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FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Reverses Course, Calls To Repeal Energy Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has reversed course and called for a nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in the wake of the state’s $60 million bribery scandal. The Republican DeWine said he continues to support the policy in the bill, including preserving Ohio’s two nuclear power plants as part of… Read More

Betsy DeVos

U.S. Education Secretary Visits Columbus Area For Event But Local Leaders Say They Were Not Invited

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos came to a Columbus suburb to talk about school choice. And some local elected officials are miffed that they weren’t even aware of it until after the fact. Democratic House Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) says she was surprised when she saw on Twitter that Devos was at a roundtable… Read More

The Greater Columbus Convention Center was transformed into a makeshift COVID-19 hospital in April as officials expected a surge of cases. It was torn down but officials said it could be reassembled in a few days if needed.

Number Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Pandemic Record But Hospitals Say They’re Prepared

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There were more than 1,400 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio Thursday, with 21 new confirmed deaths. And the numbers of people hospitalized with COVID are at their highest levels so far in the pandemic. But the state’s hospitals say they’re ready. There are 1,100 people hospitalized… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Remains At Level 3 Public Emergency, Removed From Level 4 Watch List

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency on Thursday, according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. But the county is no longer considered to be at a high risk of reaching a Level 4 Public Health Emergency. Gov. DeWine revealed the updated Public Health Advisory System Map during… Read More