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Piles of coal

Ohio Valley Coal Companies Scored Tens Of MIllions In Paycheck Protection Loans

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WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — More than 50 Ohio Valley coal companies received loans totaling as much as $119 million through the Paycheck Protection Program meant to keep people employed during the pandemic’s economic downturn. Congress passed the PPP in March to help businesses keep employees on the payroll and out of unemployment lines. The data released… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine wearing face masks on June 23, 2020.

Gov. DeWine Mandates Face Masks In Seven Counties

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine announced the Ohio Department of Health will issue a public health order requiring face masks in public in seven counties where the spread of COVID-19 is considered most severe. Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery and Trumbull are all considered “red alerts” under the state’s Public Health Advisory System, and… Read More

Move It

Factory Street Focuses on Themes of Race, Privilege, Social Justice with Move It Dance Festival

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WOUB Digital · Factory Street Focuses on Themes of Race, Privilege, Social Justice with Move It Dance Festival Factory Street Studio has put out a call for choreographic submissions from dancers and choreographers of all ages for adjudicated inclusion in Move It, a virtual dance festival seeking work that “engages with the themes of race,… Read More

Coronavirus

Athens Co. Confirms 63 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 63 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four additional cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 7. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. But an… Read More

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

What Voting Might Look Like In Ohio This November

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio has more of an idea about what this November’s election will look like now that the state’s election chief has handed down a directive outlining details to Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s directive tells local boards to print additional ballots, get plenty of… Read More

unemployment

Some Unemployment Will Be Extended In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — An extra 20 weeks of unemployment compensation will be made available to eligible Ohioans once they have exhausted their other benefits. Bret Crow with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the state’s unemployment is high enough that some Ohioans will be able to get an extension. “This… Read More

A view of Al Nuri Mosque where ISIS declared the caliphate in 2015. Mosul, Iraq.

FRONTLINE’s “Once Upon a Time in Iraq”- the Iraq War as You’ve Never Seen It Before; Tuesday July 14 at 9 p.m.


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Frontline: Once Upon a Time in Iraq Tues., July 14, 2020 Streaming at 7/6c at pbs.org/frontline & in the PBS Video App Airing at 9/8c on PBS and on YouTube www.facebook.com/frontline | Twitter: @frontlinepbs Instagram: @frontlinepbs | YouTube: youtube.com/frontline   In the more than 17 years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the country’s people… Read More