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No one can say whether the tough measures will help defeat coronavirus, But they’ve definitely changed daily life — and raised concerns.
WAVERLY, Ohio – A suspended Ohio sheriff has been indicted on multiple felony charges including a count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The Columbus Dispatch reports the grand jury charges filed Friday against suspended Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader update a series of charges filed against him last year. The 18 new… Read More
Lynn Estel Stanley was the kind of coal mine foreman who wanted to know if there was a safety problem, and would always be the one to go fix it himself. He was also the kind of miner who refused to slow down, even when his men told him he was overexerting himself. But when… Read More
Rumors and untruths are spreading online — from conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus to outlandish treatments.
The coalition pushing constitutional protections for voter rights is one step closer to circulating their petition for signatures and they’re pitching the potential ballot measure as something that can have widespread support. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R-Ohio) approved the petition language for the proposed “Secure and Fair Elections Amendment.” The ballot initiative would create automatic voter… Read More
The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years.
Passion Works is working with Bagel Street Deli to create materials for the business’s upcoming Pickle Fest. Artists at the nonprofit are creating pickle plushies and decorations. They are also creating a crown and award for the winner of the fest. Mallory Valentour, artist-in-residence and graphic designer at Passion Works, says Bagel Street Deli first… Read More
Tensions were high at Southeastern High School on this chilly Thursday night for playoff basketball. Three technical fouls and two fan ejections distracted from the physical play that was shown by both sides on the court. That style of play led to fouls, and they piled up very quickly on both sides. The Lady Vikings… Read More
WAVERLY, Ohio- Tonight, residents of Sardinia and Albany gathered in Waverly to witness not only a battle between two talented basketball programs, but a battle of families. The Alexander Lady Spartans (13-8) fell to the Eastern Brown Lady Warriors (22-2) in the Division Three District Semi-Finals 46-29, after an intense defensive battle. The father-daughter duo… Read More
Wednesday’s fiery 2020 Democratic debate came at a critical moment in the campaign, right before the Nevada caucuses and with early voting underway in a dozen states. Judy Woodruff talks to ABC News’ Matt Dowd, former chief strategist for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign, and Democratic campaign advisers Michael Meehan and Iam Sams about… Read More
More than 65 fire departments serving rural communities in the state are getting a funding boost from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The ODNR’s Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding of more than $410,000 to aid in projects that include investing in personal protection and fire suppression equipment, obtaining utility terrain vehicles… Read More
Many Americans plan to do the bulk of their retirement saving in their 50s. But what happens if you lose your job at that age instead? According to researchers, the situation is common, and laid-off older workers have a harder time finding a new job — especially one that pays their previous salary. PBS NewsHour… Read More
The U.S. has reached two major trade agreements with international partners in the past month, with the Trump administration pitching these deals as a way to ease the burden farmers have shouldered during the trade war with China. During the nearly two-year trade dispute, Ohio farmers have battled falling commodity prices and a struggling market…. Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) – Right now the roof connected to the third floor of Schoonover Center at Ohio University is empty. Small pieces of equipment sit out in the sun. The white cover is so glaring in the sun that professors have to shut their blinds – but not for long. By April, the roof will… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A proposed constitutional amendment would set 16-year limits on legislators serving in the Ohio House or Senate. Ohioans for Legislative Term Limits filed signatures and petition language with Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday. The group’s goal is to place the amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot. The organization wants to… Read More
Medication-assisted treatment is offered at only half the rehabilitation centers in Ohio. Health Recovery Services in Athens is one of the facilities that does. Three main medications are available in the MAT program. According to Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, the “medication allows [a person] to regain normal state of mind, free of drug-induced… Read More
Rebecca Montague says broadcast skills were vital to her success ATHENS, OH – The role of women in the workplace has changed significantly since Becky (Orosz) Montague graduated from Ohio University with a communication degree in 1969. But Montague says the skills she learned at WOUB when she was a college student helped her… Read More