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Ohio doctors adjust to new opioid prescription rules

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Ohio has new rules about prescribing opioids for acute pain. The rules, which went into effect Aug. 31, state that no more than seven days of opioids can be prescribed for acute pain for adults, and no more than five days for minors, and only with a...

Star party marks equinox

ADA — The Ohio Northern University observatory will host a public star party from 8-10 p.m. Friday to celebrate the autumnal equinox, which is the astronomical start of fall. On this day, the Earth’s equatorial plane intersects the sun. Consequently, there are...

Band’s memorial concert will honor co-founder

DESHLER — Northwest Ohio’s Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band will perform from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Deshler’s Bavarian Haus as a memorial to its first trumpet player and co-founder Kent Harris, who died suddenly in August. The previously scheduled performance will now be...

Camp Fire schedules free back-to-school carnival

Camp Fire will host a free back-to-school carnival from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at its office, 305 W. Hardin St. The event will feature games, a bounce house, food and information on upcoming programs including after-school clubs for elementary youth; classroom enrichment programs for...

Wednesday calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Birchaven; basic step mix, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; conversation and needlecraft, 9-11 a.m.; pickleball, women’s only play, 9-11 a.m.;...

Bluffton Fall Fest features 6 stops for family fun

BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s 14th annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, with activities offered in six locations throughout the community. Most events will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and bus transportation will be available between each location at scheduled...

Civil War group will meet

TIFFIN — Kay Hochstettler of the Hancock Historical Museum will speak to the Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin at 7 p.m. Sunday at T.J. Willies, Tiffin. Her topic is “Andrews Raiders.” This was an attempt of Northern soldiers to steal a train...

Watercolor class planned

OTTAWA — Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor painting class from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The beginner-level, 8-by-10-inch picture will depict a barn owl in the moonlight. The cost is $10 and all supplies are included. Registration is...
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