(Summit County Public Health) [Akron, OH] – In an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Summit County, starting on August 27, 2021, Summit County Public Health (SCPH) will offer $100.00 Visa or MasterCard gift cards to any Ohio resident 12 and over receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination while supplies last. The kick off for the $100.00 incentives will be on August 27, 2021 during a drive through clinic at 1867 W. Market St., Akron from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. We will offer all three vaccines during the event. SCPH will continue to offer $100.00 gift cards to individuals receiving their first dose at all public SCPH clinics while supplies last. This will be a onetime incentive for first doses only while supplies last, and we will be verifying first dose status in the State of Ohio’s vaccination registry.
SCPH encourages all residents and particularly those who are unvaccinated to continue to engage in safe and effective behaviors to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Stay home if you’re sick, even with mild symptoms
Be mindful in your interactions with others. Limit your chances of exposure by maintaining social distancing of at least six feet from non-household members
Wear a mask in public
Consider necessary travel only
Follow good hygiene standards:
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds Use hand sanitizer frequently
Avoid touching your face Cover coughs and sneezes
If you have questions, call the COVID-19 Call Line (330) 926-5795. The call line is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F.
83 year old George Robotkay has dementia, and has been missing since last night.
Strongsville police say the 5'6, 145 pound, white man with hazel eyes and brown hair left his home on Century Oak Drive , and they are concerned for his safety.
For more information, visit the Endangered Missing Adult Alert website at: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Local-Law-Enforcement/Missing-Adult-Alert
As the students head back into the classroom and employees venture back to the workplace, it is time for a refresher course in handwashing. Dr. Eliot Mostow is with Akron Dermatology, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to provide the basics in proper handwashing. Dr. Mostow believes the public should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds, or the length of singing the tune Happy Birthday, in order to fully cleanse. Dr. Mostow also touched on proper moisturizers, for those with sensitive skin and those whose skin dries out and cracks.
Ohio lawmakers are considering a request to allow consumers to buy what could be a dangerously radioactive chemical product, which is used for deicing snowy sidewalks and driveways.
Aqua Salina, which is made from recyled wastewater "brine" from oil and gas wells, is already used on highways as a deicer and dust suppresant in many states, including Ohio. But, the Northeast Ohio company that makes it, Nature's Own Source, LLC, wants to sell it to other consumers as well, and says it is safe.
That assertion, however, is disputed by a number of citizens, environmental groups, and some state officials, including the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
In a June 22, 2021 letter to the chairs of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and House Energy & Natural Resources Committee; ODNR Director, Mary Mertz expressed concerns about proposed regulatory changes that would result in her agency losing the ability to regulate oilfield wastes and tracking their flow, for example, into water supplies. Her conclusion: "HB 282/SB 171 does not ensure the protection of public health and safety or the environment."
Whether or not the bills will advance out of the committees that have been considering it, and come to a full vote in either chamber is still up in the air.
Listen now to hear clips of testimony on both sides of the issue, as well as interviews with Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member, 37th District State Representative Casey Weinstein (D) of Hudson, and former Athens County Commissioner, and current Ohio Brine Task Force Spokesperson, Roxanne Groff.
State Representative Casey Weinstein, (D) Ohio 37th District
Roxanne Groff, Ohio Brine Task Force
**Please note: This program is available as a podcast on Apple, Android, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Students are heading back into the classrooms all over the country, and that means it is time for some back-to-school shopping. That shopping does not stop at school supplies; it has to do with fashion, as well. Marji Wachowiak is with the fashion design department at Kent State University, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to look at the fashion trends for today’s students. The pandemic, which caused millions to work or study from home, has propelled casual trends back into the spotlight, to where people may prefer to feel comfortable when heading back into public settings. According to Marji, denim has made quite the comeback of late for all genders, and high-top sneakers are popular among the men. Marji also talked about Kent State’s school of fashion and how it is world-renowned.