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No-cost COVID-19 pop-up testing available at local sites Sept. 26

No-cost COVID-19 pop-up testing sites provided by the State of Ohio, We ACT, Richland County Children Services, Richland Public Health, Ashland County Health Department and local community organizations will be available in Mansfield, Ashland and Loudonville on Saturday, September 26. No appointments are needed for a free and easy nasal swab test at any of these pop-up locations:

Kappa Sigma Chapter at Ashland University earns national award

The Kappa Sigma chapter at Ashland University has been awarded a Kappa Sigma Founders’ Award of Chapter Excellence as one of the fraternity’s top chapters in North America.

The Founders' Award of Chapter Excellence is the benchmark award in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, recognizing outstanding Chapter management, achievement, and program development in all areas of operation. Only 30 chapters received the FACE award within Kappa Sigma in 2020.

AU alumnus Hull, Bay Corp. doing their part to fight COVID-19

When Brooks Hull joined his brother, Larry, to form Bay Corp. in Westlake 40 years ago, they knew they were pioneers in the then-emerging field of fittings and connections for the medical gas industry.

Hull, an Ashland University alumnus (1970) and a former trustee, took the reins of the company after his brother’s untimely death in 1985 and led it through years of sustained growth before selling it in 2013 to his nephew, his brother’s son (also named Larry). Now retired as chairman, Hull still maintains an office at the company headquarters.