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Athens Co. Confirms 13 COVID-19 Cases For October 12

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,027 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 13 cases were confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent October 12. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates nine of these news cases involved people… Read More

A voter shows her absentee ballot to Franklin County Board of Elections Director Ed Leonard (left) before putting it in the ballot drop box on the last day of weekend early voting before the March 2020 primary.

Near Record Number of Voters Registered In Ohio For 2020 Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are now more registered voters in Ohio than in the last dozen years, but the total didn’t set a record. There are 8,073,417 registered voters in Ohio as of the close of voter registration a week ago – a higher total than in any year since the record of… Read More

Lexington firefighters Joshua Slugantz, Brandon Mobley and Andy Kenner at the UK Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

COVID-19 Costs Ohio Valley Hospitals Billions, Putting Some Rural Hospitals At Risk Of Closing

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GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — In April, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Greenup County, Kentucky, joined a long list of hospitals that have closed in the Ohio Valley. Fewer hospitals can mean longer travel times for rural residents, which can make a single hospital trip daunting. Greenup County resident Tiffany Wilburn-Meek says that means a 45-minute… Read More

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Legacy Leaving and Memoir Writing: Narrating the Life-Limiting Experience of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)


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  How do you reframe a terminal disease as a life-limiting experience? In this episode of Defining Moments, guest host Dr. Erika Kirby speaks with Dr. Chad McBride and Dr. Kathy Miller on how they’ve been co-narrating Chad’s life in the wake of his diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou… Read More