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Survey Finds Teen Use Of Opioids Declining

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A survey produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found a rare bit of good news about the opioid crisis: fewer teenagers reported using opioids outside of medical purposes. The Monitoring the Future Survey 2017 results show a continued trend in decreased misuse of opioids by teens that dates to the early 2000s. Public health officials say that’s… Read More

Ohio Students As Renaissance Engineers


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A group of Ohio University students from the organization called Renaissance Engineers volunteered their time at the Chauncey Public Library to teach the local children how to build their own flashlights. When asked why the organization wanted to volunteer at Chauncey, Renaissance Engineers President, Evan Streator, said kids in Chauncey often don’t get the level… Read More

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Huntington Has Public Meeting After Record Homicides

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia city that’s experiencing more killings than ever before has discussed a plan to address the violence. News outlets report that the Huntington City Council held a public meeting Wednesday after the 18th homicide happened Tuesday. Huntington police Capt. Hank Dial says the department’s number of homicide investigations this… Read More

Schrader Youth Ballet Brings ‘Clara’s Dream’ to Peoples Bank Theatre Dec. 17

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The Nutcracker is perhaps the most recognized ballet of all time. Based on the 1816 story by German author E.T.A. Hoffman The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and interpreted through French playwright and novelist Alexandre Dumas’ adapted story The Nutcracker, the ballet premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg on Sunday, December 18, 1892. Some… Read More

Athens Food Banks, Pantries Help during Holidays

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Food is a cornerstone for the holiday season. For families struggling to feed themselves all year, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be especially difficult. Food insecurity in Athens County is the highest in Ohio, Athens County Food Pantry Outreach Chair Karin Bright said. More than 13,000 Athens County residents don’t know where their next meal is… Read More

Miners’ Pensions A Major Part Of Spending Debate

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Retired union coal miners are joining teamsters, iron workers and other union retirees in an effort to shore up their ailing pension plans, and they hope the ticking clock on a government spending bill will help. Some Democrats want to see protections for retirement benefits included in the omnibus spending bill, which Congress must pass… Read More

Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin Headed to OU Athens Campus March 21, 2018


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The Ohio University Performing Arts Series has just announced that legendary singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett and contemporary folk music gem Shawn Colvin will perform on Ohio University’s Athens campus in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on March 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Concert Connection pre-sale tickets will be up on Monday, December 18 noon to 3… Read More