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A bus tour is currently in the process of visiting more than 100 communities in Ohio with the goal of ending discrimination towards those with mental illness and the first stop was made in Athens this week. The National Alliance on Mental Illness bus (dubbed the NAMImobile) parked in front of The Athens Messenger Tuesday… Read More
The OU Board of Trustees is discussing a "personnel matter" this weekend, southwest Ohio gamblers are spending more in-state than in Indiana and President Obama is relieving student debt. WOUB's Kaitor Kposowa reports. WOUB Now is a short daily video segment to get you caught up on the day's big stories.
The terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls almost a month ago. Foreign aid is now arriving. The world's biggest news organizations have provided hundreds of stories to paint a full picture of what's happening in Nigeria and how the world is responding to the abductions and fallout. WOUB's Julia Rabe reports.
As part of it work to carry out Ora Anderson’s vision of preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of this region, the Ora E. Anderson Conservation Fund has awarded two grants totaling over $6,700 for conservation efforts taking place in Athens County. The Raccoon Creek Partnership received a $4,400 grant to support its mission of… Read More
A fracking tax proposal is halfway through the Ohio legislature. But it may be headed for trouble. The bill puts a 2.5 percent severance tax on gross receipts on shale wells that are horizontally fractured, and allows drillers to deduct the commercial activity tax they pay from the severance tax they owe. It’s estimated that… Read More
Changes caused by the resignation of the former director of the Athens County branch of the Ohio Public Defender's Office will affect the already heavy caseload the office says it has. Glenn Jones filed his resignation with the office on Friday, according to current director Herman Carson. Jones had been serving as director until Carson's… Read More
The House is holding hearings on a bill that would freeze Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable standards. These are benchmarks and policies requiring utilities to find ways of cutting back on energy use. Advanced energy companies say these standards play a vital role in developing Ohio’s emerging efficiency industry. The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, which… Read More
Driving up to Coolville Elementary School one of the first things you notice are the flower beds with fresh mulch and a the absence of weeds. Participants in the Girl Power after-school program had planted seeds in the classroom a few weeks ago and after watching the seeds grow, planted those along with other plants… Read More
A company studying the feasibility of building an ethane cracker plant in Wood County applied for two state permits. The Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC is seeking an air quality permit and a permit to evaluate the site of the proposed plant under the state's Voluntary Remediation Program. Company spokeswoman Denise Cruz says permitting is… Read More
Marshall University is beginning a new residency program that aims to expand psychiatric care in the region. The Huntington school is set to announce the initial accreditation for the program on Thursday. Officials say the program will train up to 16 physicians in the field of psychiatry. The residents will train at seven area facilities,… Read More