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Nearly 25% of Patients Experience Harm in U.S. Hospitals

When you go to a hospital, you believe you are being cared for and treated in the best way possible. However, a recent study shows this is not the case. New England Journal of Medicine recently released a report revealing that nearly 1 in 4 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals will experience harm during their stay. The...

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Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban

Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a new legislation to help stop drivers from texting while driving. The new bill will take effect in less than 90 days. DeWine mentioned that the law would change the culture around distracted driving in Ohio and help reduce preventable fatalities that come with distracted driving. Texting and driving...

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Elk + Elk’s Best Blogs Of 2022

It's the end of the year, and as we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, we wanted to share our most-read blogs of 2022. From school bus safety to preparing for winter storms, find out which blogs made our top five. Top 5 Blogs of 2022 When is it safe to pass...

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Better Business Bureau Warns About Online Holiday Shopping Scams

As you begin or continue your holiday shopping, The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns shoppers about the risk of scammers targeting victims. The BBB stated that online shopping losses are estimated to exceed $380 million this year, and the age group at the highest risk is 18 to 24-year-olds, as many scammers use fake...

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GivingTuesday

Each year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is dedicated to giving back to the community. GivingTuesday is a global movement of generosity where anyone and everyone can participate. What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Founded in partnership with the United Nations Foundation in New York City, it...

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College Safety for Students

While many students have settled into college life this past month, safety remains a top priority. According to research by ADT, 97% of students feel they take account of their safety on and off campus in their daily lives. We have created a list of helpful tips for students and parents to ensure safety...

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4th of July Fireworks Around Ohio

The 4th of July is right around the corner, meaning fireworks take place all weekend. Below is the list of displays throughout Ohio for the whole family to enjoy! Location Date(s) Avon Lake July 1, 2022 (Rain Date: July 5) Bainbridge July 1, 2022 (Rain Date: July 3) Columbus July 1, 2022 Gahanna July...

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Graduation & Underage Drinking

With the Class of 2022 graduating, the summer's celebratory parties are in full swing. While commemorating these exciting moments, parents may feel more inclined to allow or even provide their children with alcohol. The unfortunate reality is that this decision can lead to tragic consequences. Current Ohio Law Consequences Underage drinking can result in...

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What Cities are Opting Out of the New Fireworks Law in Ohio?

As of July 1, 2022, Ohioans can legally set off consumer-grade fireworks on private property. The law specifies that fireworks only be set off on certain holidays, about 20 days a year. The permitted days include: New Year's Eve New Year's Day Chinese New Year Diwali Cinco de Mayo Juneteenth Memorial Day weekend Labor...

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Understanding an Air Quality Alert

Do you ever go outside and find it more difficult to breathe? In these situations, cities might put out an air quality alert when it could be dangerous to be outside. Here's a guide to help you understand what the different air quality alerts mean and what to avoid doing during one.   Types of...

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