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Coronavirus Testing Expanded To Assisted-Living Facilities

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has expanded coronavirus testing to all staff members at assisted living facilities. Lance Himes is the governor’s interim director of the Department of Health. Himes issued an order Friday that expands the testing already being done in nursing homes. The order requires all assisted living facility staff… Read More

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Environmental Groups Challenge Ohio Gas Storage Permits

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Environmental groups have asked an Ohio appeals court to revoke drilling permits granted by a state agency for construction of massive underground salt caverns to store natural gas liquids along the Ohio River, according to a lawsuit. The complaint filed Thursday with the 10th District Court of Appeals in Columbus accuses the Ohio Department… Read More

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Mine Safety Officials Won’t Do More To Protect Coal Miners From COVID-19, Letter Says

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (OVR) —The Mine Safety and Health Administration is declining to issue an emergency temporary standard that could protect coal miners whose jobs make them vulnerable to the coronavirus. That’s according to an August 14 letter from Department of Labor Deputy Assistant Secretary Joe Wheeler to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. MSHA can issue emergency temporary… Read More

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CDC Study Suggests Inmates Should Have Been Tested In Mass

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests correctional facilities that resisted mass coronavirus testing for inmates erred in their decision to only test inmates with symptoms, leading to large initial undercounts. The study released this week examined 13 prisons and jails in California, Colorado, Ohio and… Read More

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Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: The D-Rays

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WOUB Digital · Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: The D-Rays 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 Music… Read More