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Ohio University Students Get Options for Grading Amid Coronavirus Disruption

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is introducing an alternative grading option for students dealing with the coronavirus-based interruption of their school year. Robin Muhammad, president of Ohio University’s Faculty Senate, sent an email outlining key changes on Monday, writing, “We want to do all we can to equitably respond to the diverse impacts the… Read More

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Free Rides and Restricted Space Announced for Public Transportation in Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens Public Transit (APT) is announcing changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. All rides are free, effective Monday, March 30, according to APT’s website and Facebook page. “This is to reduce exposure to drivers from handling passes and cash fares,” according to an announcement. The free rides apply to both regular… Read More

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Athens City Schools Prepare to Go Live with Online Instruction

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City Schools District (ACSD) said preparations continue to begin with online classes instruction for all K-12 students in the district. Schools remain closed as a precautionary measure to the coronavirus emergency. The challenge is in making sure every student has access to internet and a computer device before online… Read More

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Athens County Confirms First Death Related to COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The first death related to COVID-19 in Athens County has been confirmed. The Athens City-County Health Department reported the death Monday, March 30. “The health department extends sincere sympathy to the family during this difficult time,” the health department wrote in a release. “In respect for the family, the person’s identity… Read More

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FDA Grants Battelle Request to Sterilize 80,000 N-95 Masks Per Machine Per Day

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The Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead to Columbus-based Battelle for its full request to sterilize 80,000 N-95 surgical masks per machine per day, after issuing a letter earlier in the day permitting far less. And it comes after pressure from Ohio officials. Ohio reported a total of 29 deaths from COVID-19 Sunday, up from… Read More