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Open Metal Shop Hours


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Open shop class is a time for members who have gone through the metal shop orientation to come and work on their own projects with a metal shop instructor present. It is perfect for those who are not very familiar with the tools or have only used them during orientation. New members are strongly encouraged… Read More

Women learn how to weld

Ladies’ Intro to Welding


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This ladies-only class has the laid back feel of a girls’ night out. Participants are encouraged to learn from each other as well as the instructor. Participants will learn different MIG weld techniques and basic troubleshooting of common welding problems. Participants should wear close-toed shoes, denim pants, and long sleeves. Hair should be pulled back…. Read More

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

Ohio Now Releasing Daily Numbers on Coronavirus Testing in Prisons

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Seventeen people have been tested for coronavirus in five Ohio prisons – 13 results were negative and the rest are pending, and those inmates are in isolation. Those numbers come from a new daily update that the state is now providing on testing in prisons and youth facilities. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio… Read More

A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

Lawmakers Extend Primary Absentee Voting, But Not Date Of Primary

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The bill that made some changes across state law related to coronavirus also set a new ending for the Ohio primary, after polling places were shut down just hours before election day. House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said one thing is clear – the primary wasn’t cancelled or postponed. “The primary has come and gone –… Read More

Coronavirus

Muskingum County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A resident of Muskingum County has been reported to be the first in the county to test positive for COVID-19. The Muskingum County Joint Unified Command Center announced the positive test belonged to a 48-year-old man resident of the county who had recently traveled out of state. He is now hospitalized. No… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The first positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Athens County. The Athens City-County Health Department said the person is currently in isolation at home in an announcement Thursday, March 26. The department is conducting case investigations with the patient’s close contacts. Health officials urged the importance of slowing the… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Tech Team Working on Ohio Unemployment Website

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State officials say they are putting every resource they have into ramping up Ohio’s unemployment compensation website. The site has been crashing due to the massive influx in requests. The unemployment compensation fund went from taking in a few thousand requests just two weeks ago to more than 150,000 requests in the last week. People around the… Read More

West Elementary school in Athens

Athens City Schools Adjusts Remote Instruction Tech Delivery Plan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City School District announced it has adjusted the delivery plan for students to receive the necessary technology for remote learning while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Superintendent Tom Gibbs, they are asking families to come to one of three locations for a drive-through Chromebook pickup… Read More

Senators are spaced apart for session. They're dressed casually at the suggestion of leadership, which noted that business attire may not be laundered as often as casual clothing.

Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Major Package of Changes For Coronavirus

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In a strong showing of unity, state lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill making a lot of changes in state law related to the response to coronavirus – but they stress that they’re only temporary. The package now goes on to Gov. Mike DeWine. Read highlights of the bill: Here are the highlights of the… Read More

Coronavirus

Lawrence County Confirms First Positive COVID-19 Case

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOUB) — Health officials in Lawrence County confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The Lawrence County Health Department announced the result Wednesday in a statement. According to the statement, the person has not been hospitalized, did not have any recent travel history and hand no known exposure to a… Read More