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First it was his sacking of Capt. Brett Crozier last week; then it was a diatribe he delivered aboard the USS Roosevelt on Monday morning. Now acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is out.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine said he plans to ask for the early release of 141 inmates under Ohio’s “Overcrowding Emergency” statute in order to help reduce and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus among the state’s prison population. Last week, DeWine asked judges to consider the early release of 38 inmates who… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio restaurants have not been able to serve mixed drinks and straight liquors since the state order that closed dine-in services took effect last month. Now, the state is making a change to its rules that will allow restaurants to serve those drinks along with take-out meals. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the… Read More
POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) — The first positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Meigs County. The Meigs County Health Department announced the case in a release on Facebook Tuesday, April 7. The patient is a male in the 50 to 59 year-old age range, according to the health department. Health department officials ask the public… Read More
The coronavirus recession hit local newspapers almost immediately. Many have already instituted layoffs or suspended publishing. Some may never come back.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Bars and restaurants in Ohio closed on March 15, and the stay at home order took effect March 23. And the state is now starting to feel the financial effects of those and other restrictions imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus. Last month’s preliminary state revenue was down 10.5%… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A panel of three federal court judges won’t get involved in a dispute over abortion and the state’s coronavirus order regarding elective surgery – which keeps facilities that perform abortions open for now. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the state’s request to appeal a federal judge’s ruling preventing it from closing the six Ohio clinics that perform surgical abortions – two of… Read More
Through May 5 (Cinco de MEOW one might say,) Arts West and Casa Nueva will be accepting submissions of community cat art for their Cat Art Online Show. Suitable art can be of any medium, and contributing artists are simply asked to take an image of their work and post it to the Cat Art Online… Read More
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. Emma Schultz is a local musician and songwriter in the indie rock… Read More
ARLINGTON, VA; April 2, 2020 – PBS and its recently launched crowdsourced storytelling project, PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT, the signature content initiative of PBS’s 50th anniversary, will present a new coronavirus special to broadcast Friday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), announced today. The special, IN THIS TOGETHER: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — “Apple, oranges or bananas?” asks a deputy to a family in a car outside Walmart. People driving up to do groceries Monday morning got a little unexpected help. The Athens County Sheriff’s distributed some 500 snack bags for school kids complying with the “stay-at-home” order due to COVID-19. Outside Walmart, a… Read More