News stories from the past 60 days.
Jul 5, 2019 - Home meal delivery services for the elderly can help them remain in their homes, such as Memorial Meals in Ohio. Finding people willing or able to drive long distances to rural homes can be a challenge for services that depend on volunteers, particularly as many of the volunteers are themselves retirees.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch
Jun 21, 2019 - In rural areas such as Fayette County, Kentucky in the Ohio Valley, homeless people make camp in the woods. More rural people in the region are at risk of homelessness due to the opioid crisis.
Source: Ohio Valley Resource
May 31, 2019 - Portsmith, Ohio organized a rally to celebrate their community and combat against their portrayal as a hub for the national opioid crisis. Not only have they come together to combat the overdose crisis, including launching a statewide program to distribute Naloxone, they have a lot in their Appalachian community to celebrate.
Source: PolitiFact West Virginia
Last Updated: 7/8/2019