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

One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 131 new cases for June 24-30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 145 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had had 15,847 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 131 additional cases were reported since last… Read More

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One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 155 new COVID-19 cases for June 17-23

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 144 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had had 15,716 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 155 additional cases were reported since last… Read More

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304 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for June 10-16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 15,561 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 304 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on June 16, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 94 people 20-29, 70 people 0-19,… Read More

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

100 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for May 27-June 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 15,117 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 100 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on June 2. According to ODH data, the cases involved 22 people 40-49, 18 people 20-29, 17… Read More

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94 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for May 19-26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 15,017 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 94 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on May 26. According to ODH data, the cases involved 15 people 0-19, 11 people 20-29, 13… Read More

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83 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for May 6-12

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,852 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 83 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on May 12. According to ODH data, the cases involved 18 people 20-29, 16 people 0-19, 13 people… Read More

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

81 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for April 29-May5

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,769 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 81 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on May 5. According to ODH data, the cases involved 34 people 20-29, nine people 0-19, nine people… Read More

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Here are the unofficial 2022 primary election results for Athens County

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ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — Here are the unofficial results for contested races and local issues in Athens County. Voters approved an income tax increase for public safety, capital improvements and equipment by 823 to 562. In the city of Nelsonville, voters approved a replacement recreation levy with 67% of the vote. In the village… Read More

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71 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for April 22-28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,688 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 71 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on April 28. According to ODH data, the cases involved 31 people 20-29, 19 people 0-19, eight people… Read More

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One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 80 new cases for April 15-21

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 142 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had 14,617 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 80 new cases were added since last week’s update…. Read More

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26 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for April 8-14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,537 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on April 14. According to ODH data, the cases involved eight people 20-29, seven people 30-39, four people… Read More

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

Three COVID-related death have been reported in Athens County, along with 21 new cases for April 1-7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 141 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had 14,511 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 21 new cases were added since last week’s update…. Read More

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One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 19 new cases for March 25-31

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 138 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had 14,490 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 19 new cases were added since last week’s update…. Read More

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Two COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 46 new cases for March 18-24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 137 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had 14,471 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 46 new cases were added since last week’s update…. Read More

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An Athens Co. Children Services employee allegedly misled investigators in a rape case

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An employee of Athens County Children Services accused of misleading law enforcement in the investigation of an alleged rape of a child in foster care turned herself in on Wednesday. Jamie Mays surrendered to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office on a charge out of Athens County for obstructing justice, a felony… Read More

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Parents of Serah Bellar, who alleged a long history of sexual abuse, are sentenced to prison

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The parents of a former Athens County woman who alleged a long history of sexual abuse in the family home while growing up were sentenced to prison Thursday. Robert Bellar, 55, and Deborah Bellar, 50, both pleaded guilty to one count each of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and… Read More

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One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 30 new cases for March 14-17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 135 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had 14,425 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 30 new cases were added since the last update… Read More

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

More than half of Athens County has completed the COVID-19 vaccination process as of March 13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A little more than half of Athens County residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination process as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. A total of 50.02% of the county has received the CDC recommended number of COVID-19 vaccine doses to be considered fully vaccinated. A total of 53.56%… Read More

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Three COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with new cases for March 11

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 134 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 14,390 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after five new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

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Four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for March 10

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,385 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four additional cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on March 10. According to ODH data, the cases two people 50-59, one person 30-39 and one person 60-69. There are… Read More

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15 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for March 9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,381 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 15 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on March 9. According to ODH data, the cases involved five people 0-19, three people 40-49, two people 60-69, one person… Read More

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

One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 14 new cases for March 8

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 131 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 14,366 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 14 new cases were added and a previously confirmed… Read More

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

12 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for March 5-7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,353 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 additional cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on March 7. According to ODH data, the cases involved four people 20-29, two people 40-49, two… Read More