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Ohio University Inviting Thousands Of Students Back To Campus

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University announced Tuesday it is inviting 7,200 students to come to campus in a few weeks to finish out the fall semester. The decision to significantly increase the student presence on campus represents Phase 2 of the university’s graduated approach toward reopening given concerns about the coronavirus. Phase 2 begins… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine gives a coronavirus update from his home on August 20, 2020.

Gov. DeWine Calls Internet Rumor “Garbage” and “Ridiculous”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says he generally doesn’t address rumors. But he says he’s hearing from Ohioans who are worried about one that’s spreading on the internet and even being repeated by some Ohio lawmakers. He said it’s important to set it straight. Gov. Mike DeWine says there is no truth… Read More

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LaRose Warns Final Election Outcomes Could Take Longer Than Usual

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the normal way of doing things in many areas, and Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R-Ohio) says election night is no exception. LaRose says the record amount of absentee ballots expected to be cast means outcomes could take longer for races that are too close… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Three COVID-19 Cases For September 8

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 437 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 8. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates all of these new cases involved… Read More

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DeWine Says State Can’t Exempt Cincinnati’s Bars From Alcohol Curfew

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Cincinnati’s mayor and police chief have asked Gov. Mike DeWine to lift the prohibition on alcohol sales after 10pm from their bars, saying that ban is contributing to violence. That rule was put in place statewide to help contain the coronavirus, which experts say has been spreading in places where… Read More

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Marshall University To Conduct Random Daily COVID-19 Tests

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A college in West Virginia announced it will start picking about 60 students, faculty and staff at random daily to test for the coronavirus. Marshall University says it will begin the tests on Tuesday at its campus in Huntington to identify people who are infected and may not be showing symptoms…. Read More

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Racism Permeates Our Entertainment and Music Industries Says Expert


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Historically, racism has permeated the American entertainment and music industries including movies, radio, television, and the recording industries. Blacks and black life have not been portrayed accurately and African Americans have been kept out of prime roles. However, there is some hope that the industries are taking seriously the recent claims of systemic racism and… Read More

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Stuart’s One of Four Ohio Arts Organizations to Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants


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Stuart’s Opera House is one of four Ohio arts organizations that have been awarded U.S. Regional Arts Resilience Fund grants. Others include Karamu House, Cleveland Public Theatre, and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. The impact of COVID-19 has created incredible financial obstacles for the arts, with Americans for the Arts estimating current losses for the… Read More