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Ohio’s K-12 School Employees Will Begin Getting COVID-19 Vaccines Thursday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s K-12 schools will begin vaccinating their employees later this week. But the schedule for shot clinics is based on vaccine accessibility. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says one school district will begin getting shots Thursday and others are scheduled for next week. “They should know that and should have been… Read More

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Ohio University Scientists Search For A Way To Shut Down Coronavirus

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the race to defeat COVID-19, much of the focus has been on vaccines that stimulate the body’s immune system to prepare for an attack. But a research team at Ohio University is focused on another approach: Shut down the genetic machinery that allows the virus to replicate. The team is… Read More

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Portman Joins Most GOP Senators In Failed Attempt To Dismiss Impeachment Trial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says forgoing a run for re-election does not change his approach to the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Some believe not running for another term takes political pressure off of Portman if he wanted to vote to convict Trump in the… Read More

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Should State Utility Regulators Be Elected Or Selected?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The $61 million bribery scandal involving Ohio’s nuclear plant bailout law and a utility widely believed to be FirstEnergy has brought new attention to the commission that regulates utilities. The chair of the Public Utilities Commission resigned in November after an FBI raid on his home. All this has some suggesting PUCO commissioners… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 23 New COVID-19 Cases For January 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,861 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 23 were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 26, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 0-19, two involved people… Read More

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Elizabeth Jo Shirley. Shirley was sentenced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, to more than eight years in federal prison for unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and three years for committing international parental kidnapping. Prosecutors said that Shirley, who previously served in the Air Force, planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government.

W. Va. Woman Sentenced In Scheme To Offer Information To Russia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for planning to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty last year to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental… Read More

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington.

Biden Has An Ambitious Agenda. What Will It Mean For The Ohio Valley?

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — After an extraordinary inauguration ceremony marked by heightened security and coronavirus safety measures, President Joe Biden started his first day in office signing executive actions on climate change, immigration, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before taking the oath of office, Biden was already addressing the nation about his ambitious plans to… Read More

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Women’s Workplace Equality Featured on “9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT” – February 1 at 10 pm


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9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT, DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SECRETARIES WHO FOUGHT THEIR BOSSES AND INSPIRED THE HIT MOVIE & CLASSIC DOLLY PARTON SONG,PREMIERES ON PBS’S INDEPENDENT LENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2021 New documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmakers tells the previously untold story of the national “9to5 movement” and how women created a labor movement… Read More