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So far, only 15 cases of coronavirus disease have been identified in the U.S. But if large numbers of people were to suddenly get infected, would hospitals be prepared to cope?
Changing the deadline is one way ERA proponents are trying to make the amendment part of the Constitution, but there isn’t legal consensus on the tactic, and the Senate is expected to kill the bill.
There’s a dire need to repair aging infrastructure in the U.S., and an innovative building material could be a game changer. Embedded with steel fibers, ultra-high performance concrete is about five to 10 times stronger than standard concrete — and unaffordable for most government-funded projects. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Iowa on… Read More
The state is one step closer to granting workers’ compensation to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder. The policy change would base benefits off of the mental health condition rather than requiring an accompanying physical injury. First responders lined the balcony of the Ohio House chamber to applaud lawmakers after they passed the PTSD workers’… Read More
Two of the medical conditions rejected for inclusion in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program last year are getting another chance this year. An Ohio State Medical Board committee will, once again, consider anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as conditions for which marijuana could be recommended to patients. The committee will consider new information provided on those… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice says he’s starting to form a rural medicine task force after cutbacks were announced at yet another West Virginia hospital. The governor on Wednesday said Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant is cutting 53 full-time jobs and shuttering obstetric services. He said he met with key health care… Read More
With a quiet smile, 90-year-old Armin Guggenheim spoke about his childhood in Germany – almost as if he didn’t live through the Holocaust. Guggenheim and his brother hid in a synagogue in the town of Frankenwinheim, while Nazi’s attempted unsuccessfully to bust down the door. The children slept through the attack, unaware of the magnitude… Read More
Organizations across Athens are helping register citizens to vote as the deadline for the upcoming primary election on March 17 in Ohio draws near. The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Feb. 18. Voters can update their address online or by completing a written form and sending it to the Ohio Secretary of… Read More
Justin and Kimberly Feldkamp met as students and are now married with four children You’ve heard of a match made in heaven. But, did you know there’s such a thing as a match made at WOUB Public Media? Justin and Kimberly Feldkamp are a prime example. “Justin and I both started as students at Ohio… Read More
Georgeanne Irvine has been a spokesperson for wildlife and conservation for more than 40 years and is the director of corporate publishing for San Diego Zoo Global. She has written more than two dozen children’s books about animals, including San Diego Zoo’s new Hope and Inspiration collection, which features true tales about Zoo and Safari… Read More
For years, Shawn Askinosie loved being a successful criminal defense lawyer in Springfield, Missouri. But then he felt like the work was killing him. In this episode, Shawn describes why he changed everything, and how today he leads Askinosie Chocolate, a company that makes small-batch artisanal chocolate — with social responsibility cooked into every bar…. Read More