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Parents, how much can you Juggle? New baby-sitting app

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It’s the app parents always needed but never had. Now that the world relies on peer reviews and star ratings, four Ohio moms have gone full circle and created an app that is basically the Uber of babysitting.

Juggle was created with the purpose of helping busy parents and professionals find balance in their life, but without cutting corners by taking risks from unknown babysitters, pet sitters, and other service jobs.

Once you download the app, it builds your network of available babysitters, tutors, pet sitters, and more based on your social media and what your friends have used and reviewed. Then it finds people close to you that are available and recommends them to you.

The app makers build their workforce database by interviewing college students that are reliable, need a job, and have a flexible schedule.

The neat thing about this app is that it builds trust into its very function. You would ask your friends about a trusted babysitter or pet sitter, but this app just asks them for you, and has the information at your finger tips within an instant.

Not only is this app great for parents and busy professionals, it’s also great for college students. They’ll work with a student’s schedule so that the workers themselves can get the most out of the app.

“We are moms with young children and pets, who were looking for better options for childcare and pet care than what was available,” said Emily Coleman, one of the makers of the app.

In this millennial age where our lives are strung about in every direction, an app that makes sitting this easy and trustworthy sounds like a win.

You can find more information on the Juggle website and follow these hip and groovy moms on their Facebook . The app has been downloaded to the Apple App Store, and is currently in the process of approval. 

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Buckeyes back to work

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Ohio State athletics is permitting athletes from seven different sports to resume voluntary workouts after a pause due to an outbreak of COVID-19. 

Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade heads into a workout

The university said that all athletes were tested Monday before determining that the resumption was safe. 

“These young people come from across the nation and the world to be part of our Ohio State family, and we do everything we can to create a safe, healthy environment so that they have a chance to study and compete,” said Athletics Director Gene Smith. “Our medical team will continue to evaluate, and we will share decisions as we move forward.”

The Buckeyes have refused to say how many athletes have tested positive, but longtime beat reporter Tim May had said it was fewer than ten. 

OSU teams with athletes currently working out on campus are football, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball.

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Standard Hall, two others reportedly closed

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According to multiple news outlets, including 10tv.com, the beleaguered Short North hot spot Standard Hall is once again closed temporarily after one of its employees allegedly tested positive for COVID-19.

The original Facebook and other social media posts that led to the news reports have been removed from Standard Hall's social media sites.

Standard Hall was one of the first establishments to reopen once COVID restrictions were lifted and was immediately one of the first to close due to violations. It reopened just three weeks ago.

The state does not require a restaurant to close after an employee tests positive but strongly recommends it. In this case, two other Corso Ventures establishments are reportedly closed because the same employee was within both places: the Short North Pint House and Short North Goody Boy. The now deleted Facebook post supposedly said they were closing all three for a short time to deep clean each of the establishments.

You can stay tuned for updates here or on Standard Hall's Facebook page.

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Toledo officer killed; Statehouse flags to fly half staff

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Governor Mike DeWine issued a statement this morning after Toledo police officer Anthony Dia was killed in the line of duty this morning around 12:30 a.m.

DeWine has ordered Statehouse and Lucas County flags at half staff through his funeral service, expected next week.

"Fran and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death last night of Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia in the line of duty," DeWine stated. "We extend our sympathy to his wife and 2-year-old child, his other family members, and his colleagues in the Toledo Police Department.  To honor the life and service of Officer Dia, I have ordered that the flags in Lucas County and at the Statehouse be lowered to half staff beginning tomorrow and through his funeral service."

You can read the in-depth account, including witness statements and video of the event on the Toldeo Blade website here.

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