State lawmakers urge Ohio Medicaid director to designate Summa Well being a ‘distressed hospital’ and supply cash for hiring extra workers

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A group of state lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday asking the Ohio Department of Medicaid for more resources for Summa Health to hire more nurses to alleviate care bottlenecks caused by a surge in coronavirus cases Omicron variant were caused.

The letter to Ohio Medicaid director Maureen Corcoran said Summa Health, which operates two hospitals in Akron and Barberton, should be viewed as a “distressed hospital” eligible for more state and federal aid to help more nurses to adjust. The hospital system manages nearly 60% of all emergency rooms in Summit, Stark, Portage, and Medina counties.

The eleven lawmakers, seven Republicans and four Democrats, urged Corcoran to allocate money from the US dollars passed by lawmakers that year to help coronavirus.

“The Summa health system is in a state of crisis,” the letter said. “We urge you to use the resources that we supported in HB 169 to create the necessary state labor incentives so that our region can cope with this crisis.”

Summa Health President and CEO Cliff Deveny said he was aware of the letter and was in regular contact with four counties’ lawmakers and state officials. The strain on Summa Health’s ability to care for patients – both with and without coronavirus – has been caused by two main factors.

“It really is a function of the exposure to the number of COVID patients,” he said. “They stay about twice as long as a typical patient, so they use up a lot more resources. Since everyone has a problem with staffing, we spend a lot more on bonuses, overtime and temporary work. “

In the letter from the legislature, the fluctuation rate in the care sector was highlighted, which is almost 15.6% and is thus well above the fluctuation rate of 9.4% in 2019 before the start of the pandemic.

HB 169 provided US $ 124 million for “hospitals with critical access, rural hospitals, or hospitals in distress,” according to Corcoran. Summa Health manages more than 68% of all inpatient care for Medicaid recipients in the four counties.

The hospital system is also so overloaded that 30% of inpatient beds are occupied by coronavirus patients. The hospital system paused dialing operations December 6, redirecting its staff to emergency, surgical and critical care. Emergency room patients wait an average of 48 hours before bed.

According to the letter, the hospital system also manages 35% of positive coronavirus cases in hospitals across the region, 49% of patients in intensive care units, and 58% of patients who require a ventilator.

“You are essentially at a turning point,” said US State Representative Casey Weinstein, a Hudson Democrat. “It’s a combination of a surge in COVID patients, the vast majority of whom are unvaccinated, which honestly means that I am close to tending to my constituents.”

State Rep. Bill Roemer, a Republican from Richfield, said he hoped the letter would convince Corcoran to send additional money to offset Summa’s cost of hiring temporary nurses.

“We need the right funding,” he said. “Summa spends $ 180 an hour on visiting nurses. That’s the problem. We want to make sure that we can attract, retain, and adequately pay the current workforce we have so that we can address the problem. “

Deveny didn’t speculate on what could happen without help, but said Summa would expect even more hospitalizations, the peaks of which tend to lag behind the daily case numbers. The state reported more than 12,800 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, beating the daily record of 12,500 set on Tuesday. The hospital brought refrigerated trucks in case they needed extra space in the morgue.

“We are anticipating a larger wave of patients than we have now,” said Deveny.

Cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer has contacted Corcoran and the Department of Medicaid for comment.

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Lordstown Motors to promote Ohio plant to Foxconn for $230 million

Lordstown Motors has reached a fundamental agreement to sell its giant Ohio assembly plant to iPhone maker Foxconn for $ 230 million, the companies said late Thursday.

Under the agreement, the Taiwan-based electronics contract manufacturer will assemble Lordstown Motors’ first product, an all-electric pickup truck called Endurance, which the company plans to manufacture and sell starting next year.

Sale of the facility to Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Technology Group, will provide capital for the start-up of electric vehicles and at the same time give Foxconn a start-up aid for the production of electric vehicles. Foxconn also has a deal with a start-up Fisker Produce electric cars in the next few years.

“The partnership would allow Lordstown Motors to benefit from Foxconn’s extensive manufacturing expertise and cost-effective supply chain, while Lordstown Motors can focus on bringing the endurance to market, developing service offerings for our fleet customers and developing innovative new models,” said Lordstown- CEO Daniel Ninivaggi in a statement.

Bloomberg reported first Companies were “close to an agreement” earlier in the day, adding up to 21% in Lordstown stock Thursday before pulling back and closing at $ 7.98, up 8.4%. In after-hours trading, the share gained a further 7.4%.

As part of the proposed transaction, Foxconn will also acquire approximately $ 50 million in Lordstown common stock. The EV start-up then plans to rent part of the former lease on a long-term basis General Motors and Foxconn will provide jobs to Lordstown’s operations and manufacturing staff.

“In addition to achieving our goal of advancing our schedule of building electric vehicle manufacturing capacity in North America, it also reflects Foxconn’s flexibility in providing design and manufacturing services to various EV customers,” said Young Liu, chairman of Hon Hai Technology Group in a statement.

Lordstown was running out of money trying to make money Start production of perseverance. The company said in June it would exist “considerable doubts” of its ability to continue production of the Endurance for the next year due to funding issues.

While Taiwan-based electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn is best known for its iPhone production, it is trying to expand its production to include electric vehicles.

Workers install door hinges on the body of a prototype endurance electric pickup truck at the Lordstown Motors assembly plant in Ohio on June 21, 2021.

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The EV start-up bought the 6.2 million square foot facility in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019 from General Motors, which ceased operations at the facility as part of a restructuring plan. The startup reportedly bought the facility for $ 20 million, a fraction of its total value, and GM has provided the company with both financial and operational support with suppliers.

GM owns 7.5 million Class A common shares of Lordstown. It received the shares in EV company for an equity value of $ 75 million, most of which were in kind and related to the sale of the property.

Aside from its financial troubles, Lordstown has Wil be inspected from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice regarding its initial public offering and potentially false or misleading statements by former management including company founder and ex-CEO Steve Burns.

Burns and his CFO left the SPAC-backed company in June after an internal investigation found “issues related to the accuracy of certain statements” regarding Lordstown’s pre-orders, specifically the seriousness of the orders and who placed them.

In May, short seller Hindenburg Research said the company had misled investors, including using “fake” orders to raise capital for its Endurance electric pickup truck. The short seller also said the pickup was years away from production. Lordstown has kept its plan to start manufacturing the vehicle in September.

Lordstown previously said the internal investigation found that Hindenburg’s report was “fundamentally incorrect and misleading”.

Ohio officers say there’s unclaimed cash that has been in state management for years — Is it yours?

CLEVELAND (WJW) – It is a type of game that a lot of people had fun playing and an opportunity to win anywhere from a few dollars to thousands of dollars.

All you need to do is do a quick check of your name on the Ohio Unclaimed Funds database.

“Over 70% of the claims we receive can only be paid out on your state-issued ID or social security card,” said Akil Hardy, who heads the Ohio Unclaimed Funds program.

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Hardy says this can be one of the easiest ways to get money owed to you. Over the years the state has put a lot of effort into getting people to check the database, including visiting places where many Ohioans congregate.

The pandemic slowed things down so they had to get more creative.

“Over the past year we have had to rely more on print or digital advertising and that has been pretty productive for us. In February we had a campaign around the first annual Unclaimed Property Day, which generated a lot of interest, a lot of attention and a lot of claims, ”said Hardy.

However, there is still so much money left.

In fiscal 2021, the state raised around $ 287 million unclaimed funds. They only paid out claims of around $ 75 million.

In total, the state of Ohio holds more than $ 2.6 billion in assets and is just waiting for someone to claim them.

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Some of that money has been government controlled for years by companies that no longer exist, including insurance payments, old security deposits for apartments, cable bills, phone bills, and utilities. It can also be things like closed bank accounts or physical items like postage stamps, coins or jewelry that are kept in a safe.

Hardy says no matter how small the amount, if you can prove it’s yours, it should be in your pocket and not floating around in a government database.

“We keep the money permanently, so it doesn’t go anywhere. Unless there is a change in the law, the rightful property owner always has the option of collecting his or her money, ”said Hardy.

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Ohio landowners get cash to let hunters on property

Not many youngsters living in a desert become fishermen. Likewise, the hunt cannot thrive as a people’s pastime in which opportunities dry up.

Ohio, bounded by Lake Erie to the north and the Ohio River to the south, with numerous streams and reservoirs in between, has plenty of water for fish. The state also has enough land for tolerant wildlife, but nowhere nearly as much for hunters of these wildlife.

“Ohio is 95% privately owned,” said Kendra Wecker, chief executive of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, in a recent statement. “And many of these countries are prime outdoor recreation areas.”

For various and questionable reasons, although the trend has long been recognized, what the trend appears to mean and that it needs to be reversed, many of the “early” properties have become less accessible to the public. Efforts have been made, none of which turned out to be resounding successes, to change a rather dismal trajectory.

Trying to open up more land in Ohio to hunters

Wecker’s words came on behalf of yet another attempt, this time with federal funds, to help hunters gain additional access to private land. The Ohio Landowner and Hunter Access Partnership provides an economic incentive to landowners who grant access – $ 2 to $ 30 per acre annual payment.

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The program, which came in at roughly $ 1.8 million, has attracted more interest from hunters than landowners since it was announced in late July, said Dave Kohler, program administrator for the wildlife division.

“Our initial goal was to have approximately 20,000 acres” of registered land, he said. “That’s a pretty ambitious goal for a freshman program, though.”

Despite one-sided indicators of predominantly hunter interest, there is hope that good results in the coming years will help expand the partnership, Kohler said.

There are rules in place to protect landowners and hunters without being unduly burdensome for either. For example, while the program requires access by a lone hunter when up to 50 acres are registered, a landowner can give permission to additional hunters.

In addition, federal guidelines exclude fishing, trapping, and white-tailed deer hunting. However, landowners are not prohibited from giving written permission for these activities.

Hunters can obtain private land permits on the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s website

A check-in page will appear from September 1st in Wildlife Department website. The interactive system enables hunters to view registered properties and obtain OHLAP permits based on the “first come, first served” principle.

A permit covering the hours from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the specified hunting day can be obtained no earlier than 12:01 a.m. on the day on which the hunter would like to use a certain property. The hunter and all persons accompanying the hunter, whether hunting or not, require a permit.

The program runs from September 1 to May 31, although the landowner can allow the hunt from June 1 to August 31 regardless of partnership requirements. Wild animals may only be hunted during the season and only if the regular state-required licenses and permits are obtained.

Contracts with landowners run for two or three years. Land payments are $ 2 for an acre of farmland and $ 30 for perennial wildlife such as wetlands, grasslands, scrubland, and forests.

During the term of the contract, landowners are not allowed to lease or rent OHLAP registered land for hunting, and any other seasonal hunt other than hunting deer with a weapon is allowed. Hunters are not allowed to set up tree stands, use bait, or use wildlife cameras on partnership land.

For details and contact information, see the Hunting and Trapping page on the website, wildohio.gov.

Land registrations for this initial registration phase will remain pending until the money is used up, Kohler said.

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Power cash continues to circulate to Ohio lawmakers

That paper Originally published by Ohio capitalrnal..

In order to withdraw energy money from the politics of Ohio, it takes more than a bribery scandal of historic proportions.

The campaign financial report, filed late last week, shows the campaign’s fundraising pipeline from natural gas and utilities to Ohio’s campaign account is alive and well. The majority went to Republicans, who have good control over the legislature.

By passing it even to companies that benefited from or are related to House Bill 6. Deportation, indictment and pending trial of former Ohio House chairman; Three Associated plea and denial of charges by lobbyists and a charitable black money organization for extortion; When Agreement with a prosecutor similar to First Energy Corp.’s admission of guilt. – The donations continue to flow.

For example HB6 Aid funded by the payers of two coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Indiana, owned by a cooperative called Ohio Valley Electric Corporation.

The capital of these power plants is divided into utility companies such as American Electric Power (43%), Buckeye Power (18%), Duke Energy (9%), and Dayton Power & Light Company (4.9%). The law requires a monthly fee on all private and industrial payers to support a failed coal-fired power plant – with relief worth $ 114 million in 2020 alone. Estimated $ 700 million for owners By 2030.

Between January 1 and July 31, AEP donated $ 60,500 to Republican lawmakers and Governor Mike Dewin. CEO Nick Akins donated $ 5,000 to DeWine. Four other AEP executives also gave DeWine a total of $ 5,500.

The company has not been charged with HB6-related crimes. However, this was announced earlier this year. Received corresponding subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.. According to the company’s tax records and returns, AEP was the only nonprofit funder to donate $ 700,000 to Generation Now. Current generation Condemned for his role in the plot He agreed to confiscate $ 1.5 million from the government.

Among other OVEC shareholders: Buckeye Power donated $ 41,200 to lawmakers, mostly Republicans. Duke Energy donated $ 21,000 primarily to Republicans. DP&L, now known as AES Ohio, donated $ 10,000 to Republicans.

FirstEnergy – Last week, federal prosecutors gave $ 61 million and $ 4.3 million to Generation Now, which is secretly controlled by householders. Former PUCO chairman Sam Randazzo with legal and regulatory incentives – No donations have been reported so far in 2021. Randazzo has not been charged with a crime and remains innocent in a statement last week.

In addition to utilities, the natural gas industry has invested heavily in the General Assembly as candidates prepare for the 2022 elections.

NiSource, a natural gas company and parent company from Columbus, Ohio, has donated nearly $ 62,000 to nearly $ 62,000 to Republicans.

Dominion Energy, a natural gas company, donated more than $ 26,000 to Republicans in Ohio.

Ohio-based natural gas company IGS Energy donated $ 23,000 to Ohio Republicans.

Additionally, Marathon Oil gave lawmakers $ 21,000, and almost everything was given to Republicans. The company’s CFO also donated $ 10,000 to DeWine.

Industry wins

The fossil fuel company has had two major legislative victories so far in 2021. In the meantime, the utility that owns the OVEC facility has so far blocked the vote on laws to abolish subsidies.

At midnight, the last legislative period before the summer vacation, the legislature passed Senate Law 52. County Commissioners have created a new mechanism that can end wind and solar projects early in development.. Commissioners can also block potential wind or solar projects in all or part of the unincorporated area of ​​the county.

The Commissioner has no such authority over the construction of natural gas facilities and pipelines regulated by the Ohio Electricity Location Commission.

Election funding data shows how industry funding has been concentrated in the Senate. The Energy PAC has donated $ 37,500 to the Senate Election Committee and $ 27,500 to Senate Presidents Matt Huffman and R-Lima. Senator Rob McCollie, Senator R-Napoleon, main sponsor of SB 52 and chairman of the Senate Energy and Utilities Commission, received $ 13,500.

Huffman and McCollie did not respond to requests.

Also that summer, lawmakers passed Bill 201 banning local governments from enacting laws and zoning ordinances. “Restrict, prohibit or prevent” Because people and businesses get natural gas and propane services. Major cities in the United States have enacted or proposed the following measures: Prohibiting or preventing the use of fossil fuels in new homes and buildings, According to the Wall Street Journal. Berkeley, California passed the first gas ban in 2019.

Proponents of both bills opposed comparisons between seemingly contradicting concepts – district officials could abandon the development of solar parks but limit the connection of new houses to gas pipelines. You can’t pass the law.

Last winter, under the pressure of a worsening budget scandal, the legislature abolished the massive rescue operations for two nuclear power plants that previously belonged to a subsidiary of FirstEnergy. This is an important clause of HB6. Abolition of separate “decoupling clauses” in the millions for the company..

However, the OVEC scholarship stays on the books.

legislation Dependent on the Senate Commission for Energy and Public Utilities The relief for OVEC coal-fired power plants will be abolished. The bill has not yet been voted on by the committee, which is a victory for shareholders who keep moving the bill.

What the company said

The Ohio Capital Journal contacted the companies listed in this article and asked why they were donating.

“The Dominion Energy Politician Action Committee only uses funds donated by employees to financially support Ohio candidates on a bipartisan basis,” the company said in a statement. .. “A cent does not come from a customer’s invoice. Dominion Energy employs 1,600 people and provides safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas service to 1.2 million Ohio customers. Is provided. “

Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Teren said the company believes it should get actively involved in the energy policy process to represent its customers, communities and shareholders.

“We enable the safe delivery of increasingly clean energy solutions at reliable, affordable prices, and we support officials who support policies that are an effective voice in making important political decisions. We will continue to strengthen this principle, ”she said.

“And a unique agenda that is as active (if not more) as we are in politics and not always in the best interests of our company and our stakeholders. It is important to remember that some people insist on this. “

AEP spokeswoman Tammy Redout said the company will use PACs to participate in political processes and involve lawmakers on issues that affect their ability to provide reliable and affordable energy to their customers. ..

“Participating in the political process ensures that we hear our voices on issues that are important to our customers, shareholders, employees and the company,” she said. “PAC strives to understand candidates for public office and to work with them to understand and address solutions to problems that are important to AEP and the energy industry.”

NiSource spokesman Christopher Garland said the company’s PAC is voluntary and complies with both company policies and related election funding laws.

“We work to educate officials about the implications of our business and possible policy choices,” he said.

Marathon spokesman Jamal Cary said the company’s PAC will assist lawmakers in supporting policies that “work towards affordable and reliable energy availability to improve the quality of life.” ..

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Ohio State Buckeyes coach Ryan Day says NIL cash must be unfold out amongst gamers

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio state coach Ryan Day believes that while college football’s most high-profile players have immense earning potential through name, image, and likeness, consideration should be given to sharing money among other players.

Day, speaking at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, was asked after Alabama coach Nick Saban’s recent comment that Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young could be seven digits on NIL deals. The Ohio State starting quarterback occupies a similar position in the sport, and the growing Columbus market offers “the perfect direction,” said Day, for increasing earnings potential.

“These things happen and will come of their own accord, but I think we have to think about how to distribute some of that money at some point, maybe in a year,” said Day. “Surely the Ohio State quarterback will have incredible opportunities, the wide receiver, the running back, there will be certain positions.

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“But how do we find ways to make sure we get that out across the team? Because there are a lot of people who play soccer, people who block for the quarterback, people who cover the wide receivers.”

Quarterbacks like Miami’s Young and D’Eriq King are well positioned to make big bucks in the early months of the NIL era. Ohio state has not yet named its starting quarterback, as Day said CJ Stroud, Jack Miller and Kyle McCord will all continue to compete when training camp begins.

Ohio State, the 2020 national runner-up, opens the 2021 season on September 2 in Minnesota.

“The focus for all of these guys just has to be on development,” said Day. “If you’re worried about starting, if you’re worried about money, then you’re worried about the wrong things.”

Day acknowledged that a NIL revenue model was “tricky” and had no solution, but reiterated that it should be explored in the future.

He also talked about the Ohio State team vaccinations and noted that the majority of the team received the COVID-19 vaccine. Star wide receiver Chris Olave, originally slated for Big Ten media days, will get his second shot this coming weekend.

“Everything carries certain risks,” said Day. “There are risks with the virus, there are risks with the vaccine, there are risks with positive tests, there are risks with contact tracing and unplayability. We left that to the players. We try to do everything we can to educate.” … but I feel like we’re in a pretty good place. It’s something that is unique to every guy. “

How will Northeast Ohio college districts spend $974 million in stimulus cash? Stimulus Watch

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Just as municipalities are receiving a once-in-a-generation injection of cash from the federal government, public K-12 schools and both private and public colleges are also receiving huge amounts of federal stimulus money through the American Rescue Plan.

Schools and colleges received money through previous coronavirus aid, including the CARES Act in March 2020 and the CRRSA Act in December 2020. But in most cases, they’re receiving considerably more from the American Rescue Plan – often about twice as much.

Public school districts and charter schools in Greater Cleveland – Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties – are receiving a total $974 million. By contrast, those schools received a combined $104 million under the CARES Act and $437 million from the CRRSA Act.

The money was divided based on enrollment and the number of students in low-income families, so large districts in urban areas are receiving the most. Cleveland Metropolitan School District is receiving $293 million. Akron Public Schools is getting $96 million.

How much is your district getting? A full list by county can be found at the bottom of this article.

Schools have until September 2024 to spend the money, which comes with few strings. The U.S. Department of Education wanted to give districts flexibility. So, the only restriction is that at least 20% of district funds should “address learning loss through the implementing evidence-based interventions and ensuring that those interventions respond to students’ social, emotional and academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups.”

Administrators now face an unfamiliar problem: What should we do with all this money?

“This infusion of federal monies is historic in size,” said Ryan Pendleton, CFO and treasurer for Akron Public Schools. “There’s really no other comparison of an investment and public education that we’ve ever seen in this size and scope, but it comes with great responsibility.”

A balancing act between innovation and sustainability

The stimulus funds are one-time-only, so districts are wary of creating programs they’d have to figure out how to pay for afterward.

“The new money is incredibly welcomed, and also a little bit tricky,” said Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. “There are a lot of organizations across the country counseling school districts not to make long-term investments with one-time money because of the cliff that’s created.”

CMSD, for example, is considering expanding its art, music and physical education programs, so students can learn an instrument, make pottery or join a fitness class. But in a few years, when the money that’s paying for those teachers is gone, what happens to those programs?

“What we’re trying to do is make those investments now, bank our local dollars for as long as we can, but at some point, say to our community, ‘Here’s what we’ve been able to give you post-pandemic. Cleveland, are we willing to pay for it when the time comes?’”

Phillip Lovell, associate executive director at the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education, said making the best use of these funds is a challenge for education leaders, who are understandably exhausted after navigating the past year and a half.

“We’re not going to recover academically from the pandemic just this summer, or even just next school year,” Lovell said. “We have to see this as a long-term strategy where we are making different use of the school day, making different use of the school time, making different use of community resources, and seeing this as a multi-year recovery effort, not just an overnight effort.”

Lovell said schools should consider innovative approaches to traditional programs and methods of addressing learning loss. Instead of typical summer school, districts could partner with summer camps to offer more enticing and enriching experiences. Strategies for reengaging high schoolers, especially seniors, could include offering free childcare during the school day. And to encourage students to apply to college, high schools could hold campaigns for students to complete the FAFSA.

A major part of helping students recover academically is also taking care of their social and emotional needs, Lovell said.

“We have to meet the comprehensive needs of students. We want our young people to thrive, and in order to thrive, that means they need to be physically healthy, they need to be emotionally healthy, and then that contributes to being academically successful,” Lovell said. “It’s not one or the other.”

Similarly, the Brookings Institute published an article urging local leaders to use American Rescue Plan money to support “playful learning landscapes,” which allow school-age children to fill in achievement gaps in cognitive and social skills through interactive installations and activities.

The U.S. Department of Education agrees, with its requirements for districts to focus on addressing academic, social and emotional needs, with particular attention toward students in historically underrepresented groups.

“We need to need to emerge from the pandemic, with stronger systems than we have going into it. And that means, you know, we shouldn’t press pause,” Lovell said. “What can we do that will help to solve both the immediate problems that have arisen from COVID, as well as the problems that have already been that have always existed?”

How do some local districts want to spend the money?

Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer reached out to a handful of district leaders in Northeast Ohio to learn how they want to spend their American Rescue Plan money. Here’s what they said:

Rocky River City Schools

Treasurer Greg Markus said the bulk of the district’s $1.5 million will go toward its tutoring staff, including hiring an additional full-time tutor, bringing the total to about 25 full-time and two part-time. The tutors were previously paid for with Title I dollars and out of the district’s general fund. But with the district’s failed tax increase in May, stimulus has bought the district time and allowed them to maintain and bolster its tutoring services, Markus said.

“We had used some of our previous [stimulus] money for technology and we’ve used it for additional counseling, but with this bucket of money, we’ve really shifted to direct learning loss support,” Markus said.

Parma City Schools

Superintendent Charles Smialek wants to spend most of the district’s $22 million on addressing students’ social and emotional needs. Parma added a guidance counselor at each high school, now up to five or six per school. They also added a new position of one “home liaison” to each middle school. The position is similar to a guidance counselor but more focused on social-emotional aspects, including running support groups and connecting parents with resources in the community. The district also added more board-certified behavioral analysts to the elementary schools, bringing the total to seven.

“Obviously, there’s learning loss, certainly, but you have to look at the whole child,” Smialek said. “There’s also a need to make sure that we have better resources and better supports in place for students who may have experienced quite a bit of trauma, or just family adversity throughout the pandemic.”

To address learning loss, Parma is seeking to hire more teachers to decrease the average class size. Classes used to range from 25 to 28 students – 28 in the older grades and 25 in the younger grades, “but quite frankly, it would often go above that,” Smialek said.

The stimulus money is allowing Parma – which has also faced failed tax requests recently — to set targets for student to teacher ratios, at 20:1 in kindergarten and first grade, 22:1 in second grade, 24:1 for grades three and four and 26:1 for grades five, six and seven.

The district also used stimulus money to offer free summer school this year; about 800 students are enrolled for either intervention or enrichment, Smialek said.

Akron Public Schools

Pendleton, the district’s CFO, said plans are still in flux given the large amounts of money and responsibility. Plus, the district just came under new leadership. Christine Fowler-Mack took over as superintendent on July 1, succeeding David James who led the district for 13 years.

“She (Fowler-Mack) completely understands the opportunity and responsibility of this money,” Pendleton said. “Not speaking for her, but she already has a clear vision around student achievement, equity, stakeholder engagement, how can we leverage our facilities, and then the human capital to support those initiatives. She’s made those clear, and I think over the next couple of board meetings, she will be sharing that vision and timeline.”

District officials have been consulting with employees, students and their families and some of the hundreds of organizations that partner with the district in brainstorming how best to spend the money.

“We’ll still use some of that $96 million to cover COVID-related expenses, increased social distancing requirements, increased bus routes, increased staff to create lower class sizes to accommodate for that,” Pendleton said. “So, there’s still be some day-to-day expenses that I think would qualify for those monies. But the future, innovative kind of response to COVID – those plans are ongoing.”

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Gordon listed ways the district is seeking to spend its $293 million:

  • Offering additional summer programming. More than 8,400 students are in summer sessions this year, which provide opportunities to catch up on unfinished learning, to engage in enrichment projects and enjoy activities such as athletics, band, chess, climbing walls – “anything that gets kids reactivated with their friends and making new friends,” Gordon said.
  • Expanding art, music and physical education programs.
  • Extending the length of the school day by 50 minutes for pre-K through eighth grade. High schools are not formally extending the day, but since students ride RTA to and from school, the district is able to provide before- and after-school opportunities that fit in their flexible transportation schedule.
  • Running activity buses so students can stay after school or come early to engage in other out-of-school-time activities.
  • Providing a health professional in every building. Before the pandemic, the district had nurses that served multiple buildings.
  • Remaining a 1:1 district by providing each student with a computer device and internet connection at home.
  • Improving facilities that have aging HVAC systems or need doors or windows replaced.
  • Hiring students and parents to help locate students that “kind of dropped out during the pandemic” and get them reengaged in school.

On the last point, Gordon said it’s hard to estimate how many students have gone off the radar, but said it’s in the thousands.

“We think there’s probably 3,000 or 4,000 kids that- just like, pre-K and K students, just didn’t come. So we’ve got to go get those kids and get them engaged this year because the parents kept them home last year. High school students: while they were on the rolls, they got jobs, like Amazon, and so they weren’t actively engaged in our classes. Are they dropped out? We don’t know. When school starts, are they going to show up? We don’t know.”

High school students are being paid to reach out to their peers, and through a partnership with the teachers union, some of their members who were not working this summer were hired to make phone calls, knock on doors and make home visits.

Cuyahoga County district/school Type ARP funding
Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences-Ohio Community School $638,421.28
Apex Academy Community School $4,136,079.83
Bay Village City Traditional District $864,977.29
Beachwood City Traditional District $889,788.97
Bedford City Traditional District $9,928,542.89
Bella Academy of Excellence Community School $1,756,374.26
Berea City Traditional District $9,357,345.41
Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Traditional District $2,150,077.93
Broadway Academy Community School $4,050,552.42
Brooklyn City Traditional District $3,435,070.58
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Traditional District $367,545.84
Citizens Academy Community School $2,442,233.49
Citizens Academy Southeast Community School $2,115,249.97
Citizens Leadership Academy Community School $1,262,666.08
Citizens Leadership Academy East Community School $3,455,371.42
Cleveland Academy for Scholarship Technology and Leadership Community School $1,295,961.78
Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy Community School $2,360,419.47
Cleveland College Preparatory School Community School $2,190,843.29
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Traditional District $17,003,014.81
Cleveland Municipal Traditional District $293,152,902.47
Cleveland Preparatory Academy Community School $909,956.62
Constellation Schools: Eastside Arts Academy Community School $836,382.98
Constellation Schools: Madison Community Elementary Community School $2,082,898.47
Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Elementary Community School $1,373,244.82
Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle Community School $903,784.32
Constellation Schools: Parma Community Community School $3,083,666.44
Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary Community School $1,070,494.12
Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Middle Community School $979,434.85
Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community Elementary Community School $1,709,912.99
Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community Middle Community School $427,072.20
Constellation Schools: Westpark Community Elementary Community School $1,500,282.05
Constellation Schools: Westpark Community Middle Community School $906,735.63
Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts Community School $2,113,600.15
Cuyahoga Heights Local Traditional District $649,532.72
East Academy Community School $2,264,842.54
East Cleveland City School District Traditional District $18,840,030.73
East Preparatory Academy Community School $1,641,665.41
Euclid City Traditional District $22,474,818.76
Euclid Preparatory School Community School $1,923,208.52
Fairview Park City Traditional District $1,929,992.85
Frederick Douglass High School Community School $588,866.31
Garfield Heights City Schools Traditional District $16,047,762.61
Global Ambassadors Language Academy Community School $1,069,386.48
Global Village Academy Community School $612,150.87
Green Inspiration Academy Community School $1,655,930.51
Harvard Avenue Performance Academy Community School $2,375,359.02
Hope Academy Northcoast Community School $2,149,700.49
Hope Academy Northwest Campus Community School $1,565,957.28
Horizon Science Acad Cleveland Community School $2,490,836.37
Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland Middle School Community School $2,458,642.73
Horizon Science Academy-Denison Middle School Community School $2,175,328.78
Huber Heights Preparatory Academy dba Parma Academy Community School $354,623.98
Independence Local Traditional District $608,307.51
Intergenerational School, The Community School $1,350,791.34
Invictus High School Community School $1,353,991.50
Lake Erie College Preparatory School Community School $2,040,029.26
Lake Erie International High School Community School $893,070.69
Lakeshore Intergenerational School Community School $833,958.60
Lakewood City Traditional District $10,651,949.25
Lincoln Park Academy Community School $2,812,672.06
Maple Heights City Traditional District $17,167,615.86
Mayfield City Traditional District $2,748,069.77
Menlo Park Academy Community School $928,682.55
Near West Intergenerational School Community School $1,111,592.34
Noble Academy-Cleveland Community School $2,006,311.09
North Olmsted City Traditional District $7,226,453.71
North Royalton City Traditional District $2,732,835.81
Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School Community School $3,412,502.21
Ohio College Preparatory School Community School $1,911,620.16
Ohio Connections Academy, Inc Community School $9,698,169.95
Old Brook High School Community School $936,327.98
Olmsted Falls City Traditional District $1,887,691.71
Orange City Traditional District $1,562,468.53
Orchard Park Academy Community School $1,260,538.57
Parma City Traditional District $22,143,701.98
Pinnacle Academy Community School $3,438,497.59
Promise Academy Community School $694,537.02
Regent High School Community School $839,278.62
Richmond Heights Local Traditional District $2,108,595.76
Rocky River City Traditional District $1,563,922.06
Shaker Heights City Traditional District $6,490,394.62
SMART Academy Community School $640,980.23
Solon City Traditional District $2,708,431.89
South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Traditional District $7,649,545.15
STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights Community School $1,415,601.49
Stepstone Academy Community School $1,844,614.56
Strongsville City Traditional District $4,216,084.19
Summit Academy Community School-Parma Community School $1,107,631.72
T2 Honors Academy Community School $671,466.15
University of Cleveland Preparatory School Community School $2,236,165.52
Village Preparatory School Community School $4,495,506.07
Village Preparatory School Willard Community School $2,964,569.68
Village Preparatory School:: Woodland Hills Campus Community School $4,399,394.78
Warrensville Heights City Traditional District $10,160,409.87
Washington Park Community School Community School $1,420,595.92
West Park Academy Community School $1,940,528.41
West Preparatory Academy Community School $1,591,903.80
Westlake City Traditional District $3,316,048.49
Wings Academy 1 Community School $1,717,641.90
Geauga County district Type ARP funding
Berkshire Local Traditional District $1,392,573.21
Cardinal Local Traditional District $3,402,474.14
Chardon Local Traditional District $1,754,178.89
Kenston Local Traditional District $945,618.11
West Geauga Local Traditional District $1,094,193.18
Lake County district/school Type ARP funding
Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Traditional District $800,456.42
Kirtland Local Traditional District $580,215.64
Madison Local Traditional District $3,133,574.34
Mentor Exempted Village Traditional District $4,958,850.33
Painesville City Local Traditional District $8,656,906.52
Perry Local Traditional District $1,247,724.39
Riverside Local Traditional District $955,699.94
Summit Academy Community School – Painesville Community School $260,117.39
Wickliffe City Traditional District $1,863,469.01
Willoughby-Eastlake City Traditional District $7,786,596.36
Lorain County district/school Type ARP funding
Amherst Exempted Village Traditional District $2,643,995.66
Avon Lake City Traditional District $1,194,406.40
Avon Local Traditional District $1,387,011.09
Clearview Local Traditional District $3,486,571.62
Columbia Local Traditional District $959,318.20
Constellation Schools: Elyria Community Community School $1,638,427.64
Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Elementary Community School $840,122.64
Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Middle Community School $558,603.65
Elyria City Schools Traditional District $23,906,529.10
Firelands Local Traditional District $1,519,603.92
Horizon Science Academy Lorain Community School $4,922,307.91
Keystone Local Traditional District $1,517,237.45
Life Skills Center of Elyria Community School $566,173.95
Lorain Bilingual Preparatory Academy Community School $1,039,699.39
Lorain City Traditional District $37,387,126.37
Lorain Preparatory Academy Community School $3,391,217.65
Midview Local Traditional District $3,039,361.86
North Ridgeville City Traditional District $2,390,918.49
Oberlin City Schools Traditional District $1,959,747.49
Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Traditional District $2,761,913.48
Summit Academy Community School Alternative Learners-Lorain Community School $637,502.97
Summit Academy School – Lorain Community School $753,111.91
Wellington Exempted Village Traditional District $1,250,786.83
Medina County district Type ARP funding
Black River Local Traditional District $1,913,275.34
Brunswick City Traditional District $4,204,911.33
Buckeye Local Traditional District $1,330,576.66
Cloverleaf Local Traditional District $2,237,551.11
Highland Local Traditional District $1,121,104.19
Medina City SD Traditional District $3,590,101.95
Wadsworth City Traditional District $2,614,850.98
Portage County district/school Type ARP funding
Aurora City Traditional District $926,189.62
Bio-Med Science Academy STEM School STEM $437,429.30
Crestwood Local Traditional District $1,557,179.92
Field Local Traditional District $1,934,001.57
James A Garfield Local Traditional District $1,556,813.52
Kent City Traditional District $5,498,556.80
Ravenna City Traditional District $6,036,986.90
Rootstown Local Traditional District $848,173.46
Southeast Local Traditional District $2,130,983.22
Streetsboro City Traditional District $1,941,783.72
Waterloo Local Traditional District $1,180,183.50
Windham Exempted Village Traditional District $1,564,477.72
Summit County district/school Type ARP funding
Akron City Traditional District $95,287,195.94
Akron Preparatory School Community School $1,445,528.77
Akros Middle School Community School $732,833.05
Alternative Education Academy Community School $6,199,781.35
Barberton City Traditional District $9,765,763.68
Case Preparatory Academy Community School $1,049,375.30
Copley-Fairlawn City Traditional District $1,934,049.51
Coventry Local Traditional District $2,247,620.07
Cuyahoga Falls City Traditional District $5,004,698.58
Edge Academy, The Community School $1,182,640.81
Greater Summit County Early Learning Center Community School $220,561.92
Green Local Traditional District $3,995,549.91
Hudson City Traditional District $1,280,941.89
Imagine Akron Academy Community School $17,426.12
Imagine Leadership Academy Community School $1,129,859.72
Life Skills Center of North Akron Community School $223,154.88
Main Preparatory Academy Community School $1,018,979.52
Manchester Local Traditional District $2,305,809.94
Middlebury Academy Community School $1,623,327.10
Mogadore Local Traditional District $763,297.22
Nordonia Hills City Traditional District $2,211,507.01
Norton City Traditional District $1,808,709.60
Revere Local Traditional District $869,086.03
Schnee Learning Center Community School $209,953.84
Springfield Local Traditional District $4,004,768.12
STEAM Academy of Akron Community School $1,173,099.47
Steel Academy Community School $464,291.91
Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Traditional District $3,098,711.38
Summit Academy Akron Elementary School Community School $730,866.91
Summit Academy Akron Middle School Community School $401,072.77
Summit Academy Secondary – Akron Community School $373,583.50
Tallmadge City Traditional District $2,596,678.03
Towpath Trail High School Community School $1,016,757.19
Twinsburg City Traditional District $2,607,312.85
Woodridge Local Traditional District $3,009,864.26

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Ohio State’s Harry Miller elevating cash for missionary nonprofit

When Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller was in middle school, he went on a missionary trip to Nicaragua with a suburb of Atlanta church group.

It left a lasting impression. He got a glimpse of the country’s extreme poverty and was inspired to return and provide further assistance.

“As a child in America you don’t really know how good it is until you go somewhere else and see plastic houses made of old cardboard and wood and tin and plastic sheeting, which are basically a room with dirty floors and maybe a bed.”, Maybe not “, said his mother Kristina, who accompanied him.

In the past seven years, Miller has made nearly a dozen visits to Nicaragua on similar trips. Last year, before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, he brought his teammate Tommy Eichenberg with him.

The way it is was allowed this month To help college athletes benefit from their name, image, and appearance, Miller came up with an idea. He launched an online pop-up store Sale of t-shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps with the logo of his personal brand. The logo contains the letter “H” in a curved shield.

Selling soccer player logo clothing to help children in Nicaragua

All proceeds from sales will be donated to Mission for Nicaragua, a nonprofit that Miller is a part of five board members and formed by members of Miller’s church group. They continue to provide food, medicine and other resources to the children of a school in Los Brasiles, Nicaragua. For the time being it is his only NIL-related occupation due to football requirements and academic obligations as a mechanical engineering major.

“I’m very fortunate to have good friends, a good family support system, clothing, and food,” said Miller. “I have my guitars and my books so there isn’t really much I want to buy. The reality is that there are a lot more people that money can be used up to, and so it’s the most useful thing that can be done. It would be rude of me not to take note of this, especially to a community that has been so supportive of me for more than a decade. They earn it.”

Miller has bonded with the children at school on previous trips. He played soccer with them. They danced together.

Many community members accompanied mission teams as those teams completed projects like house building and food distribution, Miller said, and he values ​​the special moments that emerged in the end.

Prior to the lifting of the NIL restrictions, Miller likely would have needed an NCAA waiver to raise funds for the organization, much like former Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence made last year when he started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for coronavirus relief.

Instead, the philanthropic effort came together in a matter of days without jumping through many hoops. Miller already had a copy of a personalized brand logo. It was created by Sammy Silverman, a former Ohio State creative media director, who designed it as part of a branding presentation during one of Miller’s visits to the campus as a high school recruit.

On July 1, the first day players were allowed to use their NIL, his mother gave the logo to a merchant to make goods. There were a couple of style choices to commit to. (You chose blue because it’s the main color of the Nicaraguan flag.) But the online shop went up the next day.

“That was really almost overnight,” said Kristina.

New NIL rules made it easy

Miller found it “incredibly helpful” that it took so few steps to set up the shop.

“It’s a nuisance that it would be so difficult just to help people,” Miller said. “You’d think it could be done pretty easily. Any civilian could set up a GoFundMe or share on their social media about a cause they want to support, but because I play a sport they got spoiled and said is that sketchy?

Given the limitations of previous NCAA rules, Miller spent little time as a college athlete considering donating to the nonprofit.

Kristina said they talked about donating part of his salary in case Miller played in the NFL and that he has a bright future in football. Miller, a former five-star recruit, joined the Left Guard last fall and is expected to fill in at the center next season, replacing Josh Myers, who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in April.

But the dawn of the NIL era in college sports gave him a chance to dive into charity work earlier.

He expects other college athletes to follow similar paths as they discover their own passion projects.

“A lot of people want to do philanthropic things,” Miller said. “I think the only reason I could jump on something quickly was because I had a history with it. Every locker room is full of great guys, and when you give a guy something that is important to him, there is nothing he wouldn’t do to support that cause. “

Miller said last week he wasn’t sure how much money the website raised, but he was encouraged by the engagement he saw on social media and feedback from friends.

While visiting his hometown of Buford, Georgia, on the weekend of July 4th, he stopped by a youth soccer camp and met one of his former coaches who told him he had bought a t-shirt.

There is no sales target for the pop-up site that stays online until Sunday. Miller just hopes more equipment will be bought.

“If it were a GoFundMe, the goal would be as much as possible,” he said.

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Ohio Senate management desires no extra cash for broadband growth

Legislators from both parties had hoped Ohio would take a big step forward this year to invest in broadband Internet rollout across the state.

Ohio Senate leaders think differently. While their Ohio House counterparts are looking to allocate millions of dollars to Internet expansion projects, state Senators from the state want to cut those funds to pay for several proposed tax cuts.

Senate President Matt Huffman, R-Lima, and CFO Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, unveiled their chamber’s proposed state budget for the next two fiscal years on Tuesday. Highlights of this proposed budget include changes to Ohio’s school funding model and more than $ 1 billion in new tax cuts.

That includes a 5% income tax cut for Ohio workers, as well as other tax cuts related to business development that Huffman said are intended to boost employment growth. The Ohio House of Representatives budget, which was passed in April, proposed a 2% cut in income tax.

To pay for these tax cuts, the Senate presidents want to cut funding for the Department of Job and Family Services and the Department of Medicaid. Dolan referred to these as administrative cuts that will have no impact on public services.

Another way to pay for the tax cuts is by eliminating the funding of internet expansion projects.

Internet access has been a priority for both Democratic and Republican officials in recent years. Governor Mike DeWine proposed grant funding of $ 250 million in his own budget proposal in early 2021.

The House of Representatives’ draft budget earmarked $ 190 million for this.

Outside of the budget negotiations, both chambers recently gave their approval House bill 2 to create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program. DeWine signed the law in May; It provides initial funding of $ 20 million.

It was hoped that the state budget would be able to pump more money into this funding program. The Senate is not proposing any additional money for broadband expansion and is completely canceling the US $ 190 million of the House of Representatives.

Huffman acknowledged that there are rural and urban areas of the state without reliable internet access, but continued to express hesitation about increasing spending to address the problem. Experts estimate that an estimated 1 million Ohioans do not have access to high-speed internet at home.

“I think people are eager to spend money on something that everyone thinks is a good idea,” Huffman told reporters on Tuesday. “I think it’s a bad idea to just spend money without a plan.”

The Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program, initiated by HB 2, sets out a detailed way of using government funds for infrastructure projects.

Certain areas of the state – such as the hilly areas of Appalachian Ohio – do not have internet access because the difficult terrain prevents private companies from pursuing projects there.

The aim of the funding program is to close this “cost gap”. State funding is intended to encourage companies to invest in expansion projects in otherwise difficult-to-access areas.

State Reps. Rick Carfagna, R-Genoa Twp., And Brian Stewart, R-Ashville, were the two main sponsors of HB 2 and spent the first few months of 2021 highlighting the benefits of internet access for business, health and educational purposes.

“High-speed Internet is the great social balance of our time”, Carfagna has often said.

In a statement provided, the two lawmakers expressed the hope that their Republicans in the other chamber would reconsider.

“Ohio now has a bipartisan strategy in state law to address this issue,” noted Carfagna and Stewart, referring to HB 2. “It is imperative that we fund it sensibly to get real results.”

They continued, “The lack of broadband access is currently denying at least one million Ohio residents employment, education, health care and commerce, and the broadband expansion grants proposed by the House of Representatives and the Governor’s Office are designed to unleash hundreds of millions of private investments to aggressively combat these inequalities … (we) look forward to hearing how you pursue House Bill 2’s vision to facilitate the expansion of high-speed Internet to unserved households across Ohio. “

Huffman said that providing Internet access for all Ohioans doesn’t necessarily mean they have the opportunity to use it.

He suggested that this extension would not be helpful for residents who are not tech savvy.

“(S) the provision of broadband services does not mean that people who may have access to them will or will be able to access them,” said Huffman. “You still need to have some kind of equipment – a computer, an iPad, whatever it is – you need to know how to use it. You need to know what happens when it doesn’t work. And for people like me, I don’t know what happens if that thing doesn’t work, I have to ask someone, and I suppose a lot of other Ohioans are like that. “

The US rescue plan, signed by President Joe Biden in March, provides states and other territories with $ 10 billion for broadband infrastructure. Huffman said those potential US dollars did not affect his decision to raise Ohio funding from the proposed Senate budget.

“I’m always a little suspicious that the federal government is doing what it promises,” said Huffman. “These dollars appear to be real. We’ll see. But we can’t pass a budget until June 30th in the hope that the federal government will do what it has announced. “

As soon as the Ohio Senate has passed its version of the budget, the legislators of the two houses meet in a so-called conference committee to negotiate the differences between the respective budget proposals. The legislature has until June 30th to finalize an agreed budget before it is submitted to the governor for signature.

This story was republished by the Ohio Capital Journal under a Creative Commons license.

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A capella group of nine at the Palace Theater

Straight No Chaser, an a cappella group known for their modern twists on classic holiday-themed songs like “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and others, will be performing at the Palace Theater on December 21st occur.

After a year of cancellations due to COVID-19, the nine-member ensemble will return to personal performances this fall for the “Back In The High Life” tour. The 49 City Tour begins at the Mystic Showroom in Mystic Lake, Minnesota on October 22nd and concludes at the Mes Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona on New Years Eve.

Presale tickets are available from Monday. General tickets are available for May 21st. Further information on ticket sales can be found at https://sncmusic.com/tour.

Chamber music Columbus announces season

The longstanding Chamber Music Columbus series, which has brought major classical artists and groups to central Ohio since 1948, announced the resumption of personal concerts, which will begin this fall after more than a year of purely virtual events.

For the 2021-22 season, the organization will be giving concerts at the Southern Theater on Saturdays, 21 E. Main St. subscriptions will go on sale at the end of June and single tickets in mid-August.

Here is a list of upcoming concerts:

• • 23rd October: Pianist Sergei Babayan

• • November 13th: Aizuri quartet

• • February 19, 2022: Winds of Faith

• • 26th of March: Ying Quartet with the PUSH Dance Company

• • April, 30th: Brentano string quartet with soprano Dawn Upshaw

• • May 21: Brooklyn Rider

For more information, visit Chambermusiccolumbus.org.