Take 10 million steps to help prevent falls: Richland County event set Monday, Sept. 23

COLUMBUS — Monday, Sept. 23, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The Ohio Department of Aging is marking the day with its fifth-annual &...

September 19th, 2019 |  


Genetic mutation linked to flu-related heart complications

COLUMBUS — People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but th...

September 18th, 2019 |  


CDC warns people against vaping

CDC warns people against vaping

COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton has announced new initiatives to prevent and reduce youth vaping. This comes follo...

September 11th, 2019 |  



During Suicide Prevention week, talk with your kids: Conversations can save lives

During Suicide Prevention week, talk with your kids: Conversations can save lives

COLUMBUS — According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens per year to suicide. Experts say parents who check in re...

September 11th, 2019 |  


Emotional film about NOT committing suicide showing in Marion

Emotional film about NOT committing suicide showing in Marion

MARION — On Sept. 25, 2000, at age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today he is a world-renown...

September 10th, 2019 |  


Community Counseling fundraiser includes, cars, flea market

Community Counseling fundraiser includes, cars, flea market

BUCYRUS — On a brisk Saturday morning last weekend, people packed in to see classic cars, shop at a flea market and help those less fortunate du...

September 9th, 2019 |  


Agency on Aging’s 2019 Positive Aging Expo is Sept. 24

Agency on Aging’s 2019 Positive Aging Expo is Sept. 24

ONTARIO — The 11th annual Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Positive Aging Expo is Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at the Richland County Fairgrounds...

September 8th, 2019 |  


Opinion column: Primates necessary for medical research

Opinion column: Primates necessary for medical research

Lawmakers have recently increased efforts to introduce legislation that would impose strict reporting requirements on medical research involving monke...

September 7th, 2019 |  


Ohio drug deaths decline; but still much to do

Ohio drug deaths decline; but still much to do

COLUMBUS — Ohio drug deaths declined by 22 percent in 2018, which is the first time the state saw a decrease in nine years, but Gov. Mike DeWine...

September 5th, 2019 |  


ODH eyeing more reports of illness after vaping

ODH eyeing more reports of illness after vaping

COLUMBUS — State and local public health officials in Ohio have confirmed that three reports of severe pulmonary illness after vaping are likely...

September 5th, 2019 |