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After Obamacare: Thousands Of Jobs Hinge On Affordable Care Act Decisions

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Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource As Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act, health professionals in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia grapple with what that might mean for a region where many depend on the law for access to care. This occasional series from the ReSource explores what’s ahead for the Ohio Valley after… Read More

OU Community Told No Raises Thanks to Kasich


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Ohio University is trying to prepare its employees for some budget-tightening realities. In an email, sent Tuesday, OU’s Budget Planning Council advised faculty and staff, “we are not in a position to award salary increases this year.” There will also be healthcare plan changes. Citing a projected 11.5% annual increase of prescription drug costs for the… Read More

Area Residents, University Help Victims of Carriage Hill Fire

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ATHENS, Ohio – Residents of the Carriage Hill Apartments displaced by a fire are getting help from area residents and Ohio University. The fire that erupted at approximately 4:15 Sunday evening destroyed 21 apartments and displaced approximately 50 residents according to Tim Callahan, the Disaster Program Manager for the Southeastern Ohio Red Cross. Ohio University set… Read More

West Virginia Senate Passes Right-to-Work Provision

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate has voted to clarify the right-to-work law facing a union court challenge after enactment last year. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Republican-controlled Senate split 22-12 along party lines to advance the bill. The state AFL-CIO and other unions obtained a preliminary injunction against the law last year… Read More