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Post Haste: OU wants you to stop feeding the squirrels; Metro Station played Baker

Today is Earth Day.

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Friday, April 22, 2016:

Walk outside, look at some trees and smile. It’s Earth Day.

Though the reasons to worry about the planet as a whole are possibly wide-ranging, Ohio University chose to bring to students’ attention a facet of our local ecosystem: squirrels.

In an email sent to some OU students on Tuesday, the Facilities Management department urged students to cease feeding the “cute, furry creatures,” as it could lead to an “even larger population increase in the area in which the feeding occurs.”

“A squirrel’s diet generally consists of nuts, seeds, fruits and insects, and their natural diet gives them the balanced nutrients they need to live,” the email reads. “When one feeds them human food, we run the risk of upsetting this delicate balance.”

So please, on behalf of Ohio University, please stop giving your leftover Goodfella’s to the squirrels.

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Weather

It’s probabaly going to thunderstorm today. High of 71 degrees.(Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

News

  • Metro Station played Baker yesterday. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times

The softball team has a weekend doubleheader against Miami.

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There’ll be no more high fructose corn syrup on Papa John’s menu. (NBC)

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For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.

Bar Specials

Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.

Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.

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