#457SEO: Uncomfortable Truths… Poverty & Overdosing

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According to the Ohio Poverty Report, (released February 2016), 17.8% of the people in Appalachian Ohio were classified as poor; the poverty rate for the rest of Ohio average 15.5%. Jack Frech, former head of Athens County Department of Job and Family Services shares his expertise on what it will take to face some “uncomfortable truths” about why Southeast Ohio is allowed to suffer poverty.

Aaron Payne’s Ohio Valley ReSource report regarding the uses of the so-called ‘overdose drug’ Nalaxone raises questions as to whether opioid abusers are paying enough for being kept alive.

And the Amazing Adventures of Chris Riddle involve some bone-breaking realities while welcoming someone else’s child into his family.


#457SEO is place for stories, information, and observations about our Southeast Ohio communities.