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Ohio’s Food Banks Say They Need Help to Meet the Current Need for Services

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Leaders of Ohio’s foodbanks say they are overwhelmed by the demand on their services right now. They’re urging the federal government to increase food stamp benefits by 15% and asking Ohio’s leaders to kick in $25 million dollars to help pay for emergency services. The head of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says the number… Read More

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Coronavirus Straining Financial Resources of Ohio Valley Hospitals

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MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — As coronavirus cases continue to increase throughout the Ohio Valley, rural hospitals are preparing for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients. But as they do so, these hospitals face tough financial decisions, and some could close down altogether. Hospitals throughout the region have had to make brutal financial decisions the past… Read More

Hocking Hills State Park Closing due to COVID-19 Guidelines


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Hocking Hills State Park and all of its trails will close sunset Friday, April 3, in an attempt to follow COVID-19 precautions. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the unique and narrow trail system makes staying 6-feet apart from other visitors nearly impossible. According to a press release, “The challenging terrain of a narrow… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Summer Classes at Ohio University Move to Remote Instruction

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University announced that there will be no in-person summer classes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Provost Elizabeth Sayrs made the announcement in an email sent out on Friday, April 3. “Ohio University will continue to deliver all classes on all campuses through remote and online instruction through the summer, including classes… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director

Ohio Considering Statewide Protocols for Nurses, Doctors

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says the state could be looking at issuing protocols for all hospital staff in order to help preserve personal protection equipment or PPE. Ohio is trying to build up its supply of PPE, including masks that can now be cleaned for… Read More

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How to Vote-By-Mail in Ohio’s Extended Primary

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Ohio lawmakers created the new vote-by-mail timeline after in-person voting on Election Day was canceled over coronavirus concerns but voter rights advocates fear the deadline of April 28 still does not give people enough time to cast a ballot. Lawmakers unanimously passed a large legislative package with bipartisan support which, among many other things, extended absentee… Read More

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Turkuaz’s Dave Brandwein Talks ‘Non’s a Ton,’ ‘Remain in Light,’ COVID-19

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When I scheduled my interview with Turkuaz, it was late February and the Brooklyn-based funk band had just been announced as one of the performers at the 2020 Nelsonville Music Festival. Particularly exciting was the fact that Turkuaz was bringing their Remain in Light show to NMF, which would not only honor the lauded 1980… Read More