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On Day 2, Biden Focuses On COVID-19 Strategy With 10 Executive Actions
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.”
LISTEN: Meet Jen Ellis, The Woman Behind Bernie Sanders’ Inauguration Day Mittens
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.
Trump Administration Had ‘No Plan’ For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Dr. Michael Osterholm Says
The White House says Biden will sign 10 executive orders and directives meant to boost supplies of medical equipment, COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
Biden Announces Executive Actions Meant To Help Reopen Schools
The new measures would increase testing and access to personal protective equipment for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.
Current, Deadly U.S. Coronavirus Surge Has Peaked, Researchers Say
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.
Why Ohio’s Unemployment System Might Not Be Fixed Soon
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… Read More
DeWine Rejects List Of PUCO Nominees
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… Read More
State Launches Partnership to Provide Rapid, In Home COVID-19 Testing; Curfew Will be Extended
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… Read More
Glouster Man Who Stole From Father Sentenced To Prison
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…. Read More
Ohio Jobless Claims Rise Again Amidst Pandemic Uncertainty
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… Read More
Child Advocates: Ohio State Foster Plan Illegal, Inadequate
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… Read More
Athens County Confirms 30 New COVID-19 Cases For January 21, Remains At Level 3
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… Read More
New Radicals Reunite to Play ‘You Get What You Give’ at Joe Biden’s Inauguration
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… Read More