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In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Delays More Executions Amidst Drug Shortage

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed two death row inmates’ 2021 executions as the state’s unofficial death penalty moratorium continues. The announcement comes as Ohio struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection. The Republican governor’s warrants of reprieve were issued Friday for condemned prisoners Melvin Bonnell and… Read More

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Ohio Begins Wastewater Monitoring Network For COVID-19 Tracking

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state is rolling out a new program to help local officials track potential outbreaks of COVID-19. Ohio has put together a network of wastewater treatment plants in an attempt to detect the coronavirus through sewage. There are more than 20 wastewater treatment plants in Ohio studying samples looking… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases For September 4

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 408 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four cases were confirmed Friday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 4. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates three of these new cases involved… Read More

A poll worker helps a voter to a machine at Franklin County's early voting center in Columbus on Sunday, March 15. In-person voting for the March 17 primary was cancelled the next day and the mail-in deadline was extended to April 28.

There’s A Way To Track Your Ballot In Ohio Other Than Illegally “Voting Twice”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — In North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump told voters to cast a ballot by mail then go to vote in person later. He says if they are declined the right to vote, they’ll know their mail-in ballot counted. But it is illegal for voters in Ohio to do that. Jen Miller… Read More

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WOUB Continues At-Home Learning Programming and Resources for Families and Teachers


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PBS #LearnAtHome Initiative supports students during COVID 19 Pandemic ATHENS, OH – Children have returned to school in some fashion this fall, but this academic year is anything but normal. That’s why WOUB Public Media’s Learning Lab is continuing its support of families, teachers and students by creating a webpage that puts everything needed for… Read More