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Absentee voters can drop off their election ballots in this box on Court Street in uptown Athens.

Some Ohio Voters Report Receiving Damaged Ballots

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohioans who have been waiting for their mail-in ballots are starting to open up their postal boxes to find them. But some might be in less than perfect condition. Columbus resident Sarah Mill says she was tracking her and her husband’s mail-in ballots online so she knew they were in… Read More

Coronavirus

Athens Co. Confirms 25 COVID-19 Cases For October 7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 887 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 25 cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent October 7. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 18 of these new cases involved people… Read More

A poll worker disinfecting a voting machine.

What Happens If A Voter Insists On Entering A Polling Place Without Wearing A Mask?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — When Ohioans go to the polls to vote early in person, they are asked to wear a mask. If they don’t have one, polls will provide one. But what happens if the voter refuses that offer? Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said masks will be available to voters… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Governor Says Aid For Ohio Renters, Businesses Coming Soon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he hopes by next week to provide details of an economic aid package for small businesses, nonprofits and people struggling to pay rent. The governor said at his Tuesday news briefing it’s unclear how long the economic downturn will continue and he knows people need help…. Read More