Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. High 81F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds light and variable.
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 87F. Winds light and variable.
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Back to School Start Dates
It’s hard to believe, but the summer has flown by and students will be headed back to the classroom soon. Check out the list below to see when your school begins!
Canal Winchester Local Schools (Grades 1-9)
Pickerington Local Schools (Grades 1-12)
Canal Winchester Local Schools (Grades 10-12)
Pickerington Local Schools (Kindergarten)
St. Bernadette and St. Mary Schools
Canal Winchester Local Schools (Kindergarten)
Lancaster City Schools (Grades K-9)
Lancaster City Schools (Grades 10-12)
Tips for Preventing falls by Seniors
Falls can be a very serious thing for senior citizens. In fact, every 20 minutes a senior dies from a fall in the United States. Falls also are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s why seniors need to take precautions to prevent what could be a devastating fall.
While becoming more frail as we age is thought of as the primary culprit for falls, there are other risk factors. “These are things like lower body weakness, or vitamin D deficiency or difficulty with walking or balance,” Doctor Robin Lee with the CDC said. “The more risk-factors you have for a fall, the more-likely you are to fall.”
Dr. Lee suggests seniors try to exercise and even consider the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi to help with flexibility.
Though the “Steady U Ohio” initiative, The Ohio Department of Aging also has come up with ways tips for seniors to stay upright. Click on the links below to learn more.
Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit adds a 4th route in Lancaster
A fourth fixed public transit route is available in the City of Lancaster. Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit began the Sheridan deviated flex route on May 30th. Utilizing Sheridan Drive, Rainbow Drive and Granville Pike, the Sheridan route will open up parts of the city that were previously not available by transit. Service will be offered weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will cost riders $0.50, $0.25 for mobility riders and $0.10 for transfers. The four routes offered in Lancaster include Memorial, Main, West and now Sheridan.
Two fixed routes in the Pickerington area (Pick North and Pick South) became permanent earlier this year. LFPT hopes to be able to offer transfer service between Lancaster and Pickerington in the future. It also might be possible in the future to add more service in Pickerington, service to the Rickenbacker airport area and service to some villages in Fairfield County.
As a reminder, riders are asked to arrive at a bus stop five to ten minutes before the scheduled pickup time and have exact change. While credit card payment currently isn’t offered, if a grant is approved, cards and even mobile payment might become an option in the future.
Sign-up for Emergency Alerts
Click on this link to learn how you can register your cell phone number or home phone number with the Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency to receive emergency alerts. These alerts include phone calls or text messages about Tornado warnings in Fairfield County or other local emergency alerts based on your address.
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