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Winter Community Health Fair sponsored by the Grand Lake Health System

Grand Lake Health System presents the Winter Health Fair on Saturday, February 22nd, located at the Auglaize Mercer Family YMCA, State Route 703 Celina, Ohio.

The health fair will be held from 8:00 to 11:00 am and will offer various FREE health screenings such as osteoporosis, blood pressure, Dermascan, glucose, hearing, flexibility, balance, hearing, and body composition.

Additionally, information and representatives will be on site from the Grand Lake Sleep Center, New Day Pain Management, Women’s Imaging Center, Grand Lake Home Health & Hospice, Advance Directives, Nutrition Education, Family Audiology, Celina Manor, Clear Passage Geriatric Psych, MOR Rehab, Grand Lake Foot & Ankle Center, and Mercer County Help Me Grow.

FREE chair mini-massages, face painting, and refreshments available.  No pre-registration required.

A variety of blood tests will be available at nominal fees as follows:

  • CBC    Complete Blood Count                                   $15.00
  • A1C    Hemoglobin A1C for Diabetics                     $25.00
  • CMP    Chemistry Panel – includes glucose  $25.00
  • PSA     PSA Screening                                                $40.00
  • THY    Thyroid Screening                                           $40.00
  • IRON  Total Iron                                                        $15.00
  • LIPID Lipid Cardiovascular Risk Assessment            $20.00
  • CRP    C – Reactive Protein (high sensitivity)             $25.00

For more information on the health fair and/or blood tests, contact Jenni Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator at 419-394-6132 or


Rockford 2020  Bicentennial Event

Sunday – February 23rd – Rockford History Comes Alive Series –

Mike Schumm – presents Early Settlement at 1:30 pm and author Sharon Cowen will present information on her new book – The Green Ribbon Murder – 2:30 pm — both of these events will be held at The Rockford Belle – Market St.
(The book is about the 1872 murder that took place just outside of Rockford)

This is a first event in the year long series celebrating Rockford History.    Throughout the year, please refer to our web site – for updated information on upcoming events.


Grand Lake Health System Volunteer Department Host Nutman Company and Book Sale

The Nutman Company, a Wisconsin based nut and candy company, will be in the front lobby of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital on February 20 and February 21.

Thursday, February 20, the times are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Friday, February 21, the time will be from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The Book Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 10:oo a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, February 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  in conference room #1 of  Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

The book sale is open to the public, and offers books and gifts for children and adults.

All proceeds will benefit patient care at JTDMH through the fundraising efforts of the Volunteer Department.

For questions about these events or for information about joining the Volunteer Department, please call 419-394-3387 ext. 2808.



MARIA STEIN, Ohio (February 18, 2020) – On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 2020, also commonly referred to as “Fat Tuesday”, the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics will be hosting a free pancake dinner starting at 5:30pm. The dinner will be held on the 3rd floor in The Upper Room.

Shrove Tuesday falls right before Lent, which is a time of absolution and penance for many Christians. During the 40 days of Lent, some people fast, while others give up something they enjoy. The reason pancakes are eaten on this day is because they were a good way for people to use up their milk, eggs, sugar and flour.

After the dinner, at approximately 6:30pm, we will gather in the Adoration Chapel for the Burial of the Alleluia. During the season of Lent the Church does not use the word Alleluia – a joyful cry of praise to God. The omission of alleluia during Lent goes back at least to the fifth century in the western church. Many churches embrace the practice of physically “burying” the alleluia as a symbol of this solemn Lenten change. The ceremony will be led by Father John Tonkin, Shrine Rector.

This family-friendly event is open to people of all ages. A free will donation will be accepted.


Mercer Health hosts Heart Health Event on February 27

Mercer Health will host a Heart Health Event, the first event in their 2020 Healthy Community Series, on February 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Mercer Health Medical Group at Ft. Recovery (1830 Union City Rd., Ft. Recovery). The event will include:

  • Free lipid panels (12 to 14 hour fast recommended)
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Heart health information

Appointments are not needed. Questions can be directed to Mercer Health Community Outreach at 419-678-5216 or

About the 2020 Healthy Community Series

Mercer Health aims to support all community members in improving or maintaining their health and wellness with free tools, education and resources throughout the year by offering the first annual Healthy Community Series – a series of targeted health and wellness events focusing on different areas of health and wellness. Each event will include free screenings, information and resources. The full series includes:

  • Heart Health Event – February 27
  • Spring Healthy Community Day – April 4
  • Women’s Health Event – May 7
  • Mercer County Fair – August 14-20
  • Men’s Health Event – September 17
  • Fall Healthy Community Day & Healthy Kids Day – October 24

More information about the 2020 Healthy Community Series, educational opportunities, support groups and all other outreach events is available at








All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Coldwater Kiwanis is sponsoring their annual All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Sunday March 29, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Breakfast will be served at Coldwater High School.  Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member or by contacting Tom Kueterman at  Cost is $6.00 per person.  Children 6 and under eat free.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Proceeds from this event benefit local youth and community service programs.




The Fort Recovery Community Garage Sales

The Fort Recovery Community Garage Sales will be held April 23, 24 & 25. If interested in hosting a garage sale, please contact the Fort Recovery Psi Iota Xi Sorority Group. You can find them on Facebook, or call Anne Staugler at 419-378-1050. Registration forms are also available at local Fort Recovery businesses.

Maps will be available in April at local Fort Recovery businesses or on the Fort Recovery Psi Iota Xi and Village of Fort Recovery’s Facebook page.

The Community Garage Sales are sponsored by the Fort Recovery Theta Zeta Chapter of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority. Registration fees paid by those listing their garage sales are used for advertisement of the garage sales and for printing maps and signs. All other profits are put towards community projects.

The Psi Iota Xi thanks for the community for their support of their many community fundraisers and projects.