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Coronavirus

Ohio House Republicans debut new anti-vaccine mandate bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public and private sector employees could seek exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines in three general areas, including an ability to demonstrate the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, under a newly introduced Republican bill in the Ohio House. The bill ...

Biden, McConnell get COVID-19 booster shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy-eight-year-old Joe Biden and 79-year-old Mitch McConnell got their booster shots Monday, the Democratic president and the Republican Senate leader urging Americans across the political spectrum to get vaccinated or plus up with boosters when eligible for the extra ...

Monroe County COVID cases increase

WOODSFIELD — COVID-19 cases have more than doubled in the past month in Monroe County with a high percentage of cases being among the younger population. The Monroe County Health Department recently released a graph depicting the number of COVID-19 cases in the county by month and the ...

DeWine offers new incentive for young people

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans ages 12-25 who receive the coronavirus vaccine can enter a new lottery making them eligible for five $100,000 college scholarships and 50 $10,000 scholarships, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday in his latest effort to boost number of people vaccinated against ...

Ready to get COVID vaccinated? Here’s where to get it done

MARTINS FERRY — Perhaps you were on the fence before about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but now after learning more about it and seeing more people get sick from its variants you have changed your mind. The next step is actually getting it and there are plenty of places to do so. Most ...

President Biden doubles U.S. global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year. The stepped-up U.S. commitment marks the ...