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🔈#457SEO: Roads to Progress

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Mayor Steve Patterson joins the WOUB News Team first in this episode of #457SEO to talk about leading the seat of Athens County and how important infrastructure is to developing in southeast Ohio. The team also gets the chance to talk to one of Athens County’s interesting residents. Jan Grisinger has been an advocate for… Read More

A gavel on a set of scales

Condemned Killer Won’t Appeal Judge’s Ruling

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A lawyer for a condemned Ohio killer facing execution Wednesday says the inmate won’t appeal a judge’s ruling rejecting arguments that the state’s three-drug lethal injection process is unconstitutional. Federal Judge Michael Merz said Friday that inmate Gary Otte still hasn’t proved he would experience pain after being injected with midazolam, the… Read More

‘The Vietnam War’ Premieres Same Week as ‘Wall That Heals’ Visits Athens

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Over 58,000 Americans in uniform perished over the duration of the Vietnam War. The years of America’s involvement as a chief combatant in the conflict were some of the most divisive in the country’s history – drawing a variety of political and generational lines within the American public. September 17 will mark the premiere of… Read More

West Virginia on a map

State School Board Proposes Lowering Teacher Requirements

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Board of Education has proposed lowering some requirements to become a public school teacher. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Saturday that among the proposed changes are exempting education bachelor’s degree holders who meet minimum grade point averages from having to pass a basic knowledge test. Another change would be… Read More