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VINTON COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — In Vinton County there are 8,307 registered voters, the majority (5,069) of which are listed as nonpartisan. There were no issues to be decided in this election so that left the ballots to those who chose a party. Of the 2,148 Republicans registered in the county, 1,456 voted; 633 of… Read More
MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — 4,609 Meigs County residents cast votes in the virus-extended primary. Republican Shannon Miller unseated county commissioner Randy Smith, with 2079 votes to Smith’s 1,517. In the second commissioner’s race, Gary Coleman’s 1,197 votes lost to incumbent Jimmy Will’s 2,351 votes. Four different Republicans ran for the county recorder’s office once… Read More
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — The unofficial results in the primary that was supposed to decided on March 17, 2020, but was extended to April 28, ended with only 26% of the registered voters in Lawrence County casting their votes. There were two different county commissioner races: Colton Copley defeated his fellow Republican Brian Pinkerman… Read More
GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — By the close of Ohio’s virus-extended Primary Election Night, 5,821 votes were cast in Gallia County. The two county commissioner seats and the sheriff’s race were contested for Republican voters. For the commissioner term that begins January 2, 2021, Q. Jay Stapleton defeated Brent Saunders 2,630 to 1,888. Stapleton will… Read More
Special education advocates are relieved that the federal law that guarantees a free public education to students with disabilities will remain.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Today is the last day to cast a ballot in Ohio’s 2020 presidential primary. In person voting on March 17 was postponed and absentee voting was extended. This election, like many things these days, is unprecedented. Ohio voters who didn’t cast ballots before March 17th were instructed to vote by mail. But Mike Brickner with All… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Wearing masks or facial coverings won’t be mandatory when retail businesses reopen in May, Gov. Mike DeWine announced, marking a quick reversal from the state’s previous guidelines. DeWine originally announced Monday that face masks would be required for all consumers and employees in businesses that choose to reopen. But the next day, DeWine… Read More
Weeks into the social distancing driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, some states are beginning to lift restrictions — while others are extending them. How do business owners and customers feel about the decision to reopen? NewsHour’s John Yang talks to Bill Nigut of Georgia Public Broadcasting and Anna Rau of Montana PBS about what they… Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global free-for-all for manufacturing protective equipment, especially face masks. Now factories that once produced curtains or other items are churning them out.
An effort by China to express solidarity with an Asian neighbor that is also battling the deadly coronavirus pandemic has not gone exactly to plan. Last week, the Chinese Embassy in Manila posted a music video titled Iisang Dagat, or “One Sea” in Tagalog, the language commonly spoken in the Philippines. The reference is to the South China… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Dine-in service at Ohio’s restaurants is not among the business that will resume in a few days. Restaurants are asking Gov. Mike DeWine to allow them to open mid-May. The Ohio Restaurant Association’s Homa Moheimeni wants DeWine to announce now that he will allow restaurants to reopen for dine-in service… Read More
Riddle has worked at WOUB for 20 years ATHENS, OH – While many people are socially distancing and working from home to slow the spread of COVID-19, WOUB FM Morning Edition Host Chris Riddle has become a voice they depend on hearing each morning. “I hope that the people who are listening feel like they… Read More
New Documentary Explores Life and Presidency of George W. Bush American Experience explores the fascinating life and tumultuous presidency of George W. Bush in a new two-part biography of the 43rd U.S. president. The documentary features insights from historians, journalists and members of the president’s inner circle, including chiefs of staff Andy Card and… Read More