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The president took to the briefing room podium for the second time this week, without being joined by members of the White House coronavirus task force.
Trump says agents will go “into communities plagued by violent crime.” He adds the administration has “no choice but to get involved.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After Larry Householder’s arrest on racketeering charges, his future as Ohio House Speaker may be cloudy – though he hasn’t said clearly if he will resign. Gov. Mike DeWine has called for Householder to quit, and says he’ll consider taking action if his fellow Republicans in the House do… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — State lawmakers are quickly putting a proposal together that would repeal the energy laws created through House Bill 6. It’s a sweeping energy bill that bailed out two nuclear power plants along with making other big changes. However, the bill is now at the center of a federal racketeering… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It’s been just over 24 hours since Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was arrested and charged with bribery and racketeering. And since that time, the chorus calling for his resignation has grown. It didn’t take long for Householder’s fellow Republicans Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. John Husted, and Attorney General Dave Yost to… Read More
If the company’s vaccine candidate pans out, Americans can receive it for free, under the deal. The arrangement is part of the U.S. government’s push to have a vaccine widely available by January.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After weeks of urging Ohioans to wear masks, and then ordering those in hotspot counties to wear them, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is issuing a statewide mask mandate starting Thursday evening. Ohio has recorded nearly 3,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, and each day since July 7, the number of new… Read More
Hotel rooms would be “ideal” for housing an overflow of evacuees from shelters practicing social distancing, but few towns have them lined up in the southeast, where coronavirus infections are raging.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 292 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after eight additional cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 22. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. An analysis… Read More
Ohio teachers and union leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass a COVID-19 relief bill immediately on Monday afternoon.As the U.S. Senate debates what to include in the “HEROES” Coronavirus relief package, Ohio educators say they need help to reopen schools and keep kids safe. As the U.S. Senate debates what to include in… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — U.S. colleges and universities are scrambling to finalize their fall plans as coronavirus infections continue to rise significantly in much of the country. While some students, faculty and staff are looking forward to returning to campus, others are raising serious health and safety concerns. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reports on how schools… Read More
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (OVR) — A coalition of progressive policy and environmental groups has released a “blueprint” that provides a framework for how Ohio Valley communities could reap the benefits of federal action to address climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, titled “Reimagine Appalachia” envisions a future economy for the traditionally extraction-based economies of Kentucky,… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) — Players from the Cleveland Indians have met with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team. The club has been called the Indians for the past 105 years. Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled… Read More
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. After performing her opening song, “Heat Rises,” Nilüfer Yanya pauses to say a few… Read More
WOUB Digital · Stevens Literacy Center Provides Free, Virtual Educational Resources Amid COVID-19 When is it too late to keep learning? When is it too late for an education to make a profound difference in someone’s life — in someone’s community? In a time of high unemployment numbers due to the COVID-19 crisis, these are… Read More