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Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily coronavirus press conference on March 20. Behind him are Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.

Elective Medical Procedures to Resume as Ohio Moves to Ease Coronavirus Restrictions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — The thousands of Ohioans whose elective procedures were postponed as a result of the state’s coronavirus outbreak will soon be able to access the treatment they need. At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine said first priority will be given to patients awaiting surgeries. The state announced a halt to elective… Read More

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Jorma Kaukonen’s Fourth Stay in Peace Concert Set For April 25


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Jorma Kaukonen’s Quarantine Concert #4 is coming to you with excellent acoustics from the Fur Peace Station Concert Hall. It will start at 8 p.m. EDT this Saturday, April 25. The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pImqCWpu_H In a career that has already spanned a half-century, guitarist and vocalist, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly… Read More

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge

West Virginia City Criticized for Plans to Clear Encampment

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has responded to a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union that raised concerns with plans to clear a homeless encampment. The Wheeling City Manager said Monday that officials were reviewing the concerns, but didn’t say whether they would be addressed. The Intelligencer reports Wheeling began removing… Read More

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West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds ‘Right-to-Work’ Law

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a so-called right-to-work law and handed a defeat to labor unions which had sought to protect workers’ union dues. In an opinion released Tuesday, the justices granted summary judgment to the state and overturned a February 2019 ruling by a lower court judge who… Read More

Children study online

Pandemic Highlights Importance of Broadband Access

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Much of what’s happening now in Ohio and for the foreseeable future is online, and that’s exposing some serious problems in broadband service across Ohio. With Ohio’s schools closed, teachers are putting their lessons online and millions of Ohioans are working from home. Tens of thousands are tuning into the… Read More