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The bill that made some changes across state law related to coronavirus also set a new ending for the Ohio primary, after polling places were shut down just hours before election day. House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said one thing is clear – the primary wasn’t cancelled or postponed. “The primary has come and gone –… Read More
As new cases of coronavirus mount in the Ohio Valley, health officials are bracing for an onslaught of patients and what could be unprecedented demand for beds, medical staff and specialized equipment. Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have disproportionately high rates of people vulnerable to serious illness from COVID-19. But the region’s capacity to treat… Read More
Program to help teachers and parents with remote education ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media is part of a statewide PBS #LearnAtHome Initiative to help teachers, parents and students in southeast Ohio navigate this unprecedented time of remote educational instruction. “PBS has always been a quality resource that parents and educators rely on to assist… Read More
GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Local School District is providing internet access to students who do not have an internet connection at their home. John Hurd, superintendent at Trimble Local Schools, said the district purchased 12 Verizon Wireless hotspots for families in the district. Trimble began distributing the hotspots on Thursday, March 26. Hurd… Read More
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A resident of Muskingum County has been reported to be the first in the county to test positive for COVID-19. The Muskingum County Joint Unified Command Center announced the positive test belonged to a 48-year-old man resident of the county who had recently traveled out of state. He is now hospitalized. No… Read More
A record number of Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week as the coronavirus hammered the economy. It’s nearly five times the levels seen during the Great Recession.
Athens-based cerebral math rockers Inoculous performed “ADHD,” “Space Monkey,” “Entropy,” and “Alligator” during their session in WOUB’s Radio A in November 2019. Inoculous is made up of chief songwriter and guitarist Demetri Wolfe and drummer Jake Evans. The duo’s music is built on labyrinthine rhythmic structures that provide the base for kaleidoscopic, visceral guitar that… Read More
Congress has announced agreement on a $2 trillion economic relief package for the effects of COVID-19. Most households will get a relief check, and unemployment insurance has been greatly expanded.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The first positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Athens County. The Athens City-County Health Department said the person is currently in isolation at home in an announcement Thursday, March 26. The department is conducting case investigations with the patient’s close contacts. Health officials urged the importance of slowing the… Read More
State officials say they are putting every resource they have into ramping up Ohio’s unemployment compensation website. The site has been crashing due to the massive influx in requests. The unemployment compensation fund went from taking in a few thousand requests just two weeks ago to more than 150,000 requests in the last week. People around the… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City School District announced it has adjusted the delivery plan for students to receive the necessary technology for remote learning while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Superintendent Tom Gibbs, they are asking families to come to one of three locations for a drive-through Chromebook pickup… Read More
In a strong showing of unity, state lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill making a lot of changes in state law related to the response to coronavirus – but they stress that they’re only temporary. The package now goes on to Gov. Mike DeWine. Read highlights of the bill: Here are the highlights of the… Read More
ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media is partnering with the Southeast Ohio History Center to capture history in the making. It’s called the COVID-19 History project. “Amid the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak, the Southeast Ohio History Center started online collection of stories from the region of southeast Ohio and Appalachia, including oral histories, photographs, video recordings, diaries,… Read More
Continuing a discussion started in the last episode, here executive coach Bev Jones and guest host Tom Hodson continue talking about how to plan a portfolio career, as an alternative to retirement. Using Tom’s multi-faceted career as a hypothetical example, they talk through the creation of a mind map that charts out a career that… Read More
HOPE BOLDLY. Those are the first words you see when you visit the website of “Unseen,” a capacity-building nonprofit that accelerates the work of anti-trafficking organizations. In this week’s episode of The Kindness Podcast, I’m joined by Than Baardson, the CEO and Founder of Unseen, for an update on their work and some tips to… Read More