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Quick Look: Ohio University Faculty Given One Year Notice, Furlough Tiers Detailed

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Friday’s 5:41 p.m. email from Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis outlined what hundreds, by that time, knew – there had been another round of job cuts. Nellis wrote that 94 administrators lost their jobs and, as of now, 53 instructors received official notice that they would be released from the… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms Two New Cases of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county’s total to eight since the start of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent Friday, May 15. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the two cases…. Read More

A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

WATCH: What’s the Key to U.S. Economic Recovery? Testing, says this Nobel Prize Winner

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As millions more Americans file for unemployment amid an economy crippled by COVID-19, many states are lifting restrictions and reopening businesses. But is that the correct approach to reviving the U.S. economy? NewsHour’s Paul Solman talks to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer about weighing costs and benefits and why “there are no… Read More

Uptown Athens during coronavirus emergency

Restaurants to Resume Outdoor Patio Dining in Reopening Move

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio restaurants have the option beginning Friday to offer outdoor dining, the next step toward resuming normal business operations under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s state reopening plan. DeWine has said that 90% of the state’s economy will be back online this weekend with Ohioans having returned to offices, factories, construction jobs… Read More

The Statehouse building

Democratic Lawmaker Files Complaint Saying She’s Forced to Work in Unsafe Conditions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Many Democratic state lawmakers were upset Wednesday when they discovered an earlier seating plan that allowed social distancing in the Ohio House chamber had been scrapped in favor of one allowing all legislators inside the chamber. Now, one of those minority lawmakers has filed a complaint with the Franklin County Health Department…. Read More