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New Guidelines Aimed At Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

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Ohio clinicians are getting new guidelines aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse. The move comes as overdose drug deaths driven largely by painkiller addictions have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio. Gov. John Kasich's administration along with professional groups and state licensing boards released the guidelines Monday. Prescribers are… Read More

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Legislation To Allow Regional Jail To Borrow Money Working Way Through Ohio Senate

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Supporters of legislation that would allow Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to borrow money for repairs are slated to testify Tuesday before an Ohio Senate committee. Senate Bill 82 was introduced in March by Democrat Lou Gentile and Republican Troy Balderson, whose districts include four of the five counties that make up the regional jail —… Read More

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Photos Of The Week: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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Last week's best photos are here. Follow @WOUBVisuals on Twitter for daily photos and more Ohio University's School of Theater put on a performance of "Metamorphoses" Monday in Athens. Brooke Herbert Hayes got one of the most intimate shots of the water-themed play. Ohio soccer is much improved in 2013, and is unbeaten in seven of its last… Read More

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Probationary Status On Marshall Medical School Dropped

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An accrediting authority for medical education programs has removed probationary status for Marshall University's medical school. The Huntington university says the Liaison Committee on Medical Education lifted the probation at a meeting this past week and notified school officials on Friday. Marshall's medical school was placed on probation in June 2011 after the board cited… Read More

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PHOTOS: 2013 Indian Mound Festival


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Area residents enjoyed a weekend of live entertainment, historical displays, hayrides and contests during the 2013 Indian Mound Festival, held Oct. 4-6 at the Community Park in The Plains, Ohio. Visit the event's Facebook page for more information. Photos: Brooke Herbert Hayes

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Legislation Would Allow Regional Jail To Borrow Money

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Supporters of legislation that would allow Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to borrow money for repairs are slated to testify Tuesday before an Ohio Senate committee. Senate Bill 82 was introduced in March by Democrat Lou Gentile and Republican Troy Balderson, whose districts include four of the five counties that make up the regional jail —… Read More

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Studies Say Counties Poorly Implement Ohio’s Work Program

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Two reports published within months of each other say Ohio county agencies tasked with helping welfare recipients find jobs have instead focused their efforts on reducing their caseloads in order to meet a federal requirement. One report says “all counties with the exception of Athens took this approach, either intentionally or unintentionally.” Here’s some background:… Read More

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Legislation to allow regional jail to borrow money working way through Ohio Senate

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Supporters of legislation that would allow Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to borrow money for repairs are slated to testify Tuesday before an Ohio Senate committee. Senate Bill 82 was introduced in March by Democrat Lou Gentile and Republican Troy Balderson, whose districts include four of the five counties that make up the regional jail —… Read More