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Ohio Hospitals Running Low On Staff As COVID-19 Surges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Hospital officials from around the state of Ohio are laying out a dire situation as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in record numbers. While preserving hospital space and equipment is a challenge, the doctors said there’s a much more pressing concern at the moment. Hospitals around Ohio are running… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 50 COVID-19 Cases For November 23

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,845 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 50 cases were confirmed Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 23. Analysis of ODH data indicates 13 involved people aged 0-19, 11 involved people aged 20-29, six involved people… Read More

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, and his wife Fran, walk into their residence after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Sees Growing Criticism From Fellow Republicans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It’s been a rough few days for Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine as he faces growing dissatisfaction within his own party. President Donald Trump has gotten DeWine’s loyal support but still suggested another Republican should challenge him in 2022. Statehouse Republicans have pushed a series of bills seeking to limit DeWine’s… Read More

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Ohio Valley Economic Outlook Grim As COVID Aid Programs End


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WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — With hundreds of thousands across the Ohio Valley struggling to make ends meet, a suite of coronavirus aid packages, including rent and utility relief funding, eviction moratoriums, and expanded unemployment benefits, is set to expire at the end of December. The consequences could be far-reaching. Poverty rates have soared as some federal programs,… Read More

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Sam Randazzo Resigns As PUCO Chair To Avoid Being A ‘Distraction’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s top utilities regulations official has resigned just days after FBI agents searched his home in an early morning raid. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) announced the departure of PUCO Chair Sam Randazzo, thanking him for his service. Along with the FBI raid, FirstEnergy filed an SEC report Thursday saying former… Read More