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OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Hospitals in Athens and Hocking Counties

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The state of Ohio has asked all hospitals to cancel elective surgeries, which could put strain on rural hospitals’ finances. The chief nursing officer at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital said she feels confident in the hospital’s ability to serve the Athens community if there is a surge in COVID-19 cases. Rhonda Dixon… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

State Mulls Over Its Next Move in Fight Over Abortion Clinics

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Earlier this week, a federal judge temporarily ruled Ohio cannot force abortion clinics to close under the coronavirus order banning elective, non-essential surgery. Now,  the state is considering its next move. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says the state still wants to stop clinics from performing surgical abortions, despite the court ruling that said it could not do that. He… Read More

A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Hospitals Banned from Sending COVID-19 Tests to Private Labs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton signed an order Wednesday that bans hospitals from sending COVID-19 tests to private labs. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the order at his daily coronavirus press conference Wednesday. “Beginning today, when Dr. Acton signs this, you will be required to send this to another hospital that… Read More

Coronavirus

Perry County Reports Second Case of COVID-19

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (WOUB) — The second positive case of COVID-19 in Perry County has been confirmed. The patient is a 72-year-old man who is now in isolation, according to Perry County Health Commissioner Angela DeRolph. She said no further demographic information will be made available about this case. Health officials are conducting a contact case… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

With Coronavirus Peak Looming, West Virginia Delays Primary Election Until June 9

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With cases of the coronavirus expected to spike in West Virginia in the coming weeks, the state will delay its primary election. Gov. Jim Justice made the announcement at a Wednesday virtual news conference. The primary election had been scheduled for May 12. But with public health concerns heightened, Justice announced the primary will instead be… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton

Acton Warns People to Minimize, Strategize Essential Trips

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state will start tracking ventilators through a new database as part of the ongoing effort to build up capacity for the projected peak of coronavirus in Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine wants medical facilities around the state to report how many ventilators they have and where they’re located, to prepare for a… Read More

picture of house at 112 E. State Street where Athens Police were called to investigate a nuisance complaint

Athens Police Charge Man With Violating COVID-19 Health Order

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A nuisance complaint in Athens ended with police officers arresting a person for violating the Ohio’s “stay-at-home” health order. According to the police report, officers received the complaint Tuesday afternoon. Soon after they arrived at 112 East State Street, Andrew Wagner Ohliger, 23, of Amherst, was cited. Ohliger is listed as… Read More

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Ken Burns Presents: “The Gene: An Intimate History”, starting Tuesday, April 7 at 8 pm


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“THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY,” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY KEN BURNS AND DR. SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE, TO PREMIERE ON PBS APRIL 7 & 14, 2020 Documentary Series Unravels History of the Human Genome and Explores the Ethical Implications of Groundbreaking Developments in Genetics — WETA Washington, D.C., Launches National Engagement Campaign, Digital Initiatives and Public Screenings Across… Read More