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WINGS Foundation Is Looking For Fluffy Support


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Medical experts say many children often get frightened in a hospital setting, particularly when that child takes an unexpected trip to the emergency room. The WINGS Foundation in Athens hopes to calm fears amongst young patients at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital by providing them with a soft, cuddly friend. WOUB's Kaitlyn Marshall talked to Debra Cochran… Read More

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Ohio Agrees to Phase Out Solitary Confinement As Punishment In Youth Prisons

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The Justice Department sought to end what it claimed was excessive and harmful use of seclusion of mentally ill youth. But the settlement goes further, with the state agreeing to phase out solitary confinement as a punishment for any children in prison. The plan calls for more mental health services, too, since mental illness is… Read More

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Athens-Based Business Incubation Association Considers Move

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The National Business Incubation Association headquartered in Athens will be establishing a training center, but it apparently won’t be in Athens. Jasper Welch, president and CEO of NBIA, said the organization will maintain a presence in Athens, but said he could not be more specific because details have not been worked out. The association, which… Read More

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Trimble Officials Discuss Financial Recovery With State Auditor’s Office

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Representatives from the State Auditor’s Office met with officials in Trimble Wednesday morning to discuss the first steps of creating a financial recovery plan for the village, which was declared to be in fiscal emergency last week. The village has been struggling to regain a positive budget balance since former fiscal officer Debra Berry embezzled… Read More