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Ohio University Begins Layoffs With 140 Union Workers, Furloughs Likely

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Days after Ohio University’s president sent Tuesday’s Persevering In Uncertain Times email, certain faculty, staff, and students came to understand the gravity of his message.  By Friday, 140 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and at least three professors from the College of Arts and Sciences were told… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Forms Working Groups for Next Reopening Phase

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio is taking the first step in slowly reopening businesses, beginning with health care procedures and work at dentists’ and veterinarians’ offices. Gov. Mike DeWine says companies following strict safety measures is not only in the best interest of public health but for the future of their business. The state’s coronavirus response moves… Read More

Charles Reader

Suspended Pike County Sheriff Fails to Qualify for Fall Ballot

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOSU) — Pike County voters will choose a new sheriff this November, but one thing is certain—it will not be suspended sheriff Charles Reader. In a Facebook post Friday, Reader wrote that 22 of the signatures he collected to qualify for the ballot were rejected by elections officials. The Pike County Board of Elections confirmed… Read More

The observation tower at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, which is one of only four prisons not in quarantine for COVID-19. It's a maximum security facility and inmates are housed in cells.

Prison Workers Union says COVID-19 is Creating Chaotic Conditions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — 23 percent of all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio are prison workers or inmates, and 31 inmates and workers have died. Ohio is the first state to do mass testing at three prisons. But the union representing prison workers says those facilities are still dangerous. Ohio prisons director Annette… Read More

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In This Together: A PBS American Portrait Special | Friday, May 8 at 9 pm


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PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT SHARES HOW AMERICANS ARE ADAPTING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN NEW BROADCAST SPECIAL, PRODUCED BY RADICALMEDIA, AIRING MAY 8, 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… Read More