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The coronavirus task force insisted progress is being made as concerns over shortages mount, and officials emphasized current social distancing guidelines. Here are the briefing highlights.
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
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
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday that Mark Wagoner, Sr. is the first person to die from COVID-19 in Ohio. Wagoner had recently traveled to California. “We have now entered a new phase in our battle against the coronavirus,” DeWine said. Both DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said they personally knew… Read More
Like most everything else, Radio Free Athens has been impacted by the current situation pertaining to COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has deemed a pandemic. Although you won’t get to hear your favorite DJs on the air until at least April, we will be supplying faithful listeners with playlists in the meantime. Find them… Read More
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WOUB) — Gallia County is reporting its first postitive case of COVID-19. The Gallia County Health Department confirmed the result on Facebook Friday, March 20 at 4:16 p.m. They were fully aware this was only a matter of time, as state health officials have said coronavirus has spread further than what current tests… Read More
“All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
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
Steve Zarate has been a full-time musician for about 14 years. Statewide decrees made to contain the spread of COVID-19 have interrupted Zarate’s profession, as they has for so many. Zarate estimates that due to cancelled shows alone, he has already lost about $1,000 in revenue, but he is already working with other regional musicians… Read More
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
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