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The COVID wave in Ohio is shifting southward

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Department of Health reports there’s some indication the COVID virus, which has overwhelmed Cleveland hospitals in recent weeks, is moving south in Ohio. State Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said hospitalizations have fallen as much as 24% in Cleveland this week. But he said other parts of… Read More

Coronavirus

146 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 20

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 12,272 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 146 additional cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 20, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 46 people 0-19, 46 people 20-29, 17 people 50-59, 14 people… Read More

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135 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 12,126 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 135 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 19, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 40 people 20-29, 37 people 0-19, 19 people 40-49, 17 people… Read More

Spectators make their positions known before a brief meeting outlining the Ohio Redistricting Committee's next steps in redrawing legislative map districts.

The panel that will redraw legislative maps meets with Ohio Supreme Court deadline looming

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It was back to work for the seven member commission that spent much of last year drawing new district maps for state lawmakers and Ohio’s Congressional delegation. The Ohio Redistricting Commission has just a few days to produce new Ohio House and Senate maps, after the Ohio Supreme Court… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

42 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 18

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 11,991 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 42 additional cases were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 18, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 16 people 20-29, 10 people 0-19, five people 40-49, four people… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

132 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 11,949 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 132 additional cases were reported Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 17, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 48 people 20-29, 37 people 0-19, 16 people 30-39, 12 people… Read More

Ohio's redistricting committee

Ohio Redistricting Commission sets first meeting to redraw legislative maps with deadline looming

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The first meeting of the panel that has been ordered to again draw maps for Ohio House and Senate districts is set for Tuesday morning – with a deadline to produce those maps less than a week away. The announcement of the 10 a.m. meeting of the Ohio Redistricting… Read More

Coronavirus

328 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 11,817 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 328 additional cases were reported Sunday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 16, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 135 people 20-29, 133 people 0-19, 27 people 30-39, 14 people… Read More

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560 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 11,489 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 560 additional cases were reported Saturday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 15, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 291 people 20-29, 126 people 0-19, 57 people 30-39, 33 people… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 514 new cases for Jan. 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 106 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 10,929 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 514 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

178 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 10,415 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 178 additional cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 13, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 79 people 20-29, 56 people 0-19, 16 people 30-39, 12 people… Read More

A health worker grabs at-home COVID-19 test kits

Ohio changes priorities for distribution of COVID tests from libraries to schools

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — If you are waiting for your local library or health department to get more rapid COVID tests in stock, you might be waiting a while longer. The Ohio Department of Health said it is changing its priorities and will be diverting incoming stock to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities…. Read More

Coronavirus

249 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 12

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 10,237 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 249 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 12, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 138 people 0-19, 64 people 20-29, 18 people 30-39, 11 people… Read More

Jeff Boals rallies up his team during a timeout in the Bobcats' game against Bowling Green on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Career nights from Schmock, Clayton guide Ohio past Bowling Green

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Entering Tuesday, there was one team in the Mid-American Conference that Jeff Boals never defeated: the Bowling Green Falcons. Ohio (13-2, 4-0 MAC) never trailed in the contest and came away with an 85-78 victory over Bowling Green (8-7, 1-3 MAC).  The win is the Bobcats’ eighth in a row and nine… Read More

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital

“Tired” local health care systems weather the latest surge of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Hospitals in Southeast Ohio are feeling the strain of the latest wave of COVID-19, as many facilities near capacity and wait times for hospital transfers increase.  In an attempt to alleviate the pressure, around 1,050 members of the Ohio National Guard were first deployed to hospitals last month. OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital… Read More

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One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 150 new cases for Jan. 11

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 105 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 9,988 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 150 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Husted defends Ohio private school voucher program facing legal challenge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) said the EdChoice voucher program began as a way to help students in struggling school districts and he said it’s still effective today. Husted, who was Ohio House speaker when EdChoice passed in 2005, said families continue to support the vouchers today. “When we… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

265 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 8-10

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 9,838 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 265 additional cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 10, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 93 people 20-29, 64 people 0-19, 40… Read More

Ohio's Gabby Burris attempts a three-point shot against Northern Illinois on January 8, 2021 at the Convocation Center. The Huskies defeated the Bobcats, 71-68.

Ohio Women’s Basketball drops MAC opener to Northern Illinois

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) –– Following an 18-day pause due to the holiday break and roster issues because of COVID-19, Ohio (6-4, 0-1 MAC) fell in its Mid-American Conference opener to Northern Illinois (4-7, 1-2 MAC) by a final score of 71-68. “I thought the effort was there,” Ohio head coach Bob Boldon said.  “Obviously, the… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas (5) prepares to shoot a three-point shot against Andrew Garcia (4) in the Bobcats' game against Kent State on Jan. 7, 2021 at the Convocation Center.

Ohio Men’s Basketball picks up seventh straight victory

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio men’s basketball team kept its undefeated home record alive Friday with an 80-72 victory over MAC rival Kent State.  The win gives the Bobcats (12-0, 3-0 MAC) their seventh victory in a row. “I thought our guys got off to a great start and maintained the lead throughout the… Read More

A drive through COVID testing site in Columbus.

Ohio’s top doctor says an ‘Omicron Tsunami’ is hitting the state right now

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said the record-high number of cases right now is driving record-high hospitalizations. He uses the word, “tsunami” when describing this surge, driven by the omicron variant. “Our state is experiencing the highest number of COVID-19 driven in-patient hospitalizations, ICU admissions and… Read More

"No COVID TESTS" sign in parking lot of Powell Library

It’s still hard to find rapid COVID test kits at Ohio’s libraries

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio continues to see some of the highest COVID case rates during this pandemic. Most of Ohio’s libraries have been without COVID tests since before Christmas, as those test kits have been in short supply. The Ohio Library Council’s Michelle Francis said she’s unsure when libraries will get more… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

97 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 9,573 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 97 additional cases were reported Friday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 7, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 44 people 20-29, 16 people 30-39, 11 people 0-19, eight people… Read More

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters supporting President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington.

One year later, Ohio arrests tied to Jan. 6 remain mostly unresolved

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CLEVELAND (ideastream) — One year after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, 35 people allegedly involved in the riot have been arrested in Ohio so far. A total of more than 700 people have been charged for their role in the violent protest and breaching of building while Congress was certifying the results… Read More