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At a White House briefing Thursday, officials vowed that some of the first systems for loans or payments would be up and running as soon as Friday.
This time frame is longer than the estimate that Treasury Secretary Mnuchin gave when he negotiated the program for cash payments with congressional leaders.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Hobby Lobby stores in Ohio are closed now after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sent the company a cease and desist letter. The company had claimed it was operating as an essential business. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, that company isn’t the only one that is being questioned… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — Claims for unemployment insurance soared around the Ohio Valley region as nearly 400,000 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia sought help amid the economic freeze associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The new numbers come from data released Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Labor showing more than 6.6 million unemployment claims… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (OVR) — Coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice have agreed to pay more than $5 million in overdue mine health and safety fines and fees. According to a press release released Wednesday, a total of 24 coal companies owned by the Justice family agreed to settle millions of dollars… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton signed the order Thursday at the state’s daily coronavirus press conference. The original March 22 order only extended to this coming Monday, April 6. The new order kicks into effect that night, and lines up with the governor’s previous order extending school closures until May 1. “I’m convinced… Read More
Recovery will take years, and other lessons from “education in emergencies” around the world.
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (WOUB) — Guernsey County has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The Cambridge-Guernsey County Health Department said in a release it was notified about the case on Wednesday, April 1. The patient is a woman in her 30’s and was a contact of another positive case in another county. She… Read More
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — Ross County now has four total positive cases of COVID-19. The Ross County Health District confirmed additional cases on Thursday, April 2, in a press release. The health district’s infectious disease staff said it continues to follow established guidelines and will contact those who have been in close contact with the people… Read More
The staggering number of people claiming jobless benefits set a new record for the second week in a row. Much of the country has been ordered to stay at home, bringing the economy to a lurching halt.
Although gathering for live music will be impossible for a little while, WOUB Culture is trying to keep the groove alive by asking members of the regional music scene about the music they have been relying on to get through these strange times. Emersynn McGuire is a 21-year-old local musician active in progressive grunge band,… Read More
Jorma Kaukonen will perform a “Live from the Fur Peace Ranch” concert Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT for the first in a series of performances. Here’s the link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75XiVQiWvlM In a career that has already spanned a half-century, guitarist and vocalist, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters… Read More
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Small businesses in Ohio’s Appalachian counties may receive help offsetting losses due to the state’s attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19. JobsOhio is infusing Appalachian Growth Capital, LLC (AGC) with $2 million to secure loans for companies in eastern and southern Ohio. According to a press release, AGC is a… Read More
Ohio has gotten all that it’s likely to get from the National Strategic Stockpile of medical supplies – a plane dropped off gowns, gloves, coveralls, face shields, surgical masks and N-95 masks in Columbus Tuesday. But the state says it’s not enough for now or through the surge of COVID-19 patients that is expected in… Read More