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

26 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Oct. 30- Nov. 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,891 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 new cases were reported Saturday through Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 1, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved nine people 20-29, five people 30-39, three people… Read More

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Fairfield Co. Unofficial Results For May 2021 Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A total of 9.5% of voters in Fairfield County turned out for Tuesday’s Primary Election to cast ballots on a variety of issues. Becky Tenner secured a little more than 71% of the vote to receive the Republican nomination for Lancaster City County Ward 6 over Pete Sanderell, 118-47. The Fairfield County… Read More

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Guernsey Co. Unofficial Results For May 2021 Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A total of 5.9% of voters eligible to cast ballots turned out for Tuesday’s Primary Election, according to unofficial results. Mike Zaleski beat Samuel Grubbs, 82-21, in the race to be the Republican nominee for Cambridge City Council 4th Ward in November’s General Election. Voters in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 2 COVID-19 Deaths And 18 Cases For Feb. 11, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 26 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were added to the total on Thursday. The county now also has had 4,308 total cases of COVID-19 after 18 new cases were reported the same day the county also remained at… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms One Death Related To COVID-19, 33 New Cases For Feb. 9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was confirmed Tuesday. The county now also has had 4,263 total cases of COVID-19 after 33 new cases were reported the same day. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and new… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 41 New COVID-19 Cases For January 14, Remains At Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,546 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 41 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 14, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Seven COVID-19 Cases For September 19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 588 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after seven cases were confirmed Saturday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 19. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates six of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Three New COVID-19 Cases For July 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 318 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Sunday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 26. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. An analysis… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 79 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 79 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 16 additional cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 8. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. And analysis… Read More

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OhioHealth Implements Visitor Restrictions, Requests Public Help to Fight Coronavirus Spread

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — OhioHealth, which owns Athens’ O’Bleness and 27 other hospitals in Ohio, has implemented visitor restrictions at all of its locations as a precaution to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health system released the following visitor guidelines: Visitors must be 18 years or older Patients will be limited to one visitor at… Read More

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GOP’s Josh Mandel Targets Act Barring Church Politicking

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has created a faith outreach team whose first goal is repeal of a federal law prohibiting religious organizations and other charitable groups from backing political candidates. Mandel, Ohio’s state treasurer, says the 1954 Johnson Amendment is “overreaching.” With the outreach effort, Mandel joins President Donald… Read More

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Alexander School District Levy Fails, Athens City Council Set in May Primary

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ATHENS, OH —  Sixty-one percent of voters across portions of Athens, Meigs, and Vinton Counties rejected a levy proposal for the Alexander School District Tuesday. “The community has spoken,” Superintendent Lindy Douglas said. “So, we need to work within our budget that will be set.” The levy would have set a 1.5 percent earned income tax to generate… Read More