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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