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The demand for low-cost spay/neuter in our region is great, especially in these tough economic times. In order to meet the demand and help more animals and pet parents, Humane Ohio has moved its non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic to a new, larger facility with enough room for a second veterinarian to work. The addition of a second vet will allow the organization to go from spaying/neutering 8,700 animals a year to at least 14,000 annually

“Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by offering access to high-quality, affordable spay/neuter and our larger facility and additional staff veterinarian play a major role in our ability to do that,” says Lisa Hochradel, Humane Ohio Clinic director. “By offering low-cost spay/neuter to any pet parent in need, and regularly offering free transports to and from our clinic from various locations throughout the city, we can help animals and people in need and make sure there’s less homeless animals on the streets and at our local shelters and rescue groups.”


Isquotm, Pepon, Ponpion, Isquotersquash, Pumpion. These are all delightful names for a fellow who is available most everywhere right now – a sure sign that fall is here. Whatever you want to call this pleasantly plump, nicely rounded guy, he is, of course, the pumpkin.

Pumpkins come in a pleasing variety of colors from orange-gold to white, tan, green, yellow, red, and even blue. They also range in size from tiny little guys called “minis” to the truly huge Atlantic giant varieties. In recent years one of the largest of the giant pumpkins weighed in at 1,654 lbs. Now that is a serious pumpkin.

Pumpkins were first grown in Central America and migrated north and south throughout the Americas. In 1584 the French explorer, Jacques Cartier reported finding “gros melons” growing in the St. Lawrence region of North America. Pumpkins are now grown in every continent of the world except Antarctica.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has introduced a


new map feature on the Ohio Fall Foliage Web site, accessible through, which will allow “leaf peepers” to more easily tour Ohio’s scenic roadways in search of brilliant fall color.

The new “Hit the Road” feature allows site visitors to select from a series of 32 pre-mapped routes that are known for spectacular autumn views. The routes were chosen by natural resource professionals.

It shows a map with the route highlighted and place markers at the starting point of each route. It also identifies nearby state parks, forests, wildlife areas and nature preserves where people can go to enjoy autumn activities.

To help Ohioans plan seasonal outings and enjoy the fall color that will radiate through Ohio’s 100-plus tree species, ODNR will post weekly fall color updates on its Web site, The reports will run through the first week ofS November.


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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