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Meigs County Primary 2020 Results Of Contested Races


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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — 4,609 Meigs County residents cast votes in the virus-extended primary. Republican Shannon Miller unseated county commissioner Randy Smith, with 2079 votes to Smith’s 1,517.  In the second commissioner’s race, Gary Coleman’s 1,197 votes lost to incumbent Jimmy Will’s 2,351 votes. Four different Republicans ran for the county recorder’s office once… Read More

A box to drop off ballots at the Athens County Board of Elections

Ohio’s Unusual Primary Election is Almost Over

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Today is the last day to cast a ballot in Ohio’s 2020 presidential primary. In person voting on March 17 was postponed and absentee voting was extended. This election, like many things these days, is unprecedented. Ohio voters who didn’t cast ballots before March 17th were instructed to vote by mail. But Mike Brickner with All… Read More

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Face Masks No Longer Mandatory for Reopening Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Wearing masks or facial coverings won’t be mandatory when retail businesses reopen in May, Gov. Mike DeWine announced, marking a quick reversal from the state’s previous guidelines. DeWine originally announced Monday that face masks would be required for all consumers and employees in businesses that choose to reopen. But the next day, DeWine… Read More

Uptown Athens during coronavirus emergency

WATCH: What Businesses and Consumers Think About States Moves to Reopen

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Weeks into the social distancing driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, some states are beginning to lift restrictions — while others are extending them. How do business owners and customers feel about the decision to reopen? NewsHour’s John Yang talks to Bill Nigut of Georgia Public Broadcasting and Anna Rau of Montana PBS about what they… Read More

Chinese Song Expressing Friendship During Pandemic Backfires With Wary Filipinos

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An effort by China to express solidarity with an Asian neighbor that is also battling the deadly coronavirus pandemic has not gone exactly to plan. Last week, the Chinese Embassy in Manila posted a music video titled Iisang Dagat, or “One Sea” in Tagalog, the language commonly spoken in the Philippines. The reference is to the South China… Read More

Open for carryout, but an empty parking lot means less business for Ray's Harvest House in Albany, Ohio

Restaurants Not Given OK to Reopen for Dine-in Service

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Dine-in service at Ohio’s restaurants is not among the business that will resume in a few days. Restaurants are asking Gov. Mike DeWine to allow them to open mid-May. The Ohio Restaurant Association’s Homa Moheimeni wants DeWine to announce now that he will allow restaurants to reopen for dine-in service… Read More

George W. Bush PORTRAIT SHOTS OF THE PRESIDENT WEARING A COWBOY HAT

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “George W. Bush” Premieres Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5 at 9 pm


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New Documentary Explores Life and Presidency of George W. Bush    American Experience explores the fascinating life and tumultuous presidency of George W. Bush in a new two-part biography of the 43rd  U.S. president. The documentary features insights from historians, journalists and members of the president’s inner circle, including chiefs of staff Andy Card and… Read More