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Athens Co. Confirms 167 Total COVID-19 Cases Since Start of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 167 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 28 additional cases were confirmed Sunday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 12. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. An analysis… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 90 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 90 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 11 additional cases were confirmed Thursday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 9. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The health… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 63 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 63 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four additional cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 7. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. But an… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 59 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 59 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 6. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The health… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 43 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 43 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Friday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 3. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The health… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Four New COVID-19 Cases

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 37 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four additional cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent July 1. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. Data from the… Read More

Chloe Kunkel,12, looks inside the pawpaw fruit costume in PawPaw festival in Albany, Ohio on Sep. 16, 2017.

2020 Ohio Pawpaw Festival Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — Another event in southeast Ohio has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organizers announced Tuesday that the 22nd Ohio Pawpaw Festival will not happen this year. A social media post cited health concerns for guests, staff and others who would attend the event held at Lake Snowden in Albany…. Read More

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Athens Co. Reports Four New Cases of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County had four cases of COVID-19 confirmed Wednesday after days without a confirmed active case. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent June 10. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The Ohio Department of Health did indicated one… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine: Indoor Movie Theaters, Museums, Zoos and Certain Other Entertainment Venues Can Reopen Next Week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Indoor movie theaters, museums and zoos are among the entertainment venues Gov. Mike DeWine said can reopen next week under new health and safety restrictions to minimize the spread of coronavirus. “We can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 while we safely reopen our economy. It is up to each of… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Two New Cases of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county’s total to eight since the start of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent Friday, May 15. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the two cases…. Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

More Details Released on DeWine’s Cuts to Higher, K-12 Education

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Public universities and colleges will each see a 3.8 percent reduction in state funds and K-12 school funds will be reduced based on student population and poverty, according to new details regarding Gov. Mike DeWine’s announced $775 million in state budget cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ohio Office of Budget… Read More

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Unofficial 2020 Primary Results for Washington County

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WOUB) — Washington County will have two new commissioners next year after a little more that 27 percent of registered voters in the county cast ballots in Ohio’s extended Primary election. Incumbent Republican County Commissioner David White was defeated by challenger James Booth, 3,966-3,076, according to unofficial final results. Booth will run in November… Read More

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Probable COVID-19 Case in Athens Co. Determined to be Negative

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A probable case of COVID-19 in Athens County has been determined to be negative. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in an email on Thursday, April 23. “At 2:00 today, ODH posted 4 total cases (3 confirmed, 1 probable) for Athens County,” Director of Community Health and Engagement Ruth… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court Reinstates Democratic 94th House District Candidate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Supreme Court has determined a democratic candidate running in the 94th House District is eligible despite the Athens County Board of Elections disqualifying her over questions of residency. Votes cast for Katie O’Neill, a Nelsonville resident who is running unopposed, will be valid in the Democratic Primary that was extended… Read More

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Jackson County Confirms First Two Positive Cases of COVID-19

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JACKSON, Ohio (WOUB) — Jackson County has confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in the county. The first case was confirmed the night of Tuesday, April 7 in a release from Jackson County Health Commissioner Kevin Aston. The second positive case was confirmed by the health department on Facebook Wednesday, April 8. One patient is… Read More