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County Fairs Will Be Back As COVID-19 Cases Continue Falling In Ohio

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (WKSU) — Nine Ohio counties went from red to orange this week on the state’s public health advisory map and one –Meigs County– decreased to yellow. The average number of cases per 100,000 people statewide has decreased to 155. And Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday Ohio counties will be able to host county… Read More

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Board Plans For Modified 2020 Athens Co. Fair

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — This year’s Athens County Fair will be happening, despite some changes due to COVID-19 concerns. The Athens County Fair Board held a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans for a modified fair that takes the pandemic and social distancing measures into account. The board announced several modifications to maintain social distancing… Read More

A Confederate shirt at a county fair.

Ohio Lawmakers Reject Amendment That Would Have Banned Sale Or Display Of Confederate Flag At Fairs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lawmakers in a House committee rejected a proposed amendment that would have banned the sale and display of the Confederate flag at county fairs in Ohio. Democratic Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) wanted to add the amendment to a bill that allows county fairs to hold events during the COVID19 pandemic…. Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio’s Long-Term Care Facilities Will Restart Visitation In June

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Gov. Mike DeWine is beginning to loosen restrictions on assisted living facilities and homes for the developmentally disabled. Starting June 8, residents at those two types of long-term care facilities can meet with visitors outdoors, the governor announced Thursday. “We now have now have gone on several months and we know that it’s… Read More