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Ohio Volleyball: Two Sweeps in Two Days as Bobcats Beat Bulls

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB)- The Ohio Volleyball (4-2, 4-2 MAC) team kept building momentum as they swept the Buffalo Bulls (0- 8, 0-8 MAC) in three sets across games on Saturday, Feb. 12 after doing the same on Friday. The Bobcat offense really had a chance to showcase their skills but they were missing a key… Read More

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State Budget Proposal Recommends 90% Cut To Public Transportation Fund

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The latest budget proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) includes cutting a public transportation fund by tens of millions of dollars. Public transit advocates say this puts the state headed in the wrong direction. The budget recommends a funding line for public transportation be cut from $70 million a… Read More

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Ohio Prisons Director: Inmate Population Still Too High

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio prisons director says the correctional system remains above capacity despite dramatic reductions in the number of inmates during the pandemic. Annette Chambers-Smith is head of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She told the House Finance Committee on Thursday that Ohio is currently housing 43,472 inmates, down from… Read More

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WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Underway In Senate | Day 4

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial may contain graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues for a fourth day beginning at noon EST on Feb. 12. With House Democrats having concluded presenting their evidence against Trump, his defense team now takes over, making the… Read More

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Lawmakers Begin Tackling West Virginia Budget Proposal

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates finance committee will receive a presentation on Gov. Jim Justice’s budget proposal Friday morning. Justice’s plan calls for a no-growth, $4.56 billion budget that generally keeps funding levels flat across state government with no pay raises for public employees. Despite the pandemic, the state’s revenues… Read More

KSU freshman Thomas Jahnke is tested for COVID-19 in October at the KSU Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. Health Departments will receive rapid antigen tests that can be administered at home under a deal announced Thursday by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Health Dept. To Restructure After 4K Unreported Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Health Department is restructuring its infectious disease division following the discovery of as many as 4,000 unreported COVID-19 deaths and will investigate how the error happened, the state health director said Thursday. The Health Department said that “process issues affecting the reconciliation and reporting of these deaths” began in October,… Read More

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Ohio Is Finding More Cases Of Fraud In Its Unemployment Processing System

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Some of the more than 140,000 Ohioans who have recently filed for unemployment may not be getting their checks soon due to another problem with fraud in the system for processing those claims. Many claims have been put on hold while the state investigates why there’s a 200% spike… Read More