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Bill Would Increase The Number Of Public Defenders In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — About 70% of people who are facing jail time in Ohio need the services of a public defender. But there’s a shortage of them. Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that its backers said would help. Democratic Rep David Leland (D-Columbus), an attorney himself, said his bill would increase… Read More

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Ohio Bill Toughening Welfare Program Eligibility Criticized

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Social service advocates are criticizing an Ohio bill that would toughen eligibility for food stamps and Medicaid benefits. Beefed up monitoring of changes in food stamp recipients’ income would be required along with photos on state food stamp cards, called EBT cards, under legislation proposed by Sen. Tim Schaffer, a Lancaster… Read More

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Ohio Attorney General Sues Census Bureau Over Delay Of Redistricting Data

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is suing officials at the U.S. Commerce Department and Census Bureau for delaying the release of 2020 census data used to redraw state legislative and congressional districts. Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the timeline for providing redistricting data to states would be pushed back from… Read More

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At Divided Time, State Lawmakers Unite Behind Statue Of John Glenn

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Political divisions these days may be deep, but Ohioans never cease to agree on John Glenn. Both Republicans and Democrats on a state panel heaped praise on the late astronaut and U.S. senator on Thursday, as they voted unanimously to put a 7-foot (2-meter), 600-pound (272-kilogram) bronze statue of him on… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens County Confirms 21 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 25, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,594 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 21 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 25, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 13 involved… Read More

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Explore North America’s Wildest River – “The Colorado” – Wednesday, March 3 at 8 pm


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THE COLORADO Premieres on WOUB Wednesday, March 3 at 8:00 pm – Narrated by Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance, Film Explores North America’s Wildest River –   Narrated by stage legend and Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance, THE COLORADO takes viewers on a free-flowing journey through the river’s diverse history. From the earliest settlements in the region… Read More