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Pay No State Sales Tax This Weekend For Back-To-School Items

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Going back to school will be different this year but there’s one thing that won’t change. Ohioans will still be able to take advantage of a tax-free weekend for shopping for those back to school items. And it is happening now. The annual tax-free holiday began Friday morning and will run… Read More

Vinton County senior Logan Baker fights through the defense during the game at Vinton County against Athens High School on Sept. 27, 2019

HS Football Season Shortened To 6 Games, All Teams Go To Playoffs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s high school sports coordinating agency has announced the football season will be shortened to six games this fall and all teams will advance to the playoffs. The move was announced Friday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The change is still contingent on whether Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine permits… Read More

Hundreds Show Up For Free COVID-19 Testing In Athens Co.

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Hundreds of people from Athens County and beyond walked, rode their bikes and drove to Athens High School Friday for free COVID-19 testing. The pop-up testing site organized by the Ohio Department of Health provided an opportunity for testing outside of a doctor’s recommendation and without scheduling an appointment. Ohio started… Read More

A worker at the testing site at the Columbus Health Department talks to a patient before administering a PCR test.

DeWine’s Conflicting COVID Results Bring Attention To Tests In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been over a thousand new confirmed coronavirus cases in each of the last four days in Ohio, and Friday’s 33 confirmed new deaths is the highest number in a week. And attention has turned to testing after Gov. Mike DeWine got a positive result from a rapid… Read More

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Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Snarls

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WOUB Digital · Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Snarls 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 Nelsonville… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Armed School Staff Training Case

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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district’s appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons. Madison Local Schools voted to allow armed school employees after a 2016 shooting in which two students were shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy. A group… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Ohio To Purge 120K Inactive Voters From Rolls Post-Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief says about 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be removed from state voter rolls after the November election. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose says the purge is required under state and federal elections law. The voter registrations will be removed on Dec. 7. LaRose says the figure… Read More