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U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.
Editor’s Note: delfin bautista uses the pronouns they/them, and does not capitalize their name. ATHENS (WOUB) — The former director of Ohio University’s LGBT Center plans to take the next step in the grievance process after the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion refused to reverse her decision to remove them. “Based on the fact… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. The White House says Trump signed the measure after the Senate and House each passed it Friday. Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide… Read More
The deal would open the government through Feb. 15, a House Democratic source says. The potential breakthrough comes as federal workers missed a second paycheck and airports reported major delays.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia Senate committee has forwarded a draft bill to revamp the state’s education system. The Republican-led Senate Education Committee voted 7-5 along party lines Friday to send the draft to the Senate Finance Committee. Two committee members were absent. At the end of the five-hour hearing, some Democrats said… Read More
Cyndi Kirkhart has some 26,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington, West Virginia, where she is executive director. That sounds like a lot of space. But very little of it is cooler space. “This is the only cooler we have,” Kirkhart said, stepping into a walk-in cooler the size of… Read More
A former state senator has left the Ohio Parole Board, saying there are serious problems with how the prisons system is operated. Former Sen. Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) spent three years on the parole board, but left last month out of what she calls “sheer frustration”. “They operate without any integrity. They don’t seem to care… Read More
The FAA said it was mitigating staff shortages by rerouting traffic and adding workers. The White House said it was monitoring the delays, which also affected airports in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J.
The plan, expected to meet with a swift legal challenge, comes out of talks with Mexican officials. The administration is implementing it first at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia teachers are back on edge after the introduction of a bill aimed at revamping the state’s education system took aim at unions less than a year after a lengthy strike resulted in better pay. The Senate education committee on Thursday discussed a draft version of the bill, which has… Read More
President Trump has called the Russia investigation a “witch hunt,” but more than 30 people have been charged. Many of those who’ve been accused, however, may never go to trial.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A newly released video shows the brutality of an Ohio inmate’s knife attack on four prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and unable to defend themselves. The video obtained by The Associated Press reveals for the first time the extent of the victims’ injuries and raises questions about how the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Two more lawsuits are alleging hospital patients were negligently or intentionally given lethal doses of pain medicine ordered by an Ohio doctor without the families’ knowledge. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System says Dr. William Husel ordered excessive doses for at least 34 patients over several years. It fired Husel, notified… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Columbus City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by two women arrested along with adult film actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club last year. The Columbus Dispatch reports Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters will split $150,000 once the settlement is approved…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A bill that would ban child conversion therapy in West Virginia has been pulled from the schedule of a state Senate committee for possible edits. Senate Health and Human Resources Committee Chair Michael Maroney changed the committee agenda Tuesday so staff attorneys can make improvements to the bill. Maroney was the… Read More
A bill has been drafted to strengthen the laws against owners of dogs that carry out serious attacks against other people, but pro-animal groups are saying another topic must be added to the conversation: tethering. Corey Roscoe with the Humane Society of the United States says dogs suffer neglect by being tied or chained up for days on… Read More
Brick City Records, Ohio University’s student-run record label, will reveal music from their four signed artists on April 18 during their annual showcase at The Union. The label hosts the showcase every April, giving their artists a chance to perform new work that was produced during the students’ year-long effort to run the label as… Read More
Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link. Here is a… Read More
Naledi: One Little Elephant, A Nature Special Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. on WOUB A moving story of how an orphan beat the odds with lots of help from her friends Kiti, a gentle elephant in Botswana, was in her 661st day of pregnancy, a normal gestation period, when she finally gave birth… Read More
The Lady Eagles were struggling to get flying the past two games, but on Thursday night they took off to break their two-game losing streak. After a back-and-forth game in Reedsville, the Eastern Lady Eagles were firing on all cylinders in the fourth quarter to get the victory 53-43 over the Trimble Lady Tomcats. Eastern’s… Read More
When you’re the undefeated team that is leading the conference standings you can expect to get the best out of your opponent every night you step on the court. This was the case Thursday night in The Plains as the undefeated Vinton County Lady Vikings (15-0, 8-0 TVC Ohio) traveled to play an inspired opponent… Read More
It was a tough loss Thursday evening for the Federal Hocking Lady Lancers as they battled against the Waterford Lady Wildcats. The Lady Lancers offense kept them in the game in the first half, but the Lady Wildcats defense took over in the second half and had a change of atmosphere. This intense defensive battle… Read More