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For release: August 19, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681,

Lodi Community Hospital sponsors summer rodeo series

As a sponsor of the 2013 Buckin’ Ohio bull riding series, Akron General’s Lodi Community Hospital is once again proud to share this fun, family-friendly series with the community. Located in Burbank, Buckin’ Ohio is family-owned and operated. With a passion for bull riding and the rodeo, the Thorsell family founded Buckin’ Ohio more than 10 years ago on their family farm, Creek Bend Ranch. The series has continued to grow, and has established itself as one of the area’s premier professional bull riding events, as well as a great family outing. In addition to the main event, other attractions include barrel racing, horse and wagon rides, stick horse races and live, authentic cowboy entertainment – something for everyone in the family!

Continuing this year’s rodeo season Saturday, August 24, Akron General and Buckin’ Ohio are pleased to present a special celebration in honor of the American farmer. Akron General Orthopedics, along with Physical Therapy from Lodi Community Hospital, will be on hand to answer common questions and provide information about avoiding orthopedic injuries and promoting optimal bone health. Stop by their table for more information and tips on how you can stay well! You can also enter for a chance to win an authentic pair of cowboy (or cowgirl) boots.

Buckin’ Ohio is located at 8154 Garman Road in Burbank, Ohio. The gates open at 4 p.m. for pre-show attractions. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at or at the gate on the day of the event. Additional Buckin’ Ohio events this summer will be held Aug. 24 and Sept. 14.

About Lodi Community Hospital
Lodi Community Hospital, one of three hospitals in the Akron General Health System, has proudly provided community based health care to people of southwest Medina County and portions of Lorain, Ashland and Wayne Counties since 1920. Lodi Community Hospital is a designated 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and offers a comprehensive range of services: acute and skilled care; a full range of outpatient diagnostic, rehabilitation and physical therapy services; occupational health care; outpatient and general, minimally invasive surgery; radiology services; and a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency room. For seven consecutive years, the hospital has won the prestigious Press Ganey Summit Award for excellence in patient satisfaction. For more information, visit and

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