The Logan County District Board of Health is encouraging individuals to attend Narcan training and receive a free Narcan kit.
The five- to 10-minute training shows individuals how to recognize an overdose, how to respond to an overdose and how to administer Narcan during an overdose.
The free Narcan kit contains two doses of Narcan, a face shield and a pair of gloves.
The training opportunity is funded by a $90,500 Ohio Department of Health grant.
Kelli Parr, outreach specialist, said during Wednesday afternoon’s health district meeting that there is definitely a need for Narcan in the community.
Trainings are at the following locations at the following times:
• Eagles Annex, 11443 Shawnee Path in Lakeview, Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.;
• Point Village Apartments, 400 Lincoln Blvd. in Russells Point, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m.; and
• Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., in Bellefontaine, Dec. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.
One can also stop at the Logan County Health District, 310 S. Main St., in Bellefontaine, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
For information, call (937) 651-6204.
As of Nov. 25, the county health district completed 39 trainings for Narcan. Three hundred forty-one individuals have been trained and 304 doses have been distributed.
In other business, the board voted unanimously in favor of reopening their offices on Friday afternoons starting Jan. 2, with new Friday office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The board also reported 338 flu shots have been given this season compared to 116 doses this time last year.
Infectious disease cases are down compared to October 2018. There are 229 total cases year-to-date for 2019 and in 2018 there were 306.
The board also announced it will implement a 2 percent cost of living increase in 2020 for staff members.
The Logan County District Board of Health will be closed Dec. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. and all day Dec. 24.
In 2020, meetings will be on the second Wednesdays of each month rather than the first.
The board also issued the following nuisance orders:
• Durnell Properties, 12528 State Route 235 North, Lakeview, for several dozen used tires and numerous automotive batteries stored outside;
• Lawrence Sneary, 1901 Frail Road, Lima, who owns property at 9066 Prince Road, Lakeview, that contains scrap tires and solid wastes;
• Kerry Reeser, 3720 Beacon View Drive, Dayton, who owns property at 11262 Mohawk Path, Chippewa Park, Lakeview, for high weeds, debris and an open manufactured home;
• Singh Sukhdev of Piqua, who owns property at 8128 State Route 366, Lakeview, that has an unsecured building that appears unstable and unsafe; and
• Kendall O. Carter, 4845 Vine St., Huntsville, who owns and lives in a residence that the sewer service has been shut off due to nonpayment.
The next meeting is 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8.