News to Know (10/5/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin City Council last night approved an ordinance for architectural design services for a new fire station. The new station will be on a two acre land in the approximate area of 30th Street and Jaguar Road. Paragon Architecture LLC out of Springfield will handle the services, which will cost more than $290,000.

CLEVELAND, Oh. – A landmark drug trial started Monday in a federal courtroom in Cleveland. It pits two Ohio counties against four national pharmacy chains, CVS, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and Walmart, in a legal reckoning over the opioid crisis.  Attorneys for the counties say the national pharmacy chains that dispensed hundreds of prescriptions should be held responsible for the costs of opiod addictions. The pharmacies have denied wrongdoing. The trial is expected to last six or seven weeks. Trial against pharmacy chains’ opioid sales begins

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Former Republican Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri has died. Akin’s son Perry says in a statement that his father died late Sunday at age 74 from cancer. Akin represented a Republican-leaning Eastern Missouri district that included Saint Louis-area suburbs for 12 years before running for the senate.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern’s Japan semester continues in the Spiva gallery with an exhibit of the works of an artist called “Nishi”. His medium is pottery, through which he says he strives to create work that resonates within himself and brings out inner peace, and hopes that the natural simplicity of his pottery can bring the same peace to others. Work of Japanese potter on display at MSSU

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