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The Ohio Statehouse in December 2020

House, Senate Prepare For More than 100 Bill Hearings This Week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House and Ohio Senate will be busy with more than 20 different committee meetings for more than 100 bill hearings as the legislature nears the end of lame duck session. Among the bills receiving a hearing is SB3, a criminal justice reform bill that changes drug sentencing laws… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio COVID-19 Cases May Plateau, But DeWine Plans To Extend Curfew

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — COVID-19 cases in Ohio are spiking, but the numbers might be flattening out, Gov. Mike DeWine said at a data-focused Monday press conference. However, hospital officials tell him the numbers are still far too high, and normal healthcare operations are unsustainable with the current caseload, the governor said. DeWine announced 9,273 new… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 36 New COVID-19 Cases For December 7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,370 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 36 cases were confirmed Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 7. Analysis of ODH data indicates 10 involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 50-59, five involved people… Read More

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

Inmate Population Decreases During Pandemic, But ACLU Still Concerned

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been 115 confirmed or probable COVID-19 inmate deaths and 7 staff deaths in Ohio’s prison system. The prison population has been reduced because of COVID, but advocates say the facilities are still overcrowded and dangerous. As of this week, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said there were… Read More

male and female from Sanditon

Experience Jane Austen’s last work, “Sanditon” on MASTERPIECE, starting Sunday, December 13th 8-10 pm


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Jane Austen’s Final Unfinished Work—Finished! Sanditon Scripted by Emmy® Award Winner Andrew Davies Airing on MASTERPIECE on PBS December 13 -27, 2020 Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a… Read More