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July 17 Ohio Air Quality Advisory: Unhealthy for sensitive groups

COLUMBUS, OH (July 17, 2023) - Ohio EPA is issuing a statewide Air Quality Advisory as smoke from Canadian wildfires again continues to adversely impact air quality. The advisory is in effect through the end of, July 17. Ohio EPA expects the Air Quality Index to be in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” to “unhealthy” ranges.

Area Agency on Aging “3 for 3” July news

Vaccination funding received, July 21 disaster preparedness event, window a/c fundraising

The Area Agency on Aging 3 was recently awarded funding that will allow the AAA3 to provide outreach and education on the importance of flu, pneumonia, shingles and COVID-19 vaccines for older adults and individuals living with a disability. The award comes from the Administration for Community Living through USAging's Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative. 

AAA3's initiatives could include hosting community vaccine clinics, providing in-home vaccinations, transportation to vaccination sites, and conducting outreach and education, among other activities.

Disaster Preparedness Event: Friday, July 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at North West Corp Apartments, |404 North West Street, Lima. AAA3 will host a free event for adults 55 and over. Participants will receive a free starter disaster preparedness kit and information packets, and general training for disaster, fire, tornadoes, etc.

The Silver Birch Foundation has purchased 10 a/c units to have on site for when the agency starts getting requests and there are no other alternatives. A fundraising campaign to support this program is being conducted through Wednesday, July 26. Donations can be made via cash or check (payable to Silver Birch Foundation).

Supporters for Summer Read come from near and far

Area libraries will soon be wrapping up Summer Read programs, providing their patrons with a variety of activities to enliven summer days and to promote a love of reading.

The Alger Public Library has announced the following thank you list, recognizing local sponsors who have made donations toward the 2023 Summer Read program. 

Lynn Valley Farmers 4-H minutes for July 12 

By Meredith Donnelly, secretary/reporter

The eighth meeting of the Lynn Valley Farmers 4-H Club was held on July 12 at the Lynn Township Hall.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Owen Stuck

4-H Pledge led by Lila Harder

June 2023 land transfers in Ada school district

The following eleven land transfers took place in the Ada Exempted Village School District in June 2023 as reported on the website of the Hardin County, Ohio auditor Michael T. Bacon HERE.

One year anniversary of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in Ohio

COLUMBUS--On July 7, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, joined by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Lori Criss, and Ohio 988 Administrator Doug Jackson, recognized the positive impact of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline on Ohioans following one year of state-and-nationwide implementation. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides residents with one, easy to remember number to call–988–when they or someone they know is in crisis.