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There’s now a phone line to order your free at-home COVID tests

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration on Friday opened a phone line for people to order free at-home COVID-19 tests. The phone number — 1-800-232-0233 — follows the launch earlier this week of a website to order the tests, and is available for those who may have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional… Read More

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

One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 179 new cases for Jan. 21

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 107 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 12,451 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 179 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

Louie Anderson at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson has died at 68

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Louie Anderson, the long-time stand-up comic and star of the TV show Baskets, died Friday in Las Vegas. He was 68 years old. According to his publicist Glenn Schwartz, Anderson died following complications from cancer. Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minn., one of 11 children. His decades-long stand-up career started… Read More

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Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning singer famous for ‘I’d Do Anything For Love,’ dies at 74

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Meat Loaf, the Grammy-winning American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74. An official announcement was posted to his Facebook page early Friday morning. Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was best known for the 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell, one of the best selling albums of… Read More

Eastern Girl goes up for rebound over South Gallia girl

The Rebels raided Eastern’s nest and found a win

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Eastern Lady Eagles take a crushing loss against TVC conference rivals South Gallia Lady Rebels with a final score of 50-68. The Eagles were in the game going into the half down 30-29. The third quarter was not kind to the Eagles and South Gallia took advantage, going on a 16-0 run to start the… Read More

Children draw on top of a canceled check prop during a rally in favor of the child tax credit in front of the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Families are in distress after the first month without the expanded child tax credit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Had Congress renewed the expanded child tax credit at the end of last year, Jen Cousins would have received $1,000 from the government on Jan. 14. She would have used the money to fix the brakes on her family’s only vehicle, a minivan. She would have taken her four kids to… Read More

Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) looks at printouts of maps offered during the second meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, as he questions Chris Glassburn, the map drawer for the Commission's two Democrats.

The Ohio Redistricting Commission meets again, but there’s still no agreement on new legislative maps

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The panel that was ordered to redraw the maps for state lawmakers that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled were unconstitutionally gerrymandered met for a second time yesterday. But the Ohio Redistricting Commission failed to come up with an agreement. There’s another meeting Friday morning, and the deadline to produce… Read More

Alexander extends win-streak at the start of a tough stretch of TVC-Ohio matchups

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The Alexander Spartans girls’ basketball team marched into McAfee Gymnasium and took a win over the Athens Bulldogs in commanding fashion. The final score being 49-34 proves the Alexander Spartans deserve to sit atop the Tri-Valley Conference. They started off the first quarter holding the Bulldogs to only one basket while picking up six points… Read More

Lady Vikings snag massive TVC-Ohio win over Nelsonville-York

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Entering this week, the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio was a three team race for first between the Alexander Spartans, Vinton County Vikings, and Nelsonville-York Buckeyes. With Alexander defeating Athens to get to 7-1 in the conference, Nelsonville-York (6-2 in conference) needed to complete a season sweep of the Vikings in order to stay within striking distance… Read More