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A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Most BMV Locations, All Barber Shops And Salons To Close

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio is shutting down most Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations effective Wednesday night, while instructing law enforcement to stop issuing tickets for expired driver’s licenses. At his daily coronavirus press conference Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine also announced the state is issuing public health orders to close all barber shops, salons, spas… Read More

Athens County Food Pantry workers preparing food for clients at the Route 13 location in March 2020.

Athens Co. Food Pantry Still Serving Families at Rt. 13 Location

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens County Food Pantry has served almost 300 families through March 17, and will continue to provide food for families in need. The ACFP sent out a press release Wednesday, clarifying its food box program is still available even though the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services closed… Read More

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Some Utility Providers Suspend Service Shutoff for Non-Payment During Coronavirus Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Several utility providers have temporarily stopped shutting off service for customers who are behind on their payments. On March 12, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recommended that all public utility providers under its jurisdiction “to review their service disconnection policies, practices, and tariff provisions and to promptly seek any… Read More

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Ohio PBS Stations Put Together YouTube Playlist for Teachers


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Videos provide “How To” Guides for Virtual Instruction   ATHENS, OH – Teachers in southeast Ohio and around the state now have some additional resources to help adjust to online and remote instruction in these unprecedented times due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). WOUB’s Learning Lab is working with the educational technology services… Read More

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Athens Transportation Methods Modified Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Public transportation in Athens has been modified in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The regular CATS student transport service was suspended after students were advised not to return to Ohio University’s campus after instruction moved to remote learning through the end of the spring semester, “OHIO Transportation and Parking Services’… Read More

Fall 2019 Commencement at Ohio University

Ohio University Postpones Spring Commencement and All Regional Campus Graduation Activities

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has decided to postpone Spring 2020 Commencement and all graduation activities on all regional campuses. According to an email OU President Duane Nellis sent Wednesday morning, the university is making the decision “in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” The recommendations updated Monday… Read More

WOUB Lends Helping Hands at Meigs County Food Distribution


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Need great during this unprecedented public health emergency POMEROY, OH – With the increase in need emerging as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, several employees from WOUB Public Media volunteered yesterday morning (Tuesday) with Indivisible Appalachia Ohio and the Southeast Ohio Foodbank to distribute food to income eligible families who are at or below… Read More