How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel In Ohio

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Your bathroom remodel checklist.
Your bathroom remodel checklist. (Shutterstock)

But to ensure the end results meet your needs, you’ll need to do some planning ahead of time. Take these five steps before reaching out to a professional bathroom remodeler.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink to a drop-in model.”

Browse sites like Pinterest for inspiration as to layout, aesthetics, and materials. Save some photos to show your contractor and point out what you like about them.

2. Determine The Contractors You’ll Need

You might think one firm can come in and tackle your entire bathroom remodel. While some can, it is better in many instances to hire a few specialty contractors. Contrary to popular belief, this can actually save money and increase the longevity of your remodel.

So, first think about who you will need: a custom millworker, plumber, bath fitter, etc.

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3. Look Into Necessary Permits

Small-scale bathroom remodels most likely won’t call for any permits. However, large-scale projects may require building permits, which you can obtain through your local government offices.

Also, keep in mind that many local governments require electrical wiring to be inspected. Look into what’s needed in your area,

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Ohio State football coach Ryan Day details COVID-19 precautions


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Those in the Ohio State football program are taking COVID-19 so seriously that some coaches are not staying in their own homes as a safeguard against contracting the virus, coach Ryan Day said Friday.

On the day President Trump announced he had contracted the coronavirus, Day detailed the lengths to which the Buckeyes are trying to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

“This has been a difficult time because we understand the ramifications and the consequences for our health, but also just in terms of playing a season, of testing positive,” Day said in a conference call. “That’s for the players. They’ve made great sacrifices.

“But it’s also for the coaches. For those of us who have school-age children at home, it’s very, very difficult. To make sacrifices, some of us are not sleeping in our homes.”

Day has three children at home. He said he wears a mask inside their house and that his family spends time together outside as much as possible.

Day said he is letting coaches and staffers decide for themselves what’s the best plan for their situations. But for those who have kids in school, there are no easy solutions. Youth sports are also now being played, adding to the potential exposure, he said.

Ohio State coach Ryan Day says the team feels safe inside the football facilities. “But once you leave, everything changes. Honestly, it’s scary,” he said. (Photo: Nati Harnik, AP)

Day said those in the program feel secure inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The 120 players and about 50 others, including coaches, are tested daily. They get results within 15 minutes. Anyone who doesn’t test negative is sent home for follow-up testing.


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Ohio man on moose hunt killed by grizzly bear in Alaska

MANSFIELD –  A 22-year-old Mansfield man was killed by a grizzly bear in an Alaska state park Sunday while on a moose hunting trip, the National Park Service reported Thursday.

Mansfield police attempted to notify family on Tuesday that Austin Pfeiffer, of Mansfield, had died, according to a report at the Mansfield Police Department. An Alaska state trooper called MPD to have an officer contact Austin’s wife, Ryleigh Pfeiffer, regarding a wildlife encounter while hunting in Alaska, according to information the News Journal obtained.

Pfeiffer’s family declined comment Wednesday.

An investigation determined that it was a surprise attack and that a defensive firearm or other deterrents, such as bear spray, was not readily available to the victim. 

The NPS said it was notified of the attack at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through coordination with a local air taxi service used by hunters, the NPS ensured the site was secure and that the victim’s hunting partner was safely evacuated from the area.

The following day, the NPS coordinated with Alaska Wildlife troopers to recover the victim’s body, which was transported to the Alaska State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage.

The incident happened Sunday in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, a 13.2 million-acre national park that rises from the ocean up to 18,008 feet, while the hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend.

The attack occurred in a remote area approximately 50 air miles from the nearest community of Northway, Alaska, and 130 miles from park headquarters, according

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