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Athens Co. Confirms Three New COVID-19 Cases For July 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 318 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Sunday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 26. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. An analysis… Read More

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FirstEnergy CEO Reacts To Racketeering Investigation, Says Company Acted Properly

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse) — FirstEnergy held an earnings call Friday, just days after federal agents subpoenaed the company as part of a racketeering investigation. The allegations say millions of dollars went into a dark money organization that ended up benefitting House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford). The federal investigation accuses Householder of profiting from a bribery scheme, starting… Read More

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Businesses In Athens Struggle Between COVID-19 And A Hard Place

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Athens County, Ohio (WOUB) — As COVID-19 cases surged in Athens many businesses have seen their hope for economic recovery fade away. Some of them re-shuttered, after having at least one employee tested positive for coronavirus. Others are struggling to stay open. Struggling with a skeleton staff, scarce customers, and safety protocols that are continuously… Read More