News stories from the past 60 days.
Jan 1, 2020 - Examines trends that have shaped Ohio Valley's economy and health over the past ten years. Includes statistics on rural and urban population changes, median income shifts, the fall of the coal industry, the rise of the opioid epidemic, and healthcare access.
Source: Ohio Valley Resource
Dec 23, 2019 - Rural Belmont County, Ohio has seen a dip in life expectancy due to the opioid and methamphetamine epidemic in Appalachia. Describes Ohio Valley's history and how a loss of the industries that once ran the area is a major driver in the increase of substance abuse.
Source: WXXI News
Dec 23, 2019 - Discusses how the holiday season can be challenging for farmers and their families this year and the importance of monitoring the mental health of those close to you. Includes resources to help farming communities deal with stress and other mental health issues.
Source: Ohio's Country Journal
Last Updated: 1/2/2020