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Prisoners And The Pandemic: A Year Into COVID, Crowded Jails Fuel Infections In Ohio Valley

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — When the first coronavirus cases were reported last year, Warren County, Kentucky, Jailer Stephen Harmon knew there was going to be a COVID-19 outbreak in his jail. It was just a matter of when. “We tried our best to keep it from happening,” he said. “However with this many people… Read More

The "Ohio Find It Here" sign welcomes people on the William S. Ritchie Jr. Bridge, also known as the Ravenswood Bridge, on the border with West Virginia.

Local Ohio Leaders From Both Parties Welcome COVID Relief Money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — $2.2 billion is coming to Ohio’s 88 counties from the new COVID relief package, and another $2.2 billion will go to 930 Ohio cities and villages. And local leaders of both parties say they need the money. Counties will get from $255,380,000 for Franklin County to $2,500,000 for Vinton County. Tim… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens Co. Confirms 14 New COVID-19 Cases For March 13-15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,711 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 14 were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 15, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates nine involved people aged 20-29, three involved people aged… Read More

Vaccination process on Monday, December 14, 2020.

DeWine Says Ohio ‘On Track’ To Make COVID-19 Vaccine Available For Every Adult By May 1

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The national goal laid out by President Joe Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to every adult by May 1 is within reach for Ohio, according to Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio). Vaccine eligibility broadened last week with the inclusion of people over the age of 50, those with Type… Read More