Ports. Notre Dame Claims SOC Girls Tennis Title

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The Portsmouth Notre Dame Lady Titans are Girls Tennis Champs of the Southern Ohio Conference.

The Singles Champion is Addy Akers of Minford, with Runner-Up going to Notre Dame’s Katherine Nelson. The All SOC Singles honors also include Blossom Smith of Waverly and Savannah Holtgrewe of Notre Dame. Akers is also the SOC “Player of the Year”.

All SOC Girls Tennis Team/Photo Courtesy of Dave Stamm

The Doubles Champ is the Notre Dame duo of Charlee Lansing/Ella Kirby of Notre Dame with Minford’s Runner-Up squad of Addi Lute/Kailey Schaffer.

Solar Panel Company Pledges $1 Million To Ross/Pickaway Counties

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(Minneapolis) –  National Grid Renewables has announced its pledge to donate over $1 million to the Ohio communities of Ross and Pickaway Counties through its 274 megawatt (MW) Yellowbud Solar Project (Yellowbud or the project). Yellowbud will support the Yellowbud Community Fund via annual donations of approximately $54,800 over a twenty-year period and will work with The Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation (CRCF), a local nonprofit organization, to distribute the funds.

“We are thrilled to partner with Yellowbud Solar to enhance the quality of life in the Ross and Pickaway communities,” stated Scott Graham, Executive Director for CRCF. “It’s not just power that Yellowbud Solar provides; the Yellowbud Community Fund will annually support nonprofit organizations and schools operating in Ross and Pickaway Counties.”

As part of its community-focused and farmer-friendly foundation, National Grid Renewables initiates charitable funds for each of its owned and operational large scale renewable energy projects. The purpose of these charitable funds is to engage in, assist, and contribute money to charitable and/or community activities and opportunities within the project communities. The gifts donated by the charitable funds are above and beyond any tax revenue delivered by National Grid Renewables’ projects.

The Yellowbud Community Fund donations are available via grant application for schools, government agencies, and charitable 501(c)3 organizations located in Ross and Pickaway Counties. CRCF will facilitate and manage the grant application process on behalf of Yellowbud. The Yellowbud Community Fund will gift its first donation from Yellowbud approximately one year after the project reaches commercial operation. Yellowbud, which is currently under construction, is anticipated to begin operation in 2023 and intends to make its first annual donation in 2024.

NA & Dawson Bryant D-3 Boys Golf Sectional Champ- 2 SVC Golfers Advance To District

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Division 3 high school boys golfers advanced to district tournament play from the Southeast District Sectional Tournament play on Wednesday.

At Chillicothe Jaycees, North Adams won the team title with a 348, with West Union, Lynchburg Clay, Crooksville and Manchester rounding out the team qualifiers to districts. Individual qualifiers include Cameron Phillips of Valley with a (69), Adena’s Davis Kerns with an (84), Brody Fauber of Leesburg Fairfield with an (85), Keltin Robinson of Peebles with an 87, and Southeastern’s Connor Smith at (89).

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At the D-3 Sectionals at Big Beaver Course, Dawson Bryant won the team crown at 344. Other district qualifying teams are Belpre, Eastern Meigs, Waterford and Trimble. Individual district qualifiers are Owen Mault of South Webster, Riley Burnett of South Webster, Eli Ford of St. Joseph, and Andrew Airhart of Federal Hocking.

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Adena RMC Receives 5-Star Rating From Medicare

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(Chillicothe) – For a second consecutive year, Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has received the highest overall hospital rating, five-star, given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The overall hospital rating is based on data publicly reported on CMS’ consumer-oriented website Hospital Compare. ARMC was one of only 22 Ohio hospitals recognized with a five-star rating in both 2021 and 2022.

More than 4,500 hospitals were rated by CMS with just 429 reaching a five-star rating this year. ARMC was among just 30 of Ohio’s hospitals to receive a five-star rating.

Hospital Compare provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients, becoming one tool consumers can use to compare performance measures from multiple hospitals.

“Providing the top levels of care, as recognized by CMS, which can be found locally is important to our organization,” said Jeff Graham, Adena President & CEO. “To find the next closet five-star rated hospital, patients and their families in our region would need to travel over 50 miles to Columbus or over 100 miles to Cincinnati. That is why we take being a trusted health care partner in our communities very seriously, every day with every interaction.”

CMS looks at more than 50 measures that fall into five quality categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care. A hospital’s overall rating is calculated using only those measures for which data is available.

Adena Vice President of Quality and Safety Rhett Holland added, “In this most difficult time in health care, this a testament to the dedication and selfless service of our caregivers who provide outstanding care, no matter the challenge. As an organization that has always been committed to improving the health of the communities we serve, we remain focused on care of the highest quality for each patient.”