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Targeted Prevention Program Hopes To Curb Substance Misuse In Athens County Students

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ATHENS, Ohio — Members of the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and school personnel are training to prevent the onset of substance use disorders by identifying and addressing at-risk personality traits closely associated with them. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn wanted a school-based prevention program to get ahead of the region’s addiction epidemic and came across… Read More

WOUB Summer ’18 Playlists: Reporter Aaron Payne

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It’s feeling hotter than July here at WOUB, so several of your favorite voices from your regional public media outlet are clueing you in on their favorite tracks of summer 2018. Check out this one from WOUB reporter Aaron Payne, and watch for new installments in the series every Tuesday for the next several weeks.  ———————————————-… Read More

Belmont County Sees Close Races for County Commission Nominations

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Belmont County voters saw two close races for the County Commissioner nomination for both major parties during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Incumbent Mark Thomas won the nomination for the Democrats, securing 1448 votes. Chuck Probst was the runner-up with 1369 votes. Angela Hatfield recieved 1267 votes. And Michael Bianconi tallied 1239 votes…. Read More

Athens City School Board: We Need To Develop Culture of Education Around Racism

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Update 4:10 p.m. Superintendent Tom Gibbs sent a letter to families of Athens City School District students in relation to the recent incident: Athens City School District Families; At last evening’s Board Meeting, several community members made public comment in relation to an incident that occurred earlier this week at Athens High School.  An in-depth… Read More

Overdose Prevention Treatment Team Hoping to Reduce Overdoses in Athens County

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ATHENS — A new program coming to Athens County will encourage people struggling with addiction to seek treatment before they suffer a fatal overdose. The Overdose Prevention Treatment Team will identify people at risk, then reach out to inform them about the available treatment resources. “The majority of the people out there want help,” Athens-Hocking-Vinton… Read More