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President Biden speaks about Ukraine at the White House Tuesday.

Biden says Russia’s military moves are the beginning of an invasion of Ukraine

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Updated February 22, 2022 at 3:26 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Russia’s decision to order troops into parts of eastern Ukraine is “the beginning of a Russian invasion,” President Biden said Tuesday as he announced a new set of sweeping sanctions targeting Russia’s ability to do business with the West. The moves by Russia… Read More

The seven-member Ohio Redistricting Commission is made up of five Republicans - co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp, Gov. Mike DeWine, Auditor Keith Faber, Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Senate President Matt Huffman. There are two Democrats on the commission: co-chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader Emiilia Sykes (D-Akron).

Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Commission revive talks on new state legislative maps

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Just days after allowing a court-ordered deadline to expire and facing possible contempt of court, Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission are expressing a change of heart on adopting new state House and Senate district maps. The commission met on Tuesday to begin work on drawing new congressional… Read More

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Five COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 11 new cases for Feb. 22

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 124 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after five were added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 14,205 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 11 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

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The U.S. national women’s soccer team wins $24 million in equal pay settlement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team has reached a proposed settlement in its class action equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. “We are pleased to announce that, contingent on the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, we will have resolved our longstanding dispute over equal pay and proudly… Read More

Healthcare personnel crisis looming with shortage of doctors/nurses


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/KenJohnson_FINAL_220218.mp3 In just over a decade, America will face a shortage of up to 124,000 doctors and 200,000 nurses will need to be hired each year, according to the American Hospital Association. Overall, there will be a 3.2 million shortage of healthcare workers by 2026, according to a white paper presented by https://www.mercer.com/. Some of… Read More

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Why America has been so stingy in fighting child poverty

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It was heralded as a game-changer for America’s social safety net. It dramatically reduced child poverty. But, last month, the enhanced Child Tax Credit — a kind of “Social Security for kids” — expired, and millions of American children sank back into poverty. In March 2021, President Biden and congressional Democrats… Read More

Vinton County roasts River Valley; Clinches share of TVC-Ohio

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McArthur, Ohio (WOUB) — Vinton County Vikings took on the River Valley Raiders in the final game of the regular season for the TVC-Ohio. Coming into this game the Vikings could clinch a share of the title with a win while River Valley could play spoiler especially on senior night. The first quarter was all… Read More