Ohio Community – GPAOH http://gpaoh.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 10:02:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gpaoh.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Ohio Community – GPAOH http://gpaoh.com/ 32 32 Steve Mazzi will serve as Acting Superintendent of Marion City Schools https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/22/steve-mazzi-will-serve-as-acting-superintendent-of-marion-city-schools/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:27:09 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/22/steve-mazzi-will-serve-as-acting-superintendent-of-marion-city-schools/ The Marion City Schools Board of Education approved Steve Mazzi to serve as the district’s acting superintendent effective Aug. 1 at its Monday meeting. This follows the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Ron Iarussi, which is due to take effect July 31 after four years leading the district. Mazzi is serving as the acting superintendent of […]]]>

The Marion City Schools Board of Education approved Steve Mazzi to serve as the district’s acting superintendent effective Aug. 1 at its Monday meeting.

This follows the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Ron Iarussi, which is due to take effect July 31 after four years leading the district.

Mazzi is serving as the acting superintendent of the Central Ohio Educational Services Center, board chairman Kelly Mackay said, and his service as acting is currently set to end in December.

Formerly Superintendent of Big Walnut and most recently Director of Human Resources at Westerville, among other educational leadership roles, Mazzi is also a former Air National Guard Sargent Chief Petty Officer with more than 20 years in military service.

“The things I deal with on a day-to-day basis are not unique to what I’ve experienced before in my previous roles,” he said during Monday’s meeting.

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Matt Light organizes a football camp for Ohio students https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/20/matt-light-organizes-a-football-camp-for-ohio-students/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:13:09 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/20/matt-light-organizes-a-football-camp-for-ohio-students/ GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A former New England Patriot and three-time Super Bowl champion is coming to Ohio to host a two-day community football camp. The Matt Light All-Conference Football Camp will be held Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 at Miami Valley Hospital North Stadium at Harmon Field. The event will start at […]]]>

GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A former New England Patriot and three-time Super Bowl champion is coming to Ohio to host a two-day community football camp.

The Matt Light All-Conference Football Camp will be held Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 at Miami Valley Hospital North Stadium at Harmon Field. The event will start at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. on both days.

According to the press release, this is a record event with 330 children present – most in the history of the camp.

New England Patriots tackle Matt Light (72) celebrates the Patriots’ 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

“Not only is the number of young people impacted increasing, but our ability to mentor future leaders through our Leadership Academy, which is integrated into all of our youth programs we offer, is also increasing,” says Matt Light. “While the goal of this camp is to help children develop the fundamental skills to become a great football player through education, the goal is much larger. We offer campers a variety of hands-on learning activities that support their social and emotional learning; build a strong and good character; and equip them with the tools and skills to begin their leadership journey and stay with them every step of the way.

This year, 250 young players in grades two through six will attend the camp to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Have the opportunity to direct the young generation under the direction of experienced coaches.

This program was added to accommodate more players after online registration reached full capacity in just under 24 hours, according to the release. The Light Foundation funded these additional students by applying for a grant through the Bill Belichick Foundation. This provided an allowance of $ 10,000 for the program, allowing the Foundation to reach 80 more students.

“The four desired outcomes of our Leadership Academy are that the young people we serve become more informed, more inspired, gain additional skills and believe in themselves,” said program director April Brubaker. “We’ve put our mission into overdrive this year by adding more campers and the Light’s Leaders mentorship opportunity – and we can’t wait to see the impact it has on these young lives!”

This event is free to students in the community, the statement said, marking the continuation of a longstanding tradition.

“When Larry Masters started this tradition nearly three decades ago, he wanted to ensure it was free for the community, and the only way to do that was to get local businesses to financially support the annual Camp,” notes Light. “We were lucky to have the same level of support all these years later. We annually remind participants and their families who our local supporters are and encourage them to patronize these businesses and thank them for signing up to this vital program.

The schools represented at the camp will include the following:

  • Anna
  • Ansonia
  • Arcane
  • Bradford
  • Brennan
  • Brookville
  • Columbus
  • Covington
  • Dayton Christia
  • Decolores Montessori
  • eaton
  • Edgewood
  • Fort Recovery
  • Franklin Monroe
  • Greenville
  • Marion local
  • Miami East
  • Cathedral
  • Mississinawa Valley
  • Monticello
  • national trail
  • Newton
  • Northeast
  • Preble Shawnee
  • sydney
  • Saint Christopher
  • tippe canoe
  • East Randolph
  • North Tri-County
  • Tri-village
  • Troy
  • Troy Christian
  • Twin Valley South
  • Union City
  • Versailles
  • West Carrollton.

For more information on Matt Light Foundation, click on here.

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Stonewall Columbus Celebrates Pride with a March and Festival https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/18/stonewall-columbus-celebrates-pride-with-a-march-and-festival/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 23:05:00 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/18/stonewall-columbus-celebrates-pride-with-a-march-and-festival/ The Columbus Pride Band led more than 17,000 people to march down the High Street on Saturday to support and celebrate Central Ohio’s LGBTQ community. COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was a sea of ​​rainbows in downtown Columbus on Saturday as Stonewall Columbus kicked off its first in-person pride event since the pandemic began. The theme […]]]>

The Columbus Pride Band led more than 17,000 people to march down the High Street on Saturday to support and celebrate Central Ohio’s LGBTQ community.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was a sea of ​​rainbows in downtown Columbus on Saturday as Stonewall Columbus kicked off its first in-person pride event since the pandemic began.

The theme for this year’s The People’s Pride event put people first as thousands were greeted by a welcoming atmosphere and celebrated decades of pride.

The Columbus Pride Band led over 17,000 people to march down the High Street in support and celebration of Central Ohio’s LGBTQ community.

For Kegan Sulamoyo, the event reassured them that they would be accepted for who they were.

“This event is very welcoming, especially for me. I had my first pride in Cleveland a few weeks ago and it was very encouraging to help people accept me for who I am,” Sulamoyo said.

After the march, the Pride Festival resumed at Goodale Park with resources and entertainment for all to enjoy.

Emmett Podgorski said Pride celebrations are starting to feel more mainstream, which equates to greater acceptance of the LGBTQ community.

“It’s like so mainstream now, which is really cool because it means more people know about the community and it’s more accepted, which is amazing,” he said.

This year’s Pride events are expected to draw more than 700,000 visitors, according to Stonewall Columbus. Some of them experience the pride of Columbus for the first time.

“I’m really excited. I’ve only been to Pride festivals in Cleveland and this is my first time to Columbus, so I’m really excited to see how the city handles it,” said Rohan Ryan.

Next week, Stonewall Columbus will host its Family Pride Network & Land-Grant Pride event and the Stonewall Pride 5K.

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FreshWater Writers Honored at the 2022 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/16/freshwater-writers-honored-at-the-2022-all-ohio-excellence-in-journalism-awards/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:08:50 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/16/freshwater-writers-honored-at-the-2022-all-ohio-excellence-in-journalism-awards/ Last Friday, June 10, at the Press Club of Cleveland’s 2022 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony at the House of Blues, FreshWater Cleveland received five awards for eight articles and one photo essay published last year. Editor-in-chief Karin Connelly Rice was honored for three articles and chief photographer Bob Perkoski won a prize […]]]>
Last Friday, June 10, at the Press Club of Cleveland’s 2022 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony at the House of Blues, FreshWater Cleveland received five awards for eight articles and one photo essay published last year.

Editor-in-chief Karin Connelly Rice was honored for three articles and chief photographer Bob Perkoski won a prize for a photo essay. Editor Tom Matowitz was recognized for his Cleveland Masterworks series on Cleveland’s architectural history, and regular FreshWater contributor Grant Segall was recognized for two articles on Cleveland’s history.

Deming HouseRice took first place in architecture/design writing category for its history, the Barton Deming Historic House welcomes people to “Euclid Avenue from the Heights”, with the judge’s comment stating, “The winning entry is a beautifully curated and well-researched story about a historic property. Well-chosen quotes help move the story forward in an informative way. The reporter brings the reader into the story quickly and clearly.

She also took third place in the community/local coverage category for two articles she wrote about residents’ efforts to revitalize the Buckeye neighborhood: “EDWINS Campus Expands with Additional Buckeye Housing” and ” Brick by Brick: Residents continue their quest to save deteriorating buildings on South Moreland.’

“Good journalism featuring the voices of ordinary residents and citizens trying to make a difference,” Judge wrote. “I love the effort to tell a positive story about people working to better their community and helping those in need along the way.”

Perkoski placed second in the “Best in Ohio: Photographer” category for “The Cityscape: A Photographic Essay of Cleveland Neighborhoods,” with the judge declaring, “Great capture of urban beauty.”

Matowitz earned second place in this Best in Ohio: Essay writing category for his Cleveland Masterworks series. The award was given based on three of his stories, “A Century in the Saddle: Cleveland’s Mounted Police Unit Played, Protected and Saved Lives”, “Frank B. Meade: Architect of Iconic Tudor Homes of Cleveland” and “The Steamship William G. Mather: Great Lakes Draft Horse, Historic Landmark.

“Great historical storytelling,” Judge wrote.

A regular FreshWater contributor and freelance writer, Segall won second place in the Best in Ohio: Freelance Writer category. This category recognizes the coverage that freelancers provide to publications that is at a “level most often seen by dedicated journalists. Their editors are lucky to have such capable reporters at their fingertips.

His submitted works include two FreshWater stories, “One Hundred Years of Cleveland Theater: Playhouse Square Marks a Century of Highs and Lows” and “Happy Birthday Cleveland: In 225 Years We’ve Had Our Moments.”

FreshWater is honored to be recognized by the Press Club of Cleveland and the judges. We are also grateful for the support we receive from our readers and sponsors who motivate us to produce the stories you love to reach the week.

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Warren expected to spend ARP funds on road projects | News, Sports, Jobs https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/14/warren-expected-to-spend-arp-funds-on-road-projects-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:53:31 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/14/warren-expected-to-spend-arp-funds-on-road-projects-news-sports-jobs/ WARREN — City Council plans to vote today to allocate $63,100 of each of its $500,000 in U.S. bailout funding to ensure the city can complete three road projects that may be delayed due to the surge inflationary commodity prices. The projects are the Restoration Avenue Bridge Restoration, the 2022 City Roads Contract, […]]]>

WARREN — City Council plans to vote today to allocate $63,100 of each of its $500,000 in U.S. bailout funding to ensure the city can complete three road projects that may be delayed due to the surge inflationary commodity prices.

The projects are the Restoration Avenue Bridge Restoration, the 2022 City Roads Contract, and the 2022 Ohio Public Works Commission/Community Development Block Grant road projects.

Last week, board members agreed in principle that some of the ARP money they control will be used for projects.

The Reserve Avenue Bridge upgrade has a projected cost of $2.3 million and a budget of nearly $1.7 million, meaning the city must provide an additional $637,900. The cost of the OPWC/CDBG Roads 2022 project submission is approximately $1.4 million, but its budget is $1.3 million, leaving a balance of $130,484 to fund.

The city’s original estimate for the 2022 urban road project was $2.6 million. However, due to rising costs, the project is now expected to cost $630,000 more. The lowest bid was $3.2 million.

The vote is set for 4:30 p.m. today in Warren’s council chambers.

It will allow the city to appropriate the funds, including the combined $631,000 from each council member’s ARP stipend, as well as $150,000 from community development for OPWC/CDBG road projects and $300,000 from the city’s general fund for the Western Reserve. Bridge project.

OTHER USES

The Council’s legislative committee will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday to hear more about the 52 projects that community organizations have proposed to the administration for a portion of the $28.6 million Warren received in ARP funding.

The city has already spent $80,256 on projects, including $200,000 for business and construction grants; $195,966 to repair the fountain in Courthouse Square; and $132,250 for the Packard Music Hall roof.

He charged, but did not pay, $3.9 million for projects including $1.01 million for snowplows for the city’s operations department; $1 million for sidewalk repairs; $800,000 for business and building grants; $595,439 for a fire truck; and $99,978 for two Ford F-250 trucks.

The city still has $8.6 million in suggested projects that have not been funded but are considering, including a $1 million match for brownfield improvements and demolition, and $1.3 million in dollars for the heating and cooling of the government services building.

Councilor Cheryl Saffold, D-6th Ward, said the purpose of Wednesday’s planning meeting was to set goals and timelines for discussions on the use of council-designated funds and to explore ways to make them happen. work consistently.

“A few of us are planning to do similar projects in our respective neighborhoods, so we are looking at how best to use these funds to ensure that all areas get a fair share for these types of projects. that enable the best use of funds.”, she says.

Councilors Greg Greathouse, D-3rd Ward, and Mark Forte, D-4th Ward, said they had specific ideas about how the funds allocated to them would be used, but were checking again with the auditor. and the Office of the General Counsel to determine if projects can be done within the guidelines of the ARP.

Councilor Ronald White, D-7th Ward, met with around seven residents on Saturday to discuss a list of ideas for how they would like the money to be used, including transforming the former property of the Secret school in the park.

White previously met with Warren City Schools Business Manager John Lacy, who is expected to forward the suggestion to the Warren City Schools Superintendent and possibly the school board for discussion.

Councilman Gary Steinbeck, D-at Large, said he was inclined to use as much money as was allocated for police and fire departments.

“I said we had the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Steinbeck. “Many neighborhood council members will use their funds to beautify their neighborhoods. I think we not only have to have beautiful neighborhoods, but also safe communities. »

Councilman Ashley Miner, D-5th Ward, will attend a Southeast Side Community Association meeting at 6 p.m. June 23 at 2534 Milton St. to assess her constituents’ concerns.

Councilman Ken MacPherson, D-at Large, also has a few projects in mind.

“What we should be doing is investing in projects that bring the most help to neighborhoods in the city,” he said. “We have over 20,000 homes in the city, so if we can do something that would help people maintain housing, we would do something that could bring about generational change.”



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Trotwood opens the small free library for community use https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/12/trotwood-opens-the-small-free-library-for-community-use/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:28:28 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/12/trotwood-opens-the-small-free-library-for-community-use/ TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A new small free library in Trotwood will join the movement to share books, bring people together and build communities of readers. Special baseball night organized for children with life-threatening illnesses Small leading book exchanges have over 140,000 worldwide in over 100 countries. The Brethren’s Trotwood Church, 208 East Main Street, […]]]>

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A new small free library in Trotwood will join the movement to share books, bring people together and build communities of readers.

Small leading book exchanges have over 140,000 worldwide in over 100 countries.

The Brethren’s Trotwood Church, 208 East Main Street, will be hosting a grand opening celebration for their small free library on Sunday, June 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The celebration is open to the public and will include a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., followed by a hot dog roast and family activities, including story time for children. In case of rain, it will take place in the parish hall of the church.

“Our little free library doesn’t just belong to us, it belongs to the whole community. With its theme ‘Take a Book – Share a Book’, we hope this little free library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a lot of love for reading to our community,” said the manager of the Peggy Reiff Miller Library. said.

“Away from home, with little to say, books in their own language will give these children a moment of peace and connection to their homeland.”

The Grand Opening Ceremony will also include a fundraiser to provide Ukrainian books to Ukrainian refugee children and orphans as part of a Ukrainian Book Institute project.

Trotwood Church of the Brethren’s library is the 141,024th worldwide to register with the Little Free Library organization. This nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association.

More information about the small free library can be found here.

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17-year-old high school student explains why he’s running for the Ohio House of Representatives https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/10/17-year-old-high-school-student-explains-why-hes-running-for-the-ohio-house-of-representatives/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:42:38 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/10/17-year-old-high-school-student-explains-why-hes-running-for-the-ohio-house-of-representatives/ Sam Cao, a senior from Mason High School in Ohio, presents himself as the youngest lawmaker in the country’s history at 17. If elected, Cao would represent District 56 in the Ohio House of Representatives, a position Rep. Paul Zeltwanger (R, OH-54) has held since 2015. Cao is eligible on the ballot because he will […]]]>

Sam Cao, a senior from Mason High School in Ohio, presents himself as the youngest lawmaker in the country’s history at 17.

If elected, Cao would represent District 56 in the Ohio House of Representatives, a position Rep. Paul Zeltwanger (R, OH-54) has held since 2015.

Cao is eligible on the ballot because he will turn 18 in the general election, as required by the Ohio Constitution.

In an interview with NextShark, he shares details about his grassroots campaign and why he’s running on an ’emergency’ and ‘sustainability’ platform.

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“People always focus on the presidential elections [but] State House races are just as important,” he says. “I think there is no better time than to intervene now. Because if we wait our turn, in eight or ten years our democracy will succumb to fascism, and we will have no future .

More from NextShark: Elderly couple allegedly stricken by coronavirus say goodbye

Cao says his age is a strength, citing anti-Asian hatred, fascism and the prospect of not having a future as motivations for racing in this cycle.

“We need future generations who will have to bear this problem for decades to step in now,” he says. “And realize we have to make change, we can’t allow the same people of the status quo to stay in power, waiting for them to make the change, because they let us down. And frankly, I’ve had enough. And so what better than, you know, to get involved and fight the problem yourself.

Cao is not alone in the fight. He describes the “very positive” response from his community, saying: “I [have] a really great community and our community here in Mason, Ohio – humble Mason, Ohio – we love to support each other and we are always there for each other.

“I think everyone is so excited about the outlook, not just the fact that the youngest person to ever run in Ohio history is in our district, but we actually have a candidate for change. and someone who can lead the way for other campaigns to come,” he adds.

Although he is young compared to the other candidates, Cao notes that his age offers him “a unique perspective” and that this age should not deter young people from getting involved in politics.

“If the government affects everyone, including young people, shouldn’t their voices also be represented in the government because the laws will affect us? If we have no contribution, it’s as if we were taxed without representation. Or, you know, it’s not a real democracy.

For the majority of people who will never run for public office, Cao describes his experience as “surreal, definitely surreal.”

“Every day I wake up the first thing I do is pinch myself because it [feels] sometimes like a dream. And just the amount of attention and traction our campaign got and the number of people we inspired… we have people every day emailing us or coming up to us on the street saying: ‘Oh hey, we saw you on TV’ or ‘We saw your local article.’

Cao also shares that one of the best moments of his campaign occurred during his visit to an elementary school, where young students ended up feeling “very inspired” that “he is not necessary to be in your early thirties or late twenties”. to start making changes, you can start now.

In the first two months of his campaign, Cao racked up as many as 12,000 new Twitter followers. Even now, her social media presence is growing by 2,000 followers a week.

The Ohio House of Representatives primaries — not to be confused with congressional races — will take place on August 2, and early voting will begin on July 6.

Cao plans to continue his higher education regardless of the election results.

You can read more about Cao and his campaign on his website here.

Note: Due to the Ohio redistricting, what was previously District 54 (represented by Zeltwanger) will now be District 56.

Featured image via Sam Cao

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Valuable information to share with the psychiatric community https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/08/valuable-information-to-share-with-the-psychiatric-community/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:09:38 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/08/valuable-information-to-share-with-the-psychiatric-community/ Psychiatrists have valuable insights into political and societal issues that can be shared with the psychiatric community. FROM OUR READERS I reviewed Ronald W. Pies, MD’s recent commentary, “Does Russia Suffer From ‘Paranoid Government Disorder’?” »1 and find myself thinking back to his previous article from 2018: “Psychiatry, ‘Dangerousness’, and the President.2 His most recent […]]]>

Psychiatrists have valuable insights into political and societal issues that can be shared with the psychiatric community.

FROM OUR READERS

I reviewed Ronald W. Pies, MD’s recent commentary, “Does Russia Suffer From ‘Paranoid Government Disorder’?” »1 and find myself thinking back to his previous article from 2018: “Psychiatry, ‘Dangerousness’, and the President.2 His most recent article supports the concept that psychiatrists may be in a unique position to offer valuable commentary on political and societal concerns. This appears directly contrary to the opinion he expressed in 2018 where he criticized the “misapplication of psychiatric labels in order to express discontent”.

After reading The dangerous case of Donald Trump,3 I felt proud of the courageous mental health professionals who contributed to this thorough and revealing interpretation of the statements and actions of our then President. They have used their experience as clinicians and their research to describe the most consistent patterns of behavior in an individual with severe emotional pathology, which has led to disastrous consequences for our society (as is now manifesting since the events of the January 6). Psychiatric organizations have strongly criticized this publication and declared the contributors to be unethical. Dr. Pies agreed, and in his 2018 article he recommended that professional opinions regarding political and social issues be expressed privately only to appropriate civil authorities, congressional officials, or magistrates.

I am grateful that Dr. Pies now feels compelled to publish his opinions on political and societal issues so that this valuable information can be shared with the psychiatric community and the general public. A relevant concept often (falsely) attributed to Edmund Burke is that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. I’m proud of all mental health professionals, including Dr. Pies, who have the courage to stand up and speak their minds publicly.

Dr Burkis a psychiatrist in Perrysburg, Ohio, and is affiliated with several area hospitals, including ProMedica Bay Park Hospital and ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

References

1. RW Pies. Is Russia Suffering From “Paranoid Government Disorder”? Psychiatric time. April 4, 2022. https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/does-russia-suffer-from-paranoid-government-disorder

2. Knoll JL IV, Pies RW. Psychiatry, “dangerousness” and the president. Psychiatric time. February 16, 2018. https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/psychiatry-dangerousness-president

3. Lee BX, ed. Donald Trump’s Dangerous Case: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Evaluate a President – Updated and Expanded with New Trials. Books by Thomas Dunne; 2019.

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Community blood center looking for blood donors https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/06/community-blood-center-looking-for-blood-donors/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/06/community-blood-center-looking-for-blood-donors/ DAYTON, Ohio — The Community Blood Center is concerned about a low type O blood supply ahead of the summer. What do you want to know Regional hospital utilization exceeded Type O blood collections during the May 27-June 4 holiday period Community blood center needs to register 300 donors a day to meet hospital demands […]]]>

DAYTON, Ohio — The Community Blood Center is concerned about a low type O blood supply ahead of the summer.


What do you want to know

  • Regional hospital utilization exceeded Type O blood collections during the May 27-June 4 holiday period
  • Community blood center needs to register 300 donors a day to meet hospital demands
  • Summer has started with a strong demand for blood across the country
  • CBC thanks donors with special events at Dayton CBC Donation Center and mobile blood drives

The Community Blood Center (CBC) said in a statement that regional hospital utilization exceeded type O blood collections from May 27 to June 4. CBC must register at least 300 donors a day to meet the demand from hospitals in the region.

To donate blood, schedule a donation online at www.DonorTime.com or by calling (937)-461-3220, registrants will receive a “Step Up to the Plate” t-shirt.

CBC fell short of its donor goal with an average of 225 blood donors over the holiday season despite daily donor events and a boost of 211 donors during the June 2 blood drive at the Jackson Center .

There is a strong demand for blood across the country, including shortages after recent mass shootings in Texas and Oklahoma.

“It’s the blood already on the shelves that saves lives after these terrible events,” CBC Vice President of Donor Services Tracy Morgan said in a press release. “We need to be better prepared for any increase in needs.”

Morgan said with the summer underway, the traditional challenges of vacation travel, outdoor activities and increased emergency room use require donations.

“We ask donors to go the extra mile to give and encourage those who have never given to become a first-time donor,” Morgan wrote.

There are special donor events at the Dayton CBC Donation Center and at mobile blood drives.

Donors who register during Fueling Up Weekend at the CBC Donation Center will receive a $10 Speedway gas card. The weekends are Friday and Saturday June 10 and 11 and again June 17 and 18.

A special campaign is underway to gain full access to ‘Country Concert 22’, the region’s biggest music event of the summer.

Everyone who registers to donate June 6-18 at any CBC mobile blood drive or the Dayton CBC Donation Center will be automatically entered into a draw to win four tickets, valid for all three days of the ” Country Concert 22″ from July 7 to 9. at Fort Loramie.


To donate blood:

  • Have photo ID including full name, former CBC donors must bring CBC donor cards
  • Be at least 17 years old, 16-year-olds can make a donation with the parental authorization form
  • Weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, may change due to donor size
  • Be in good physical condition

The FDA periodically changes blood donor eligibility guidelines, and potential donors with questions can email them to canidonate@cbccts.org.

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Boil Water Alert + Full Cleanup + Downtown Workshops https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/05/boil-water-alert-full-cleanup-downtown-workshops/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 02:10:00 +0000 https://gpaoh.com/2022/06/05/boil-water-alert-full-cleanup-downtown-workshops/ Hello everyone. It’s Sunday in Marietta and I’m back in your inbox to update you on all the most important things happening in our community today. First, today’s weather forecast: Partly sunny and pleasant. High: 84 Low: 61. Here are today’s top stories at Marietta: A boil water advisory has been issued for parts of […]]]>

Hello everyone. It’s Sunday in Marietta and I’m back in your inbox to update you on all the most important things happening in our community today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Partly sunny and pleasant. High: 84 Low: 61.


Here are today’s top stories at Marietta:

  1. A boil water advisory has been issued for parts of Marietta. (Facebook Marietta Ohio)
  2. People are going to be able to use full cleaning to get rid of trash for most of the day at the city’s expense. (Marietta/Belpre Health Department Facebook)
  3. Buckeye Hills Regional Council is looking to use much of the state money expected to arrive to reinvent town centres. They hold workshops for Washington, Morgan, Noble, and Monroe counties. (Parkersburg News)

Today in Marietta:


From my notebook:

  • Marietta Fire Department Local 442: “Just a look at Fire Station 1. One of 3 stations that serve our great city. Located near City Hall at 301 Putnam Street, this station houses a medic, ladder truck and an engine. Built in 1936, this barracks is the oldest station in the c…” (Marietta Firefighters Local 442 via Facebook)
  • Mariette Ohio: “Boil Water Advisory Issued: Locations Affected: Customers from the I-77 Bridge at the 1390 Glendale Extension, including Sherry Drive, Country Meadows, Glenwood Retirement Community and the Pine Meadows area, will have their water service interrupted from …” (Marietta Ohio via Facebook)
  • Harmar Village – Marietta, Ohio: “Gorgeous, crisp images with Harmar Village as a backdrop, captured with the following notation: ‘I’m new here! Hello, I just wanted to share some of my senior photos that I did in the beautiful village of harmer. Feel free to share…” (Harmar Village – Marietta, Ohio via Facebook)
  • The Castle – Marietta, Oh: “What could your 3rd-6th grader learn at history camp? Friday, July 15: War in the Kitchen: Baking a ‘War Cake’ What’s better than a slice of cake to score a celebration? In this activity, campers will cook ‘war cake’ using sound…” (The Castle – Marietta, Oh via Facebook)
  • The Castle – Marietta, Oh: “Check out our full lineup of events: https://mariettacastle.org/events/” (The Castle – Marietta, Oh via Facebook)
  • Marietta/Belpre Health Department: “Alzheimer’s Awareness Month! Here are some tips for managing Alzheimer’s, being there and helping family and friends. It can be hard to know what to do, what not to do, how to help, etc. These tips may work for some, but not…” (Marietta/Belpre Health Department via Facebook)
  • Marietta/Belpre Health Department: “Don’t forget! This weekend and next, ‘All Out, Clean Out!’ Today and tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Jackson Park and Flanders Field!” (Marietta/Belpre Health Department via Facebook)

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Christopher Schmitt

About me: Hi, I’m the Community Editor for Patch.com/marietta. I have lived in Marietta most of my life. I graduated from Ohio University’s EW Scripps School of Journalism in 2014. I wrote for a community newspaper before moving to New York to be a national correspondent for IHeartRadio. I look forward to bringing my experience home and providing Marietta with the exceptional journalism she deserves. You can email me at christopher.schmitt@patch.com or call me at 740-516-4969.

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