The High School Football season is just around the corner! OHSAA 2018 Football Playoff Schedule and State Championships Site Announced…
OHSAA 2018 Football Playoff Schedule and State Championships Site Announced
Division I, II, III and VI games on Fridays; Division IV, V and VII games on Saturdays; all games will kick off at 7 p.m.; regional assignments announced; state finals will remain in Canton in 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced details for the 2018 football regional assignments and playoffs schedule, including the location for the state championship games. The OHSAA will return to using Saturday nights for several divisions during the playoffs and the 2018 title games will return to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.
The OHSAA Board of Directors approved school playoff regional assignments and the playoff schedule Wednesday during its June meeting and authorized the OHSAA Executive Director’s office finalize the contract with Visit Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame to host the 2018 finals. The regional maps, which show the number of schools within each region, and the lists of schools in each region are posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/football
In November, playoff games in Divisions I, II, III and VI will be played on Fridays, while Division IV, V and VII playoff games will be played on Saturdays. Last year, the OHSAA experimented with having all playoff games on Friday nights during the first four rounds. In addition, all playoff games will kick off at 7 p.m. Previously, Friday playoff games kicked off at 7:30 p.m.
“We still have good attendance throughout the playoffs, but the overall total attendance dropped in 2017 when we moved all the games to Fridays,” said Beau Rugg, OHSAA Director of Officiating and Sport Management and the OHSAA’s football administrator. “Some parts of the state liked staying away from Saturdays for playoff games, but we also received quite a bit of feedback, mainly from the smaller schools, that they hoped we would return to having games on Saturdays, too, so their communities could see two games per weekend instead of one.”
The specific dates and times for the state championship games in Canton will be announced after the state semifinals November 23 and 24.
2018 OHSAA Football Schedule
Monday, July 30 – Start date for practice (5-day acclimatization regulation in effect)
Sunday, August 5 – Mandatory day off
Tuesday, August 7 through Saturday, August 18 – Scrimmages permitted
Monday, August 20 – Regular-season games may begin
Saturday, October 27 – Regular-season ends
Sunday, October 28 – Final computer points posted and playoff qualifiers announced
Friday, November 2 – Regional Quarterfinals in Divisions I, II, III and VI
Saturday, November 3 – Regional Quarterfinals in Divisions IV, V and VII
Friday, November 9 – Regional Semifinals in Divisions I, II, III and VI
Saturday, November 10 – Regional Semifinals in Divisions IV, V and VII
Friday, November 16 – Regional Finals in Divisions I, II, III and VI
Saturday, November 17 – Regional Finals in Divisions IV, V and VII
Friday, November 23 – State Semifinals in Divisions I, II, III and VI
Saturday, November 24 – State Semifinals in Divisions IV, V and VII
State Championship Games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton (Nov. 29-Dec. 2)
Wood County Auditor Oestreich announces over 5,800 acres in Wood County have been tax reduced, based upon qualifying conservation practices…
Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich announced today the number of parcels whose taxable values have been reduced due to the change in calculation for land used exclusively for “conservation practices.”
“Last year the Ohio Legislature made a significant change in how land used exclusively for ‘conservation practices’ is valued under the Current Agriculture Use Valuation program,” said Auditor Oestreich. “Land enrolled in the CAUV program that is used for ‘conservation practices’ is now valued at the lowest value in the soil value table, which is $230 per acre. Thus far, a total of 5,873 acres in Wood County have been reduced to this minimum value based upon qualifying conservation practices. This acreage, comprising 1,557 parcels, represents 1.6% of all acres enrolled in the CAUV program. This reduction in value equates to a tax savings of approximately $40 per acre to qualifying landowners. Landowners enrolled in this conservation program have accrued nearly a quarter of a million dollars in combined tax savings.”
Those enrolled in the CAUV program, with land used for qualifying conservation practices, are encouraged to submit the required documentation as soon as possible in order to receive an adjustment of their 2017 tax year taxes, payable in 2018.
In order to qualify, each landowner must provide all of the following:
Copy of conservation contract with a government agency.
Detailed map that shows the exact areas of each parcel that are used exclusively for “conservation practices.”
Beginning on the 2018 CAUV renewal application and every year thereafter, include and verify the number of conservation acres for each parcel.
Maintain the conservation practice for a minimum of 3 years.
Please contact Brian Jones, CAUV Specialist, in the Wood County Auditor’s Office by phone at 419-354-9174 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you have any questions.
The WRAP class will be offered through NAMI Wood County Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wood County, OH (June 5, 2018): Cultivate a mental health action plan with us! The Wellness Recovery Action Plan or WRAP, is a free educational course, for adults with a mental illness, that helps to develop a self-designed prevention and wellness strategy. It does not replace traditional treatments, but can be used as a compliment to any other treatment options.
The WRAP class will be offered through NAMI Wood County Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You design your WRAP program in practical, realistic terms, and it holds the key to getting and staying well. Through this course, you will learn to decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors, increase your personal empowerment and improve your overall quality of life. The course will guide you through the process of developing a Crisis Plan. This kind of proactive advanced planning keeps you in control, even when it seems like things are out of control. It will introduce you to Post Crisis Planning so if you have just been through a crisis, let your Post Crisis Plan guide you as you heal.
WRAP is studied significantly in rigorous research projects and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. WRAP was developed by a group of people who experience mental health and other health and lifestyle challenges. It is now used by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world, to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.
Mary Ellen Copeland. PhD stated, “When the group developed WRAP, I was so impressed that I went home and wrote one for myself. As I began to live WRAP, my life changed dramatically. Over time I felt better and better and better. WRAP is a way of life for me—a great life.”
WRAP consists of five key recovery concepts that provide the foundation of effective recovery work. These are hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support. Learn more about these components by attending the next class.
Please RSVP to 419.352.0626 or email@example.com
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Wood County provides help and hope by offering educational peer-to-peer or NAMI basics classes, family support groups, seminar programs and fundraising and awareness events, such as their Wood County Fair Booth the Mental Health Conference Series and the annual Walk & Chili Cook-off to “Stand Up to Stigma and Spice Up Your Mental Health”. It is a self-help organization open to people of all ages in the Wood County communities. For more information visit www.facebook.com/namiwoodcounty or www.namiwoodcounty.org.