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

46 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Dec. 11-13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,563 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 46 new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Dec. 13, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved 13 people 0-19, eight people 20-29,… Read More

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Advocates for low-income Ohioans say they need more COVID relief money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Congress recently allocated more than $5 billion in COVID recovery funds to Ohio and more than $2.7 billion of it has been set aside for shoring up the state’s unemployment fund and for safety forces statewide. But advocates for Ohio’s lowest-income citizens say the state should be giving them… Read More

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Missed opportunities plague Burrow and the Bengals’ playoff chase

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals let another opportunity slip past. After two straight defeats, including Sunday’s error-filled 26-23 overtime loss to San Francisco, Joe Burrow and the Bengals remain a game behind Baltimore atop the AFC North. That’s even though the Ravens have dropped two in a row as well. Sunday’s loss was especially… Read More

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Legislators are on break with legal cannabis issue looming in 2022

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House is on break until after the new year, but there are several issues that lawmakers are expected to tackle when they return. That includes potentially addressing two bills to legalize marijuana for personal use, with an issue that could go before voters next year. A group… Read More

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss perform a Tiny Desk (home) concert.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. WASHIGTON, D.C. (NPR) — What a remarkable sight to see the reunion… Read More

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

2 cases of omicron variant of COVID-19 found in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state. The Ohio Department of Health said the presence of the new variant was confirmed following genomic sequencing at the Ohio State University laboratory. Officials said the two adult males in central Ohio… Read More