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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
Emeritus Distinguished Economic Professor Richard Vedder says Ohio University must make budget cuts in a strategic way to protect the academic integrity of the university. Vedder outlines the economic woes that Ohio University faced prior to the hiatus caused by the Coronavirus and he details how they have been exacerbated over the past two months…. Read More
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
The test has been promoted by the Trump administration as a key factor in controlling the epidemic in the U.S. and is used for daily testing at the White House.
The flowchart-like documents released by the CDC ask businesses, schools and workplaces to first and foremost consider whether reopening is consistent with state and local stay-at-home orders.
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
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
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