4th of july fun all weekend
we spend local launches new podcast
He credits the launch of this podcast to local sponsors including Berry Digital Solutions, Your Hometown Techs and Champaign Works.
This month he's interviewed Urbana's Fire Chief, Dean Ortlieb. The interview discusses a variety of topics including adapting during COVID-19 and all the new things happening within the department. The first episode can be streamed HERE or by searching “We Spend Local Network” on your favorite podcast player.
Vicki Deere-Bunnell, MSD Board President, volunteers many hours in the morning, evenings and weekends keeping the flowers watered and maintained. This system will save her along with other MSD volunteers time that can be used to work on other community projects.
The City of Urbana has also assisted in this local project with the installation of flower baskets on the downtown poles, along with allowing Monument Square District access to water systems on the square to ease their watering process.
To learn more about MSD or what's happening #OnTheSquare, click here!
To schedule with Gina call her directly at 937-869-8599.
The Hair Closet is currently accepting new customers and does offer weekend appointments! Due to COVID-19, no walk-in appointments can be accepted.
Don't forget skincare & makeup applications are also available by appointment only.
There will be a few changes to the typical event. The airport gates will not be open and the there will no chicken barbecue. The community is being encouraged to safely socially distance between the airport gates and State Route 68.
It's also important to note there will be no port-a-potties on the premises so those attending are asked to plan accordingly.
Click here if you would like to learn more about the Urbana Rotary and support them!
The Urbana Rotary club welcomes community support of our various endeavors. If you wish to make a contribution it can be mailed to:
Urbana Rotary Club
PO Box 660
Urbana, OH 43078
Information provided by the Urbana Rotary club.
Classes resume Aug. 24; virtual courses still available.
Students will also be able to return for in-person services, such as advising, financial aid, enrollment, admissions, testing and tutoring starting July 6.
“This is for the students that wish to come back to campus for those services face-to-face,” she said. “They still have the option to receive services virtually, but some will want face-to-face.”
There will be a mixture of in-person and online courses for the nearly 5,700 students that will attend fall semester, Blondin said. She also said that 38% of the courses are online and all courses have an online component.
“We are ready to pivot to a fully online environment should the situation necessitate it,” she said. “Faculty create a virtual “shell” for every course for additional course materials, grading and teamwork/ collaboration for courses.
Because of this preparedness, Clark State can move courses quickly to an online environment if need be.”
When students return to campus, they will be asked to follow a “Return to Campus Daily Checklist” that follows guidelines regarding the “Responsible Restart of Ohio.”
Some of what the college is doing includes shifting staff to be available 24 hours a day to deep clean and sanitize, purchasing new equipment to make sanitization more efficient using hospital-grade tools and cleaning agents, increasing communication, developing new signs, establishing physical distancing requirements and redesigning classrooms.
“We’ve been working hard on the best possible plans for the safest possible environment,” said Matt Franz, vice president of IT and Emergency Management.
“As you move throughout campus, you will see many of the safety and wellness measures that we’ve implemented, such as reconfigured classrooms that accommodate physical distancing, Plexiglas barriers where staff and students come in face-to-face contact, virtual meetings and even stickers on the floor.”
Franz said individuals on campus are also asked to wear masks, frequently wash hands with soap and water, use the hand sanitizer that is outside of the classrooms as people enter and leave, and stay six feet apart of others.
“We want to do everything possible to remove the barriers that prevent students from receiving the education and training they need to enter employment, get promoted or transfer to a university,”
Blondin said. “We are doing everything in our power to mitigate risk while at the same time ensuring that we meet our mission to serve students.”
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cedar bog set to reopen june 18th
The building capacity will be greatly reduced during this time. Extra staff will be available to help direct visitors. If you see a group in the building, please wait outside until they leave the building. Please help us by following all directions on signs on the doors and around the building. Please follow all social distancing guidelines while in the Nature Center and Preserve. Visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering.
Credit card use is preferred for admission fees at this time. The gift shop will be open to ADULTS ONLY. Please help by keeping children out of the gift shop. Inventory will be somewhat reduced at this time.
The boardwalk will remain accessible Wednesday - Sunday from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Please remember, restrooms will not be available except when the Nature Center is open.
new hotel welcomes guests june 12th
A public Open House Celebration to tour the facility and meet staff and Cobblestone executives will be announced in about 45 days.
The three-story, 54-room hotel is located intersection of 68 & 55 on the south end of Urbana.
Click here to learn more about the project and what it will mean for Champaign County!
TechCred Round Four: Apply Now!
New for this round of funding, employers can apply for TechCred funding for specific credentials, without specifying employee name on the initial application. This allows companies to apply and receive funding that can be used for new hires and their future pipeline. With this change, companies can confidently hire individuals who may have been displaced due to COVID-19 and know that they can get the credentialing and training they need in a convenient, timely and affordable fashion.
To see the full list of credentials, please visit https://techcred.ohio.gov/.
Does your workforce need a different credential or training?
Work with them to submit an application customized to fit your needs for TechCred funding review. Employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list.