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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on March 19, 2020 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites. This blog post will take a look at a historic pandemic in Ohio. As our lives change to fight COVID-19, this can be a tough topic. Please put this post aside for later if the topic is too heavy to carry at the moment.

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What if we spent more time showing kindness than we did crucifying someone in the comments?


LOUDONVILLE -- In early January, 1949, the majority of residents in Loudonville fell violently ill. Over 225 students alone were absent from schools with an unknown sickness, but the illness affected nearly all ages in the community.


After a week filled with rain, temps for the next several weeks are expected to begin rising into more normal summer weather patterns. Richland Public Health offers tips to cope with the hotter weather.