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Weekend doctor: COVID-19, mental health and physical well-being

By Brook Crawford, APRN-CNP
Family Medicine Certified Nurse Practitioner
Blanchard Valley Hospital

Let’s face it, COVID-19 has not been easy on anyone.

Since March 2020, we have experienced restrictions, stay-at-home orders, mandates and a plethora of other new “experiences” that most of us have never had in our lifetimes.

With these “experiences” come different emotions, thoughts and problems including, but not limited to, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and increased stress.

Concussions: What are the risks?

This column provided by ONU HealthWise Pharmacy –
Concussions are more than just a blow to the head. They can have serious short- and long-term effects.

Many people, such as kids who play contact sports, may want to just laugh it off after they've sustained a concussion. But that's typically not advisable.

Below, we'll take a look at the risks tied to concussions and what to do if you've had a head injury.

What Is a Concussion?

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Pirate volleyball team moves to 8-2 after beating Ada

Kylie Monday hustled up a team-high 21 digs

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The visiting Ada volleyball team took the opening game but lost a tough four-setter at local rival Bluffton in Northwest Conference action Thursday night.

Bluffton improved to 8-2 and 2-0 in league play with their sixth consecutive victory.

The 23-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-16 defeat lowered the Lady Bulldog record to 5-4 overall and 0-2 in the NWC. 

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University graduate programs named ‘Best in Ohio Business’

Robin Bowlus: “Our graduate programs focus on leadership development not only within our students’ professional worlds but in their personal lives and within their communities”

Bluffton University was recently recognized by “Ohio Business” magazine’s 2020 Best in Ohio Business Awards for Best Graduate School Program.

In its inaugural year, the Best in Ohio Business Awards featured Ohio businesses and non-profits in a range of categories from education to health care. According to its website, the awards served as a way to promote the state at a crucial time.  

Bluffton University offers graduate degrees in business administration, education and organizational management.

Meet the BHS girls' fall teams

Second in a series: cheerleaders • varsity soccer • varsity volleyball • JV volleyball • tennis

This is the second in a series of team photos from Bluffton schools representing fall 2020.

Today's photo features shows the following teams below:
• Varsity cheerleaders
• Girls' varsity soccer team
• Girls' varsity volleyball team
• Girls' JV volleyball team
• Girls' tennis team

Watch the Icon for boys' varsity team photos coming next.

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Pop-up shop returns to The Centre Saturday, Sept. 26

Nearly a dozen participants display products from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Bluffton "pop-up shop" returns to The Centre, 601 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. 

"Your favorite direct sales companies are gathering together in one location to share products and services," said Cindy Luginbuhl, one of the event planners.

"Door prizes and some vendors will have samples to share. As a courtesy to all, we ask that you wear face coverings and practice social distancing during the event," she said.

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