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A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York.

Do You Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine?

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — The coronavirus vaccines are coming. After a year dominated by quarantine, lockdowns and far too many deaths and illnesses, the arrival of vaccines produced by two pharmaceutical companies promises relief at last. But the vaccine’s arrival also brings questions. Who will get them first? How do you sign up to get… Read More

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US Panel Endorses Widespread Use Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, in a major step toward an epic vaccination campaign that could finally conquer the outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to follow the recommendation issued Thursday by its expert advisers. The group, in a 17-4 vote with one abstention, concluded… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Anti-Death Penalty Advocates Pleased DeWine Says Lethal Injection Appears “Impossible”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Anti-death penalty advocates are reacting to comments from Gov. Mike DeWine, who said in an Associated Press interview that lethal injection “appears to us to be impossible from a practical point of view”. DeWine stopped executions after he took office last year, after a federal judge found Ohio’s lethal injection method… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 30 New COVID-19 Cases And Removes One For December 10, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,502 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 29 cases were confirmed Thursday and one previous case was removed from the data. The county is still at a Level 3 public health emergency, triggering five of the state’s seven indicators. The Ohio… Read More

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Governor's Office shows Sam Randazzo, of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Governor Was Warned Of Would-be Regulator’s Ties To Utility

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine disregarded cries of alarm in early 2019 from consumer and environmental advocates, concerns echoed in a previously undisclosed last-minute plea from GOP insiders, when he was selecting the state’s top utility regulator — a man now under scrutiny as a wide-ranging bribery and corruption investigation roils Ohio. Nearly… Read More

Construction on Licking Heights High School last year. That is among many school building projects funded by the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission, which gets money from the capital budget.

Ohio Lawmakers Get First Look At Long-Delayed Capital Budget

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lawmakers are finally getting a look at the $2.5 billion state capital improvements budget, delayed for months by the pandemic. State budget director Kim Murnieks told the House Finance Committee the state’s infrastructure and construction budget prioritizes the needs of state government, K-12 and higher education with projects that create… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Despite last-minute schedule addition, Bobcats run past Purdue Northwest

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ATHENS, Ohio — About 29 hours prior to tip-off, it was officially announced that Ohio was playing a basketball game on Thursday afternoon. After Mississippi Valley State canceled its matchup with the Bobcats that was set for Dec. 18, Ohio’s athletic administration got on the phone to try and get another game scheduled. “We called… Read More

Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima, left) laughs with Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) after session on July 30, as Rep. Todd Smith (R-Farmersville) looks on. Cross is among the Republicans who have proposed bills to push back on Gov. Mike DeWine's public health orders.

Ohio Senate Cancels Voting Session After House Unable To Meet

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Senate cancelled a voting session for tomorrow, after the House scrapped its session for Wednesday. But the Republican House Speaker is refusing to say a COVID-19 outbreak among House members happened during committee meetings. Two House Republicans and two House Democrats have announced they’ve tested positive for… Read More