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Another reason not to skip the measles vaccine: A measles infection may cause lasting harm to the immune system, research finds, making patients more vulnerable to other diseases.
In a struggling coal region of Kentucky, moves to fix a notoriously dirty water supply have created a new crisis: Many are now unable to afford their water bills.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Google says it is set to break ground on its $600 million data center in an Ohio city, part of $13 billion in planned investments by the tech giant this year. Company officials will be in New Albany on Friday for a groundbreaking celebration at the city’s International Business Park. The… Read More
The resolution authorizes the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to conduct open hearings and allows the president and his attorneys to cross-examine witnesses.
Diabetics who depend on insulin to live often find themselves paying hundreds, sometimes more than $1000 a month, for that medication. A new bill would limit that out of pocket cost to $100 for a one month supply. The bill is sponsored by Democrats in the Ohio House and Senate. Dr. Beth Liston, one of… Read More
There are about 133,000 children in Ohio that do not have health care insurance, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The study analyzed census data from 2016 to 2018 and found Ohio had the fifth largest rate of increase of uninsured children. Researchers found this was a national trend with… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is increasing efforts to prevent the spread of a disease that afflicts deer and elk herds. The agency is asking for help from hunters in preventing chronic wasting disease from crossing into the state as the fall season begins. The neurological disease kills deer,… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An education plan under development in West Virginia aims to have some students graduate with simultaneous degrees from high school and community college. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Kanawha County school system counseling and testing director Jon Duffy says the plan would allow students to attend a community college for free during… Read More
As of November 1, Ohio’s 10.5 cent gas tax increase from the state’s transportation budget has been in place for four months. And the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation said the money his agency fought lawmakers to get is already making a difference. Lawmakers had opposed the increase for weeks, leading to a delay in passing the transportation… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed two more executions, citing Ohio’s continuing struggles to find supplies of lethal injection drugs. James Hanna was scheduled to die Dec. 11 for the murder of his cellmate in 1997. Governor DeWine on Wednesday moved his execution date to July 16. Kareem Jackson was sentenced to… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia fourth-grade students showed drops in math and reading scores on the latest Nation’s Report Card and remained below the national average. Results released Wednesday on the National Assessment of Educational Progress show fourth-graders in the state scored nine points below the national average math score and six points below… Read More
Several Ohio House Republicans are backing a bill that they say provides options to avoid “surprise billing”, when patients get unexpected big invoices from out of network providers after visiting an in-network hospital or health care facility. “Surprise medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy in Ohio,” said Rep. Adam Holmes (R-Nashport), introducing… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Democratic Party held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of its latest service project in Armory Park. The site is now home to a Little Free Library, a common model of neighborhood book exchanges that has spread across the country over the past decade. Janalee Stock, head of service… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University’s Pediatric Club has created an opportunity for kids in the community to experience what it is like to be a doctor. Doctor for a Day is held annually by the Pediatric Club in an effort to educate children about medicine. Doctor for a Day is a hands-on learning experience free… Read More