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Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

More Changes Underway for Ohio’s Unemployment System

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state is preparing to release the new unemployment numbers Thursday as the agency that processes jobless claims continues to experience challenges. But leaders say a new round of improvements is coming. People trying to file for unemployment say they’re experiencing long wait times, having trouble filing their claims… Read More

Athens City School District Gives Hotspots To Students

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – As students continue to transition into online learning, Athens City School District (ACSD) has spent $96,000 on mobile hotspots to make that transition happen. Superintendent Tom Gibbs said the major chunk of the total expense on mobile hotspots came from federal funding. “It’s about $96,000 in expense, and about $80000 of… Read More

A piece of fabric that will be sewn into a protective mask by one of Athens County's many mask makers.

Athens Community Collaborates to Make Protective Masks

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens businesses and citizens are combining their resources and talents to supply protective masks for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that all Americans wear masks when they are out in public. Healthcare workers and people at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 need medical-grade masks, but… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Coronavirus Response: Ohio Officials Promise More Tests, Masks, Jobless Benefits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — More coronavirus testing and more protective masks will soon be available statewide as Ohio officials work to continue flattening Ohio’s COVID-19 curve. At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine also announced further steps towards easing the essential businesses order. Dozens of confirmed COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the state… Read More

Javon Hagan walks off the field during the Bobcats 45-25 loss to Louisiana on September 21, 2019..

Former Ohio Bobcat Javon Hagan preparing for NFL’s first virtual draft

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ATHENS, OH — There is no choice but to adapt. “We just have to learn how to overcome this obstacle, not as just athletes but as human beings just in general. We will be faced with obstacles in life so we just have to learn to overcome them,” former Ohio Bobcat safety Javon Hagan said…. Read More

Attorney General David Yost

Lawsuit Filed Against Ohio Man Accused Of Price Gouging For N95 Masks

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state has filed a lawsuit against a Cleveland-area man for hoarding personal protective equipment that is sorely needed by health care workers fighting coronavirus. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says Mario Salwan and some others sold N95 respirator masks on eBay for nearly 18 times the retail price…. Read More