Stories tagged with: Ohio University

April 14, 2010 - 3:50pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

A new survey indicates poor health in Southeastern Ohio.

Ohio University's Appalachian Rural Health Institute conducted the survey in nine counties, including Muskingum and Noble. The results showed high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. The institute also developed a report on health care coverage in these areas and risk factors.

It says it hopes the information can be useful to health organizations in the area when it comes to applying for funding for health...

April 6, 2010 - 6:10pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

The Athens Police Department is asking for help from Ohio University students and the community.

It's looking for a suspect, who is described as Latino, between 22 and 28-years-of-age, around 5'5", and about 130 pounds. The man was last seen wearing a tan shirt that had a collar and blue jeans.

Officers say the man allegedly touched a female OU student inappropriately in the Riverpark Towers Apartment complex this weekend. The woman wasn't injured in the incident.


April 4, 2010 - 4:07pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

Two universities in the state of Ohio are trying to clamp down on underage drinking.

Thanks to a Drug-Free Action Alliance mini-grant, Ohio University has launched a campaign to help show students the consequences of serving alcohol to minors. The campaign, titled "Buzzkill: Host Under-21 and the Party's Over," has already put five thousand information cards in the hands of students on and off-campus.

The Ohio University Police Department wants students to know if...

March 20, 2010 - 8:40pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

Ohio University may have lost to the University of Tennessee this afternoon, by a score of 83-68, but local residents say to get to the round of 32 is a pretty big accomplishment.

"It's exciting being a fan. It gives a lot of people in the area something to root for, " says Zanesville resident Troi Smith.

Clay Hooper of Pataskala is an OU alum. He was at The Barn watching the game go down.

"When I was in school, Gary Trent was in and we played against Indiana...

March 10, 2010 - 3:40pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

In light of the eight cases of bacterial meningitis Ohio University has experienced over the past two years, it's trying to take a more proactive approach to protect students for what the Centers for Disease Control is calling an outbreak.

It is launching a new Website that will contain information about the symptoms, risks, and prevention of bacterial meningitis.

A press release indicates that the university feels spreading awareness about the disease will lower students health...

March 9, 2010 - 6:18pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Ohio University has been experiencing what the Centers for Disease Control is now calling an outbreak of bacterial meningitis.

A total of eight cases were reported over the past two years. Almost all of those students were treated at hospitals and released, but one student did die from the potentially fatal disease back in February.

A press release indicates the university is looking into why so many students are contracting it.

Currently, about 70 percent of OU students...

February 16, 2010 - 7:13pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

Ohio University is reporting its second probable case of bacterial meningitis in a month.

The incident involves a first-year student who lives in one of the residence halls. She is receiving treatment at a Columbus hospital.

A press release indicates that university does not believe this case is linked to another probable case of bacterial meningitis that the university acknowledged last week.

The university's student health staff plans to administer antibiotics to students...

February 1, 2010 - 5:25pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

An Ohio University student is arraigned on four felony drug charges after a buy bust operation.

The Athens City Police Department says it condcluded a several month-long investigation into illegal drug trafficking with OU student Adam Bernon's arrest.

According to the police, it received information during palmerfest in May 2009 that Bernon may have been selling cocaine at the event. Investigators say twice during the festival Bernon sold an informant powdered cocaine...

December 7, 2009 - 4:56pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

An Ohio University research team will be part of the development of a new drug that could have major benefits in the health community.

The National Institutes of Health is granting a more than two million dollar grant to the bio-tech firm Interthyr Corporation, which is partnering with Ohio University.

The money will go toward research in the creation of a drug that would be used in pancreatic cancer treatments and treatments of autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis and diabetes...

November 17, 2009 - 7:13pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

One Ohio University fraternity is facing hazing charges after two pledges were sent to the hospital.

Delta Tau Delta appeared in court yesterday and entered a plea of not guilty.

The Athens Police Department says Michael Pristera and Thomas Rotar were treated at O'Blenness Hospital for visible injuries to the face, chest, arms, and back after last Thursday night's incident. It says both men were forced to drink alcohol and if they didn't take part, they would be hit.


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