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Athens Co. Confirms 43 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 43 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Friday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 3. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The health… Read More

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Planned Parenthood To Use Telehealth To Provide Some Of Its Services

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Many of Ohio’s doctors are already using telehealth to connect to their patients, especially during this pandemic. Now, Planned Parenthood says it is going to do the same thing for some of its services. Laurel Powell with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio says the group will be using telehealth… Read More

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Overdose Incidents Rose Sharply Around Ohio Valley During Pandemic

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (OVR) — Emergency response data from across the Ohio Valley show sharp increases in suspected drug overdoses since March, when health measures including school and business closures and stay-at-home orders increased social isolation. For public health officials, it’s a grim reminder that another epidemic is ongoing and possibly worsening during the isolation associated with… Read More

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DeWine Introduces Public Health Advisory Alert System To Better Track COVID-19 Outbreaks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s not ruling out a statewide mandatory facemask order to slow the spread of COVID-19. In his Thursday briefing with reporters, DeWine called the state’s coronavirus outbreak “a crisis,” citing exponential community spread in many counties. “This should be a wakeup call to all of us… Read More

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Central Ohio Pediatrician Seeing New Trends In Coronavirus Pandemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — During the past couple of weeks, the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus has increased. And some doctors say they are seeing some other trends. Pediatrician Rachael Morocco says she’s seeing more  children coming into her practice with COVID like symptoms. “We’ve also seen an uptick in asymptomatic… Read More

A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

WATCH: In States Where Coronavirus Is Surging, Reopening Plans Put On Hold

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The U.S. is now averaging roughly 40,000 new confirmed infections of COVID-19 each day. The caseload has more than doubled this month in at least 10 states, mostly in the South and the West. As some states put their reopening plans on hold, the nation’s top health experts are sounding new warnings… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms Four New COVID-19 Cases

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 37 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four additional cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent July 1. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. Data from the… Read More

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Advocates Call For Unemployment Compensation System Reform

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A collection of health and human services advocates are urging state leaders to immediately work on revamping the unemployment compensation system in order to avoid another backlog in the future. The groups, which include the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Ohio Organizing Collaborative, and Policy Matters Ohio are calling on… Read More

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New Study Says Lack Of Good Childcare Is Hurting Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A new report from a group of business leaders shows many Ohio companies cannot get back on their feet because their employees no longer have affordable day care options. Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Jed Metzger says businesses in his area of the state are telling him… Read More

Chloe Kunkel,12, looks inside the pawpaw fruit costume in PawPaw festival in Albany, Ohio on Sep. 16, 2017.

2020 Ohio Pawpaw Festival Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — Another event in southeast Ohio has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organizers announced Tuesday that the 22nd Ohio Pawpaw Festival will not happen this year. A social media post cited health concerns for guests, staff and others who would attend the event held at Lake Snowden in Albany…. Read More

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Coal Towns Were Counting On Tourism For New Jobs. Then Coronavirus Hit.

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On a recent sunny weekday, Bill Currey proudly walks among 30 neatly stacked, brightly colored plastic kayaks. Birds chirp merrily, and the soothing sounds of the meandering Coal River permeate the background — nature’s version of a white noise machine.  For the tanned Currey, who also owns an industrial real estate company, being here, on… Read More

Ohio Begins Free “Pop-Up” COVID-19 Testing

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The State of Ohio is now offering free COVID-19 testing for individuals, even if they don’t have symptoms or a referral from a doctor. According to Ohio Department of Health these testing opportunities are in response to the report released by the state’s  Minority Health Strike Force regarding testing access in communities of color and… Read More

Second WVU Football Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A second West Virginia University football player has tested positive for the coronavirus. The school’s athletic department said Saturday that the person will self-isolate for 14 days. An investigation identified additional football players who have come into contact with the athlete and those people will also self-quarantine as a safety precaution,… Read More

Ohio Department of Health conducting tests for COVID-19 with testing equipment.

DeWine Warns Of Flare Up In COVID-19 Cases In Southwest Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says the state as a whole has seen a steady trend in decreasing cases of COVID-19, but he’s warning of possible trouble in southwest Ohio which is not following that trend. Health officials are following what DeWine calls “worrisome” trend lines in the region with flare ups in COVID-19 cases… Read More

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Group Gathering Petitions For Voter Reform Ballot Issue Gives Up Its Effort

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group that wanted to put voter reforms such as guaranteed 28 days of early voting, same day registration and voting and automatic registration at the BMV on the fall ballot has dropped its effort. Getting more than 440,000 valid signatures needed by July 1 to put an issue on the November ballot… Read More