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Northwest Local School District's health and safety fair is back

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Posted at 6:29 AM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 09:28:59-04

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Northwest Local School District's Back-to-School Health and Safety Fair is back Wednesday.

The fair will offer free haircuts, school supplies and hygiene products as well as health screenings as in years past, but there are a few new things offered at this year's fair.

McDonald's will be on-site to offer job interviews to students or their family members, and the YMCA will hold restorative circles for families to talk through their feelings about the pandemic and the school year. The nonprofit Side by Side will also be on-site offering literacy training.

Officers from the Colerain Township Police Department attend to play games with some of the children and build a relationship with the community.

"This is an event that serves so many students," Keva Brice, the district's nurse administrator, said. "We have a huge need for the basic necessities. With so much job loss happening around us, it's impacted so many different families. So we hope to be able to give them a jump start on what they need."

The fair goes from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday inside Northgate Mall.

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Find out more here about what is being done to keep your kids safe at school.