesson has concluded for normal pool hours (12PM- 7PM). No pre-registration is required, and participants must be at least two years old to participate.

Lifeguards: We are currently accepting applications. Please click here for an application. Applicants may email their application to pool@chillicotheoh.gov or deliver to the Parks and Recreation office at 35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601

Adult Morning Swim: To participate in morning swim, swimmers must have a season pass. Morning swim takes place Monday- Friday from 6:30AM-7:30AM.

Division 2 Regional Track

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Division 2 Track & Field Championships at Southeastern High School saw some tough sledding for area teams, with Fairfield Union and Unioto Girls having the highest team point standings of 8th and 10th places, respectively.

Northwest had the highest Boys team standings in third place.

Despite that lack of team success, dozens of individuals moved on the the OHSAA Meet.

Unioto’s Paris DeBord qualified in the Girls 100 dash, 4×100 relay, 200 dash

Olivia Kennedy is a regional champ in the 400 dash

Kerigan Pollard of McClain qualified in the Girls 300 hurdles, Geneve Baril in the 3200 run, Circleville Girls 4×400 relay, Lily Barnes in the discus, Annie Karshner of Logan in shot put, Peyton Proffitt of Westfall in the pole vault

Marcus Whaley of Westfall is regional champ in the 300 hurdles, Gabe Lynch of Unioto moves on to state in the 1600 run, as does Colton Pinkerton. McClain boys qualify in the 4×100 relay, Unioto’s Corey Schobelock and Circleville’s Colton Pinkerton in the 3200, Logan Elm’s 4×400 relay, Nalin Robinson of Zane Trace in the discus, Elijah Williams of Vinton County in the long jump, Sterling Smith of Washington CH in shot put, Tyler Shipley of Westfall and Circleville’s Zach Buitendorp in the pole vault.

The top four finishers in each region, along with the next best two distances or times among all four regions will qualify for the OHSAA State Meet.

For updated results, CLICK HERE: