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The annual Halloween block party at Ohio University has been canceled. 

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Accordingly, this week on Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner interviews Orman Hall, a distinguished expert on addiction, mental health, and suicide from Ohio University, about his and his colleagues' 10-year study on suicide in Ohio.

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Two more members of a now-defunct fraternity at Ohio University have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from hazing that led to a student's death two years ago. 

Ohio State University says part of the campus reopening plan will require students, faculty and staff to complete a ten-minute online training course and sign a pledge understanding and committing to the behaviors in the training.

Ohio State University is halting voluntary on-campus workouts for seven sports after the latest COVID-19 test results.

Ohio University says former school president Vernon Alden died in Boston on Monday at the age of 97. 

A former Ohio University fraternity president has pleaded guilty in connection with the death of a pledge from Dublin.

Ohio University officials have placed a top administrator on leave following allegations of price-gouging hand sanitizer.

A fourth Ohio University student has pleaded guilty to charges related to the fraternity hazing that led to the death of a student from Dublin. 

Dan Skinner talks with Loren Anthes, who is the William C. and Elizabeth M. Troyhaft Chair in Health Planning at the Center for Community Solutions, and leads Community Solutions’ Center for Medicaid Policy. He's also a lecturer at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, located on the Cleveland campus.

 Ohio University has completed its investigation into hazing allegations by the school's marching band, saying cultural issues must be addressed. 

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Three Ohio University students have pleaded guilty to charges related to the investigation into a fraternity hazing that led to a Dublin student's death. 

In this episode, Dan Skinner talks with three representatives of the Ohio Environmental Council about water in Ohio. Topics include lead, "forever chemicals," and other developments on the city and state levels. 

Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

Guests: Chris Tavenor (Staff Attorney), Melanie Houston (Drinking Water Director) and Pete Bucher (Managing Director of Water Policy) at the Ohio Environmental Council.

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Talking Coronavirus (and Flu!) with Franklin County Public Health

Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

Guests: Joe Mazzola, Commissioner, and Alex Jones, Director of Prevention and Wellness and Assistant Health Commissioner, Franklin County Public Health (@FC_PublicHealth)

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Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

Guests: Rep. Beth Liston (@Liston4Ohio) and Kathryn Poe (@Poements)

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

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Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

Guests: Megan Henry (@megankhenry) and Sheridan Hendrix (@sheridan120) of the Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts)

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

The following will provide readers with some background information on subjects discussed on the episode, including articles written by Sheridan Hendrix and Megan Henry:

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In this episode, @danielrskinner interviews Miranda Motter of the Ohio Association of Health Plans. The focus of the conversation is surprise billing, two legislative proposals being considered in Ohio, and the fate of private insurance if legislative fixes don't happen.

Ohio University has placed two fraternities previously under conduct review on probation for the next two years over hazing.

Seven of the nine people indicted in the alleged hazing death of Ohio University student Collin Wiant of Dublin pleaded not guilty during their arraignments this week.

Nine people, including eight current or former Ohio University students, have been charged with hazing-related crimes following last year's death of an OU student from Dublin. 

Happy Birthday, Franklin County Public Health: A Conversation with Commissioner Joe Mazzola

Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Franklin County Health Commissioner, Joe Mazzola, about the 100th anniversary of Franklin County Public Health. Topics include public health funding, the history and coordination of health departments in Ohio, and the scope of Franklin County Public Health's work. Plus thought experiments involving magic wands, non-existent checkbooks, and crystal balls.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

Ohio University has told the Rho Beta Chapter of the Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity to cease and desist all organizational activities as it investigates allegations of hazing.

Ohio University students have alleged forced excessive drinking, stripping, and grueling exercise, as well as long periods of confinement, during an investigation into hazing. 

Ohio University has suspended two more fraternities amid allegations of hazing. 

OU Suspends Rugby Team

Oct 18, 2019

Ohio University has suspended the men's rugby club sports team.

Ohio University has indefinitely suspended all 15 campus fraternities following allegations of widespread hazing.

A former Ohio University basketball player is facing suspension for providing another person's urine during a drug test.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A New Albany man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his father.

Ohio University has expelled a fraternity for hazing, alcohol and drug use, and other student conduct code violations.

An Ohio University fraternity has responded to a lawsuit filed by the family of a Dublin student who died in an alleged hazing incident.