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Lima News

Allen County Public Health issues mask advisory

LIMA — Allen County Public Health has issued a mask advisory for all adults and children ages 2 and older and Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center is asking the public to seek non-emergency COVID-19 evaluations through its call center due to the high prevalence of coronavirus circulating in Allen County.
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27 First News

Backup at the ER: It’s not just COVID causing the problem

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – As COVID cases rise in the Valley, so does the number of people looking to get care at area hospitals. How they are getting there is also creating a problem. For Lane Ambulance, wait times could be growing longer. “I actually had a crew a day...
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Submerged SUV recovered from Ohio River

On Wednesday night, recovery crews hauled up the SUV that was driven into the Ohio River at the downtown Paducah boat ramp early Monday morning. Dive boats using sonar eventually located the vehicle about 150 yards from the ramp in about 40 feet of water. A 21-year-old woman was rescued...
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Local hospitals overwhelmed by patients seeking care in non-life-threatening situations

PADUCAH — Local hospitals are reporting an overwhelming increase in patients going to their emergency rooms. Baptist Health Paducah, Marshall County Hospital and Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital all say they're struggling. People are going to the emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries and conditions, specifically those experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms....

CHI Mercy Health to Hold Community HeartSaver CPR/AED and First Aid Class Sept. 27

CHI Mercy Health will be holding a Community Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid class on Monday, September 27 from 6-10 p.m. in the Health Education Center at CHI Mercy Health Hospital. It is being made available to the general public by the Valley City Cardiac Ready Community team. Cost is $50, and participants are required to register and pay to take part prior to class. Valley City is a Cardiac Ready Community, first designated as such in September 2017.
Lima News

Rebel Run returns to the fairgrounds Friday

LIMA —Rebel Run, the classic car, truck and motorcycle event, returns for its 42nd run at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway in Lima this Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. The Rebel Run wraps up its activities at 8 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m....

Lorain Schools see COVID quarantine spike; plans to convert buses for mobile clinic and food service

LORAIN — Since the start of the school year, almost 300 students at Lorain Schools have been in quarantine, according to the district. Since Aug. 18, 293 students, or about 5 percent of its enrollment, have had to quarantine due to close contact with a coronavirus-positive person. There currently are two middle school football teams out, said Ross May, executive director of strategic planning, data and process.

10 hospitals hiring vice presidents

Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks. Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Job listings were compiled from job-seeker websites. Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., is seeking a vice president of total rewards. Christus Health in Irving,...
Springfield News Sun

Coronavirus: Clark County opening new vaccine center

Clark County Combined Health District’s new COVID-19 vaccine distribution center is scheduled to open in Springfield today. The Clark County Combined Health District announced a new location for vaccine distribution at 110 W. Leffel Lane. The site was previously the Abilities Connection building and has been vacant for two years. The county-owned building is being used by the health district in partnership with the Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Board of Commissioners of Clark County, and Mercy Health.

Outdoor Expo Saturday at Blue Creek

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor Expo, this Saturday beside the quarry at Blue Creek, will give everyone an opportunity to test their outdoor skills, and perhaps discover a new outdoor passion. Activities will include tree climbing, archery, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and mountain biking. Metroparks staff experts will be on hand to guide you.
Morning Journal

Coronavirus pandemic still going, Lorain County leaders say

Local health experts and government leaders say their fight is not over against the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Sept. 14, the Lorain County Community Protection Team held its biweekly online meeting to discuss the latest developments involving COVID-19. Hospitals are filling up and the effects of vaccination mandates are not...