Atomic Speedway: John Schneider’s Bo’s Extravaganza Postponed

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In a statement on YouTube, John Schneider announced the postponement of his Bo’s Extravaganza: On the Road.

“I know many of you are very concerned about what’s going on” the actor/singer states in the video. ”Many of you know, Alicia (Schneider’s wife) broke her back in two places.” Schneider goes on to say she had been making tiny improvements, but not enough to continue with the rigors of Schneider’s schedule.

The weekend of racing, stunts, movies and concerts was scheduled for May 6-8 at Atomic Speedway.

Schneider explains his focus needs to be ”nothing but Alicia and Alicia’s health” at this time.

Efforts are being made to reschedule Bo’s Extravaganza.

Meanwhile, Atomic Speedway readies for its event this Saturday, featuring Open Wheel Madness. Get more details at

Goodwill Summer Youth Program Offers Youth Earn & Learn Opportunities

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Goodwill of South Central Ohio is currently accepting applicants for its annual Summer Youth program where teens and young adults can earn while they learn.

Summer Youth participants work with a Goodwill job coach over a five-week period at area businesses. Participants are paid minimum wage throughout the program where they learn the skills needed to sustain employment and gain work experience to help them get a job when they are ready. Goodwill provides transportation to-and-from the job sites.

In 2021, our workforce team served 45 youth through the program which is open to ages 14-21 in Athens, Fayette, Hocking, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, and Vinton counties. While learning is the focus of the program, occasionally there have been participants who are offered a job at the work site.

Sessions this year will run from June 6 to July 8 and July 11 to Aug. 12. In addition to our Goodwill stores, this year’s work sites currently include: Accurate Heating and Cooling (Ross); Campbell’s Market (Vinton); Dogwood Pass (Pike); Frisch’s (Fayette and Ross); Hampton Inn (Pickaway); Lazy Dog Camp Resort (Jackson); Mighty Children’s Museum (Ross); Millstone BBQ (Hocking); Pike Heritage Museum (Pike); Piggly Wiggly (Athens); Shawnee Campground and Kayak Rental (Ross); Shawnee Lanes (Ross); YMCA (Pike).

Goodwill has operated its Summer Youth program for more than a decade. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities makes referrals to Goodwill for the program and helps with funding.

Anyone interested in the Summer Youth program (individual or business) can contact Goodwill for more information at 740-702-4000 Ext. 144.

Adena Offering Sports Physicals and Wellness Exams

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(Chillicothe) – As many parents and young athletes know, it’s a standard requirement to get a sports physical before starting any new school sports season. Whether your student is in grade school or college, sports physicals are necessary to reduce sports-related injuries, discover underlying health issues, and help prevent any existing conditions that could lead to serious or even fatal physical issues.

To help student athletes and parents, Adena offers convenient opportunities for sports physicals through its wellness exams at Adena Pediatrics and Adena Family Medicine. Simply bring in your school sports paperwork and your Adena physician will review and sign it as part of your child’s wellness exam. It’s easy, and most insurance will cover this under one annual wellness visit, meaning no extra fees.

Getting a sports physical helps to set a baseline for young athletes. As students get older, their bodies change. Tending to or bringing awareness of early potential issues, like changes in metabolism or aches from bone growth or joints, can allow Adena physicians to take preventative measures. Young athletes, knowing they may have an issue, weakness or sensitivity, can train to help overcome or avoid certain physical conditions.

If your child has already had their annual wellness exam within the last six to eight weeks, Adena Pediatrics and Adena Family Medicine can often sign off on the sports physical paperwork following their visit. Contact your Adena pediatrician or family medicine office to check your eligibility.

If a sports physical is all you need, Adena has you covered so your health is up-to-date and ready for action. Adena Pediatrics, Adena Family Medicine and Adena Urgent Cares offer quick, convenient, comprehensive sports physicals for only $25. Adena Urgent Cares also accept walk-in appointments.

Governor Authorizes Use of State Disaster Relief Program

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(Columbus)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has authorized the use of the State Disaster Relief Program (SDRP) to help several counties impacted by severe winter ice storms in February 2022. 

The SDRP is a reimbursement program that can be used in instances where storm damage amounts do not meet the threshold for federal assistance. The program is intended to provide supplemental state assistance to local governments and eligible non-profit organizations for costs associated with debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent work.

The following counties impacted by the ice storm that occurred from February 2, 2022, through February 5, 2022, may qualify for assistance:

  • Belmont County
  • Harrison County
  • Highland County
  • Hocking County
  • Monroe County
  • Noble County
  • Perry County
  • Pike County
  • Ross County

The SDRP is authorized for counties whose damages meet a countywide per capita indicator. Governor DeWine’s authorization allowing the use of the fund allows the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to request the funding from the Ohio Controlling Board.