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UpBEAT History Group: Tips, Tricks and Tools for Writing a Personal History


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The UpBEAT History Group continues to meet virtually.  Presenters range from local historical society associates to a variety of other community members who offer a wealth of information about historical interests.  Life histories, memoir and other kinds of life writing date back to at least Augustine and are a valuable tool for understanding both daily… Read More

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UpBEAT Food for Thought Program: Medicare 101 and Updates


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UpBEAT Food for Thought Program provides free health education workshops and presentations for adults ages 55 and older.  The Food for Thought Program continues to meet virtually. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) provides Medicare beneficiaries with free, objective health insurance information, one-on-one counseling and educates consumers about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage… Read More

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Hospitals in Athens and Hocking Counties

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The state of Ohio has asked all hospitals to cancel elective surgeries, which could put strain on rural hospitals’ finances. The chief nursing officer at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital said she feels confident in the hospital’s ability to serve the Athens community if there is a surge in COVID-19 cases. Rhonda Dixon… Read More

A tent outside of the O'Bleness Emergency Department ready for any surge in patients showing symptoms of COVID-19

O’Bleness Puts Up Outside Tent to Prepare for Possible COVID-19 Patients

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and to get ready for imminent patients in Athens, O’Bleness Emergency Department erected a screening tent outside the emergency department entrance. The outside facility aims to reduce the possibility of transmission of the coronavirus and to protect other patients from exposure… Read More

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UpBEAT (B.e E.ducated and A.ctive T.ogether) History Group


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Tom O’Grady will share the history of the Moundbuilders, Ohio’s first farmers. Along with farming the Moundbuilders also built an extensive system of conical, geometric, and effigy earthworks. As early inhabitants of Ohio, the Moundbuilders were horticulturalists, hunters and gathers, engineers, astronomers, builders and had extensive trade connections. Although many questions remain, researchers continue to… Read More