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Marietta Leading Ohio In Rate Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WOSU) — Health officials are sending an urgent message in southern Ohio’s Washington County as COVID-19 patients overwhelm area hospitals. “We’re drowning in positivity,” said director of nursing at the Washington County Health Department, Angie Rarey. Rarey said children are leading the latest COVID-19 cases at Marietta Memorial Health System’s three hospitals in… Read More

Health Experts Urge COVID-19 Caution For Unvaccinated People This Fourth Of July

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – People in the region are getting ready for the Fourth of July as the nation falls short of President Biden’s 70% vaccination goal. Michelle Barnhart, a resident of Syracuse, Ohio, said she’ll be marching down the street in Racine, Ohio, this Fourth of July, and afterward going to a barbeque. Even… Read More

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Two Belpre Council Members Hold Off Challengers In Republican Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Two Belpre City Council incumbents defeated their challengers Tuesday in the Republican primary. Council President Larry Martin captured 270 votes, or 55.33 percent. His opponent, Donna Miller, drew 218 votes, or 44.67 percent. Council Member At Large David Ferguson held off his opponent, John Ruth, with 331 votes, or 56.10 percent,… Read More

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Unofficial 2020 Primary Results for Washington County

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WOUB) — Washington County will have two new commissioners next year after a little more that 27 percent of registered voters in the county cast ballots in Ohio’s extended Primary election. Incumbent Republican County Commissioner David White was defeated by challenger James Booth, 3,966-3,076, according to unofficial final results. Booth will run in November… Read More

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Workers, Community Members Want Local Labor for Warren Local Schools Project

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VINCENT, Ohio (WOUB) — Workers and community members rallied at Warren Local Schools Thursday to express concern with out-of-state workers being hired in a major project. In 2017, community members approved a bond issue and permanent improvement levy to help fund construction and renovations in the district. In a statement, Warren Local Schools said local… Read More