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VIDEO: WOUB NewsWrap – 5/23/13


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Two men from Athens County are helping victims of the recent deadly Oklahoma tornado. Carpet One sales associate, Eric Lucas and his friend Robert Jeffers have been collecting donations since Tuesday. "People have been dropping off supplies," Eric Lucas said.  "dog food, cat food, things like I wouldn't even thought about, baby formula, soap, and… Read More

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Democrats Proposing Changes To JobsOhio

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Democrats in the Ohio House are proposing a series of reforms they say will make Gov. John Kasich's private nonprofit job-creation office, JobsOhio, more accountable to the public. Legislation detailed Thursday would subject JobsOhio to state ethics and public records standards applied to traditional state government agencies, open the agency to public audits and state… Read More

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Speedy Delivery: A Chat With Mr. McFeely


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, hosts Carolyn Lewis and Sara Lorenz talk with David Newell, aka Mr. McFeely, of the classic PBS series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In town to attend the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Newell talked with Lewis and Lorenz about the early days of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, how… Read More

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A Talk with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

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Jeff Tweedy is a busy man. Besides being an in-demand record producer and a music fest organizer, the Wilco front man is hitting the road this summer with his band, which is scheduled to play the Nelsonville Music Festival on June 1. WOUB talked with Tweedy about his summer plans, his recent studio work and how fans can request a song to be played at NMF.

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Financial Pressures May Force Wellspring Retreat to Sell Lodge

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A rural A-frame lodge just outside Albany, Ohio has hosted more than 1,000 residential clients since it opened its doors as the Wellspring cult-deprogramming retreat in 1986.  Now financial pressures may force Wellspring’s board to abandon the bucolic setting for a more convenient, less-expensive location in Athens. “We’re just looking at options for the future… Read More

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Athens County Prosecutor Says Missing Records Went To Landfill

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Records belonging to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office are missing, and County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says he believes he knows what happened to them — they were taken to the dump when the sheriff’s office was getting rid of other records. Sheriff Patrick Kelly acknowledges that some records belonging to the sheriff’s office were taken… Read More

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Morning Update For May 23

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A new medical facility will be built in Meigs County. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted plans to release findings on voter fraud from the 2012 election. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia extends support to tornado victims. More in your morning update.

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Chemical Spill At City Pool Closes Road


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A road was closed yesterday after a chemical spill was discovered at the Logan City Pool. The Logan Daily News reports Keynes Drive was shut down after a 55-gallon drum filled with muriatic acid, which is typically used as a cleaning agent, was accidentally placed on a nail that punctured the drum and led to… Read More