By RICK GREENE

Southern Ohio Today


U.S. Department of Energy contractor Fluor-BWXT has announced a voluntary layoff for its workers at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant through Nov. 30, but a company spokesman says no plans are in place for an involuntary layoff.


The move is being challenged by the local United Steel Workers union. USW Local-689 President John Knauff says the move violates the existing collective bargaining agreement and that his group will file a formal complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


WAVERLY – Waverly Village Council established a tax credit for Rural King and purchased a new truck for the Water Department in business at Tuesday’s Waverly Council meeting.


The JCTC is an incentive to expand operations in Waverly, thereby bringing jobs and additional commerce to the village.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


JACKSON – The Jackson County commissioners participated in a teleconference about the recent rise in coronavirus cases in Jackson County at their regular meeting on Tuesday in Jackson.


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By RICK GREENE

Southern Ohio Today


WAVERLY – Southern Ohio Communications Services Chief Executive Officer Gary Cooper announced the company is investing $3.8 million for the first phase of a project to provide high-speed internet services to parts of Pike, Adams and Scioto counties over the next three years.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


PIKETON – Piketon Village Council passed a resolution Monday that declared remaining dollars from CARES Act funding will be transferred to the village’s first responders to be used for salaries.


Council also passed a resolution that appropriated funds in the amount $124,141.40 from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.


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By LORI HINNANT and SAM MEDNICK 

Associated Press


GAMPELA, Burkina Faso — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator.


From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe. But despite enormous strides in equipping developing countries to maintain the vaccine “cold chain,” nearly 3 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion people live where temperature-controlled storage is insufficient for an immunization campaign to bring COVID-19 under control.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


The latest numbers indicate the more than 250,000 individuals will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Shyla Chelk Mani says that one thing that can help prevent is maintaining a healthy body weight and getting at least four or more hours of exercise a week.


“Keeping up with self breast exams on a regular basis and getting your annual mammogram done will help with early detection,” said Mani, a local hematologist and oncologist at Adena. “Then taking care of it at a very early stage, when the potential or cure is really high.”


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