Paints Name New Field Manager

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, announce the hiring of Jackson White as the club’s 2022 field manager. He replaces John Penn, last year’s field manager.

Last season, White served as the Paints’ pitching coach, helping Chillicothe’s staff lead the Prospect League in complete games, while ranking third in both total strikeouts and WHIP, and fifth in earned run average. White helped mentor Ruben Ramirez, who would sign a free agent deal with the Kansas City Royals and eventually reach class Triple-A following the completion of the Paints’ playoff run.

“Words cannot explain how humbled I am to come back to Chillicothe,” said White. “Our players, support staff and host families make this place so special and difficult to leave each summer.”

Currently, White is an assistant coach for the defending NJCAA National Champion LSU Eunice Bengals, working with pitchers and assisting with day-to-day activities of the Bengal program. Previously, White served as an assistant coach at Indiana University-South Bend, Union College and Volunteer State Community College where he served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. 
 
The Carmel, Ind. native played under legendary coach Woody Hunt at Cumberland University (Lebanon, Tenn.) from 2013-18. During his playing career with the Phoenix, White was part of the 2014 NAIA National Championship team, posting a record of 49-20. The left-handed pitcher would later help Cumberland to the 2018 NAIA Regional Tournament. White stayed at Cumberland following his playing career, serving as a graduate assistant for the 2018-19 campaign.
 
White holds a bachelor’s degree from Cumberland University in Sports and Exercise Science as well as a Master’s in Sport Management. 

“My mission is simple,” White added. “That is to develop men and get our guys to play the game the right way.” 

After a road game to start the season June 1, the Chillicothe Paints open the home portion of their 29th season Thursday, June 2 at VA Memorial Stadium against the Champion City Kings at 7:05 p.m. Draft beer will be just $2 for Thirsty Thursday, thanks to Budweiser, and a Fireworks Extravaganza will follow, sponsored by 94 Country. Information regarding tickets, group outings, sponsorship opportunities and more is available by calling (740) 773-TEAM or by emailing the team at paints@bright.net.

Adena Health System Returns To Pre-Pandemic Visitation Policy

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(Chillicothe) – Adena Health System has announced that it will make a return to its pre-pandemic visitation policy, effective today (4/8/22), as community transmission rates for COVID-19 continue to decline and the Health System’s COVID-related inpatient census remains minimal.

“This is a moment that we have eagerly anticipated and signals another positive milestone in our return to normalcy,” said Dr. Kirk Tucker, Adena Chief Clinical Officer. “Any time visitation restrictions are put in place, we know the hardships it can create understanding the role family and friends play in a patient’s healing process. Decisions in these areas are closely monitored by our clinical and operational leaders to ensure we are protecting those trusting us with their care and those working in our facilities. We felt now is the right time to make this return.”

Dr. Tucker added that restrictions around visitation policies are not just made related to COVID-19 data, and that any future changes of the policy could be also instituted with increased trends in community-acquired infections like influenza or pneumonia.

Highlights to the return in visitor policy guidelines include:

·        Face masks are still required while in any Adena facility, regardless of vaccination status.

·        Visitation hours at all hospitals will be 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week.

·        Emergency Departments: Limit of two visitors per patient.

·        ICU: Limit of two visitors at a time and no one under 13 years of age. 

·        Inpatients: Recommended no more than 2-3 visitors at a time due to limited space in patient rooms. Patient can designate a support person to exercise the patient’s visitation rights on his or her behalf. The support person is the only visitor permitted to stay overnight.  

·        Labor and Delivery: Limit of three visitors at a time and no one under 13 years of age.   

·        Nursery: Limit of four visitors at a time and no one under 13 years of age. 

·        Outpatient/Ambulatory: Recommended no more than two visitors accompany a patient.

Adena’s full visitor policy and safety guidelines can always be found on its website at Adena.org/VisitorPolicy.

Earth Gathering Schedule Set for April 23rd

Presented By Classic Brands

(Chillicothe) – The Annual Earth Gathering is set for April 23rd in Yoctangee Park, centered around the Pump House Center for the Arts.

The event is a juried invitational art festival hosted by the Chillicothe Art League, with an Earth Day theme and designed to enlighten, entertain, and inspire the public with Earth-friendly art, music, food, products, and ideas.

Applicants reside within a 100 mile radius of Chillicothe and create hand made art or sell products that are inspired by nature or have a recycled or natural theme. The mostly outdoor festival features approximately 30 vendors and organizational booths along with 7 musical acts throughout the day with healthy food options available, this year, from Loving Healthy Farms (menu will be posted).

Local non-profit organizational booths in line with the event are also available. The deadline for booth applications is always March 1. They are no longer accepting applications.

Music gets underway at Noon from Ben Haynes, of Kingston; 1 p.m. Matt Moon, of Rockbridge with Corey Gahm, of Chillicothe; 2 p.m. Ben True and the Basement Collective with Ben True, Nick Davisson, Jarret Kelly, Jonathan Thompson; 3 p.m. Hillbilly Chic with Paul Brown, Richard Moore, Bryan Joseph, John Victor, Barry Barnes; 4 p.m. Jesse Powers, singer/songwriter from Columbus; 5 p.m. Gathering Stars with Michelle Ishida, Carole Walker, Stephanie Sambroak, Bill Patrick, Jeff Plavcan, Los Giles, Johnny Polansky.

Earth Gathering is hosted by the Chillicothe Art League, which also hosts the corresponding art show inside the Pump House during the month of April.

Former Bishop Flaget Student Promotes OSU Power In Neuroscience Olympiad

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Bishop Flaget Middle School graduate and now Dublin Jerome High School junior Hunter (Nilla) Rajan is promoting the Power In Neuroscience Olympiad, which is a competition surrounding neuroscience exclusively for high school students.

In an email to Litter Media, Hunter says this is a great opportunity for students to get involved in.

“Since the Brain Bee is not happening this year, this competition is meant to replace it; honestly, I think this is a great opportunity for any and all students interested in neuroscience. Once students register they will have access to the reading materials and will receive information about the competition from the organizing committee.”

Many in our area might remember Hunter’s 2019 Spelling Bee success which took the local student all the way to the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC.

2019 National Spelling Bee