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SICSA adjusts adoption process as pandemic continues

WASHINGTON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – 2020 began with a brand new space for the folks at SICSA. Shortly after opening to the public at their new Washington Church Road location in February, the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Jessie Sullivan, the director of adoption, says the shelter was never forced to fully shut down, but like many other businesses and non-profits, they had to change the adoption process.

Donor Strong blood drive recognizes one year since Dayton shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Donors gave blood during the Donor Strong blood drive Friday at the Community Blood Center to honor those impacted by the Oregon District shooting one year ago, as well as to support the community’s blood supply amid the pandemic. Public Relations Associate at the Blood Center, Mark Pompilio, said the donation initiative, known as Donor Strong, started a year ago, when nearly 1,700 donors helped replenish the blood supply used that weekend.

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic.

The Democratic governor’s decision clears the way for schools to offer at least some days of in-person classes, alongside remote learning. Students will be required to wear masks throughout school day.

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