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This map compiled by the Kentucky Geological Survey shows landslide sites in red.

Slip Sliding Away: Landslides Follow Flooding As Major Risk To Appalachian Communities

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — Elaine Tanner lives with her life partner, Jimmy Hall, at the head of Mill Creek in Letcher County, Kentucky. Jimmy is a sixth-generation Letcher Countian, and the land is his family land. Together, they like to roll around on their property on their ATV. But lately, Tanner’s spent more time… Read More

Governor Mike DeWine and Fran DeWine visit Heritage Hall College of Medicine on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Athens, OH.

DeWine: Keep Signing Up For COVID-19 Vaccines Even With J&J Pause

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and health officials from across the state urged Ohioans Tuesday to continue signing up for Pfizer and Modena COVID-19 vaccine appointments following a recommendation by federal agencies to temporarily pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson shot. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food… Read More

In this March 31, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, in Uniondale, N.Y.

J&J Vaccine Pause Cuts Into Available Doses In The Ohio Valley

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — State leaders around the Ohio Valley will temporarily have fewer doses of COVID-19 vaccine to distribute following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision Tuesday to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Regional officials gave no indication that they will have shortages of vaccines as a result, but the pause… Read More

Governor Mike DeWine and Fran DeWine visit Heritage Hall College of Medicine on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Athens, OH. DeWine toured the facility and watched as three OU students were given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and then spoke to the media about the vaccination efforts and supply in Ohio. "Our way to get back to normal is the vaccine, it's the only way to get back."

Ohio University Switching COVID-19 Vaccine In Response To Safety Concerns

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is switching to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for its student clinics after federal officials recommended a temporary halt in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for safety reasons. Also, because the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses three weeks apart, students will be allowed to get one of the… Read More

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Former Nelsonville Deputy Auditor Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Nelsonville’s former deputy auditor was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for stealing money from the city for several years while in office. Stephanie Wilson, 47, was also ordered to pay back the more than $200,000 she stole. She had previously pleaded guilty to multiple charges connected with the… Read More

Kent State University student Marz Anderson gets his Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination from Kent State nurse Beth Krul in Kent, Ohio, Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Ohio Advises Pause On Johnson And Johnson Vaccine As Feds Review ‘Extremely Rare’ Blood Clot Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health are advising all COVID-19 vaccine providers to temporarily pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as federal officials review six “extremely rare” cases of severe blood clotting. The U.S. has administered 6.8 million doses of the Johnson and… Read More

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Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds Explore Catharsis With New Single ‘Sad Songs’

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Just as Southeast Ohio begins a tender thaw after a particularly brutal winter, regional cosmically minded alternative country rockers Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds announce that they are gearing up at long last to release a brand new, aptly titled full-length: Sad Songs later this year. Today, the band releases the eponymous title track and first… Read More