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ATHENS, Ohio — Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas sat together at the podium in the post-game press conference. It wasn’t the first time, and it surely won’t be the last time these two sophomores face questions from the media after a game. It is, after all, largely due to the play of Preston and… Read More
Insurers have begun easing restrictions on refills of some prescription drugs, in light of coronavirus. Still, co-pays for stocking up on that bigger supply can be prohibitive, say consumer advocates.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Diocese of Steubenville is asking churches to suspend distributing wine during the Eucharist and allowing handshakes during the sign of peace for public health reasons. This diocese serves 13 counties in southeastern Ohio. Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, the leader of the diocese, posted an announcement to its website last week. Monforton… Read More
LANCASTER, Ohio (WOUB) — Fifteen people have been indicted in Fairfield, Hocking, and Pickaway counties after a multi-county drug trafficking operation. The Fairfield-Athens-Logan-Circleville Major Crimes Unit announced Friday that “Operation Krystal Ball” broke up an organization that distributed more than 62 and a half pounds of methamphetamine across Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, and Franklin counties. The… Read More
On Saturday, March 14, Paper Circle (35 West Columbus Street) in Nelsonville will host nationally recognized “tinygami” origami artist Stacie Tamaki in the first of their entirely free Art in the Afternoon events. The event will include an artist talk and a folding presentation and will take place 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tamaki learned… Read More
New York Stock Exchange trading was halted temporarily after indexes plunged 7% in reaction to Saudi Arabia’s oil price cut amid increasing fears over the coronavirus epidemic’s economic impact.
Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday declared a state of emergency after the first three cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, were identified in the state. DeWine announced that three Ohioans tested positive for the virus, but the state won’t release information on who the patients are until they’re notified. All three patients are from Cuyahoga… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new report is recommending that Ohio lower the caseload of the officers who monitor inmates after release. The report released Monday says the current caseload is one parole officer for every 76 inmates. It also says that should be reduced to one officer for every 50 inmates in general and… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — Somewhere along the 220-mile trip back to Athens from Muncie, Indiana on the 1st day of February, Ohio coach Jeff Boals decided his team needed a pick-me-up after a tough 55-64 loss to Ball State. What did Boals think would jump-start his team in the wake of their four-game losing streak? Dairy… Read More
This week, the United States Census Department rolls out their 2020 census nationwide, aiming to count everyone living in the country and the U.S. territories. The findings will determine how federal dollars are distributed. Hansi Lo Wang, a national correspondent for NPR, has been reporting on the 2020 census and joins PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio – Data shows an Ohio city’s decision to pull the plug on its fixed red light and speed-detection cameras resulted in a dramatic reduction in fines. The Dayton Daily News reports the City of Dayton is still using some speed cameras in school zones but halted use of its fixed traffic cameras that… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is announcing changes to the way Ohio monitors inmates who have been released from prison but are still being monitored by the state. The governor ordered a review of the state parole system following the alleged involvement of a recently released offender in a crash that killed… Read More
The state now has the ability to conduct tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Due to limited resources the state has created a protocol to determine who to prioritize for testing. Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton said the state will prioritize the most vulnerable people for COVID-19 testing this includes the elderly,… Read More
Social Networks Might Seem Like a Modern-Day Phenomenon but They and Their Problems Have Been Around for Centuries Three-part documentary series Niall Ferguson’s Networld, premiering March 17 on PBS, provides unique insights from history into the viral spread of ideas and how social media’s technology is a battlefield of the future Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,… Read More