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Oregon District looks ahead: ‘A lot of people just want to do something’

Natalie Skilliter is treasurer of the Oregon District Business Association and co-owner of Corner Kitchen. “People have been showing up in droves. It’s heartwarming to see and feel all this love,” Skilliter said. “We want to get back to the business of running our businesses.” Skilliter said she and other owners were especially touched by people hoping to help out in some way. Skilliter said people can donate to the Dayton Foundation’s fund for the shooting victims, continue supporting the Ore

Black lung screenings encouraged as cases rise

ATHENS, OHIO — Josh Wilson walked up the small metal steps with his heavy, paint-spattered work boots. The Pomeroy native has been a coal miner for a decade, but hasn't worked for the last four months. He is only 38 but hack coughs like an old man — shaking his whole body. His kidneys recently failed, landing him in the hospital. And now he's having trouble breathing. "Especially at night," Wilson said.

On hold: Minnesota communities disappointed after pipeline d...

Mikey Totleben is the owner of the motel. He said he caters to construction workers and was depending on the work on the pipeline coming through town this summer. Totleben, who also is a Hallock city councilman, said he's feeling a little let down that construction on the pipeline has been delayed. Enbridge announced earlier this month that construction of its Line 3 oil pipeline will be delayed until the second half of next year, leaving local communities like Hallock disappointed.