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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says the state could save as much as $264 million a year by reducing the use of cash bail. The report released Thursday includes an analysis of court and jail data in Athens, Cuyahoga, Franklin and Vinton counties. The report… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Pictures of people at political rallies in Ohio recently have shown most of them unmasked, in large crowds. The state’s mask mandate has gone unenforced at those events. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said the state hasn’t enforced the mask mandate in churches because he respects the freedom of religion… Read More
Some people have skipped care because of finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. Others find medical practices closed to new patients. Many are suffering health consequences, an NPR poll finds.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County stayed at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 12 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total to 569 since the beginning of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 17. Gov. Mike DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health… Read More
There’s just not enough PPE to satisfy demand. Medics are re-using masks and small practices can’t even find supplies they can afford. Some domestic manufacturers could help, but it’s a risky move.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show that about one in six Ohio school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events. The requests followed Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan last month setting limits on how many people could attend contests such as high school football and soccer games. The review… Read More
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (OVR) — Coal mining giant Murray Energy Corp. has emerged from bankruptcy with a new name and a commitment to rehire all of its former union employees, according to a news release from the United Mine Workers of America. UMWA President Cecil Roberts said on Wednesday that a new collective bargaining agreement has… Read More
LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — A teenager has admitted helping to push a log off a cliff that struck and killed a married mother of four who was taking photographs at an Ohio state park. Jaden Churchheus pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 44-year-old Victoria Schafer. Under terms of a plea agreement,… Read More
WOUB Digital · Jonathan Hawkins’ to Perform ‘Songs and Folklore’ Sept. 19 Saturday, September 19, Beckley Art Center will present a virtual, pre-recorded performance by Jonathan Hawkins (Little Lawnmowers) entitled “Songs and Folklore: A Collection of Music and History of the Early Blues in the American Midwest and South.” The performance will feature Hawkins’ renditions… Read More
Nominations for this year’s Athena Award are being accepted now. Don’t miss your opportunity to recognize a community member or an organization making a difference for those living with disabilities in the Athens community. The Athena Award recognizes outstanding contributions and service of community members who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life… Read More