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OU’s President Responds to U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX Announcement

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Ohio University President Duane Nellis says the U.S. Department of Education’s new plan to evaluate federal regulation of campus sexual assault will not change the way his administration approaches the issue. “The U.S. Department of Education’s announcement today has not changed the law,” Nellis wrote in a state released Thursday. “We are steadfast in our… Read More

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WVU Panelists Urge Extension of Child Health Program

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Former policymakers, academics, medical professionals and advocates say the 20-year-old Children’s Health Insurance Plan, whose federal funding expires next month, has been instrumental in extending health care to most children in West Virginia and nationally. At a forum Thursday at West Virginia University, several predict Congress will extend it, though time… Read More

Paul Thorn with Apple and the Moon to Perform at Ohio University Lancaster


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The Covered Bridge Music Series is pleased to present a live music performance by Paul Thorn starting at 8 p.m., Saturday September 30, 2017 at Ohio University Lancaster. This will be an outdoor show on the Covered Bridge stage.  All seating is General Admission. There will be a cash bar. Non-alcoholic beverages and food provided by the Burrito Buggy… Read More

Waiting For A Plan: No Action On Opioid Crisis Nearly A Month After Trump’s “Emergency”

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It’s been nearly one month since President Trump told a group of reporters he was declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency. “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency,”  the president said at his golf resort in New Jersey on August 10. But in the… Read More

Ohio Reports 1st Death From West Nile Virus For 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state has reported Ohio’s first death from the West Nile virus this year. The Department of Health said Wednesday the victim was a 74-year-old man from Defiance County in northwestern Ohio who had been hospitalized with encephalitis. The agency says 10 human cases of the virus have been reported statewide… Read More

Anthem Will Sell Insurance In Fewer Kentucky Counties

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will not sell health insurance plans statewide, leaving just one insurance provider for each county on Kentucky’s health exchange. Anthem had been the only insurance carrier to sell plans in all 120 counties on Kentucky’s health exchange. Wednesday, state officials announced Anthem would… Read More

Ohio Troopers Report 24 Crash Deaths Over Labor Day Weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says two dozen people died in crashes around Ohio during the long Labor Day weekend. Troopers report at least 22 crashes resulting in 24 deaths between Friday and Monday. They say nearly half of the people who died weren’t using safety equipment such as a seat belt… Read More