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CONTINUING EDUCATION:

A continuing education program at Harrison Community Hospital will address Caring for the Newly Born.

The free session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 25 in the HCH cafeteria. Dinner will be provided.

Presenting the seminar will be registered nurses Bobbie Stenger and Deborah Blackstone. Two continuing nursing education credits will be offered.

For information, or for reservations, call Bev Lengyel at (740) 942-6206 or by e-mail at blengyel@wheelinghospital.org.

REALTOR WELCOMED:

Cedar One Realty has welcomed Lori Hooper to its team of Realtors.

Hooper will be representing buyers and sellers from the newly established office in Calcutta. She said she is looking forward to helping clients with all of their real estate needs. Hooper feels that no deal is too big or too small and plans to treat each client like they are her first and only client that she has served.

Hooper is a mother of two daughters and employed at Trinity Medical Center West. After graduating from Ohio Valley College of Technology, she began her career as a certified medical assistant.

She said she has a passion for helping people.

CONVICTED: A federal jury has convicted an Ohio doctor accused of illegally distributing medication including pain pills, often by handing out pre-signed prescriptions to his staff on days he wasn’t present, according to the government.

Dr. Roger Anderson, 65, of Marietta provided opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone to patients through “staff who were not legally qualified to give prescriptions,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Anderson also mixed drugs in dangerous combinations, including a concoction known as a “Holy Trinity” which included a painkiller, a tranquilizer, and a muscle relaxant, the government said.

After a two-week trial, the jury found Anderson guilty Friday of one count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances, eight counts of illegal dispensing of controlled substances and one count of committing health care fraud.

From staff and wire reports

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