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Autism in Our Midst

Have you seen a child swinging on a swing with almost desperate focus, rocking madly, tapping repeatedly on any surface, banging her head against a wall and screaming, letting out sharp noises, humming softly to herself, wearing diapers in elementary school, not making eye contact, needing more personal space, or solving math problems at great speed? Any one of these children could be autistic.

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Expect area waters to warm up quickly for fishing season

April is here and so is the fishing season. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has caused us to have a late start to the season, but with warmer temperatures planned for the week along with some warm rain coming, expect the area lakes to start to warm up fast.

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A closer look at children with developmental disabilities in our community

Who loves to read, show miniature horses, garden with her grandmother, and help her mom check her mom’s grades? Who inspired her aunt to work for a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy? Who looks just like your children but needs thirty seconds more? Abby, a joyous little nine-year old who happens to have Downs Syndrome.Many of these children need therapy to learn how to use muscles, even the tongue. Abby has speech apraxia. Early intervention included speech therapy but al...

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Fish winterkills may be seen as weather becomes more spring-like

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is reminding people that fish kills may be common in ponds and small lakes as the ice and snow of the past few months gives way to spring.Winter fish die-offs caused by long periods of heavy ice and snow cover on small waters are referred to as winterkills. Winterkill is caused when persistent ice forms a surface barrier between the water and air that prevents circulation of oxygen and blocks sunlight. If these conditions continue long enoug...

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