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Waiver Gives Ohio More Options in Treating Opioid Addiction

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The federal government is allowing Ohio more flexibility in what services it can provide to Medicaid patients addicted to opioids. The expanded options are coming through a substance use disorder demonstration waiver that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently approved. Gov. Mike DeWine says the waiver will help the… Read More

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Report: Water Unaffordable for Nearly Half of Martin Co., Kentucky

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A new report finds nearly half the residents of Martin County, Kentucky, cannot afford water service. Local activists with the Martin County Concerned Citizens are ringing alarm bells about water affordability as the beleaguered county faces another likely water rate increase in the coming months. Since the ReSource first reported on its water crisis two years ago,… Read More

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West Virginia Governor Under Scrutiny for State Aircraft Use

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An analysis of flight records shows West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has used state aircraft less than the state’s previous two governors. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel received the records from the state’s aviation division Wednesday through a Freedom of Information Act request. The analysis found flights between Charleston and where… Read More

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3 of 4 Escapees From Gallia Co. Jail Arrested in North Carolina

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CARY, N.C. (AP) — Three of four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail were caught in North Carolina after slightly more than a day on the run, authorities in both states said. The three men who escaped from the Gallia County jail early Sunday were “captured without… Read More