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Athens Co. Remains At Level 2 Public Health Emergency, Confirms 16 COVID-19 Cases For October 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County remained at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 16 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total to 773 since the beginning of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent October 1. Athens County triggered three of the state’s seven indicators,… Read More

Julie Zickefoose

Stuart’s to Host Naturalist Julie Zickefoose Oct. 8


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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio welcomes Julie Zickefoose for a virtual presentation on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. and the event is free to the public! Naturalist/artist/writer Julie Zickefoose thinks of herself as an unsung, minor, rather dirty superhero. Her superpower: saving small, economically worthless wildlife that would otherwise die. An orphaned jay… Read More

Sen. Sherrod Brown gives his victory speech at the Ohio Democrats 2018 Midterm Election Night Watch Party at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio on November 6, 2018.

U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown Says Affordable Health Care Act Is In Jeopardy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is blasting most of his colleagues in the Senate and President Trump for proceeding ahead with appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who could decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Brown says when Republicans in congress tried to gut the Affordable Care… Read More

FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Committee Adjourns On Eve Of Deadline To Repeal Bailout Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House committee set up to determine the fate of the law now tainted by a $60 million federal bribery investigation adjourned for the coming weeks with no immediate plans for repeal in place. Lawmakers left Wednesday’s hearing of the House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight with no… Read More

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray speaks at the EnVision Forum

Bob Murray, Who Fought Black Lung Regulations As A Coal Operator, Has Filed For Black Lung Benefits

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SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OH (OVR) — Robert E. Murray, the former CEO and president of the now-bankrupt Murray Energy, has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Labor for black lung benefits. For years, Murray and his company fought against federal mine safety regulations aimed at reducing the debilitating disease. “I founded the company and… Read More

Plastic Bags

DeWine Says He Will Sign Bill That Prevents Local Bans On Things Like Plastic Bags And Styrofoam

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Legislature has passed a controversial bill that bans communities from passing bans on containers like plastic bags or Styrofoam.  Gov. DeWine, who once opposed the idea, is signaling he’ll sign this bill into law. The bill preventing cities from passing bans on plastic bags and single use containers… Read More