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Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

DeWine Orders Ban on Visitors at Nursing Homes, State’s Psychiatric Hospitals

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Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered a ban on visitors at Ohio nursing homes and in the state’s psychiatric hospitals. DeWine says nursing homes requested the ban because of the vulnerability of elderly people and those with compromised immune systems to COVID-19. “No one knows the safety of their patients better than the nursing homes themselves,”… Read More

Ohio University basketball players warm up in an empty arena without fans before an NCAA college basketball game against Akron in the Mid-American Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Cleveland..

Ohio Players Get in One Last Run After MAC Tourney Canceled

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio got in one last run after its season ended. The Bobcats were on the floor warming up to play Akron when the Mid-American Conference basketball tournament was canceled. The MAC was one of several leagues around the country to scrap games as concern grew over the coronavirus pandemic. After learning of… Read More

Ohio University's Alumni Gateway on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Changes Plan, Extends Spring Break Until March 22


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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is extending spring break until Sunday, March 22 as students, faculty, and staff prepare for a transition to online classes and the university tries to limit the spread of COVID-19. This newest announcement means remote and online instruction will begin Monday, March 23. OU announced Tuesday that all in-person… Read More

MAC Tournament, all NCAA sporting events canceled


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CLEVELAND, OH — The 2020 Mid-American Conference tournament has officially been canceled and while the decision comes as a disappointment for MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher, the decision was ultimately about the health and well-being of student-athletes, coaches, fans and employees at the MAC Tournament. “We’re disappointed on a lot of levels,” MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher… Read More

Morris University Center at Shawnee State University.

Student at Shawnee State University Tests Negative for COVID-19

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WOUB) — Shawnee State University announced test results were negative for a student who was being monitored for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Two other students were quarantined, and “were determined by the Ohio Department of Health to not need additional testing.” The students traveled outside the country over spring break, the university said in… Read More