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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, and his wife Fran, walk into their residence after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio.

UPDATE: Gov. DeWine Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Second Test

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB | AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested tested negative for COVID-19 after testing positive earlier the same day. DeWine’s office sent out a statement Thursday night saying he, his wife Fran and his staff members were issued PCR tests upon his return to Columbus and the results from Wexner Medical… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens Co. Downgraded To Level 1 Public Health Emergency, Confirms One COVID-19 Case For August 6

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has been downgraded to a Level 1 Public Health Emergency, according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. This comes a week after the county was downgraded from Level 3. The county only triggered one of the seven indicators, non-congregate cases. An updated Public Health Advisory System Map was released… Read More

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive For COVID-19

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UPDATE [10:33 p.m.] Gov. DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19 after receiving a second test upon returning to Columbus. Read more by clicking here.   —————————————————————- [1:06 p.m.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) —Gov. Mike DeWine announced that he has come back positive for COVID-19 after taking a test Thursday. DeWine was tested in order to greet… Read More

A voter shows her absentee ballot to Franklin County Board of Elections Director Ed Leonard (left) before putting it in the ballot drop box on the last day of weekend early voting before the March 2020 primary.

LaRose Says AG Will Determine If Boards Of Elections Can Add Ballot Drop Boxes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state’s Republican chief elections officer and Ohio Democrats continue to battle over installing additional drop boxes where absentee voters could deposit their ballots if they’re concerned about the security and speed of mailing them in this fall. There’s a ballot drop box at each of Ohio’s 88 county… Read More

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Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Caitlin Kraus

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WOUB Digital · Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Caitlin Kraus Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Nelsonville Music Festival announced its cancellation due to the infectious disease outbreak. In its place, Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies Director Josh Antonuccio and Nelsonville Music Festival Executive Director Tim Peacock created the Virtual… Read More