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President Biden laid out his approach to the pandemic before he took office. On Thursday, he began implementing it, calling the effort a “wartime undertaking.”
When Ellis, a second grade teacher from Vermont, gifted her senator a pair of wool mittens four years ago, she never imagined the viral sensation they would go on to become.
The White House says Biden will sign 10 executive orders and directives meant to boost supplies of medical equipment, COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
The new measures would increase testing and access to personal protective equipment for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.
Daily numbers of new cases are finally starting to wane, and hospitalizations are down slightly. But health care systems are still overburdened and another resurgence remains a threat.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s unemployment system continues to be a challenge for thousands of Ohioans who say it is slow and non-responsive. And the system has needed some major updates. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says when he took over, there was a big problem with Ohio’s unemployment system – it was not… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is asking for a new list of candidates to potentially chair the state’s utilities regulatory agency. The former chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio resigned after the FBI raided his home. DeWine rejected the four candidates named by the PUCO Nominating Council. But he… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Ohio’s public health departments are getting something Gov. Mike DeWine says they’ve wanted for a long time: rapid, in-home COVID-19 tests. DeWine today announced a partnership the state is entering with Abbott Labs and digital health care company, eMed to administer the rapid antigen tests. The state will spend $50 million CARES… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A Glouster man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $2,000 from his father. In late 2019, Jack W. Kasler made several wire transfers from his father’s bank account to himself. The transfers totaled $1,930.97. Kasler, 33, was on probation for drug-related charges at… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of Ohioans filing initial claims for unemployment compensation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic jumped last week, according to state data released Thursday. The latest figures show Ohioans filed 42,975 initial jobless claims for the week ending Jan. 16, a 15% increase over the previous week, the Department of Job… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocates for Ohio children cared for by relative adults say a state plan to address funding disparities for those children is illegal and inadequate. At issue are people who take custody of children they’re related to but who aren’t licensed foster parents. A long-time gap exists in Ohio between payments to… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,737 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 30 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 21, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 10 involved… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — In 1999, alternative rock group New Radicals broke up after the massive success of their hit “You Get What You Give,” frontman Gregg Alexander famously sickened by the excessive promotional interviews and touring the band’s label expected of them. The band’s single release, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too has since developed… Read More