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U.S. Navy Band Headed to Athens April 6

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Tomorrow night, the internationally acclaimed U.S. Navy Band will bring their diverse performance repertoire to Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Andy Trachsel, the Ohio University School of Music’s Director of Bands, said that the Athens performance sprung from his relationship with a member of the U.S. Navy Band dating back to his graduate school… Read More

Addiction Researchers Eager for $20M Infusion Eyed by Kasich

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio researchers in drug abuse and addiction say they’re impressed and energized by Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to infuse $20 million into scientific breakthroughs that could help solve the national opioid crisis. During Tuesday’s State of the State speech, the Republican governor sought to liken such treatments and technologies to past… Read More

OU’s International Week To Be held April 9-16


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Ohio University’s International Week will be held April 9-16 and will feature a wide range of cultural events, dynamic speakers and the always-popular International Street Fair. One of the highlights of this year’s International Week will be the Keynote Speech, “Life Without Basketball,” by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, the founder of Muslim Girls Hoop Too. The Keynote… Read More

Wesley Lowery Named 2017 OU Commencement Speaker


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Ohio University has announced that National Correspondent for The Washington Post Wesley Lowery will serve as its 2017 Undergraduate Commencement speaker. Mr. Lowery will speak at the morning and afternoon ceremonies. “In his relatively short career, Wesley Lowery has already accomplished a great deal, namely earning a reputation for excellence in reporting during his award-winning… Read More

LancasterChorale April 29-30 Concerts Express ‘The Heart’s Passion’


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LancasterChorale, Central Ohio’s premier professional chamber choir, will bring its 2016-17 season to a close with performances of “The Heart’s Passion: Songs of Longing, Love, and Loss” on Saturday, April 29 in Worthington and Sunday, April 30 in Lancaster. The concerts will feature Brahms’ fiery and lyric Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), and Edward Elgar’s charming remembrance… Read More

Athens County Commissioners Fear Trump Budget Cuts

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President Donald Trump is proposing to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program from his 2017 federal budget proposal. This federal program has provided federal funding to counties with financial needs since 1974. The possible loss of the funding has community leaders worried about how they will fund projects in Athens County without the $135,000 they receive from the… Read More

WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast Explores Convergence of Race, Media & Politics


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WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast, hosted by Tom Hodson, embarks on a three-part weekly series examining issues surrounding race, media and politics and the interrelationships between the three topics. Over the next three weeks, Spectrum will talk with an academic, a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, and a documentarian/reporter/editor about portrayals of African Americans by the media and the… Read More

Danco Takes Over Bluegrass Music Center Work

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – An Evansville, Illinois construction company has been replaced as the general contractor for the International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro. Media outlets report that construction on the $15.3 million project idled for three months after the bankruptcy of Peyronnin Construction Co., but started up again Tuesday under Danco Construction Co. Owensboro… Read More