Free at-home COVID tests

Franklin County Public Health has announced that on Monday, Dec. 20, free at-home COVID-19 tests will be distributed at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective (3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City) and at the following Franklin County fire departments: Grandview Heights, Jackson Township, Mifflin Township, Truro Township, Upper Arlington and Westerville. Families can get up to six tests …

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Podcast delves into lives of adults with Down syndrome

Mike Messina and Dino Tripodis sitting in a bar
Mike Messina, left, is featured in Extraordinarily Ordinary, a first-ever podcast series from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. Radio personality Dino Tripodis, right, hosts.

Though he had no experience with podcasts, Mike Messina instantly felt comfortable with the idea behind Extraordinarily Ordinary, a new podcast series from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. Messina stars in the first episode, grabbing a beer with Sunny 95 deejay Dino Tripodis. The two talk (and laugh) about life for 40 minutes …

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West Central School nurses cherish ‘adventure’ of each day

School nurses Sarah Eads and Debbie Charles in the West Central clinic.
Sarah Eads, left, and veteran school nurse Debbie Charles strive to meet the wide-ranging needs of West Central students and families.

During the earlier months of the pandemic, West Central School nurse Debbie Charles sought to reassure students by holding a smiling photograph in front of her masked face. She wanted them to know it was still her, still the same Nurse Debbie who’s provided decades of loving care.“She knows the science of nursing, and she …

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