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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
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr sold off a large amount of stocks before the coronavirus market crash. The FBI will assess whether he was motivated by nonpublic information.
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
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
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
The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income due to the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they’ve lost their job. And many are.
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
Even in times of great uncertainty and darkness, DJ Barticus (Michael Bart) plans to continue to bring the joy of dance nights to his many sheltered-in-place fans through his virtual Live From Quarantine dance parties every Friday night starting at 10 p.m. EDT. WOUB’s Facebook will be presenting these streams every week, with parties planned… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (OVR) — The Ohio Valley ReSource and its seven partner stations in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia have mobilized to cover the coronavirus pandemic health threat and the profound effects it is having on how we live in the region. This is an anxious, bewildering time, and we know you have a lot… Read More
Transportation is a huge barrier for people living with low income. The Fix It Forward Ministry in Moorhead MN is working to alleviate that stress. The group has provided more than 500 free car repairs over the last 5 years and have given away 211 cars in the last 3 years! Co-Founder, Jeremy Jensen, talks… Read More
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
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
“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