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Coronavirus

BREAKING CDC: Time to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press A U.S. health panel says it's time to resume use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, despite a very rare risk of blood clots. Out of nearly 8 million people vaccinated before the U.S. suspended J&J's shot, health officials ...

J&J COVID-19 vaccine application paused

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud and Ohio Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff are advising all Ohio vaccine providers to temporarily pause using the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. The announcement is in response to ...

Local health departments under the weather

As the nation kicked off National Public Health Week, turmoil and change has continued in local administrations. ¯ Marietta-Belpre Health Department Concerns about the joint health department encompassing both of Washington County’s cities have residents and other health workers ...

Check-In: Drug Court optimistic for future work

With the lifting of some restrictions due to COVID-19, Compass Drug Court officials are hopeful they will see some semblance of normal soon. “We’re doing well and chugging along and hopefully we’ll get back in person,” said Washington County Common Pleas Judge Mark Kerenyi, who ...

Marietta Aquatic Center set to open May 29

By Michele Newbanks Staff Reporter Local residents sweltered in the hot summer sun last year, but with the easing of some pandemic restrictions, families will have a place to cool off starting May 29 at the Marietta Aquatic Center. But between now and then, a lot of work will be done to ...

County Home prepares for changes

Plans are already underway for changes at the Washington County Home under the guidance of the new director, Deanna Green. Fiscal and administrative work for the home will soon be handled by Washington County Job and Family Services. Flite Freimann, JFS director, said any discussion on the ...