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WATCH: What The Latest Jobs Numbers Say About A U.S. Economic Recovery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The number of weekly jobless claims is the lowest since the economic shutdown began in March, but it remains far above what the U.S. has experienced during other financial crises. Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said earlier this week that he expects unemployment to remain elevated for years to… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

Court Dismisses Charges Against Restaurant Over Reopening After COVID19 Shutdown

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A court in eastern Ohio has dismissed a case that brought criminal charges against the owner of a diner in Cambridge for failing to comply with rules set forth in the state’s reopening plan for restaurants. This was the outcome the state’s Attorney General had requested. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost admits the owner of the National Road… Read More

Sen. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City)

State Sen. Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Question At Hearing On Racism

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A Republican state senator from the Dayton area has lost his job as an emergency room doctor after asking a racially insensitive question at a hearing on a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis. Sen. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) has issued a statement saying his question was “unintentionally… Read More

How Are you Doing?

‘How are You Doing?’: COVID’s Impact on Zanesville, OH | “Fledging Time”

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CONTENT ADVISORY: The above video contains language that may be offensive to some. How Are You Doing?’ is a video series crafted by WOUB’s Doug Swift to document the social, cultural, and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Southeast Ohio region, all through a hyper-focused lens on live music venue, restaurant, and brewery Weasel… Read More