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Report: Medical Helicopter Made ‘Sharp Left Turn’ Before Vinton County Crash

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A preliminary report says an Ohio medical helicopter that crashed killing three people last month made “a sharp left turn” before tracking software indicated a problem. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said the Survival Flight helicopter made a turn to the right about 15 minutes after takeoff… Read More

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Hearing Set for Ohio Inmate Accused in 2 Knife Attacks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A hearing is planned for an Ohio inmate accused in a 2017 knife attack on four other prisoners and a guard’s stabbing in 2018. Inmate Greg Reinke was already serving a life sentence for aggravated murder in Cleveland when the knife attacks happened. He has pleaded not guilty to the attacks,… Read More

New Agriculture Director Wants to Know What Farmers Want

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The new head of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is traveling around the state, talking to farmers about their needs. Former lawmaker Dorothy Pelanda says the goal of her listening tour is simple. “To let them know who I am, to let them know that we want farmers and agri business owners to be at the… Read More

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Equipment Breakdowns Prompt Probe of City’s Fire Department

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The mayor of Huntington, West Virginia, has ordered an investigation into the equipment protocols of the city’s fire department after its ladder trucks and rescue boats broke down. The Herald-Dispatch reports Mayor Steve Williams announced the probe on Monday during a meeting in which residents complained about fire department equipment issues…. Read More

Health Experts Say Poor Practice By Company Likely Source Of Vaccination Infections

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Infectious disease experts say poor practices in vaccine delivery are the likely cause of infections reported by some people who received vaccine shots at their places of employment in the Ohio Valley. Kentucky health officials are investigating a link between the infections and a private Kentucky company hired to deliver vaccinations in the workplace. Location… Read More

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Pharmacy Officer Leaves as Hospital Reviews Excessive Dosing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio hospital’s chief pharmacy officer has left the job amid allegations that employees there ordered, approved and administered possibly fatal doses of pain medication for dozens of patients over several years. Mount Carmel Health System won’t say whether Janet Whittey’s Feb. 5 departure from Columbus’ Mount Carmel West was voluntary… Read More

Minding the Gap (Oscar Nominee, Best Documentary Feature) | POV | Monday, February 18 at 9


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A Thoughtful Revelation of Family and Friends in ‘Minding the Gap’ premieres Monday, February 18, 2019 Young men use skateboarding as their lifeline What makes a family? Minding the Gap gives us an intimate look into friendships initiated via a passion for skateboarding and cemented by shared experience. The resulting bonds are as strong as… Read More