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OHIO Community Has Mixed Reaction To Phased Return; University Assures It Has Safe Plans In Place

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Members of the Ohio University community have mixed reactions to the university’s announcement that students will return to the Athens campus this fall in phases, as the university assures it has plans in place to keep everyone safe.  On Friday, University President M. Duane Nellis released some details about the new… Read More

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E-Warrant Program Intended To Improve Gun Sale Background Check Accuracy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The anniversary of the mass shooting in Dayton is reviving conversations about gun regulations in Ohio. While lawmakers have refused to move Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R-Ohio) gun regulation proposals, his administration is rolling out a program that he says can improve the accuracy of background checks. An e-warrant program in… Read More

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WATCH: How Authoritarianism Has Spread Since The Coronavirus Pandemic Began

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — According to pro-democracy institutions, authoritarianism was on the rise globally even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But experts say the distraction of the crisis has allowed some leaders to indulge their dictatorial impulses without attracting much attention from the people they govern. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports and talks to The Atlantic’s… Read More

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton holds up a mask as she gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Cleveland, on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of a new virus which caused a disease called COVID-19. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, watches.

Amy Acton Steps Down As DeWine’s Chief Health Adviser

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Dr. Amy Acton, the chief health adviser to Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), is officially leaving the administration. This is another transition for Acton who resigned as director of the Ohio Department of Health in June, concluding a long, high-profile journey. When it came time for newly-elected governor DeWine to form his… Read More

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Review Finds Mentally Incompetent Ohioans Have Current Gun Licenses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohioans who have been deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent are not allowed to possess firearms or have concealed carry licenses. Yet a recent cross-check of databases by the state’s Attorney General showed more than three dozen mentally ill Ohioans still had active concealed carry permits. Ohio Attorney General Dave… Read More

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Megan Bee’s ‘Waiting’ Emanates Warmth, Melancholy, and Tenderness

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WOUB Digital · Megan Bee’s ‘Waiting’ Emanates Warmth, Melancholy, and Tenderness Megan Bee’s Waiting emanates with warmth and tenderness, not that there aren’t moments of profound melancholy and longing to be found throughout. Recorded in Bruce Dalzell’s home studio just before the COVID-19 crisis began to impact everyday life in Southeast Ohio in mid-March, the… Read More