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“We’re going to make a decision, and hopefully, it’s going to be the right decision,” President Trump said at Friday’s White House task force briefing.
Like most everything else, Radio Free Athens has been impacted by the current situation pertaining to COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has deemed a pandemic. Although you won’t get to hear your favorite DJs on the air until at least May, we will be supplying faithful listeners with playlists in the meantime. Find them… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVPB) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says four more counties have been identified as coronavirus hot spots. In a virtual news conference on Friday, April 10, Justice outlined continued response to the virus, including the identification of more hotspots, grants to cover additional pay for frontline workers and a boost to staff… Read More
Pathway Baptist Church in west Kentucky is trying something a bit different from their usual service. Pastor Mike Donald, standing on a makeshift stage in front of a giant outdoor movie screen, is surrounded by congregation members in cars, honking enthusiastically on just about his every word. It’s Sunday service, but at a drive-in movie… Read More
Many Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to pay their rent when they have lost income and haven’t yet been able to secure unemployment money. Missed rent, in turn, adds up to landlords who can’t pay their mortgages or property tax. And then cities and states will struggle to provide the basic services… Read More
On March 17, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam banned gatherings of 10 or more people to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Mekyah Davis, 23, was in his second week of a new job waiting tables at the cryptid-inspired Wood Booger Grill in Norton, Va. “That week, [my boss] cut the schedule,” Davis recounted. “Everybody only had one… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio officials have started using a coronavirus tracking system that includes probable cases and uses results from a new blood test that looks for the body’s immune response to the virus. After two days, the new system has added 42 cases to the state’s total. But Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton… Read More
NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Humans have been helping humans during the COVID-19 pandemic by staying home and only taking what they need in grocery stores. But, their four-legged friends need help too. With many states under shelter-in-place orders, animal shelters have been categorized as a non-essential business, limiting the number of workers in their facilities…. Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio – A Toledo-area man is using his woodworking skills to bring some springtime joy to his community during the coronavirus pandemic. My Uncle Greg Morsches, has been making wooden Christmas gifts for as long I can remember. However, this is the first time his work is being shared with those outside the family…. Read More
GIBSONIA, Pa. – The spring 2020 semester started out normally for college students but will be ending in a way no student had ever imagined. Four-weeks ago, the COVID-19 outbreak closed college campuses across the country, which meant students’ normal lifestyles changed. “My first reaction, I was kind of shocked, to be honest with you,”… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio – International shipping ground to a halt when COVID-19 restrictions were implemented. Those restrictions are being felt throughout Ohio as well. At GFS Transportation’s Columbus terminal, fully-loaded shipping containers sit in the lot. Owner of the terminal, Kevin Evans, said this is because a lot of warehouses are closed, so they are unable… Read More
CINCINNATI — With fitness studios closed and Ohioans stuck at home, HI FI YOGA in Cincinnati is offering its classes online. Tommy Moorman and Lori Allen have been teaching one class per day live on Instagram. “This gives us an opportunity to provide karma yoga, meaning no cost, just volunteering our content to the world…. Read More
HINTON, W.Va. (OVR) — As the number of coronavirus cases surge across the country, some meatpacking facilities have been temporarily shuttered due to workers falling ill to the virus. Three workers in Georgia have even died. With workers at some Ohio Valley facilities now testing positive for the virus, worker safety advocates are raising concerns about how… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Within the last month, college students across Ohio have had to make the adjustment from attending in-person lectures to completing all classwork online. With that, many Ohio colleges have made adjustments in an attempt to help their students by implementing an optional pass/fail grading system. Students who opt to participate in this… Read More
Experts consider the effect of humidity on the virus and the method of transmission as they keep an eye on where the disease spikes next.
AVON LAKE, Ohio — The squeak of the door is a typical sound heard by customers on a regular day, but due to the coronavirus, the sound of a car window rolling down is the new normal when ordering food. Jake’s on Lake is a restaurant and bar located in Avon Lake, and has been… Read More
WILMINGTON, Ohio — While unemployment claims continue to skyrocket across the country, food insecurity may be on the rise as well, meaning several food banks are now looking for new ways to continue serving their communities. Sugartree Ministry is located in the heart of Wilmington, Ohio. Volunteers began lending a helping hand to community members… Read More
Restaurateur and chef Jose Andres is well known for his efforts to feed people in disaster areas across the globe. Now, his World Central Kitchen has a new challenge: supporting Americans suffering hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has already served a million meals and hopes to expand even beyond the 100,000 people it… Read More
President Trump and congressional Democrats are haggling over the size of the next bill designed to help Americans through the crisis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than 226,000 people – over a quarter of a million Ohioans – filed for unemployment in just the last week. Nearly 700,000 Ohioans have filed in the last three weeks. And a task force of state representatives met this week and will meet again Monday to talk about when to… Read More