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72 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 4

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 9,293 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 72 additional cases were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 4, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 18 people 0-19, 16 people 20-29, 13 people 30-39, 11 people… Read More

John and Sachi Patitucci play upright bass and cello, respectively

Watch Jazz Night in America’s tribute to the icons lost in 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — If the last two years have taught us anything, it would have to be finding a (shaky, perhaps) balance between celebrating life while continuing to grieve. This year, the music community bid farewell to more than 50 jazz icons; amongst them were people who changed the way we experience jazz forever,… Read More

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Ohio pot legalization group falls short on signatures

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group seeking to legalize possessing and growing marijuana in Ohio has failed to gather enough signatures to put the issue in front of state lawmakers. Cleveland.com reports Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose sent Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol a letter Monday saying the group submitted 119,825 valid signatures…. Read More

A Hollywood, Calif., classroom sits empty in August 2020. At least 3,229 schools around the U.S. announced they were canceling in-person learning as of Monday evening.

Officials are determined to keep schools open, despite omicron

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Updated January 3, 2022 at 7:05 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As the coronavirus pandemic slides into a fifth school semester, there is less appetite than ever among U.S. leaders for schools to go remote, even though cases — and with them, pediatric hospitalizations — are rising. According to Burbio, an organization that tracks… Read More

A health care worker conducts a test at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Zoo Miami last Wednesday in Miami. In response to the increasing demand for COVID-19 tests, Miami-Dade County opened two new testing sites and expanded hours at the Zoo Miami testing location.

These are the numbers health officials are watching at this point in the pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. is now averaging more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. This comes after a week where new case counts shattered the previous day’s records again and again. And even those staggering numbers are probably an undercount. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,… Read More

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Rob Portman tests positive for COVID-19

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — U.S. Senator Rob Portman said on Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement emailed this morning said the Republican took an at-home test before returning to Washington D.C. Portman said he’s asymptomatic and feeling fine. Portman also said he will work remotely this week before returning to the nation’s… Read More

An Arapaho flag at the base of a headstone in the Carlisle Indian Cemetery

More than a century later, will these Native American boys finally come home? “Home From School: The Children of Carlisle” on INDEPENDENT LENS – Jan. 10 at 10 pm


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INDEPENDENT LENS ON PBS EXPLORES THE HAUNTING HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICAN BOARDING SCHOOLS IN “HOME FROM SCHOOL: THE CHILDREN OF CARLISLE” Monday, January 10 at 10 PM Film Unearths the Movement to Repatriate Indigenous Remains and Artifacts In the late 19th century, tens of thousands of Native American children were removed from their families and… Read More