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Sunday’s debate has just two candidates — Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden — and no live audience, because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate to near zero — a dramatic move not seen since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. President Trump — who has slammed the Fed — praised the move.
ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) – “Welcome to the church of no contact,” quipped Matthew Morris as he entered Christ Community Wesleyan Church near Albany on Sunday. The church, which normally welcomes more than 500 to its services each Sunday, seated fewer than 200. The sparse attendance, and amped-up hygienics were the church’s answer to coronavirus concerns…. Read More
Updated at 6:19 p.m. ET The Trump administration said on Sunday that starting this week, labs across the country will be able to process coronavirus screenings of up to 4,000 people a day, as the deadly virus worsens across America and criticism mounts over the availability of tests. “We are going from somewhat manual, relatively… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine has closed all the state’s bars and dine-in restaurants until further notice, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday. Restaurants will still be allowed to stay open for carry out and delivery. Ohio is the first state to impose such restrictions, as the state attempts to slow the spread of… Read More
“We Can’t Get To Everybody”: Hospital Closures, Underfunded Health Centers Hinder Coronavirus Response
Local public health departments and hospitals are on the front lines of facing the coronavirus throughout the Ohio Valley, yet the health professionals who run these facilities say years of underfunding and hospital closures have diminished these services that now face the crisis. Dan Brown, a former councilman for the riverside village of Bellaire, Ohio,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University announced it will ask employees at all campuses and locations to work remotely, when possible. A memo was issued by President Duane Nellis to academic deans and other leadership at the university Saturday evening. It is posted below in its entirety: Employees “who can” to transition to a remote… Read More