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Game On – Ohio Sports Can Resume

It's game on in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health issued an order that allowed competition to resume for all sports. This includes contact and non-contact sports. But don't expect Trojan athletes to take the field. COVID-19 has sidelined all events and practices. New Guidelines  There are some pretty strict...

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Mandatory Masks For Ohio Counties

Scioto County EMA Director Larry Mullins announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in Scioto County. This comes as Governor Mike DeWine issued a mandatory mask order for seven Ohio Counties.  We break down what's happening. Scioto County Numbers The seven new positive cases raised Scioto County's total to 48 total...

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Nominate Your Favorite Veteran

Know a veteran who deserves recognition for their service? Rio Grande College's Alumni Association wants to put the spotlight on a deserving Scioto County veteran. Each year, the group recognizes the Jim Marshall Veteran of the Year. Outstanding Contributions The Jim Marshall Veteran of the Year Award recognizes folks who...

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Goodbye TikTok?

TikTok banned? The United States is seriously considering banning all Chinese owned social media apps, including TikTok, suggesting it passes information to the Chinese government. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Americans should be cautious while using the product. China has denied all charges. Recently, India banned...

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West Virginia Mandates Masks

"What I am mandating today is I am signing an executive order that requires all West Virginians nine or above to wear a face-covering in all confined indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.” West Virginia Governor Jim Justice mandated masks in all public indoor spaces on Monday. "I...

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Ohio Extends Unemployment Benefits

If you're out of work due to COVID-19, you could be eligible for up to 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits.  Governor Mike DeWine announced the additional assistance today. Let's break down how it works: Who's Eligible? Out-of-work Ohioans who exhausted both the maximum 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits...

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Pandemic Lockdown Living

Pandemic Lockdown Living The world is reopening and I need to return to social norms and hygiene habits prior to COVID-19. Life after lockdown requires diligence to return to previous routines and schedules. First, I want to make a confession and come clean—soapy clean. Daily bathing during the shutdown didn’t...

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Apply Now For Controlled Hunting

Hundreds of controlled hunting opportunities are available on Ohio's public lands during this year's hunting season.  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife urged hunters to apply now. Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 31. Controlled hunts include opportunities for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, mourning doves, and...

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Unemployment Tripled Under Lockdown

Scioto County's unemployment rate tripled during Ohio's COVID-19 lockdown this spring. According to numbers supplied by the Scioto County Commissioners, the state-mandated economic shutdown cost our area a lot of jobs. The Boom Goes Bust Scioto County's employment picture was rosy in 2019 and early 2020. Some figures show the...

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Plan A Garden Party In Ohio

Plan A Garden Party In Ohio. According to news outlets, people are planting. Why? Humans want to become more self-sufficient because of the pandemic. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 coincided with the coronavirus outbreak, which may have factored into the seed-buying craze. Whatever the reasons, growing vegetables is a...

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COVID Causes Coin Shortage

COVID-19 has caused a temporary coin shortage. Some stores are asking customers to pay with credit, debit, or exact change only. One supermarket chain even stopped accepting cash at the self-checkout. There are two reasons for the shortage. Production of coins was halted by the U.S. Mint due to Coronavirus...

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