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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.