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Athens County Libraries Reopen, With Some Changes

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County Public Libraries reopened on Tuesday, with some changes in place to meet state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are asked to keep at least six feet of distance between other patrons and library staff, and not to visit the library if they are feeling… Read More

Childcare Centers To Reopen May 31 Under New Strict COVID-19 Guidelines

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Childcare centers in Ohio can reopen for business starting May 31, after shutting down due to COVID-19 in mid March. Among the new state guidelines for reopening are strict sanitizing measures, temperature controls, and a drastic reduction on the number of children per class. The new COVID-19 guidelines put new caps… Read More

The intersection at U.S. 33 and Johnson Road.

ODOT Proposes Removing Johnson Road Connection To U.S. 33

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Department of Transportation has proposed closing the Johnson Road connection to U.S. 33 in spring 2021 to reduce the chance of serious vehicle crashes. ODOT is seeking public comment on the proposal. The proposed project would include closing the median at the Johnson Road intersection, removing the existing left… Read More

The latest model on the Ohio Department of Health's coronavirus website, showing a peak of around 1,600 cases April 18. The state recorded a high of 1,353 cases on April 19.

Experts Evaluating COVID-19 Projections as Economy Reopens

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With most of Ohio’s businesses allowed to open up, experts who’ve worked with the state on the modeling it used to create its COVID-19 policies are evaluating their predictions for what’s ahead. The state has worked with Ohio State University and the Cleveland Clinic on its projections on the spread… Read More

Petitioner gathering signatures for HB6 referendum

Federal Appeals Court Stays Lower Order Allowing Group More Time to Collect Petition Signatures

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to a group that’s trying to put changes to voting laws on this fall’s ballot. A federal court stayed a lower court ruling that gave the group more time and allowed for electronic signatures. The court’s order means the group will have to collect… Read More

Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) at a press conference with other Ohio House Democrats in 2019.

“Worker Protection Act” Proposed to Help Those Who are at Risk from Working Conditions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As Ohio opens for business again, many workers have qualms about returning to their jobs. Some Democrats are proposing a bill they say will protect those workers. Rep. David Leland sat on the House committee that heard from business owners who wanted to reopen. But he says the panel never heard from… Read More

Video Time Capsule Competition

VCNB Celebrates 2020 High School Seniors With Video Time Capsule Competition

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WOUB Digital · VCNB Celebrates 2020 High School Seniors With Video Time Capsule Competition In a time of unprecedented uncertainty for graduating high school seniors, Vinton County National Bank is hoping to provide some semblance of a commemoration for their achievements by sponsoring a Video Time Capsule Competition for graduating seniors in Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking,… Read More