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ATHENS, Ohio — Since Mid-American Conference play began back in the first week of January, the Bobcats have been searching for their “turning point”. They’ve twice blown sizeable halftime leads to MAC-leading Bowling Green, dropped a shootout to Akron, and lost in the final 20 seconds at Northern Illinois and Buffalo. Tuesday night, after all… Read More
219 people from 54 countries became US citizens in a ceremony at the Statehouse today. And they were pretty pleased about it. Sage Shahid, Maree Gavhed, Man Biswa and Augustine Ackah all became citizens today. They live in the 15-county area covered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office in Columbus. Secretary of… Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to start to prepare for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States.
TYLER COUNTY, W. Va. (WOUB) — A sheriff’s office in northern West Virginia says deputies found imitation candy laced with THC in the county. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office wrote Tuesday in a Facebook post that the imitation sweets resemble Nerds Rope candy. THC, a chemical compound found in marijuana, can be harmful to children if… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Health officials say the number of infant deaths in Ohio decreased overall from 2017 to 2018, including a substantial drop in deaths among black infants. But the Department of Health says deaths of black infants continue to disproportionately outpace those of white babies. The state recorded 938 infant deaths in 2018,… Read More
Loud cheers and pompous roars filled the Vinton County High School’s basketball court. Senior Night for the Vinton County Vikings was full of happy tears as star players Gavin Arbaugh and Lance Montgomery played their last game. “We’re gonna have to replace Gavin with a bunch of different guys,” said Vinton County Head Coach Matt… Read More
Aquabear Legion will host a noice show at Arts West (132 West State Street, Athens) on Sunday, March 1 starting at 4 p.m . An afternoon of experimental music with drone, noise, electronics, and all sorts of weird sounds including sets from: Dinner of Swords, Weedghost, David Colagiavanni, Robert McClure, Mark Franz, Guru Babies, Tommy… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Republicans are moving forward on a sweeping tax overhaul that could slash county government budgets, though it appears likely Democrats may derail the plan. The Senate voted 17-16 Monday to to pass a GOP proposal to cut taxes on manufacturers and personal vehicles while raising sales taxes and taxes… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is scheduled to meet this week with House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) in hopes of reaching a resolution on school vouchers. For weeks, the future of the EdChoice voucher program has been the topic of hot debate. DeWine wants to strike a compromise with the… Read More
Formed four years ago in Columbus on the campus of Ohio State University, Huntertones are a diverse group of American musicians who have excelled in their craft to the point that they were selected by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to represent American music to the rest… Read More
Japan rethought the bathroom. Why hasn’t America?
Performance is free and open to the public ATHENS, OH –The Sour Mash String Band has been tearing up the regional bluegrass scene for the past few years, and they make a return appearance for the March edition of WOUB’s Showdown. For nearly 40 years, WOUB’s Showdown has been bringing bluegrass musicians from around the… Read More