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Speakman’s 42 Not Enough as Nelsonville-York Stuns the Vikings in OT

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In the closing seconds of overtime, Vinton County coach Matt Combs yelled his instructions at Jake Speakman. “Pick and pop! It’s either you or him!” Speakman gets the ball, his Vikings down three points with 8.2 seconds left to play. Speakman drives straight at the Nelsonville-York defense, as he’s done many times before in this… Read More

Changing Course: “Tiny House” Project Tackles Big Problems In Coal Country

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The sound of power tools blends with teenage chatter as students clamber around, under, and over a trailer bed that they’re busy turning into a home. They’re part of a project called “Building It Forward,” which has vocational classes building tiny houses as a way of gaining practical skills and new confidence. Just a few… Read More

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Bacterial Infection Kills 3 Dogs at Animal Kentucky Shelter

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A highly contagious bacterial infection has killed three dogs at an animal shelter in Kentucky and forced it to temporarily shut down. Lexington Humane Society spokeswoman Ashley Hammond tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that the dog died last week but necropsy results received Wednesday confirmed its death from Streptococcus zooepidemicus, or Strep… Read More

PBS Announces Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule


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– “Victoria” Returns in Season 2 on MASTERPIECE – – Other Highlights Include New Series WE’LL MEET AGAIN with Ann Curry and “Little Women” on MASTERPIECE – Tony Bennett, Jenna Coleman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Tom Hughes, Kelly Macdonald, Nas, Diana Rigg, Emily Watson and More Light Up the Screen on PBS Benjamin Bratt, Bill… Read More

GOP Tax Reform: What’s In It For Appalachia?

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In the early hours on Saturday, the Senate passed the GOP’s tax reform bill. The vote fell primarily along party lines, with all 48 Democrats voting against the bill, alongside the sole Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee. The final version of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was sent to Senate members only hours before the… Read More

Top Tunes ’17: Maeve Kroeger


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Who can believe it? Another year has come and gone, leaving but memories of records beloved past! This is an installment in an ongoing holiday season series for WOUB, in which some of the area’s favorite music nerds share what moved them, musically, in the year 2017.  Maeve Kroeger is finishing her last year of undergrad… Read More