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Coronavirus School Closures Send Teachers, Parents Scrambling To Adjust

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School systems across the Ohio Valley are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by canceling face-to-face classes and extending spring breaks. That’s left teachers, administrators and parents scrambling to meet the unexpected challenges to care for, feed, and educate children while they are away from school. Ashley Blankenship has two school-age children in Athens, Ohio. One… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Moves to Online-Only Classes for the Remainder of Spring Semester

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has made the decision to move to distance learning for the remainder of the spring semester at all campuses and locations. The move was made Friday after other colleges and universities in the state took similar measure as a precaution to the coronavirus outbreak. An announcement on the university’s… Read More

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Two Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Belmont County. According to the Belmont County Health Department, a husband and wife in their 50’s tested positive after health officials there conducted the swab Wednesday. Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul said the two had traveled to Washington D.C. for a political conference…. Read More

Books on animals displayed at an Athens County Public Library location.

Athens County Public Libraries to Close, Except for Voting

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(UPDATE 3/15/20 1:32 p.m.) All Athens County Library locations will close from 6 p.m. on Monday March 16 through at least April 5, according to a press release. The libraries ask that anyone with flu-like symptoms refrain from visiting on the 16 “for the health and safety of their fellow patrons and staff.” Libraries that… Read More

President Donald Trump speaks at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio

WATCH: Trump to Address Coronavirus Response

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to two people familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity. It was still unclear Friday, however, precisely what mechanism Trump would use to free up additional federal resources for testing… Read More

Elizabeth McQuade talks about her experience as a dispatcher

Athens County 9-1-1 Asking More Questions As Coronavirus Precaution

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Be ready to answer a few additional questions when calling 9-1-1 in Athens. In light of the coronavirus spread, Teresa Fouts-Imler, supervisor of the Athens County 9-1-1 center said dispatchers are asking questions to help protect first responders. She said the dispatchers have been asking whether The patient has flu-like symptoms… Read More

Athens County Polling Sites Prepare for Coronavirus Concerns

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Voters in Athens County are being assured their polling locations will be safe when they go vote Tuesday. Director Debbie Quivey of the Athens County Board of Elections said they’ve been monitoring the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak. All locations in Athens County will follow strict sanitizing measures. “We have… Read More