Report ties overdose rate to jobless rate

PROVIDED ARTICLE The decline in Ohio’s manufacturing jobs, especially since 2000, occurred about the same time overdose deaths began to rise so sharply in the state. Researchers at The Ohio State University have connected unemployment and underemployment to the opioid epidemic in Ohio, where drug overdose deaths were the second highest per capita nationwide in 2016. Overdose deaths have not been evenly distributed across Ohio. … Continue reading Report ties overdose rate to jobless rate

LESSONS FROM MY DAD: Don’t worry about the stuff you can’t control

EDITOR’S NOTE: My dad, a long-time pastor and police chaplain, passed in 2015. To keep his words alive, I wanted to share some of his posts here.  By Rev. Ken Pugh From a Nov. 21, 2014 Facebook post  Adding 18 inches to your height by simply thinking about it is impossible… if that were possible, I am sure that we would have great height on many … Continue reading LESSONS FROM MY DAD: Don’t worry about the stuff you can’t control

CFAES report focuses on ways to increase rural access to broadband internet

PROVIDED ARTICLE About one million Ohio users don’t have access to fast, reliable Internet service in their homes, according to a recent report from the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University. “This unserved population largely lives in less populated rural regions of the state where it is prohibitively expensive for internet service providers to extend service,” said Mark Partridge, … Continue reading CFAES report focuses on ways to increase rural access to broadband internet