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Ohio University Announces New VP of Student Affairs

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Ohio University has a new Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Jason B. Pina will start his new position June 13. President Roderick J. McDavis made the announcement in an email to students and staff Thursday evening. Pina is currently the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Dean of Students… Read More

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Medical Center Considers Changing Opioid Prescribing Policy

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Officials from Charleston Area Medical Center may consider changing their policies on prescribing opioid. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that CAMC chief operating officer Dr. Glen Crotty told members of the hospital’s board of directors Wednesday that the hospital system would consider placing more limits on what can be prescribed in its… Read More

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Athens County Man Arrested for Arson


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ATHENS CO., Ohio (WTAP) The Athens County Sheriff’s Office and local fire officials arrest an Athens County man for arson. The fire went up on March 11 in The Plains of Athens County. The Chauncey Fire Department responded to the scene, and the investigation was conducted by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department…. Read More

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West Virginia Governor Approves Drug Testing for Welfare Applicants

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has approved a drug-testing proposal for some West Virginia welfare applicants. The Democratic governor signed off Wednesday on the three-year statewide drug-testing pilot program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program applicants. The Republican-led Legislature passed it. West Virginia seeks federal approval to test applicants with a… Read More

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Unemployment Rates Increase In Most West Virginia Counties

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates increased in 52 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in February. WorkForce West Virginia says unemployment rates fell in Marion, McDowell and Wyoming counties. Jefferson County’s 4.4 unemployment rate was the lowest in the state, followed by Berkeley County at 5.2 percent and Monongalia County at 5.3 percent. Calhoun County… Read More

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West Virginia Governor OKs Drug-Testing Welfare Recipients

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has approved a drug-testing proposal for some West Virginia welfare applicants. The Democratic governor signed off Wednesday on the three-year statewide drug-testing pilot program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program applicants. The Republican-led Legislature passed it. At least 13 states have public assistance drug testing. West… Read More