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THIS WEEK NEWS
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio’s “stay-at-home” order has been extended until May 1 because of the ongoing coronavirus threat, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. The order, which directs Ohioans to remain in their residences most of the time, was initially issued on March 22 through April 6.
Ohio Wesleyan University announced this week that it is canceling a planned 3% tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing dramatic financial challenges for some of our students and families, and we want to support them in this uncertain time,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D.
“We believe canceling next year’s tuition increase will help students continue their educations in the fall and persist to graduation,” Jones said. “The world will need their knowledge and leadership more than ever when we emerge from this challenging time.” More…
Delaware-based Greif, Inc., a global leader and industrial packaging solutions provider, announced today that it has completed its previously announced divestiture of the Consumer Packaging Group (“CPG”) business for $85 million in cash to Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK). More…
Ohio Wesleyan senior goalkeeper J.P. Baughman (Westerville/Columbus St. Francis DeSales) was officially named the NCAA Division III statistical champion for goals-against average for the 2019 men’s soccer season. He allowed 8 goals in 1623 minutes over 19 games for a goals-against average of 0.44.
The Ohio Department of Health gets daily updates on the total number of beds and ventilators that could be available for COVID-19 patients at hospitals throughout the state. But so far the agency hasn’t provided any hospital-by-hospital breakdown, and the agencies that collect capacity information on their behalf have also declined to release their assessments.
The result: Ohioans don’t know how many beds and respirators are available where they live. Timely and meaningful knowledge could benefit Ohioans from a health perspective, while also helping them understand the range of public policy issues surrounding the crisis. More…
Construction workers are exempt from work restrictions because many work alone or in outdoor, isolated spaces. And developments like the 2,100 home Evans Farm project in Delaware County say work continues to surge. The Building Industry Association of Ohio says work will keep going, as long as materials from overseas continue to arrive.
(DELAWARE, Ohio)- Delaware County prosecutors, judges, and deputies are working to keep coronavirus from running rampant through the county jail. The best strategy is to reduce the population of the jail and that includes moving some cases faster to get inmates out of jail.
April 1 is known as “Census Day,” as it is the official reference date used for the US Census, conducted every ten years since 1790.
This year’s version will be different for a couple of important reasons.
First, this is the first federal census which has included the ability for residents to self respond not only via the mail, but also by phone and online. The form is also available in a total of 12 languages for the first time. More…
by Ruth Conniff and Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
All in all, 2019 was a terrible year for farmers across the Midwest and so far 2020 doesn’t look much better.
Bad weather, trade wars and low prices due to oversupply all contributed to the grim economic news, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc with export markets. More…
The battle against polio, the Red Scare, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, and the birth of rock ’n’ roll.
Ohio Wesleyan University history professor Michael Flamm, Ph.D., covers these memorable moments and more in “How 1954 Changed History,” a new audio course recorded for “The Great Courses Series” from Amazon and Audible Originals.
“The goal was to show how 1954 was one of the most important years in modern U.S. history and present fascinating human stories with historical ramifications,” said Flamm, who joined the OWU faculty in 1998. “In 10 short episodes, you can relive some truly dramatic historical moments.” More…