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Ohio schools and parents will need to follow new requirements for reporting COVID-19 cases beginning September 8, Gov. Mike DeWine said at his coronavirus briefing on Thursday.

The Butler County General Health District (BCGHD) says the number of positive COVID-19 cases at Miami University continues to increase. The health department reports 125 positive cases have been reported since Aug. 17, and at least 100 tests were still pending as of Wednesday afternoon.

All Miami University student athletes who have returned to campus are quarantined.  The Butler County General Health District says any coaches and staff who were in contact with them are also quarantined. 

Professors’ unions at Wright State and Miami University are warning of problems to come when students return to campus this fall. 

More than a dozen chapters of the American Association of University Professors have signed an open letter to college administrators, warning of a potential “superspreader event” as campuses reopen.

Updated Tuesday, May 26, 3:00 p.m.

Cincinnati State says its students will do remote learning this fall with the exception of required labs and skills learning. A Tuesday news release says those students will be able to socially distance.

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At the top of the list for colleges and universities nationwide is keeping students safe and healthy in the midst of the coronavirus, but many parents are wondering if having their kids sent home will mean a refund for room and board.

Updated: March 18, 12:30 p.m.

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Tri-State, many local universities started out canceling in-person classes. Now, at least one is postponing its graduation ceremony. 

A former national president of the League of Women Voters and a popular satellite radio host are this year's recipients of the Freedom Summer of '64 Award from Miami University.

Two more possible case of coronavirus in Ohio came back negative this week. A third person is currently being tested.

Two Miami University students do not have the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Health Department confirmed Sunday night.

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Ohio State administrators say they’re restricting university-sponsored travel to China because of concerns about the coronavirus, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department.

Updated 3:15 p.m.

The Butler County Health Department says two Miami University students are being monitored for the coronavirus. The students had recently traveled to China.

Miami University plans to eliminate 40 staff jobs in July.

Miami University's board of trustees has adopted a new way for the school to honor and recognize three Freedom Summer civil rights workers who lost their lives in Mississippi in 1964.

Relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas are hampered by the sheer devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Entire communities are gone and roadways disappeared, making it difficult for responders to even know where to look or go.