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2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS. By Our Student Pharmacist, Taylor Law.

The summer 2020 Olympics are about to begin–just a year late!

From July 23 to August 8, a total of 46 different sports will be competing ranging from swimming to table tennis. This year 206 different countries will be participating in the Olympics.

Last summer was the fourth time in history the summer games did not go on as planned every four years. Since 1896, the games have been played every four years with the exception of 1916 due to WWI, 1940 & 1944 due to WWII.

The Olympics are considered the world’s largest sports competition. The heart behind the Olympic games is to allow different parts of the world to come together in the spirit of friendly competition.

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The Olympic Rings 

The symbol of the Olympic rings we see today was introduced in 1913.

According to the official Olympics website, “The Olympic symbol expresses the activity of the Olympic movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympics Games.”

Not one color represents a certain continent, but is to show the unity between all the continents. The colors come as a representation of the colors in the unique flags from all the representing countries. Each ring is equal in size and is interlocking to represent the unified world.

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Olympic History 

The Olympics began back in Ancient Greece. Not only was it a competitive sporting event, it was also a religious event.

The Olympic flame is an important symbol of the Olympics with interesting history. The lighting of the torch is symbolic of the ancient Greek myth when Prometheus stole fire from the god Zeus and gave it to humans.

Before each Olympics, the torch is lit in a special ceremony at the site of ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. The lit torch travels around Greece and goes on a special journey to the city that is hosting the games. The torch is typically carried by different athletes.

The ending journey of the torch is during the opening ceremonies of the games. The torch is used to light a huge cauldron that will burn throughout the games. When the flame is put out that means the games are officially ended for that year. picture 2

Tokyo Games Random Facts 

Country with smallest population to participate: Naura (population = 11,500)

Naura is a small island located in the Pacific Ocean which is northeast to Australia.

Country to compete in most games without ever winning a gold medal: Monaco

Monaco has competed in 20 summer Olympics Games without ever winning a gold medal.

Number of athletes competing:  11,091 athletes

Number of athletes from Ohio State University competing: 26 buckeyes are heading to the 2020 Olympics

How much money has Tokyo spent to host?: About $15.4 billion has been spent on building the venues for the games


NBC Sports: https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/tokyo-olympics/tokyo-olympics-numbers-participating-country-stats-and-facts#:~:text=There%20are%20206%20countries%20in,place%20in%20the%20history%20books

International Olympic Committee: https://olympics.com/ioc/olympic-rings, https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/sports/

AP News: https://apnews.com/article/tokyo-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-tokyo-olympics-japan-olympic-games-3c46bce81928865d9aae0832b5ddd9e3


Celebrate Happy Druggist West Jefferson’s 5-Year Anniversary on Saturday, July 17 from 9 am to 1 pm!


Happy Druggist in West Jefferson has been proudly serving the community for five years and we want to thank all of YOU for allowing us to help with your medication needs and questions!

Come join us for our 5-Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 17 between 9 am to 1 pm! 

Pretty As a Princess Party event planners will be at the store from 10 am to noon offering face painting and balloon twisting.

Miller’s Olde Fashioned Ice Cream will be set up in the parking lot for some cool treats.

The Columbus Crew Cat will also be available to hang out and get photos between 10 am and noon.

The first twenty-five customers will receive free t-shirts. The first fifty customers will get goodie bags loaded with freebies!

After the party ends on Saturday, we’ll still be celebrating throughout the week.

  • July 19: Mystery Monday–Come in and find out what deal is waiting for you.
  • July 20: Two for Tuesday–Buy one and get one on all Good Neighbor Pharmacy brand products, as well as Truform Support Stockings.
  • July 21: Everyone Wins Wednesday–Seniors 60 and older get 20 percent off all over-the-counter (OTC) items. Everyone else gets 10 percent off!
  • July 22: Thank you Thursday–Get 10 percent off all out front merchandise all day long.
  • July 23: Wacky Quacky Friday–Pick a duck from our duck pond and you will get the percentage off that is written on the bottom of the duck. Plus, kids can pick out a free rubber ducky.

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Come in any day to enter our prize drawing to win:

  • An iPad

The drawing for the iPad will be held on Friday, July 23 at noon.

For more information, stop by and see us or call: 614-879-8500

We’re open from 9 am to 6 pm weekdays, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm, and closed Sunday.

Being here the last five years has been a great experience! Thank you for allowing us to serve you. We hope to continue your care for the next five years and beyond!


St. Joseph’s Fish Fry Fridays are Back Beginning Friday, February 19–Get Your Dinner Safely in the Time of COVID!


Fish Fries are back! It is that time of year again. Time to enjoy a fish meal each Friday during Lent. There will be a few changes due to COVID, but the meals will still be delicious, as always.

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and the local Knights of Columbus Council 12772 will be holding their Friday Fish Fries every Friday through March 26. The Fish Fries will be drive thru or carryout only at the Parish Activity Center (the PAC), 670 West Main Street (behind the firehouse) from 5:30-8 pm.

Orders will be taken from your vehicle and delivered back to you in the vehicle due to COVID. You can also download and print an order form which you can bring with you to speed up the process.

To download the order from, go HERE.

Meals are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 12 and under. Besides two pieces of fried fish (there will only be fried fish this year, no baked), the adult meal also includes two sides–cole slaw, fries, or macaroni and cheese. The child meal includes one piece of fish and two sides.

To minimize money handling, the Knights will be taking credit cards with a $1 convenience fee as well as personal checks as the preferred payment methods. They will still take cash, but would prefer exact change whenever possible.

So please come out this Friday, February 19, and support the Knights of Columbus. Join them each Friday (February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26) throughout Lent (excluding Good Friday on April 2) for a delicious meal.

For more info, visit Saint Joe’s web site HERE.


Shop Local, Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! By Our Student Pharmacist, Cass Baker.

Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized shopping day to support your local neighborhood businesses. It falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 28 this year) every year and serves as a contrast to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when holiday shopping is typically focused on larger, nationwide organizations. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the U.S. economy, it is more critical than ever to shop at local businesses to ensure that their goods and services remain under operation as long as possible.


The U.S Small Business Administration classifies a small business as an organization with fewer than 500 employees. As of 2019, there are 30.7 million small businesses in the U.S., and they account for 99.9% of all businesses in the U.S. Additionally, 98.2% of American businesses have less than 100 employees, and 89% of businesses have fewer than 20 employees. Clearly, the heart of commerce and the economy in the U.S. heavily relies on the success of small businesses.

Unfortunately, the majority of small American businesses are facing immense pressure to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the “Shop Small” movement, 62% of small business owners reported that they would be unable to keep their business open unless their sales reach pre-COVID levels by the end of 2020. This has major implications for job growth, since small businesses create 1.5 million jobs in the U.S. every year.

As the holidays arrive, please stay safe and consider supporting your local businesses whether that’s buying a Christmas tree at a local farm, or just stopping by a cafe to grab a cup of coffee. Your patronage ensures that money stays in your community so that businesses can potentially grow. Additionally, please take the time to thank the local employees who continue to work during the midst of the pandemic.



Our teams at Plain City Druggist and Midwestern Compounding Pharmacy are proud to support our community by serving their medication needs.

We thank you for your support, as well!

Please consider stopping by this Saturday, November 28 during our hours of 9:00am-12:00pm.

Please also support our Happy Druggist sister locations on Karl Road in Columbus, in West Jefferson, and in Mechanicsburg.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 24.


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am to 2 pm. During this yearly event, you can turn in old or no longer used medicines for proper disposal. We know that many of you may have medications that have expired or that you don’t take any more and this is a perfect way to make sure they are destroyed so that no one gets hurt.

To find out more about the Take Back Day, visit the web site HERE.

To find a disposal location near you, go HERE and put in your zip code or county and city.

In Union County, you can turn in unused and expired medications at these sites:

Union County Sheriff’s Office

221 West 5th Street, Marysville, OH 43040 (Please enter the sally port from the south off of 6th St. Signs will be posted).

Pleasant Valley Fire Department

650 West Main Street, Plain City, OH 43064 (Please enter the rear of the bays).

Richwood Police Department

153 North Franklin Street, Richwood, OH 43344 (Please enter the sally port entrance)