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Third Dose For Immune-Compromised Individuals Available at GCPH

In Local News on August 31, 2021 at 8:45 am

XENIA, OH – Greene County Public Health (GCPH) is providing the 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine only
to those individuals who are immune-compromised who have had either Pfizer or Moderna. At this time, it is
not recommended for an additional dose for those who received the J&J vaccine.

To be considered for the third dose, an individual must meet one of the following criteria:

• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (20 milligrams or more of prednisone daily or an
equivalent) including:

o alkylating agents
o antimetabolites
o cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive
o transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs
o tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers
o other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory

• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Moderate or severe immunodeficiency such as DiGeorge or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
• Received a CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant and are within two years of transplant or
taking immunosuppression therapy
• Received a solid-organ transplant and are presently taking immunosuppressive therapy
• Undergoing cancer treatment – solid tumors and hematologic malignancies

GCPH holds a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday of each week from 2:00 – 3:30pm at its main office
located at 360 Wilson Drive in Xenia. You can visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to schedule a time,
or simply stop by our clinic on any Thursday during the above hours. Be sure to bring your COVID-19
vaccination card with you to your appointment.

For more information about Greene County Public Health, please call 937-374-5600 or visit the website at

18th Annual London, Ohio Strawberry Festival Bicycle Tour is “A Go” for June 12, 2021

In Local News on May 8, 2021 at 8:29 am

Pandemic safety plans allow much-loved ride to take place in 2021

May 8, 2021 – London, OhioFMCPT (Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails) in London, OH, has announced that after a 2020 pandemic-related layoff the Strawberry Festival Bicycle Tour is back again for 2021.

The 2021 Strawberry Festival Bicycle Tour actually consists of four different routes: 21-mile, 44-mile, and 66-mile rides, plus a 100-mile “Century Ride.” All rides kick off between 6:30 AM and 8:00 AM from the Prairie Grass Trailhead located behind the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 280 West High Street in London. The courses will wind through Madison, Clark, Fayette and Greene Counties, featuring flat to gently rolling terrain.

Working with the local health department, pandemic safety protocols have been developed to allow everyone to ride safely. Pre-registration (available until June 7th) is only $35 and includes: detailed tour maps, identification number, support services, food stops using pandemic safety measures, a $5 discount on official Tour tee shirts, map and GPS tools including FIT, GPX, and PDF downloads for registered riders, and an FMCPT membership through 2021! Safely pre-packaged food items will be provided at rest stops and include granola bars, fresh fruit, water, and sports drinks such as Powerade or Gatorade. Plus, the 66-mile and 100-mile routes also pass through several small communities where facilities and items are available for your purchase.


IMPORTANT: All registrations received after 8:00 PM, Monday, June 7, including in-person on the day of the Tour, will be $50.00. After 12:00 noon on Friday, June 11, registration will only be available at the sign-in desk on Tour morning, Saturday, June 12 – credit cards, check, money order, or cash.

Founded in 1999, the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization staffed by an all-volunteer team dedicated to supporting the Madison County Park District and the City of London. FMCPT works to provide superior trail and park experiences for our community and visitors along the Ohio to Erie Trail as it passes through Madison County going from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. Being a part of the Great American Rail-Trail has also allowed for national exposure bringing recognition and acclaim for FMCPT’s efforts from far beyond local borders. For more information or to become a supporter, go to https://fmcpt.com/.

Memorial Day Weekend Century Ride in Dayton to Support Wounded Warriors

In Dayton Ohio News, Health, Local News, Sports News, Travel, Uncategorized on April 12, 2021 at 10:57 am

Dayton, Ohio – April 12, 2021 – On Memorial Day Weekend, avid cyclists and casual riders alike are invited to participate in the Dayton Century Ride, a 50 and 100-mile bike ride to support the Wounded Warrior Project. This is the second year for the event and there is no cost to participate, however organizers are hopeful participants will encourage family and friends to sponsor their ride and donate to the Wounded Warrior Project campaign. https://communityfundraising.woundedwarriorproject.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=3976

The event begins at 8am on Sunday, May 30, 2021 – Starting point will be at the Creekside Trail near the intersection of Springfield St and N Smithville Rd. Participants will follow the Creekside Trail to Xenia where it meets up with the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

Riders will continue south to Cartridge Brewing, located right on the bike trail and a perfect 50 miles, one way. Participants can either have friends and family pick them up at Cartridge Brewing after a well-earned rest around noon or head back north to complete the full 100-mile century ride.

“The first ride was completed in 2020 by a few Air Force officers while stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB,” explained Mark Adams, one of the event organizers. “We hope to make the ride a staple event of the Dayton area, growing in number and impact as the ride becomes better known. We hope you join us on this great ride for a great cause!”

All proceeds support life-changing programs that empower, employ, and engage America’s injured Veterans. Thanks to the generosity of those who donate, warriors and their families never pay a cent for these services.

For more information, please call Mark Adams at 815-307-5004, or email mark.adams@alumni.purdue.edu.

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Midpoint for Century or Endpoint for 50 …