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Despite Attempts From Some Ohio Lawmakers, Backyard Fireworks Are Still Illegal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Sales of backyard fireworks are booming, at least partly because the pandemic has canceled public fireworks shows. But it’s still technically illegal to set them off here because a bill has stalled in the Senate. Ohio law requires people who purchase fireworks here to transport them out of the… Read More

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Overdose Incidents Rose Sharply Around Ohio Valley During Pandemic

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (OVR) — Emergency response data from across the Ohio Valley show sharp increases in suspected drug overdoses since March, when health measures including school and business closures and stay-at-home orders increased social isolation. For public health officials, it’s a grim reminder that another epidemic is ongoing and possibly worsening during the isolation associated with… Read More

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DeWine Introduces Public Health Advisory Alert System To Better Track COVID-19 Outbreaks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s not ruling out a statewide mandatory facemask order to slow the spread of COVID-19. In his Thursday briefing with reporters, DeWine called the state’s coronavirus outbreak “a crisis,” citing exponential community spread in many counties. “This should be a wakeup call to all of us… Read More

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Esports and other sports businesses will generate new jobs and big revenues, says strategic communications expert Jackie Reau


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  If you’re looking for billion-dollar businesses that are likely to grow in coming years, consider the world of sports. That’s the advice of today’s guest, Jackie Reau, CEO of Game Day Communications. For example, Esports — video gaming at a competitive level – has a global audience of more than 440 million people. It… Read More

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Where To View Fireworks On Independence Day Weekend In Southeast Ohio

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Many fireworks celebrations and festivals have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but a number of communities still have fireworks shows on the schedule for this weekend or next weekend. Here is a list of fireworks shows we found across southern and eastern Ohio: Athens County ATHENS The City of… Read More