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Law Enforcement Jockeying For Jail Space During Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Local residents have been venting their frustrations on the Nelsonville Police Department’s Facebook page as people arrested for crimes are turned loose because the jail cannot take them. “What’s the point when they’re just released and then trusted to appear in court,” reads one comment. “Makes my damn blood boil,” reads… Read More

Vaccination process on Monday, December 14, 2020.

Ohio Is Working To Improve COVID Vaccination Scheduling

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — If you are over 75 and qualify for a COVID vaccine in Ohio, you can go to the state’s coronavirus website and find places where they are being offered. But many Ohioans still find it difficult to get a shot scheduled. Many vaccine-qualified Ohioans have to spend hours, sometimes days, trying to access… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 37 New COVID-19 Cases For January 29

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,981 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 37 were reported Friday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 29, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, 11 involved people aged 0-19, seven involved people… Read More

Tourists arrive to visit the U.S. Capitol on a rainy morning in Washington, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.

W. Va. Man Arrested Near U.S. Capitol After Gun Found In His Vehicle Pleads Not Guilty, Released

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Updated Thursday, Jan. 29, 2021 at 1:00 a.m. WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVPB) — A 71-year-old West Virginia man was arrested Wednesday outside of the U.S. Capitol after a gun and 20 rounds of ammunition was found in his vehicle. U.S. Capitol Police arrested Dennis Westover of South Charleston, West Virginia and charged him with carrying a… Read More