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By Maggie Prosser The Baker Center Food Pantry received a grant from Pepsi this month for seven freezers, refrigerators and meat thermometers to combat food insecurity as part of the Basic Needs OHIO Initiative. However, donations to the pantry are low, while participation is high.
The State Fire Marshall and Columbia Gas continue to look for answers in what caused a West Union Street building to partially collapse. On Sunday evening, building housing Cycle Path Bicycles and apartments collapsed leaving one student injured, and seven homeless. The condition of the student transported to O’Bleness Hospital has not been released. Many… Read More
In a mock dorm room, an actor sits slumped over in a chair, simulating the effects of a heroin overdose. Two students walk in and launch into a series of actions that end with them “reviving” him with a practice dose of NARCAN, a brand name version of the overdose reversal drug naloxone. The students… Read More
The eggs were sold in nine states, according to the FDA. They are labeled under a number of brands, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, the Food Lion store brand, Great Value and Sunshine Farms.
Roseann Sdoia lost her right leg in the 2013 marathon bombing. She now works to empower others facing challenges because she so vividly remembers being “in those shoes.”
“The Mud Lot League” – that’s what one Nelsonville Little League athlete calls the waterlogged baseball diamonds of Polley Field Park; they’re unplayable. Saturday, almost 100 people responded to a Facebook comment by league mother Summer Willis asking for help to restore the fields. Willis, and James “Hootie” Wend, the park’s owner, sent a distress… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s prison system is being sued over $169,000 in unpaid medical bills for an inmate’s 19-day hospital stay more than a year ago. According to the lawsuit, 61-year-old Arthur Edens “sustained serious injuries” at the South Central Regional Jail a day after he was arrested on a burglary charge that… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The winner of the Republican primary will hold ex-Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s vacant Ohio House seat for the rest of the year. The Hillsboro Times-Gazette reports that is the deal struck by Rosenberger’s GOP caucus, which has the job of appointing his successor. The 36-year-old Rosenberger, of Clarksville, resigned last week amid… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — Award-winning filmmaker Anahita Ghazvinizadeh brought her Iranian culture and vision to the silver screen of the Athena Cinema Friday. Her visit was part of the Athens International Film and Video Festival where she screened her coming-of-age film “They.” The film, exploring gender and culture identity, follows fourteen-year-old J as they decide whether to transition. Ghazvinizadeh… Read More
The 2018 Athens International Film and Video Festival included a wealth of interesting musical afterparties — everything from spinning 78rpms on a weeknight at the West End Ciderhouse to an intimate show at ARTS/West on a Sunday evening. Check out the photos from this past weekend’s event below.
On Friday, April 13 NPR’s Bob Boilen showcased performances by Julie Bryne, River Whyless, and Valerie June in Nelsonville’s historic Stuart’s Opera House. The program was put on in collaboration with the Ohio University Scripps College of Communications, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the School of Media Arts and Studies, and WOUB Public Media. Check out… Read More
CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Organizers in Ohio are beginning to plan for the NFL Centennial Celebration in two years. Officials in Canton haven’t yet announced any of the events for the weeklong celebration in the city that’s the birthplace of the NFL. But Pro Football Hall of Fame officials say they expect it will be… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A meeting is set with Amtrak officials to work toward keeping the New River Train service going in southern West Virginia this fall. Congressman Evan Jenkins and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin say they’ve arranged the meeting on Tuesday. Media outlets report it will be held at Amtrak’s headquarters in Washington, D.C…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up this year’s legislative session. The final day of work Saturday included two bills with last-minute changes to spending and tax policies. The bills sped through the Senate and House and are headed to Gov. Matt Bevin. He has authority to veto any of the changes and lawmakers… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University is launching a joint project with West Virginia University College of Law to provide consumer-related information for people in West Virginia. Each school received $1 million to implement the programs. The Joint Consumer Assistance Project was established by lawyers involved in a consumer class action case from funds not… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says it could have communicated better with Ohio police departments early on about a new certification process created in the wake of shootings of unarmed black people. Karhlton Moore is executive director of the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. He says too many agencies felt the state was… Read More