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Bill Would Require Ohio Pharmacists Be Educated About Naloxone Law

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Ohio law permits pharmacists to give the overdose drug Naloxone without a prescription to people who deal with those with an opioid use disorder. But one state lawmaker says many pharmacists are not doing that. Democratic Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) is sponsoring a bill that would require the State Board of Pharmacy to educate pharmacists about… Read More

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Lawmakers Propose Regulating Herbal Supplement Kratom

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Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) is proposing a bill, HB318, that would create an inspection and certification process for companies wanting to sell Kratom, an herbal supplement commonly found in powder and capsule form. Kratom is an herb found on trees in southeast Asia, known to be used as an alternative to coffee and for pain… Read More

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W. Va. Board Revokes License of Doctor Who Wrote Illegal Scripts

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MILTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia doctor who admitted in state and federal court to writing illegal opioid prescriptions and possessing drugs has had his license revoked. Records show the state medicine board took away Marc Spelar’s license to practice psychiatry last week. Spelar, of Milton, was charged in federal court this year with… Read More

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Ohio University Researchers Getting $3.2 Million to Improve Teacher Training

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Researchers at Ohio University will receive $3.2 million to study a new approach to professional development for teachers. The effort is meant to make teachers better equipped to meet the needs of students with emotional or behavioral issues. Researcher Julie Owens says teachers face a lot of stress in the classroom, which can make it difficult… Read More

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Ohio Senate President Pledges Action on Drug Sentencing Bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The leader of the Ohio Senate is pledging to take action by year’s end on a bill designed to reduce low-level drug possessions to misdemeanors and increase penalties for drug dealers. The legislation is part of a long-running attempt by lawmakers to reduce Ohio’s prison population. Senate President Larry Obhof, a… Read More

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Ohio DREAMers Share Their Stories Ahead of U.S. Supreme Court Case on DACA

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A major piece of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy is set for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court after the lower courts rejected the attempt to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to temporarily stay… Read More

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Ohio Football: ‘Cats Face Must-Win on Senior Night Against WMU

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ATHENS, OH — As the end of another football season approaches, one game always tends to stand out among the others. The final home game, or Senior Night, simply just means more. On a cold Tuesday night in mid-November, the Bobcat Football’s Class of 2020 will have theirs. “Every time the senior game comes up,… Read More

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Ohio-grown Christmas Trees Headed to Troops Overseas

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tree farmers in Ohio are joining forces with the state to send a little holiday cheer to the troops overseas. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Christmas Tree Association are partnering on an effort that will ship more than 100 Christmas trees to military members stationed overseas. Growers will… Read More

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Life of Pulitzer Prize-winning Kiowa Writer N. Scott Momaday on AMERICAN MASTERS | Monday, November 18 at 9


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American Masters Season 33 Finale Explores the Life of Pulitzer Prize-winning Kiowa Writer N. Scott Momaday in Words from a Bear  Features new interviews with Momaday, Robert Redford, James Earl Jones, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and others  Premieres nationwide Monday, November 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS in honor of… Read More