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Counties say declining tax revenues are hitting their budgets hard so they need federal money to keep fighting the virus and providing other essential services.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state is preparing to release the new unemployment numbers Thursday as the agency that processes jobless claims continues to experience challenges. But leaders say a new round of improvements is coming. People trying to file for unemployment say they’re experiencing long wait times, having trouble filing their claims… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – As students continue to transition into online learning, Athens City School District (ACSD) has spent $96,000 on mobile hotspots to make that transition happen. Superintendent Tom Gibbs said the major chunk of the total expense on mobile hotspots came from federal funding. “It’s about $96,000 in expense, and about $80000 of… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens businesses and citizens are combining their resources and talents to supply protective masks for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that all Americans wear masks when they are out in public. Healthcare workers and people at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 need medical-grade masks, but… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — More coronavirus testing and more protective masks will soon be available statewide as Ohio officials work to continue flattening Ohio’s COVID-19 curve. At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine also announced further steps towards easing the essential businesses order. Dozens of confirmed COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the state… Read More
ATHENS, OH — There is no choice but to adapt. “We just have to learn how to overcome this obstacle, not as just athletes but as human beings just in general. We will be faced with obstacles in life so we just have to learn to overcome them,” former Ohio Bobcat safety Javon Hagan said…. Read More
The easing of shutdowns is a hot topic, as economic output is now stalled in many countries – including the U.S. But ending a shutdown too soon could backfire, the World Health Organization says.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state has filed a lawsuit against a Cleveland-area man for hoarding personal protective equipment that is sorely needed by health care workers fighting coronavirus. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says Mario Salwan and some others sold N95 respirator masks on eBay for nearly 18 times the retail price…. Read More
Not that long ago, it was not abnormal to be in a music venue with well over 100 other people attending the same show. Although even the concept might seem a little disquieting now, images from those times are comforting and serve as a reminder that someday we will be able to gather to enjoy… Read More
Although gathering for live music will be impossible for a little while, WOUB Culture is trying to keep the groove alive by asking members of the regional music scene about the music they have been relying on to get through these strange times. Cutler Station makes Appalachian powerpop in the winding, rural backroads of Vincent,… Read More
In a time of great anxiety and unease, Ohio University has unveiled a creative way in which to connect with its community, far and wide: the OHIO Museum Complex Virtual Portal. WOUB Culture conducted a Q&A with Professor Nancy Stevens, of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and co-lead of the OHIO Museum Complex, about… Read More
American Experience The Man Who Tried to Feed the World Premieres Tuesday, April 21, 2020 on PBS New Documentary About Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize Winner Whose “Green Revolution” Transformed the World The Man Who Tried to Feed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist who won the 1970 Nobel… Read More
“UNDERSTANDING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC,” The program is a one-hour PBS documentary that traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America: • Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of… Read More