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Dr. Amy Acton stands at the podium flanked by Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Amy Acton Will Not Run For U.S. Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Amy Acton, the former state health director, says she will not be running for U.S. Senate in 2022. But the doctor, who rose to prominence while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, has a message for voters. Dr. Amy Acton was thought to be a possible contender for the Democratic… Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Ohio Sets Goal Of Vaccinating Most College Students Before Summer Break

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than 50 colleges and universities across Ohio are launching COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week, including all 14 public universities. As Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) toured the Schottenstein Center’s vaccination clinic on Ohio State University’s campus, he said thousands of college students around the state will be getting the COVID-19… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine signs SB263 into law on January 6, 2021.

Ohio Ending Mass Gathering Ban As Part Of Simplified Health Order

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio is issuing a new, streamlined health order that encompasses its guidance on mass gatherings and other COVID-19 restrictions. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the new order at a press conference Monday, calling it a return to “basics.” “The best safety measures are the ones people can understand, remember, and apply faithfully… Read More

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Ohio Valley Communities Wait For Guidance On COVID Funds

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — The American Rescue Plan Act signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11 provided the nation with a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus, including funds to state and local governments, but local officials around the Ohio Valley say they aren’t yet sure just how the money can be applied…. Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Ohio Colleges To Host Mass Vaccination Clinics As COVID-19 Rates Rise

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio college students can get the COVID-19 vaccine on campus starting next week, Gov. Mike DeWine said during a Thursday press conference. The state first focused on Ohio’s oldest residents, progressively expanding eligibility until opening it up this week to anyone 16 and older. Focusing specifically on this younger population and catering to… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens Co. Confirms 6 New COVID-19 Cases, Removes 1 For March 31

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,825 total cases of COVID-19 after six new cases were reported and one previously confirmed case was removed Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 31, 2021. Regarding the new cases, three involved people aged 20-29, one involved a person aged 30-39,… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

Some West Virginia Schools See Spike In Virus Outbreaks

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools in West Virginia’s capital and surrounding Kanawha County reported the most coronavirus outbreaks since the start of the pandemic on Monday. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department said a total of 41 students and three staff members have been affected by outbreaks across seven schools. And in northern West Virginia, officials at… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 10 New COVID-19 Cases, Removes 1 For March 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,788 total cases of COVID-19 after 10 new cases were reported Friday and one previously confirmed case was removed. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 26, 2021. According to an analysis of ODH data, five involved people aged 20-29, two involved people… Read More

Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy joined Gov. Mike and Fran DeWine for the first COVID vaccine among Ohio nursing home residents, at the Crown Point Care Center in Columbus in December.

Ohio Posts List Of Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Sites Not Disclosing Vaccine Info

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been more than 6,900 COVID deaths in Ohio nursing homes – 38% of all the deaths in the state. Now Gov. Mike DeWine made public a list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities that have not asked for the vaccine or said their staff and residents… Read More

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

Push To Vaccinate Ohioans Continues As Cases Plateau

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSKU) — Ohio expects to receive more than half a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week, “by far the highest amount that we have received,” Gov. Mike DeWine said in a briefing Thursday. He and Ohio Department of Health Medical Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff emphasized the need to vaccinate as many people… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens Co. Confirms 10 New COVID-19 Cases For March 25, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,779 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 10 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 on the Public Health Advisory System. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 25, 2021. Analysis of ODH data… Read More