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A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York.

Ohio State Scientists Uncover New COVID-19 Variant In Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State Wexner Medical Center doctors have identified new strains of COVID-19 in Ohio, one with a mutation identical to the virus spreading rapidly through the United Kingdom. The virus mutation that mirrors the U.K. variant has been found in just one person in Columbus, but researchers believe it developed independently from… Read More

President Donald Trump speaking to supporters in Circleville.

President Trump Rallies Thousands In Circleville

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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WOSU) — Thousands of Trump supporters swelled the Pickaway county fairgrounds on a chilly Saturday even as Ohio State held its first football game of the season. The president’s visit to Circleville was part of a last minute swing through four battleground states. With a week and a half to go until Election… Read More

Charles Reader

Suspended Pike County Sheriff Fails to Qualify for Fall Ballot

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOSU) — Pike County voters will choose a new sheriff this November, but one thing is certain—it will not be suspended sheriff Charles Reader. In a Facebook post Friday, Reader wrote that 22 of the signatures he collected to qualify for the ballot were rejected by elections officials. The Pike County Board of Elections confirmed… Read More

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Ohio University Researchers Getting $3.2 Million to Improve Teacher Training

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Researchers at Ohio University will receive $3.2 million to study a new approach to professional development for teachers. The effort is meant to make teachers better equipped to meet the needs of students with emotional or behavioral issues. Researcher Julie Owens says teachers face a lot of stress in the classroom, which can make it difficult… Read More

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Ohio Medical Board Failed To Act On Evidence Of Abuse By Richard Strauss

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The Ohio Medical Board had credible evidence of sexual misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss in 1996 but didn’t inform law enforcement, a review by a state working group found. Gov. Mike DeWine established the working group in May specifically to review State Medical Board records from a 1996 investigation into Strauss, which ultimately resulted… Read More