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Most Ohio Kroger Stores to Begin Special Shopping Hours for Seniors and Other High-Risk Customers

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Kroger stores in most of Ohio will dedicate time for seniors and other customers at high risk for contracting the novel coronavirus to shop. This does not apply to Ohio’s Kroger locations in Marietta, Proctorville, and Belpre; see more information about this below. According to a press release, most Ohio Kroger… Read More

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Athens Co. Judge Discusses Release of Jail Inmates who are More Susceptible to Coronavirus

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor on Thursday recommended that local governments release people at high risk for the novel coronavirus from jails. “An assessment should be done to determine whether or not they can safely be released given the fact of their age and maybe other health conditions that they… Read More

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Coronavirus Emergency Sparks Demand for Caretakers

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a demand for caretakers who assist people with disabilities. Arian Smedley, Assistant Superintendent for the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities (ACBDD) told WOUB News the statewide demand was there before the coronoavirus. “Now with the coronavirus, we are seeing that the demand is higher.” Smedley… Read More

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Walmart Designates Senior Hours, Will Give Bonuses to Hourly Employees

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (WOUB) — Walmart has announced several initiatives to serve customers and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Senior shopping hours On Tuesdays from March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will have a “senior shopping event” for customers 60 and older. The company says this will start one hour before the store opens, and… Read More

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Historic Selection to Head E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Eddith Dashiell has been named the next director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, Dean Scott Titsworth announced on Friday. Dashiell will be both the first woman and the first African American to hold the position. “I see my role as… Read More