Warren County news

TURTLECREEK TWP.

County agency receives pet assistance grant

Warren County Community Services has been awarded a $2,500 Pet Assistance Grant by the Banfield Charitable Trust. These funds will be used to purchase pet food and pay for other pet needs to help support the independence of Meals on Wheels clients and their pets.

Banfield Charitable Trust is the largest nonprofit solely devoted to preventing the separation of pets from their people. Banfield Charitable Trust programs provide financial assistance for veterinary care and pet care programs such as pet food grants, temporary foster care, and behavioral training assistance to struggling pet owners.

For more information about the assistance, call 513-695-2288 or email karenh@wccsinc.org. STAFF REPORT

MIDDLETOWN

Donate at hospital blood drive today

Atrium Medical Center in Middletown will host a holiday week blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. today.

The CBC Bloodmobile will be at One Medical Center Drive. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” surfboard T-shirt, and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center “Get on Board — Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com. STAFF REPORT

MASON

Triathlon scheduled for July 26

The Mason TRI-Umphant Triathlon returns to Mason on Sunday, July 26. The City of Mason will host women’s, men’s and kid’s events.

The women’s (7:30 a.m. start) and men’s (9 a.m. start) events begin with a 400-yard swim in the Lou Eves Municipal Pool, a 10K bike through the streets of Mason and ends with a 5K run through Pine Hill Park and Corwin M. Nixon Park.

The triathlon will have two kids’ events: Ages 11-14 (11 a.m. start) will begin with a 200-yard pool swim, then bike 10K with a double loop through Pine Hill and Corwin M. Nixon Park, and end with a one-mile run in Corwin M. Nixon Park. Ages 10 and under (11:30 a.m. start) will begin with a 100-yard pool swim, then bike 5K through Pine Hill and Corwin M. Nixon Park, and end with ½-mile run in Corwin M. Nixon Park.

Proceeds from the Mason TRI-Umphant Triathlon will benefit The Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation Common Ground, an all-inclusive playground, and the Mason Community Center Scholarship Fund.

For more information or to register, visit www.hfpracing.com or contact us at fitness@masonoh.org or call 513-229-8500. STAFF REPORT

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