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Letter: Traxler message on Issue 1

Let Your Fingers Do The Talking! 

Vote NO on Issue 1 on August 8 or earlier (absentee and early voting begin July 11).

Donald Traxler
Ada, Ohio

Letter: Ada Lions Club thanks community for mulch sale support

The Ada Lions Club would like to thank the community for making its 2023 mulch sale a success!

The annual mulch sale funds the Lions Club Scholarhip; the scholarship recipients are Ada High School seniors.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of the community.

The Lions Club would also like to thank Bass Trucking for allowing us to use their property and equipment for the mulch sale.

Letter: BVHS President-CEO asks community members to write to legislators

We at Blanchard Valley Health System are grateful to each and every one of you who showed your support for us during National Healthcare Week. We are honored to be entrusted with your care and to be so deeply woven into this community, which means so much to all of us. 

Moving forward, we continue to ask for your support. As we emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as health care nationwide faces significant challenges, we urge community members to support local hospitals – and to let their legislators know that they offer that support. 

Letter: Sponsors sought for 4-H trip to Chicago

Ohio State University Extension, Hardin County is seeking business and individual sponsors for their 4-H youth and family Cultural Immersion Experience to Chicago, Illinois--June 16-19, 2023,

Letter: USV seeking cheerleading sponsors

The sponsor form is attached HERE.

The Upper Scioto Valley High School Cheerleaders are seeking 30 sponsors to help cover some of the costs associated with our program. Sponsorship slots cost $200 and will include your business logo on the back of 100 t-shirts to be thrown at our football and basketball games. There will be 10 logos on each set of 100 shirts. All sponsors will receive ONE free shirt, a personal thank you from the squad, and a shoutout on our facebook page. If you wish to fill multiple sponsorship slots, please email or call Coach Brittanie Prichard. 

Letter: The importance of regular medical checkups

A letter from William Kose, MD, JD, Vice President of Special Projects, Blanchard Valley Health System

Regular medical checkups and screenings can reveal minor problems before they become more serious. But we know that, nationwide, many people have not scheduled these tests. There may be any number of reasons. In the early stages of COVID-19, people were reluctant to go to a doctor’s office in person, except in an emergency.  And, of course, in many cases, it was harder to get those appointments during that period, as healthcare workers were stretched thin.

Since then, some people have fallen out of the habit of regular screenings or checkups. Maybe they meant to call and make an appointment but never got around to it. Maybe they have no symptoms of an illness, so they assume they don’t need to be screened. 

However, regular checkups ensure that members of our community are being screened for conditions like high blood pressure, which generally has no symptoms but can lead to serious health problems if not addressed. And those with chronic illnesses, like diabetes, will have a much better quality of life if they’re working with a physician to manage their illness effectively.