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Ohio House Passes Bill to Limit Public Health Orders; DeWine says He’ll Veto it

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republicans in the Ohio House have approved a bill that would limit the power and length of public health orders on coronavirus that their fellow Republican, Gov. Mike DeWine, has been issuing through Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton. The bill reflects a split in the GOP on… Read More

Participants leave Peden Stadium on their way to College Green for a motorcade rally calling for a firing freeze at Ohio University and the reinstatement of cut jobs.

OU Faculty and Staff Call for Firing Freeze, Reinstatement of Jobs at Motorcade Rally

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University faculty, staff, students, and Athens community members demanded that administrators freeze layoffs and reinstate union workers who lost their jobs during a motorcade rally Wednesday. The Ohio chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1699 organized the… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

More Details Released on DeWine’s Cuts to Higher, K-12 Education

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Public universities and colleges will each see a 3.8 percent reduction in state funds and K-12 school funds will be reduced based on student population and poverty, according to new details regarding Gov. Mike DeWine’s announced $775 million in state budget cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ohio Office of Budget… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Voting Rights Group Wants More Opportunities for Early Voting this Year

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s secretary of state says an election day with in-person voting is still the plan for this fall, but he’s suggesting some changes in case concerns about coronavirus keep voters away.  A key voting rights group agrees, but wants to go further. Secretary of State Frank LaRose is suggesting online… Read More

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Ken Stringfellow and Karen Allen II Radio A Sessions

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Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star, and R.E.M.) performed “One Morning,” “Fireflies,” as well as “Whatever Hell” with Karen Allen (Crazy Jane, Tofujitsu, and Fabulous Head) in WOUB’s Radio A on February 28, 2020. Stringfellow stopped at WOUB just a few hours before his “Touched and More” tour performance with Karen Allen at Donkey Coffee… Read More

Will Colleges and Universities Have Students on Campus This Fall? – Criteria


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Colleges and universities across the country are trying to anticipate how to handle their students this fall. Will they teach remotely or have students back on campus for in-person instruction? Will there be hybrids of partly remote instruction and partly regular classroom teaching? Several institutions have already made decisions to have students back while others… Read More

Southern Ohio Pharmacies Struggle with Covid-19

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Local businesses across the country are doing their best to adapt to life during a pandemic. Covid-19 has brought numerous challenges to the day to day operations of any local business. On Friday, May 1, Ohio Governor Mike Dewine replaced Ohio’s Stay At Home order with the new, Stay Safe Ohio order. The new order… Read More