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Guernsey Co. Woman Sentenced To 20 Years In Case Related To Son’s Death

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CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (WOUB) — A Guernsey County woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the 2018 death of her 6-year-old son. Tiera Mounts, 30, pleaded no contest Monday in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court to four felony counts of endangering children and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according… Read More

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Ohio National Guard To Assist Winter Storm Cleanup In Lawrence And Gallia Counties

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Residents of Lawrence and Gallia Counties now have assistance in the cleanup of recent ice storms. Gov. Mike DeWine activated the Ohio National Guard Friday to assist the two counties currently under a State of Emergency. Members of the 1191st Engineer Company in Portsmouth were placed on state active duty to help… Read More

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Athens Co. Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County will have more COVID-19 vaccine providers next week as the state’s eligibility for the shots expands Kroger Pharmacies in the county, along with Shrivers Pharmacies and Hopewell Health Centers in Athens and Nelsonville will be offering limited amounts of vaccine to people in Phase 1B, which includes highest priority people… Read More

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Marietta Doctor Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Illegally Distributing Opioids

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Marietta doctor was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to eight years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids and other controlled substances and defrauding health care programs. A federal jury convicted Roger D. Anderson, 66, last March on one count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances, eight counts of illegal dispensing of… Read More

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Scioto Co. Commissioner Dies After COVID-19 Hospitalization

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Scioto County Commissioner Mike Crabtree has died from COVID-19 after being hospitalized last week. A post on the commission’s Facebook page confirmed the news about the 71-year-old on Wednesday. “It is with a broken heart and profound regret that we announce the passing of our dear friend Scioto County Commissioner Mike… Read More

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CORRECTION: Glouster Utility Customers Make Payments – Avoid March 23 Shutoffs

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CORRECTION: This updated version corrects a report from Monday, March 23 that indicated a shut off had occurred. The Village of Glouster stated the correct information is customers who faced shut offs paid their bills before Monday’s scheduled shut offs and no shut offs occured. GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — All customers of Glouster Water and… Read More

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Athens Co. Municipal Court Re-Schedules In-Person Hearings

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens County Municipal Court is rescheduling all in-person hearings until May 1 or later, according to a post on the court web page, as a precaution to the coronavirus pandemic. Hearings that can be resolved remotely will take place via video or teleconferencing. People awaiting hearings should contact their attorney… Read More

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First COVID-19 Death Reported in Gallia County

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GALLIPOLIS, OH (WOUB) — The Gallia County Health Department is reporting the county’s first death related to COVID-19. The department confirmed the news on its Facebook page Tuesday in a statement. According to the statement, the case investigation has been completed and all individuals who may have had contact with the person or symptomatic individuals… Read More

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Fairfield County Confirms First COVID-19 Case

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LANCASTER, Ohio – Fairfield County reported its first positive case of the Coronavirus Tuesday. According to a news release from the Fairfield County Health Department (FDH), the person is being isolated. The release goes on to include, “FDH is working to identify close contacts of this resident and will contact anyone who would require testing… Read More

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CORRECTED: Glouster Water and Electric Customers Pay Bills, Avoid Shutoffs

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CORRECTION: This updated version corrects a report from Monday, March 23 that indicated a shut off had occurred. The Village of Glouster stated the correct information is customers who faced shut offs paid their bills before Monday’s scheduled shut offs and no shut offs occured. GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — All customers of Glouster Water and… Read More

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Kroger Adds Special Shopping Hours for High-Risk Customers in W. Va. and Parts of Ohio

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ROANOKE, Va. (WOUB) — Kroger stores in most of West Virginia and parts of eastern Ohio will have designated shopping hours for seniors and other customers at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Region said these hours will be from 7:00-8:00 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning March 24. This is… Read More

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Hocking Co. Health Commissioner Orders all Cabins, Lodges Closed

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HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — Cabin and lodge rentals in the the county that hosts Hocking Hills State Park will be closed as a precaution to the coronavirus pandemic. Hocking County Health Commissioner Dr. Douglas S. Fisher ordered all cabin and lodge rentals closed as of Monday night for public health reasons. This applies to… Read More

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Athens Parks and Rec Department Closes Playgrounds, Park Shelters, and Public Restrooms

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens says playgrounds, public restrooms, park shelters and picnic tables at city parks are closed until further notice. The Arts, Parks, and Recreation Department made this decision after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s press conference on Sunday. DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton issued a “stay… Read More

Most Ohio Kroger Stores to Begin Special Shopping Hours for Seniors and Other High-Risk Customers

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Kroger stores in most of Ohio will dedicate time for seniors and other customers at high risk for contracting the novel coronavirus to shop. This does not apply to Ohio’s Kroger locations in Marietta, Proctorville, and Belpre; see more information about this below. According to a press release, most Ohio Kroger… Read More

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Walmart Designates Senior Hours, Will Give Bonuses to Hourly Employees

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (WOUB) — Walmart has announced several initiatives to serve customers and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Senior shopping hours On Tuesdays from March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will have a “senior shopping event” for customers 60 and older. The company says this will start one hour before the store opens, and… Read More

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Historic Selection to Head E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Eddith Dashiell has been named the next director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, Dean Scott Titsworth announced on Friday. Dashiell will be both the first woman and the first African American to hold the position. “I see my role as… Read More

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National Guard to Assist Southeast Ohio Foodbank During Coronavirus Pandemic

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LOGAN, Ohio (WOUB) – Members of the Ohio National Guard are expected to arrive at the Southeast Ohio Foodbank on March 23 to help across the foodbank’s 10-county service area. People may see military personnel and military vehicles in the 10 counties that the Southeast Ohio Foodbank serves: Hocking, Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan,… Read More