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The Ohio Statehouse in December 2020

Bill To Limit DeWine’s Health Orders Passes In Ohio Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers passed through the Senate the latest legislative action aimed at limiting the emergency powers of Ohio’s governor. A Senate bill introduced last month by lawmakers would establish “checks and balances” on fellow GOP Gov. Mike DeWine’s ability to issue and keep in place executive action during an emergency. The… Read More

Patrick Morrisey

West Virginia AG Warns Of Price Gouging In Snow Emergency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general is warning against price gouging during a state of emergency that took effect on Tuesday due to winter weather. Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in four western counties where an ice storm caused tens of thousands of power outages and knocked trees onto roads…. Read More

Red and blue lights, as if from a police vehicle

Report: Ohio Lawmakers Still Propose Too Many Crime Bills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report finds that nearly one of every 10 bills introduced by Ohio lawmakers during the last legislative session were criminal justice-related and at odds with efforts to reduce the state’s prison population. The American Civil Liberties Union Ohio chapter conducted the review, part of an ongoing analysis. The “Statehouse to… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens County Confirms 15 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,467 total cases of COVID-19 after 15 were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 17, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates six involved people aged 20-29, five involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 40-49 and one involved a… Read More

Holes In Roof Causing Significant Damage To Historic Buildings At The Ridges

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Up on a hilltop across the river from Ohio University sits The Ridges, one of the most beloved and iconic landmarks in the Athens area. Water is leaking through holes in the roof of three of the most historically significant buildings every time it rains or snows, causing serious damage. The… Read More

Gov. DeWine

Ohio’s New Vaccine Scheduling Website Is Ready But Won’t Be Available Yet

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — One of the current frustrations with scheduling vaccines in Ohio is that there’s not one centralized place to go to do that. The state now has a website for that but don’t expect to use it anytime soon. Gov. Mike DeWine says the site has been built and is ready… Read More