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ATHENS, Ohio – One team defied the odds and had a breakthrough performance. That performance took them to the biggest stage of basketball in Southeast Ohio: The Convocation Center. The Federal Hocking Lancers can be defined as a sleeper team that did nothing short of dominate in the 2019-2020 season. That domination allowed them to… Read More
The Federal Reserve’s move was unusual, coming between regularly scheduled policy meetings. Officials also left open the possibility of further cuts if the economic damage gets worse.
The Ohio Department of Health is waiting on test results for a new possible case of coronavirus. Officials say the Ohioan under investigation exhibits symptoms of respiratory illness and either recently traveled to China or interacted with someone known to have COVID-19. So far, seven people under investigation in Ohio have tested negative for coronavirus…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio is underway. The proposal is called the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment. Backers of the measure submitted the initial petition and 1,000 signatures to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on Monday for review. Cleveland attorney Tom Haren represents a group wanting to legalize marijuana and… Read More
As the coronavirus spreads, people are being urged to prepare by stocking up on food and supplies, checking to see if they can work from home if schools and workplaces are shut down, and staying home if they’re sick. But these aren’t options for many people in Ohio. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt with the Ohio Association of… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting online applications from those interested in growing and processing hemp. Officials say the application window for the 2020 growing season opened Tuesday. The state Legislature legalized industrial hemp cultivation and CBD use and production last year in a bill Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed… Read More
WOUB’s Emily Votaw speaks to Ryan House, the winner of the 2020 Poetry Out Loud Semifinal competition, which was held at Stuart’s Opera House on January 31, 2020. House will compete in the state Poetry Out Loud competition on Friday, March 6.
The Ohio Ballot Board has voted to split a voter rights measure into four separate potential ballot issues. The amendment, which includes constitutionally protected early voting and automated voter registration, could now circulate as four different petitions. The Ohio Ballot Board, with a 3-2 majority Republican vote, decided to split the “Secure and Fair Elections… Read More
For the past 17 years, Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Studies has hosted an annual 48-hour Shootout competition wherein students are put to the test to create a film from start to finish during a weekend of collaboration, teamwork, and creativity. The Shootout, supervised by Andie Walla, a lecturer of video production, began… Read More
Listener pledges committed WOUB employees to work 44 hours ATHENS, OH – During WOUB Public Radio’s Winter Pledge Drive, listeners came through for the station and the local community by committing WOUB employees to 44 hours of volunteer work in our region. WOUB offered listeners the opportunity to choose the “Community Give Back” gift… Read More