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Addiction U: Schools Form Research Consortium On Opioid Epidemic

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At a conference last year on the region’s opioid crisis, journalist Sam Quinones presented a call to action to Northern Kentucky University. Quinones is author of the influential book on the opioid crisis, “Dreamland,” and a tireless speaker on the topic. At conferences and other events in the Ohio Valley he frequently makes a plea: create… Read More

Striking Migrant Farm Workers Win Settlement

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After about three weeks on strike, a group of migrant workers employed at a tobacco farm in Gerrard County, Kentucky have reached a settlement with the farm’s owner. The workers came from Mexico under the H2A visa program, which allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. for temporary or seasonal farm work. The Department of Labor… Read More

WOUB-HD to Broadcast ‘Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Winter Magic’ Nov. 16

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There are few things as stunning as the endless, mirroring landscapes of snow that make up a portion of Switzerland throughout the winter months. Earlier this year, Athens’ own Jeff Wilson journeyed throughout the sophisticated Swiss Rail System to record Small World Productions/KCTS Seattle’s Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Winter Magic. The resulting 60-minute documentary will air… Read More

Group Protest Ohio Drug Distributor’s Role in Opioid Crisis

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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Protesters carrying signs with photos of people who’ve died from opioid overdoses gathered outside drug distributor Cardinal Health’s annual shareholders meeting in Ohio. The Teamsters labor union helped organize the protest involving about 40 people Wednesday outside Cardinal Health’s headquarters in the Columbus suburb of Dublin. Cardinal is among the nation’s… Read More

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West Virginia Technical Students to Work on State Parks

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia education and parks officials have signed a compact authorizing the state high schools’ career and technical education students to design and carry out projects at state parks near them. According to the state agencies, more than 24,000 students will complete needed restorations and updates including construction; repairing heating, ventilation… Read More

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Issue 2 Fails at Polls

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Ohioans rejected state Issue 2 or the Drug Price Relief Act. The initiative, aimed at managing drug prices for residents across the state, was rejected by nearly 80 percent of voters. The proposed issue would have required state agencies “pay no more for prescription drugs than the federal department of Veterans Affairs.” The VA receives… Read More

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Ohio Has 35,000 Pounds Of Prescription Drugs Safely Disposed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Officials say Ohioans turned in more than 35,000 pounds (15,876 kilograms) of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs last month during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event promoted by the Drug Enforcement Administration is intended to help residents safely dispose of opioids and other potentially harmful… Read More

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Science TV is Exploding on North Carolina Public Television Due to Frank Graff


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North Carolina Science Now is a statewide public television series that also is multimedia. It explains scientific discoveries, research, and principles using ordinary language that is understandable. Not only are the stories long-form news features on UNC-TV but they truly are multimedia. Frank Graff, a veteran of more than two decades of local television news… Read More

Issue 1 Passes, Addition to VINE System


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ATHENS, Ohio -A law that originated in California after a young woman was killed made its way onto the November ballot in Ohio – Otherwise known as Marsys law. Marsys law (issue 1) passed with 83 percent voting in favor of the issue. The law will repeal & replace existing language in Ohio’s Constitution. This… Read More

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Unofficial Election Results for Washington County

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Washington County citizens voted to Janet Welch, a democrat, to the Washington County Municipal Court. Washington County residents voted Susan Abdella, Judy Drake, and Donna Miller to Belpre City Council. Washington County citizens voted to Elmer Shutts to the Belpre City Council as a representative to the 2nd Ward. Washington County residents voted Penne Riffle… Read More

Unofficial Election Results for Monroe County.

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Village of Graysville residents renewed a 3-mills Current Expenses tax levy 17-4. Village of Jerusalem voters renewed a 5-mills Operating Expenses tax levy 25-10. Village of Lewisville citizens renewed a 3-mills Current Expenses tax levy 49-16. Village of Clarington residents voted against a 3-mills Cemetery Maintenance tax levy 58-19. Washington Township voters renewed a 2.5-mills… Read More

WOUB’s Election Coverage Has Digital-First Focus

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Emerging journalists at WOUB Public Media took a digital-first approach with this year’s election coverage. Along with creating video stories to air on Newswatch, student reporters also produced web pieces and delivered results updates on Facebook Live the night of the election. Watch the Facebook Live videos from election night here. WOUB reporters covered Issues… Read More