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22 New COVID-19 Cases Were Reported In Athens County For Oct. 13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,591 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 22 new cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Oct. 13, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved five people 0-19, three people 30-39, three people 50-59, three… Read More

Ohio Department of Health conducting tests for COVID-19 with testing equipment.

The Pandemic Influenced Americans’ Desire To Work In Health Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare many vulnerabilities in America’s healthcare system, including a worsening shortage of nurses and physicians. But recent data indicates a new surge of interest in nursing, medical and other health-related career programs. NewsHour’s Stephanie Sy has this report for their series “Rethinking College.”

Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

United Against Higher Spending, Centrist Democrats Don’t Agree On What To Cut Or Keep

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have set the end of October as the time frame to nail down an agreement on a scaled-back version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. After initially setting the price tag at $3.5 trillion over 10 years to enact sweeping health care, climate, education and… Read More

Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) stands at a podium

Republicans Have Offered Their Own Proposal To Legalize Cannabis In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — House Republicans are introducing a bill to legalize marijuana for personal use for adults ages 21 and up. Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) says this is the first time someone from his party has proposed a bill to legalize marijuana for personal use. He says a challenge to getting the… Read More

Black and white image of Helen Keller reading using her hands in a library. Credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress

Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer – “Becoming Helen Keller” on American Masters, Oct. 19 at 9 pm


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American Masters Season 35 Finale Explores the Complex Life and Legacy of Helen Keller October 19 on PBS in Honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month New documentary features narration by Rebecca Alexander, American Sign Language interpretation by Alexandria Wailes and Warren “WAWA” Snipe, audio description and closed captioning Emmy and Tony Award winner Cherry… Read More