In Your Neighborhood

A new DAWN for addiction recovery 

In Your Neighborhood / Summer 2023 Issue Addiction Recovery in Southeast Ohio  Ohio’s Project DAWN ensures that everyone has access to the opiate antagonist Naloxone, commonly known as NARCAN, and provides Ohioans with a new outlook on addiction, recovery and rehabilitation.  Coordinated by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Project DAWN is a program designed to educate individuals about opioid overdoses. The program also distributes Naloxone at no cost across the state and offers syringe service programs (SSPs).   Michaela Sumner, public information officer at ODH, says that many Ohioans and their families have been impacted by the opioid epidemic and […]


Region LIGHTs with technology and innovation

  An innovative new program promotes job creation and collaboration in Appalachia By Wesley Ratko  Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty program began with a speech delivered in Athens, Ohio.  While addressing a crowd on Ohio University’s main campus in May 1964,President Johnson kicked off his push to pass the signature legislative achievement of his presidency. The legacy and effectiveness of that initiative remain controversial, but its impacts are still felt across Appalachia and Southeast Ohio. That day, he said: “And with your courage and with your compassion and your desire, we will build the Great Society. It is a Society where no child will go unfed, and no youngster […]