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ACA Repeal Could Affect Addiction Treatment, Hospitals in Southeast Ohio

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ATHENS, Ohio — The implications of repealing the Affordable Care Act –which is also referred to as Obamacare– could go beyond thousands losing health insurance in southeast Ohio. The ACA expanded the traditional idea of healthcare being there for an individual in case of a medical emergency to include proactive coverage for “essential health benefits.”… Read More

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First Presidential Forum Allows Community To Interview Former Texas Tech President

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ATHENS — A candidate vying to be the next president of Ohio University said his goals would include growing the school’s research profile, strengthening relations with the community  and prioritizing diversity and inclusion. Dr. M. Duane Nellis fielded questions from students, faculty, alumni and community members during Wednesday evening’s public forum held in Baker Center…. Read More

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Sensible Logan Decriminalization Organization Pleased with Election Day Result

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LOGAN, Ohio — Logan will regulate marijuana punishments differently after the results of Tuesday’s election. The Sensible Marijuana Ordinance passed with a majority of voters approving the measure making possession of less than 200 grams of marijuana a minor misdemeanor, while anything more is an automatic felony. Don Keeney, one of the Sensible Logan Decriminalization… Read More

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Pot Vs. Pills: Can Marijuana Help Cure The Opiate Crisis?

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As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the Ohio Valley with addiction and death, the search for safer methods of pain management has become increasingly urgent. Advocates for medical marijuana have recently made inroads in the area with growing scientific evidence that the substance currently considered of no medical value by the federal government might… Read More

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Athens County Commissioners Hoping To Move Energy Efficiency Project Forward On Agreeable Terms

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ATHENS, OH – Before moving forward with an energy efficiency project for Athens County buildings, the Board of County Commissioners is requesting a company providing initial engineering services change some language in their agreement. Commission President Lenny Eliason said during Thursday morning meeting that Johnson Controls would need to assure if the county chose to… Read More