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Waterford Shuts Down Tomcats To Set Up Rematch For TVC-Hocking Crown

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It was an emotional roller coaster tonight in Waterford as the Wildcats face the Trimble Tomcats on Senior Night. Coming into the game, the Wildcats were determined to play hard defense and pressed Trimble from all angles. “Focus on defense,” Waterford Coach Tom Simms said. “Let the offense come.” The score bounced back and forth between… Read More

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Painful Lessons: Using Data On Overdose Deaths To Combat Opioid Crisis

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The Ohio Valley’s numbers on the opioid crisis are grim, especially so in West Virginia, which has the nation’s highest rate of overdose deaths. But those numbers could give health workers the ability to identify people at risk of drug overdose and then reach them before they die. That’s what researchers from the West Virginia… Read More

West Virginia Senate Votes to Limit Painkiller Prescriptions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has voted unanimously to limit new painkiller prescriptions for many patients in an effort to prevent addictions. The bill approved Friday generally would limit initial opioid prescriptions written for adults by physicians to a seven-day supply with exceptions for patients in cancer, hospice and long-term care. The limit… Read More

West Virginia Senate OKs Outside DNA Testing

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has unanimously approved legislation intended to speed processing of DNA lab testing by authorizing the State Police to use outside contractors for criminal identification including rape kits. The bill would give the Marshall University Forensic Science Center the first opportunity to do the work. The legislation also authorizes… Read More