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An American Student Riding Out COVID-19 Abroad

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio– On March 12, President Donald Trump announced the suspension of travel from the U.S. to Europe. The announcement caused Americans abroad to rush home, but some citizens decided to stay overseas. Hillsdale College student Madi Vandegrift is one of those Americans who chose to stay.  When Vandegrift left the United States for… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily press conference on coronavirus on March 22, 2020.

National Guard to Help at Elkton Federal Prison as Inmate Cases Rise

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Nearly 40 individuals in Ohio’s prison system have tested positive for COVID-19. Ten of them are inmates — five at Marion Correctional Institution and five at Pickaway Correctional Institution — and 27 are employees. Most of the employees are from Marion. Gov. Mike DeWine said the state’s only federal prison, Elkton… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director

Ohioans Advised To Wear Homemade Masks During Pandemic

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Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio’s top health leader say Ohioans should to wear homemade and non-medical grade masks when they go out in public.But wearing a mask doesn’t mean you can’t get coronavirus. Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says masks can be made simply using any fabric, but they have limitations. “It isn’t going… Read More

The cast in rehearsal for “Coal Country.”

Coal Country: Can a Play About a Mine Disaster Help Bridge a National Divide?

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The actors deliver their lines from a sparse stage — just a few benches around them and 29 modest lights above. For the most part they speak directly to the audience, sharing memories of the lives of husbands, sons, fathers and nephews, some of the 29 men who died on April 5, 2010, when an… Read More

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Tantrum Theater Announces ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’ for 2020-2021 Season


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OHIO’s Tantrum Theater announces the production of alumnus’ Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 as part of an exciting 2020-21 season ATHENS, Ohio (April 6, 2020) – Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater, the professional theater connected to the School of Theater in the College of Fine Arts, will stage Ohio University alumnus… Read More

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Watch Our Town: Jackson on YouTube


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Documentaries will be released each Friday at 8 p.m.    ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media continues its YouTube release of locally-produced documentaries this week, as Ohioans are staying at home and following the directive of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Doctor Amy Acton to fight the spread of COVID-19…. Read More

Another Epidemic: Youth Vaping on the Rise

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Teen vaping is reaching epidemic proportions, with nearly 40 percent of 12th graders reporting use of a vaping device in the past year, and more than 20 percent reporting vaping in the past month. According to the manufacturer, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes, so why… Read More