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Steve Dettelbach, candidate for Ohio Attorney General, speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Biden’s ATF pick is endorsed by ex-Justice Department officials

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 140 former Justice Department officials are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ex-officials include two past attorneys general and worked for both Democratic and Republican presidents. They’re urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm Steve Dettelbach to the… Read More

A person votes off in the distance. They are in a school gym. A box in the foreground has an American flag on it and the word Vote underneath it.

Fight for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat shaping up to be battle between populist contenders

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After months of mudslinging and mass debates, J.D. Vance is the Republican nominee for Ohio open U.S. Senate seat, being vacated by the retirement of twice-elected Republican Sen. Rob Portman. The Trump-backed venture capitalist and author will face longtime Congressman Tim Ryan, a Democrat who’s won elections even as… Read More

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

81 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for April 29-May5

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,769 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 81 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on May 5. According to ODH data, the cases involved 34 people 20-29, nine people 0-19, nine people… Read More

A mask lies on the ground at John F. Kennedy International Airport

What COVID might look like in the U.S. once we reach the endemic phase

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — If it feels like everyone you know has COVID-19 right now, you’re not alone. In many parts of the U.S., case numbers are going up, and much of that increase is being driven by subvariants of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. And this new wave of cases might be a… Read More

Advocates chant “fair maps now” in a House committee room after the Ohio Redistricting Commission adjourns without making plans for new state legislative district maps.

Ohio Redistricting Commission reconvenes with looming court-ordered deadline

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican and Democratic members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission disagreed over how to go about drawing a new set of House and Senate district maps. The commission has until May 6 to adopt new maps, a deadline ordered by the Ohio Supreme Court in their latest ruling. Sen. Vernon… Read More

The wonder behind incredible miracles of nature: “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention” on NATURE – May 11 at 8 pm


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Nature – The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention Airs Wednesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. The egg is perhaps nature’s most perfect life support system. These remarkable structures nurture new life; protecting it from the outside world while still allowing it to breathe. Eggs are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent… Read More