~ The local community participated in national drug take back day, held April 22nd, and the community disposed of unused and unwanted medications at two locations. Empower Tusc reports that the four hour event saw 23.4 pound of medication dropped off at Trinity Hospital Twin City and 151.6 pounds collected at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. The successful event is designed to keep unwanted prescription drugs out of the home and to keep the pills from ending up in the wrong hands. More prevention efforts and drug deactivation bags can be found at www.empowertusc.com.

~ The Tuscarawas County Emergency Management is reporting that a peroxide based cleaning agent spill occurred at Country Club Nursing Home, on E. Iron Avenue. Units responded Wednesday at 8:14am. The mishap occurred in a closet area and the residents in the immediate vicinity were evacuated. A few were transported, but no serve injuries occurred. The first floor remained evacuate for clean-up, which lasted for three hours.

~ The Centers for Disease Control recommended an update for COVID-19 boosters and many Tuscarawas County residents, 65 and older, or are moderately to severely immunocompromised, are eligible for another COVID-19 booster dose. The County Health Department is hosting a drive-up clinic, by appointment, for those wishing to take advantage. The clinic will be on Thursday, between 1pm and 6pm, at the department’s location in Dover. To schedule an appointment, call 330-343-5555 ext. 1740 or 1810.

~ Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is celebrating 50 years an agency and they are hosting Celebration of Potential. The annual event will be Tuesday, May 23rd, at 6pm, at Buckeye Career Center. This will bring together current and former Bigs and Littles, along with families, staff, and board members. Recognitions will take place that evening. Tickets are available at www.bigs4kids.com/celebration. Tickets are $20 for adults and youth, 18 and under, can attend at no charge.

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