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International Week Takes on New Meaning

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ATHENS, Ohio – Nearly 1,500 students from 14 countries make up the international student body at Ohio University. That diversity is what makes International Week special. And changes by President Trump’s administration are making this year’s event more important. International Week at Ohio University is an annual week-long celebration dating back to 1979. This year’s… Read More

Southeast Ohioans Still Fearful of Obamacare Replacement Plan

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ATHENS, Ohio – Local healthcare advocates and area residents said they continue to be concerned that the Affordable Care Act/Medicaid will be replaced by President Trump’s American Health Care Act, even after the president’s bill was pulled Friday before a vote could be taken. The cause of concern is that the American Health Care Act… Read More

March Brings New Testing Requirements for Ohio High School Juniors

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ATHENS, Ohio – This spring, all Ohio juniors will take the ACT or SAT test. When House Bill 487 became effective in September, 2014, all high school juniors in Ohio were required to take a nationally standardized test to measure college and career readiness. No cost to students Juniors will take the ACT or SAT at no cost…. Read More

Students Refuse to Follow Tobacco-Free Initiative

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ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University is hoping to make its Tobacco-free Initiative a campus policy within the next few years. The initiative became effective as of August 1, 2015 in an effort to reduce tobacco use on campus. As a part of that initiative are tobacco cessation courses offered at no cost by the university’s Heath Promotion Department…. Read More