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Pirate matmen 3rd at NWC meet; 4 win individual titles

Landen Luginbuhl, Tayton Kleman, Jeremy Sturgeon and Thayne Kleman win titles

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - Bluffton finished a strong third at the eight-team Northwest Conference championship wrestling meet hosted by Columbus Grove Saturday, February 15.

Defending champion Allen East won its ninth all-time NWC crown with 341 points to easily out-pace second-place Spencerville (223). Bluffton was a close third behind the Bearcats with 218.5 points.

Several Bluffton grapplers enjoyed fine tournaments.

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Spring and fall coaching supplemental contracts

On school board's Monday agenda

Bluffton school board will act on a host of spring and fall supplemental coaching contracts on Monday.

The entire list is posted in the board agenda attached to this story.

In addition the board will act on the six contracts including three substitute teachers, one substitute educational aide and two state testing tutors.

Also on Monday’s agenda is the anticipated approval of the amounts and rates for the 2020 property tax estimates.

Electrophysiology lab opens at Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has added a new tool to expand the treatment of heart disease with the opening of a new Electrophysiology Lab.

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center was the first area hospital to perform minimally invasive transaortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures in 2018.

With the addition of the new lab – dedicated primarily to electrophysiology (EP) procedures – St. Rita’s team providers have the ability to perform EP procedures five days a week.

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Coronavirus vaccine underway

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University's HealthWise Pharmacy.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues, at least one company has said it is working on a vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson announced that Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies (a J&J subsidiary) has started to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, the virus behind the outbreak that started in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, last month.

The company said it plans to use the same technologies as other vaccines for Ebola, Zika and RSV.

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BVHS Partners to construct new senior development

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will be working in conjunction with Pennrose Holdings, LLC, to construct EasternWoods Senior, a 50-unit residential development. The future site of the expansion will be located at 0 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

EasternWoods Senior will be a 51,000 square foot building, containing independent living, accessible housing units for seniors age 55 and older. The development will sit adjacent to the existing Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on the campus of Birchaven Village.

Weekend doctor: Rotator cuff tears

By Stanislaw Dajczak, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that help move the shoulder. These muscles are deep and attach at the upper part of the arm. Deep muscles attach to the bones around the ball-and-socket joint by a thick, non-elastic tissue called a tendon. These tendons can tear by an acute injury or degeneration over time and can occur in any of the four tendons. Rotator cuff arthropathy is defined as arthritis as the result of tearing these rotator cuff tendons.

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