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DeWine Says First Batch Of Vaccines Could Arrive In December

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio could see its first batch of coronavirus vaccines on December 15, Gov. Mike DeWine announced, bringing some welcome news as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations show no indications of slowing. So far, three companies – Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna – report promising results from vaccine trials, some of which have included Ohio patients…. Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 41 COVID-19 Cases For November 24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,886 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 41 cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 24. Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, eight involved people aged 70-79, six involved people… Read More

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Ohio Hospitals Running Low On Staff As COVID-19 Surges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Hospital officials from around the state of Ohio are laying out a dire situation as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in record numbers. While preserving hospital space and equipment is a challenge, the doctors said there’s a much more pressing concern at the moment. Hospitals around Ohio are running… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 50 COVID-19 Cases For November 23

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,845 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 50 cases were confirmed Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 23. Analysis of ODH data indicates 13 involved people aged 0-19, 11 involved people aged 20-29, six involved people… Read More

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Ohio Valley Economic Outlook Grim As COVID Aid Programs End


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WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — With hundreds of thousands across the Ohio Valley struggling to make ends meet, a suite of coronavirus aid packages, including rent and utility relief funding, eviction moratoriums, and expanded unemployment benefits, is set to expire at the end of December. The consequences could be far-reaching. Poverty rates have soared as some federal programs,… Read More

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Study Links Increased COVID-19 Transmission To Poultry Plants Allowed To Operate Faster

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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — A study published Thursday in a prestigious scientific journal links significant increases in COVID-19 transmission rates to meatpacking plants, especially those facilities that the federal government has allowed to speed up processing lines. Researchers found evidence that linked meatpacking plants to a “high potential for community spread” in the surrounding… Read More

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Ohio Bill To Limit Power Of Governor Passes Legislature But Could Face Veto Fight

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says he will veto a bill that’s headed for his desk that would restrict his authority to shut down businesses statewide in a future health order. The bill strips the governor’s authority to shut down businesses in health orders like the one DeWine did earlier this year…. Read More

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Healthcare Workers Plead For Community Support; First County Goes Purple As COVID Surge Continues in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — For the first time since Ohio began utilizing a color-coded public health alert advisory system, a county has reached the highest level of risk. Franklin County is now at the purple level, with six of seven risk factors persisting for two straight weeks. Three other counties—Lake, Lorain and Montgomery are on the… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 41 COVID-19 Cases For November 18 And 19, Remains At Level 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,706 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 41 cases were confirmed over the last 48 hours. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 19. Full data from the agency has been delayed as the state decided to double-check… Read More

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DeWine In Cleveland Talks Curfew, Vaccine Plans, Browns Games

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine stopped in Cleveland late Wednesday morning, answering questions about the new curfew and reiterating that a “bridge” is needed before a coronavirus vaccine distribution begins next month. On Tuesday, DeWine announced curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in Ohio starting Thursday night and running for three weeks. “We felt 10… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For November 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,665 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 17. Analysis of ODH data indicates seven involved people aged 20-29, four involved people aged 50-59, three involved people… Read More

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Ohio Hospitals Considering “Creative” Options As COVID Cases Climb

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Monday was the third day in a row for record numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio. That has health care facilities considering their options. The numbers of COVID patients in Ohio hospitals are more than double what they were a month ago, and hospitalizations have set a record nearly every… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For November 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,648 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 cases were confirmed Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 16. Analysis of ODH data indicates seven involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 0-19, two involved people… Read More

BarbiAnn Maynard drives 45 minutes from her home in Martin County, Kentucky, to a spring at the Mingo-Logan county line in West Virginia to fill containers with fresh water.

What Biden’s Plan For “Building Back Better” Could Mean For The Ohio Valley

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BARLOW, Ky. (OVR) — David Meinschein’s teachers, staff and students have sacrificed a lot this year amid the staggering challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. He opens the door heading inside Ballard Memorial High School’s basketball gymnasium — known locally as the “Green Palace” for its school colors. The school’s emptiness is another reminder of COVID-19’s… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For November 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,608 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 cases were confirmed Saturday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 14. Analysis of ODH data indicates four cases involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 40-49, two involved… Read More

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Older Veterans Face New Fight As Coronavirus Surges In Region

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (OVR) — On Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his daily briefing on coronavirus, which is surging across the Ohio Valley. Eleven more Kentuckians had died that day. Then the governor provided an update on an especially worrisome outbreak at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center near Lexington, one of four long-term care facilities dedicated… Read More

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Ohio Restaurant/Bar Group Pushes Back On Possibility DeWine Will Order Shutdown

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than a half a million people work in Ohio’s bar and restaurant industry, which is pushing back on an announcement from Gov. Mike DeWine in his statewide address Wednesday that he would consider shutting down those establishments next week if the state’s COVID-19 numbers don’t improve. Ohio Restaurant Association President and… Read More