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Union workers protest the layoffs of 140 Ohio University employees amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Union Workers Again Protest OU Layoffs During Coronavirus Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Union workers at Ohio University and supporters took to the streets in Uptown Athens to again protest layoffs of 140 people during the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 100 protesters gathered Wednesday afternoon wearing American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1699 shirts, face masks and carrying signs. “Chop from the… Read More

Pedestrians pass through The Ohio State University's student union

Ohio State Announces Plan To Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State University will be returning to in-person classes for part of the fall semester, under a plan announced by university president Michael Drake on Wednesday. Ohio State will hold the first day of autumn classes on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and on-campus instruction will run through Wednesday, Nov. 25. After Thanksgiving break,… Read More

A sign in the Statehouse shows the Senate and the House directions

Senate Rejects Proposal To Require Written Consent For Contact Tracing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A proposal from the Ohio House that would require people with COVID-19 give consent to contact tracing in writing has been rejected by the Senate. That sends the bill to a conference committee. A dozen Senators voted for the amendment, which was attached to a bill that would shield 911 operators’ personal information from… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Two Different Plans To Address Potential Problems In November’s Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has formed a task force with local and statewide elections officials to prepare for the November election. He’s pushing legislation that would make changes for November but Democrats have their own bill to do that. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says the Ohio… Read More