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OU Students Generate Solutions to Opioid Crisis at “Ideathon”

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ATHENS, Ohio — A group of Ohio University students came together Monday to propose ideas to help combat the state’s opioid crisis. The “Ohioans Over Opioids Ideathon” allowed students to learn more about the fight against substance use disorders and then brainstorm ideas to make a submission to Governor John Kasich’s Opioid Technology Challenge. The… Read More

Groups Hope For Momentum After Events Focused on Opioid Crisis

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ATHENS, Ohio — Community leaders are hoping discussions lead to solutions after several days of lectures, forums and open dialogue focused on the opioid crisis in Athens County. Randy Leite, dean of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, said the response to the Standing Together: Fighting Our Community’s Opioid Epidemic event series that… Read More

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

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

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