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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The U.S. House is being called back to Washington to deal with issues involving the United States Postal Service. Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says the Senate should be called back too. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he wants the U.S. Senate to address controversial cost cutting measures in the United… Read More
With lights out in many offices and millions of people plugging in at home, residential power bills are soaring, even as overall electricity consumption slumps during the recession.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 368 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one additional case was confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the case in a press release sent August 17. An analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates the new case involved… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — As the pandemic enters its fifth month, anti-racial protests resist dying out in Athens. A group of about thirty student athletes from Ohio University summoned a ‘Peaceful Protest at the Courthouse‘ for Saturday, August 8 at noon. “We’re here today to show support with our Black teammates and other athletes,” says… Read More
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Nelsonville-York School District board members approved a phased back-to-school plan at the board’s August meeting on Wednesday. Superintendent Rick Edwards said the district worked with the Athens City-County Health Department and a public health specialist to navigate the process of returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Edwards explained students will… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Counties will have just one ballot drop box for this upcoming fall election, according to a decision announced by Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose. But heated and mostly partisan debate continues over the decision, especially given changes being made right now by the United States Postal Service. In… Read More