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Few people wore masks at this Women for Trump event in Columbus recently

Gov. DeWine Explains Why Mask Mandate Isn’t Being Enforced At Political Rallies

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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

Coronavirus

Athens Co. Remains At Level 2 Public Health Emergency, Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For September 17

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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

Ref calls the touchdown after the play

1 In 6 Ohio Districts Ask To Add Extra Seating For Sports

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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

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray speaks at the EnVision Forum

Murray Energy Exits Bankruptcy, Rehires Union Miners

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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

Old Man's Cave, located in Hocking Hills State Park

Teen Admits Pushing Log, Striking And Killing Woman At State Park

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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

Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins’ to Perform ‘Songs and Folklore’ Sept. 19

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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