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Advocates for foster children on Zoom, talking about the bill

Ohio bill would give foster children a “bill of rights”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two Democratic Ohio lawmakers are sponsoring what’s being called the “Foster Youth Bill of Rights” that they say will give at least 15,000 children in the state’s custody more knowledge about their options and give them more of a voice in their care. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports the… Read More

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What parents need to know about vaccinating young children against COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The White House laid out plans Wednesday for children between the ages of 5 and 11 to soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If approved, shots could begin as soon as November. But many parents are still wondering about whether to get their children vaccinated. Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, lead epidemiologist for the… Read More

The KFC in Athens is just one on many business looking for employees.

Lawmakers want to let teens work later on a school night

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The bill would allow 14- and 15-year-olds to work until 9pm on a school night. Current law says those teenagers have to stop working at 7pm when they have school the next day. Sen. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) said the bill, SB251, requires approval by parents. “They’re still not able… Read More

A healthcare worker prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination clinic at a high school in Los Angeles in August.

Pfizer Officially Asks The FDA To Authorize Its COVID Vaccine For Kids Aged 5-11

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Updated October 7, 2021 at 9:27 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Pfizer and BioNTech are officially asking the Biden administration to authorize the use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer tweeted on Thursday that the companies had submitted their formal request for Emergency Use Authorization of the vaccine to… Read More

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Kids As Young As 5-Years-Old Will Be Eligible For Ohio’s Vaccine Lottery

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio is launching another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to give out scholarships to winners of a sweepstakes if they get the shot. But there’s a catch in this new lottery plan. That means the “Vax-2-School” lottery will be postponed, in hopes that approval happens by the end of the… Read More

A healthcare worker administers a dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at a pediatrician's office in Bingham Farms, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Pfizer and BioNTech are another step closer to seeking authorization for young children to receive the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine, submitting data to the Food and Drug Administration that shows a “robust” antibody response and “favorable” safety outcomes in kids ages 5 to 11 who received the two-dose regimen in clinical trials…. Read More

Sam Campbell (left), a middle school teacher at Nelsonville York, and Cali Sankar, a junior high teacher at Trimble, prepare and assemble an art project called Unity, which was produced by students from multiple schools in the region, in Athens, Ohio, on Monday, June 7, 2021. Unity will be on display on East State Street near the Athens Community Center sometime in June.

Athens County Students And Teachers Team Up To Create Community Mural

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — From rolling hills, to pawpaws, to bricks, to “ditch lilies,” there are a lot of symbols that students think of when they think of Athens County. These ideas, and the communities they represent, will be intertwined in a mural created by local students and teachers. Students’ ideas about their communities are at… Read More

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Sneak Peak: WOUB Virtual Screening Of New PBS Kids Show


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Parents, grandparents, teachers and kids are going to love the newest show coming to PBS Kids, and they’ll have a chance to watch a sneak peek with WOUB Public Media. The 30-minute screening of Donkey Hodie will be held virtually on April 29 at 10 a.m. using Zoom. Inspired by the funny, quirky side of children’s TV… Read More

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Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

Tumbling

Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

Tumbling

Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

Tumbling

Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

Tumbling

Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

Tumbling

Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

Tumbling

Tumbling for Kids


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At the YMCA of Parkersburg, you can roll, flip and jump your way to fun without worrying about competitions! Our Tumbling for Kids program is perfect for beginners who would like help in forming solid gymnastics fundamentals such as cart-wheels, backbends, handstands, and more. The 7-week program also teaches life skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline,… Read More

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

Junior Member Holiday Program flier

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