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Signs about lead poisoning are posted in the Newark Health Department in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Kids Are Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (Kaiser Health News) — Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are missing out on more than vaccines. Critical testing for lead poisoning has plummeted in many parts of the country. In the Upper Midwest, Northeast and parts of the West Coast — areas with historically… Read More

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Notices Sent To W.Va. Families Of Babies Born Exposed To Drugs

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 3,800 notices have been sent to the West Virginia families of babies born exposed to drugs as part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case. The Herald-Dispatch reports a group of attorneys sought the names to send families a notice of pending litigation. The notice, sent out last week, says… Read More

DIY Dog Beds and Dog Toys flier

DIY Dog Beds and Toys


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On February 1st, 2020, Athens Ohio MakerSpace and Friends of the Shelter Dogs will be hosting a class on how to create dog beds of any size out of reusable fabric and scraps! If you wish to make a dog bed, be sure to register for the class in advance at https://test.athensohiomakerspace.com/classes/ Dog beds are… Read More

Upcycled Stuffed Animals

Upcycled Stuffed Animals


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On December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30pm at Coolville Public Library, Athens Ohio MakerSpace will be hosting a craft event for parents, their kids or any person who’s generally interested. Our instructor, Megan Rogers, will show attendees how to create cute, stuffed animals (or snowman) from sweater and t-shirt scraps. These creations would be wonderful… Read More

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Holiday Junior Member Program


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Join us for this hands-on program of holiday fun from the days of long ago. Learn the art of Scherenschnitte, cutting paper with scissors, to make beautiful holiday gifts and ornaments for you and your family to cherish for years to come. Play puzzling Victorian parlor games that will make you think while you have… Read More

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Halloween Costume Creation II


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Whether or not you attended our last class, Halloween Costume Creation I, to create your action plan and materials list, you are now ready to build your best costume ever, right? Then bring all your materials, and our professional staff will assist you to build your masterpiece! Basic machine sewing skills will be helpful to… Read More

Master’s Apprentice | Phidias


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Become an apprentice to masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Georgia O’Keeffe, or Mary Cassatt. Each month children in grades four through six will investigate the art, style, and technique used by a different master artist, then they will create their own masterpiece. For each class, participants will earn apprentice rewards to add to their… Read More

Free Family Day | Back to School


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Celebrate the back to school season with the whole family at the ZMA. Stretch your imagination with art projects inspired by your favorite school subjects. Enjoy an afternoon of creativity and inspiration. Don’t miss this fun kickoff to the new school year. Family Day is generously supported by the Beaux Arts Club.

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Total Number of Homeless Students in W.Va. Rises to Over 10K

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The total number of homeless public school students in West Virginia has increased by nearly 1,000 students since the 2017-18 school year. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports state Department of Education data for the 2018-19 school year says there are now about 10,500 homeless students across the state. Homeless students are those… Read More

Parents Plead Not Guilty in Death of Baby Found in Well

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) – Court officials say the parents of a 4-month-old boy found dead in an Ohio well have pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder, kidnapping and corpse abuse. Court officials in Scioto County say 39-year-old Jessica Groves and 41-year-old Daniel Groves, of Otway, pleaded not guilty Monday in Portsmouth in the… Read More

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Senate Proposal Tackles Issue of Custody of Troubled Kids

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A legislative proposal would help Ohio parents keep custody of troubled children who require desperately needed and expensive services. A measure in the Senate version of Ohio’s two-year budget is aimed at so-called “multisystem youths” who need help from service agencies that cover disabilities, child welfare and mental health. Ohio’s current… Read More