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Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

New Bill Would Ban Or Limit Mask Mandates In Ohio’s Schools And Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s COVID-19 rates are on an upward trend, and less than half of the state’s residents have been vaccinated. Still, some lawmakers want to make sure Ohioans who don’t want to get vaccinated or don’t want to wear masks won’t feel compelled to do so. The latest bill would keep schools… Read More

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Pandemic Year Likely Deadliest One Ever For Drug Overdoses In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Last year is likely to have been the deadliest year for drug overdoses ever in Ohio, according to a projection from the CDC. Ohio is projected to report 5,215 drug deaths last year, more than 14 Ohioans a day – breaking the record set with 4,854 deaths in 2017. That’s almost a… Read More

Lisa Bella Donna On the Metaphysical Power of Music, COVID-19, and ‘Night of the Living Dead’

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WOUB Digital · Lisa Bella Donna On the Metaphysical Power of Music, COVID-19, and ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Lisa Bella Donna is an audio artist deeply in touch with the magical process at the heart of her practice of transmogrifying sound from her studio nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. The composer, sound designer, modular… Read More