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There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it’s not clear how we’d do that.
BRIDGEPORT, Ohio (WOUB) — The mayor in the Village of Bridgeport has been suspended from office after alleged theft in office. A commission designated by the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday made the ruling against David W. Smith. Auditor of State Keith Faber had appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Smith, who was indicted on February… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Key Kentucky lawmakers say the legislature will be presented a one-year state spending plan. Lawmakers traditionally pass two-year budgets. Sen. Chris McDaniel on Tuesday called it a “fairly unprecedented move” caused by disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Steven Rudy says passing a one-year plan will enable lawmakers to meet their… Read More
PERRY CO., Ohio (WOUB) — Perry County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Health Commissioner Angela DeRolph made the announcement on Tuesday in a Facbook video. The patient is a 58-year-old woman who is now in isolation, according to DeRolph. She added the health department will reach out to anyone who has been in… Read More
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — The second positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Ross County. The Ross County Health District said there are now two positive cases in the county in a release sent out on Tuesday, March 31. According to data from the Ohio Department of Health, the second case involves a man in… Read More
Marietta’s extemporaneous psych-groove rockers Sadsquatch performed “Inside of You,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Wonderland,” and “About a Boy” in WOUB’s Radio A November 2019. Made up of Seth Anderson on vocals, Nate Shahan and Jimmy Woodward on guitar, Dan Lee on bass, and Jake Dunn on drums, Sadsquatch is a sonic amalgamation of a purposefully chaotic… Read More
Schools have been authorized to offer spring sport athletes whose schedule was shut down by the coronavirus an extra year of eligibility so they can play an extra season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio’s state auditor has awarded several local entities after reviewing their financial audit reports. Athens City School District was one of four districts in Ohio to receive the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. On his website, Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber explains this distinction is given to entities who… Read More
The ACLU of Ohio has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio claiming the new absentee voting extension is “cumbersome.” The Ohio House and Ohio Senate set the absentee voting deadline at April 28 through HB197. This sets the end date of the primary much earlier than the June 2 date… Read More
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state from using the coronavirus order that bans elective, non-essential surgeries to stop the six clinics in Ohio that offer surgical abortions from performing those procedures. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Barrett means for the next 14 days, Ohio officials cannot use the COVID19 order barring… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine has extended his order to close all Ohio K-12 schools from April 3 through May 1. And he’s hinting that another extension is possible. DeWine said he extended the order to give families a heads-up. “We want to take this kind of one chunk at a time, because we don’t know exactly where we’re… Read More
Butcher started at WOUB in 1994 ATHENS, OH – When WOUB changes its programming schedule to assist teachers and parents through the #LearnAtHome Initiative or bring viewers the latest information on the Coronavirus outbreak, WOUB Director of Program Services and Chief of Staff Joan Butcher is the one who updates the WOUB schedule and makes… Read More
Broken Places, Premiering Monday, April 6 on PBS New documentary from Peabody Award-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Roger Weisberg explores the devastating impact of childhood trauma and stories of remarkable resilience as part of PBS’s spring slate of health and wellness programming PBS presents Peabody Award-winning producer/director Roger Weisberg’s new documentary Broken Places,… Read More