9/11 Remembrances Around Ohio
Posted in In the news, Leisure on September 9, 2021
As the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we’ve decided to compile a list of events happening around Ohio that pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11. Event Name Time City Memorial Stair Climb 8:46 AM Akron Commemoration 8:30 AM Beavercreek Ceremony 8:30 AM Bowling Green Memorial Service 12:00 PM...
Mistakes to Avoid Over Labor Day Weekend
Posted in Accident & Injury, Uncategorized on September 3, 2021
Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time for family and friends to get together before summer ends. Although it should be a fun time, it is still important to be aware of the dangers surrounding certain activities. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Boating Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that is emitted in...
COVID-19 or RSV?
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health & Wellness on August 31, 2021
COVID-19 and RSV are complicated illnesses that share several symptoms, and with cases on the rise for both viruses, it may be hard to differentiate between the two. What is RSV? Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a highly contagious lung disease. This virus typically stays in the body between 3-7 days presenting symptoms, such...
What To Do If You’re Hurt at an Amusement Park
Posted in Accident & Injury, In the news on August 26, 2021
Going to an amusement park can be a fun-filled day with the family, but what happens if someone gets hurt? The Global Association for the Attractions Industry reports that 1 in 15.5 million rides taken result in severe injuries. So while there is a slight chance of injury, there is always a possibility of...
A Student’s Guide to College Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection on August 23, 2021
Most students head off to college around the same time they are becoming adults. This means they will be making decisions on their own and will be more susceptible to potential scams. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), adults 18-24 were 56.6% more likely to fall for a scam with median losses of...
The Scary Truth of Heat-Related Illnesses
Posted in Health & Wellness on August 16, 2021
As temperatures continue to rise, the risk of developing heat-related illnesses increases. Every year, there are approximately 700 deaths, 9,200 hospitalizations, and 68,000 calls to emergency departments due to heat-related conditions. The most common type of illness is heat exhaustion and if left untreated, it could worsen to heat stroke. What is Heat Exhaustion?...
How Important is Wearing a Seat Belt?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on August 12, 2021
While most people understand that wearing a seat belt is important, many decide not to wear one when getting into a vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, 22,215 people were killed in a motor-vehicle accident; 47% of them were not wearing a seatbelt. Seat Belt Laws in Ohio: Drivers...
Staying Safe as an Athlete
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on August 9, 2021
With fall training underway for high school athletes, it’s important to think about safety and know the risks involved in sports. The Ohio High School Athletic Association recently came out with updates and precautions pertaining to fall sports this year. While these updates are important, it is also necessary to talk about potential injuries...
Estate Planning: A 6-Step Basic Checklist
Posted in Probate & Estate Planning on July 20, 2021
What is estate planning? Your estate is the value of your investments, assets and interests. It is everything of value that you own—real estate, art collections, antiques, investments, insurance, etc. Estate planning is the process of determining who will receive your assets and handle your obligations after your death or incapacitation. Six steps for...
Keeping Kids Safe in the Car
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on July 19, 2021
We have good news and bad news. The good news – when it comes to crashes, children are much safer than they used to be. The number of child passenger deaths has declined by more than half since 1975. The bad news – motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for children....