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Hancock Red Cross cooling center open on Thursday

 

The American Red Cross cooling center in the Multi-Purpose Building of the Hancock County Humane Society will remain open on Thursday, according to Executive Director Todd James.

“Our operation of the cooling center will be decided on a day by day basis, based on the number of people coming to the center each day and the number of homes in the area still without power.”  James says the center served over 80 meals on the 4th of July.

Hours for the cooling center will be noon – 5 p.m., with lunch served at 12:30 p.m.  H.A.T.S. will be providing free transportation, with funding from the United Way of Hancock County. Rides can be arranged by calling 2-1-1.

Ada Bible Quizzers headed to nationals

Bible Quizzing teams from Ada’s First Presbyterian Church will travel to Indiana’s Bethel College Thursday to compete in the national finals.

Bible Quizzing is a competition designed for youth aged 12-20.  Team members study several books of the Bible over the course of a school year, then compete in monthly competitions. This year, the teams are studying Hebrews and 1st and 2nd Peter.

Ada First Presbyterian boasts four teams – two experienced and two rookie.  Sixteen youth participate.  The Ada team has won numerous invitational events in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana and captured both experienced and rookie divisions in last year’s national finals.

Writing through grief workshop offered

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a “Writing Through Grief” workshop for those grieving the current or past death of a loved one.

The workshop will be held Monday, July 16, and Monday, July 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Van Buren State Park, 12259 Township Road 218, Van Buren.

Through this event, participants will use various writing techniques to investigate, express and process grief. No previous writing experience is needed and journals will be provided.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register, call Bridge Bereavement Service at 419.423.5351 or e-mail bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.

Changing the subject for a moment - here's an Ada chamber update

Take your mind off the heat for a moment. Here's an update of events around Ada from the Area Area Chamber of Commerce:

Something new - Our next membership committee meeting will be held on July 18th.  Bright and early at 7:30 a.m. David Dellifield has invited us to have breakfast and our meeting at McIntosh Center.  Please RSVP to me when you know if you can attend.

Health Chek now has in stock, Rasberry Keytones and African Mango supplements. This has been a hot topic with Dr. Oz!

AEP reports western Ohio among hardest hit in Ohio

AEP provided the Icon with the following power restoration update as of the morning of July 2:

Here is the latest outage restoration update available.  We continue to
work hard and safe to get power restored to all our customers and have done so with over 200,000 being put back into service.  Last night's storm caused a temporary set back, and continued unstable weather creates the possibility for more outages, but we will stick with this until we're done.

Thanks for your patience and understanding and please check on the elderly and infirmed as this heat wave seems to have no end in sight,

Tips from the health department: Staying safe in the summer heat

The Allen County Health Department warns area residents about the importance of staying cool in the extreme heat we are experiencing. 

“The heat, combined with the power outages in the area presents a real health concern for us,” says Kathy Luhn, Allen County Health Commissioner.  “The three most important things you can do are stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.” More tips for beating the heat safely are below. 

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