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

You Cannot Have A Do-Over On Your Vote In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — President Trump has taken to Twitter, advocating that people who previously voted for Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden change their vote. But you cannot do that in Ohio. President Trump’s tweet might give voters the notion that they can change their vote once it has been cast. But Jen Miller… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine holds a coronavirus press conference on September 15, 2020.

Gov. DeWine Downplays Threat Of Another Shutdown Amid COVID-19 Resurgence

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday dismissed the idea of another statewide shutdown, even as Ohio sees its highest-ever surge of coronavirus cases – surpassing even the peaks of this spring and summer. As of Tuesday, 82 out of the state’s 88 counties are now considered “high incident spread” areas. This designation means… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens Co. Confirms 30 COVID-19 Cases For October 27

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,311 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 30 cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the new cases in a press release sent October 27. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 13 of these new cases involved… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost announcing the results of Operation Autumn Hope at a press conference at the Statehouse.

Over 100 Arrests, 100 Survivors In Ohio’s Biggest Human Trafficking Sting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Around 50 law enforcement agencies have arrested 177 people and found 109 survivors in what’s considered the largest human trafficking sting ever in Ohio. Attorney General Dave Yost said Operation Autumn Hope brought in federal, state and local law enforcement to rescue survivors, recover missing kids, catch people seeking… Read More