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Local police officer awarded Medal of Valor by President Biden

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WASHINGTON, DC (WOUB) – A Southeast Ohio man was awarded the Medal of Valor by President Joe Biden for the 2021 rescue of a man who had fallen into a frozen lake.  Officer Dalton Rushing, originally of Glouster, was honored at the White House on Monday alongside 14 other recipients. The Medal of Valor is… Read More

President Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House earlier this month.

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion in aid for Ukraine as war drags on


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration is asking Congress for $33 billion in funding to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than double the $14 billion in support authorized so far, senior administration officials told reporters in a briefing Thursday morning ahead of President Biden’s remarks on the additional assistance. The money… Read More

President Biden speaks about Ukraine at the White House Tuesday.

Biden says Russia’s military moves are the beginning of an invasion of Ukraine

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Updated February 22, 2022 at 3:26 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Russia’s decision to order troops into parts of eastern Ukraine is “the beginning of a Russian invasion,” President Biden said Tuesday as he announced a new set of sweeping sanctions targeting Russia’s ability to do business with the West. The moves by Russia… Read More

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Biden’s new winter COVID plan will reimburse you for at-home tests

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Updated December 2, 2021 at 2:56 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden announced Thursday that private health insurance plans will soon reimburse people who buy over-the-counter, at-home rapid tests for the coronavirus — one of a series of steps the White House is planning in order to encourage better detection and prevention of… Read More

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The White House is tapping oil reserves to try to bring down high gas prices

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Updated November 23, 2021 at 3:35 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The United States plans to draw 50 million barrels of oil from its emergency oil reserves in coming months, a widely anticipated step aimed at trying to take the edge off high gas prices that have been hurting consumers at the pump —… Read More

Governor Mike DeWine and Fran DeWine visit Heritage Hall College of Medicine on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Athens, OH. DeWine toured the facility and watched as three OU students were given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and then spoke to the media about the vaccination efforts and supply in Ohio. "Our way to get back to normal is the vaccine, it's the only way to get back."

DeWine Calls Biden’s Vaccine Mandate A ‘Mistake’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) said President Joe Biden’s move to mandate vaccinations at businesses is a mistake saying a federal requirement is not the right approach. Biden announced businesses with more than 100 workers must require COVID vaccinations or regular testing of staff. DeWine has been touting the effectiveness… Read More

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The Senate Approves The $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill In A Historic Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Senate voted 69-30 Tuesday to approve a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, a historic piece of legislation that could reshape American lives for decades. The measure fulfills a call from President Biden for the two major parties to work together to deliver one of his top priorities, but it faces an… Read More