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Opioid Emergency: How Trump’s Plan Will — And Won’t — Help The Ohio Valley

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As bad as the opioid epidemic is across the nation, it is even worse here in the Ohio Valley. Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia collectively have a rate of opioid-related deaths that is more than twice the national average. Last year 5,306 people died from opioid overdoses in the three states — 15 deaths a… Read More

Philo Needs Win Over New Lexington and Help for Playoffs

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The 2017 regular season has reached its final chapter, and for many teams, this week will determine whether or not they get to continue their story into November. Philo is one of those teams. The Electrics (6-3, 5-2 Muskingum Valley League) enter week 10 on the brink of making the postseason with an eighth place… Read More

Confederate Flag Hanging Brings Powerful Message to Athens

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“It is time for us in this very belated moment to condemn this troubled flag to death,” John Simms, a Detroit multimedia artist who hosted the hanging of confederate flag at Ohio University Thursday said to several hundred people. The installation depicted a Confederate flag hanging from a 13-foot gallows. According to Sims, this symbolic… Read More