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Ohio’s health leader warns against complacency as COVID situation improves in Ohio

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — In the heart of the Omicron surge in January, Ohio experienced up to 20,000 new cases per day. Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said Ohio is now averaging 2,800 cases per day and points out there have been some days with fewer than 1,000 cases. Because… Read More

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

17 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,245 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 additional cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 24, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved five people 0-19, five people 60-69, four people 30-39, one… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court orders elected officials on redistricting commission to hearing on contempt

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The five Republicans and two Democrats on the Ohio Redistricting Commission have been ordered to appear before the Ohio Supreme Court for a hearing March 1. The Ohio Redistricting Commission is ordered to appear before the Ohio Supreme Court for a hearing March 1 over their filings showing why… Read More

A cityscape on February 23, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine

Russia invades Ukraine as explosions are heard in Kyiv and other cities

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Updated February 24, 2022 at 5:23 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As Russian military forces and Russian-backed separatists continued striking targets across Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the public to remain calm while declaring martial law. Missile strikes and military barrages struck Ukrainian targets from the country’s northern, eastern and… Read More

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On ‘Cottonwood’ Megan Bee articulates the highs and lows of nostalgia, longing, and heart-shaking ecstasy

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Megan Bee has a knack for articulating the highs and lows of love, loss, and joy all within the span of a 30 seconds of her enviably clever songcraft. On her latest, the alternatively soul-searing and ecstatic “Cottonwood,” Bee embodies this more than ever. The album’s eponymous opening track feels like a gentle tonic for… Read More

A health care worker administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a senior living facility

Study led by Ohio University professor offers clues to address vaccine resistance in Appalachian Ohio

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WOUB Digital · Study led by Ohio University professor offers clues to vaccine resistance in Appalachian Ohio   ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Southeast Ohio as a region has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the state. Zelalem Haile saw this coming. He has some insights into why the rates are so low and what might… Read More