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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
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (OVR) — On a recent sticky July afternoon, Diana Green stands on the muddy bank of lower Davis Creek in South Charleston, West Virginia. As a child, she enjoyed wading in the nearly 10-mile-long stream in search of crayfish and salamanders. As an adult, Green set down roots there, purchasing a farm that backs up to… Read More
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
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
William Evanina, who leads the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, also said Iran is trying to undermine the November election.
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
NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June, while cases have skyrocketed.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 356 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Friday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent August 7. An analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates two of the news cases… Read More
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
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
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
The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat.