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Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

Gov. DeWine Closing Polls Through Public Health Order

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio’s primary election Tuesday will not take place after all. After a Franklin County judge denied an attempt to delay the election and extend absentee voting through June 2, DeWine announced Monday night that the state will order polls closed due to a public health emergency. “During… Read More

Athens County Courthouse

Athens County Government Closed to Public Traffic; Some Employees Working From Home

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(UPDATE 3/17 at 4 p.m.) As a result of the Athens City/County Health Department Directive, the Athens County Administrative Offices will be closed to walk in public traffic until further notice effective 3/18/20. This includes the Auditor, Board of Commissioners, Board of Elections, Recorder, and the Treasurer, according to a release from the county. These… Read More

Mill Fest

City of Athens, Ohio University Will Not Permit any Fest Events Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Officials in Athens have said they will not allow any “fest” events to take place this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a joint release from the City of Athens, Athens City-County Health Department, and Ohio University Monday, there is an effort to organize a “fest” event for… Read More

Harrison County Township Building sits empty the day before the official Election Day in Londonderry, Ohio on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Judge Denies Request To Delay Primary Election Until June 2

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Updated, Tuesday, March 16, 7:11 p.m. A Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge has ruled against a temporary restraining order that would have delayed Ohio’s primary election until June 2 due to the coronavirus. Judge Richard Frye denied the lawsuit just after 7 p.m. on Monday, less than 12 hours before the primary election… Read More

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Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities Institutes Complete Closure

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice: ·         Beacon School, PersonnelPlus, Integrate Athens, Early Intervention, and the Service & Support Administration office will all be closed to all (staff and general public). All staff will be working and available, just from remote locations. ·         All calls to all locations with be… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

3-week School Closure Begins; Election Day Prep Underway

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio is making final preparations for the Tuesday primary as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. Secretary of State Frank LaRose has ordered curbside absentee ballot drop-off stations at county boards staffed with bipartisan teams on Tuesday. Children accompanied by parents and grandparents began picking up to-go meals at designated schools as at… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

WOUB TV and Radio to Broadcast Daily Ohio Governor COVID-19 News Conference


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WOUB is committed to providing critical news and information to region ATHENS, OH – In these uncertain and constantly-changing times, WOUB Public Media will be broadcasting Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s daily coronavirus update news conference on both radio and television until further notice.  The news conference, which is typically held at 2 p.m. each day… Read More