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Coronavirus

OU program to help distribute vaccines

Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs will distribute COVID-19 vaccines in southeast Ohio via its mobile clinics. OU announced the program Monday. The college will work with health departments in counties with the highest need for ...

Monroe County teachers receive vaccine

WOODSFIELD — More than 200 teachers and staff of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 last week. Linda Masters, administrator of the Monroe County Health Department, said multiple health department nurses traveled ...

Broughton community center plays host to vaccine clinic

Volunteers were at the heart of the clinic Monday at the Broughton’s community center on Ohio 821. First, an appointment for a time slot was confirmed in the parking lot driveway headed towards the community building. Early birds arriving for their appointment were asked to wait in ...

UPDATE: Marietta-Belpre Health Board has 60 days to replace health commissioner

The Marietta-Belpre Board of Health has 60 days to replace the Health Commissioner Anne Goon following an executive session of the joining city board today. The board approved the acceptance of Goon's resignation following an hour-long executive session that included both city law directors ...

Region ranks high in Ohio’s COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus positive caseloads, weather delays of vaccine clinics and multiple boards of health meetings have put public health back in the spotlight this week outside the confines of a January outbreak of the virus in the county jail. Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released an updated list of ...

COVID outbreak at jail prompts scrutiny

County jail safety was the topic of discussion both in Columbus and in Marietta on Tuesday. Protocols are under scrutiny at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office following an outbreak of coronavirus at the Washington County Jail at the close of January. Meanwhile, State Rep. Jay Edwards, ...