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A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

Lawmakers Extend Primary Absentee Voting, But Not Date Of Primary

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The bill that made some changes across state law related to coronavirus also set a new ending for the Ohio primary, after polling places were shut down just hours before election day. House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said one thing is clear – the primary wasn’t cancelled or postponed. “The primary has come and gone –… Read More

A triage tent set outside one of Brumage’s community health centers in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Ohio Valley Facing Pandemic With a Health System Hollowed Out by Hospital Closures


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As new cases of coronavirus mount in the Ohio Valley, health officials are bracing for an onslaught of patients and what could be unprecedented demand for beds, medical staff and specialized equipment. Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have disproportionately high rates of people vulnerable to serious illness from COVID-19. But the region’s capacity to treat… Read More

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WOUB Changes Television Line Up as Part of OHIO PBS Stations #LearnAtHome Initiative


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Program to help teachers and parents with remote education ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media is part of a statewide PBS #LearnAtHome Initiative to help teachers, parents and students in southeast Ohio navigate this unprecedented time of remote educational instruction. “PBS has always been a quality resource that parents and educators rely on to assist… Read More

FILE - In this photo, students at a Connecticut high school work on Google Chromebooks.

Trimble Local Schools Provides Broadband Hotspots for Families Without Internet Access

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GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Local School District is providing internet access to students who do not have an internet connection at their home. John Hurd, superintendent at Trimble Local Schools, said the district purchased 12 Verizon Wireless hotspots for families in the district. Trimble began distributing the hotspots on Thursday, March 26. Hurd… Read More

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Muskingum County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A resident of Muskingum County has been reported to be the first in the county to test positive for COVID-19. The Muskingum County Joint Unified Command Center announced the positive test belonged to a 48-year-old man resident of the county who had recently traveled out of state. He is now hospitalized. No… Read More