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Officials also announced a series of police reforms to be adopted by Louisville Metro Police Department. Taylor was killed by police in March.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As he hinted he would, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a law that will shield first responders, businesses and schools from COVID-19 related lawsuits. It’s one of the first coronavirus immunity laws in the country. The law’s sponsors say it will provide immunity for law enforcement, medical professionals and large… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Cuyahoga County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 12.9%. That statistic has led the state to pilot a new program there to help connect people to training and available jobs. Called Ohio to Work, the program has been developed by the state’s JobsOhio agency, which its director J.B…. Read More
At least 37,000 homes in the U.S. have flooded multiple times. The people who own them are eligible for federal help, but a new report finds that FEMA often fails to provide that assistance.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A Franklin County Common Pleas Court has ruled additional drop boxes can be installed prior to the November election if Secretary of State Frank LaRose wants them. Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper says the ruling is a win for voters who don’t want to mail their ballots and live far away… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 540 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after eight cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 15. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates seven of these new cases involved… Read More
There are too few African Americans in the country’s newsrooms and especially in news management positions. In 2020 racism still exists in America’s media companies from the smallest to the largest. Sometimes it is evident in hiring practices, promotions, or just in daily professional life. Traversing this media landscape is often difficult for Black journalists,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens has close to $100,000 in emergency relief funds to help residents pay their utility bills or their rent or mortgage payments. Because of federal restrictions, in order to receive this aid applicants must demonstrate a direct link between their hardships and the coronavirus pandemic. That may be… Read More
The fine arts students and faculty at Ohio University are rising to meet the challenges of virtual classrooms with solutions as unique as the departments themselves. This should come as no surprise, they are artists after all. Ohio University’s School of Theater is planning to put on four productions over the course of this semester…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), the Ohio Senate President Pro Tempore, has tested positive for COVID-19. Peterson, along with Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) have placed themselves under quarantine. A spokesperson for the Senate Majority Caucus says Peterson is doing “ok.” Peterson even participated in Monday’s virtual meeting of… Read More