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COVID-19 In Fall 2023 And Ohio Commission Approves Four Gas Drilling Proposals, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, as fall arrives, COVID-19 numbers are starting to increase. Just this week, the state Department of Health and Human Resources released the latest numbers of COVID-related deaths, and they indicated 15 more people had died in just the last week.

Sherri Young, the interim secretary of the West Virginia Department of Human Resources, and incoming secretary for the Department of Health, spoke with Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, in this show, an Ohio commission this week approved four proposals to drill for natural gas and oil on some state-owned lands but delayed action on fracking in the state parks. The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant attended the meeting and has this report.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

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