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President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House

WATCH: Trump Addresses Nation After Novel Coronavirus Deemed Pandemic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickly unveiling a coronavirus aid package while President Donald Trump is considering a national disaster declaration and new travel advisories as Washington raced Wednesday to confront the outbreak that’s moving dramatically across the country and disrupting the daily lives of Americans. President Donald Trump is expected to address the nation… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Shoot Past Western Michigan in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Just 19 hours prior to the opening tip of the first game of the Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals, it was announced that fans would be barred from attendance due to concerns of the spread of Covid-19. The only people in the stands were to be immediate family. But, early in the third quarter,… Read More

Players react after an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game between Kansas and Ohio State Saturday, March 31, 2012, in New Orleans.

NCAA Basketball Tournaments Will Proceed Without Most Spectators

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NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Emmert says he made the decision to conduct both the men’s and women’s tournaments with only essential staff and limited family in attendance. The decision comes after the… Read More

Athens Health Commissioner Emphasizes Social Distancing, Hand-Washing to Stay Healthy

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County’s top health official says avoiding major public events and washing your hands properly are two important ways to prevent getting sick from flu or the novel coronavirus. Dr. James Gaskell, Health Commissioner at the Athens City-County Health Department, said he and his staff are paying close attention to the… Read More

A statue of John Marshall on the campus of Marshall University

2 W.Va. Universities Pushing Learning Online Over Coronavirus

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s two major universities are temporarily eliminating face-to-face instruction and extending their spring breaks as they continue to monitor the threat of the new coronavirus in a state with no confirmed cases. Marshall University in Huntington announced the move Wednesday, a day after West Virginia University in Morgantown disclosed the… Read More

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Alexander Local School District Cancels Classes Through March 29 as a Coronavirus Precaution

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — Alexander Local Schools will be closed to students from March 16-March 29 in response to three confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ohio. According to a release from the district, says the decision was made after a meeting yesterday with local superintenents and the Athens City-County Health Department. All 12-month employees are… Read More

Marietta College Moves to Online-Only Classes

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WOUB) — Marietta College has moved to online-only classes until further notice, after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendation that all colleges and universities suspend in-person instruction. Faculty will inform students on how to access online coursework. Bill Ruud, president of the college, said in a statement that campus will remain open. The Human… Read More

Our Town Gallipolis DVD cover photo

Our Town: Gallipolis Premiere Screening to be Rescheduled


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WOUB is following recommendations from the state and Ohio University ATHENS, OH – Following recommendations from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio University President Duane Nellis regarding the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), WOUB Public Media will be rescheduling the premiere screening of Our Town: Gallipolis originally scheduled for March 22 at Gallia Academy High School. Additional… Read More