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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio University Faculty Senate has delivered a vote of no confidence in two key executive administrators and is now pushing to take matters into their own hands, including a public protest. On the heels of the Ohio University American Association of University Professor’s (OU-AAUP) petition, the majority of faculty senate… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine is calling on a $775 million budget reduction over the next two months, as the coronavirus pandemic takes a “profound” impact on the state’s economy. Medicaid and education are the top items on the chopping block. DeWine proposed reducing Medicaid spending by $210 million, K-12 foundation payment by $300… Read More
Colleges have been careful to leave the door open on their plans for the fall semester. Most experts say it will be anything but normal. Here’s a sampling of how it could look.
Some 53,000 of the Social Security Administration’s employees are working from home. And the agency’s backlog of pending cases has fallen by 11% since March 23.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The rhetorical war between the U.S. and China is growing more aggressive by the day. Now, the Trump White House is boosting a theory that the novel coronavirus was accidentally released from a lab in China’s Wuhan, where the outbreak began. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to Antony Blinken, senior foreign policy… 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. Brian Koscho lives in Athens with his wife Sherri, their cat Maggie,… Read More
WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — Underground coal miners start their shifts getting changed in closely packed changing rooms. They ride rail cars to their worksite, shoulder-to-shoulder, sometimes for more than an hour. And once they’re underground, ventilation designed to tamp down coal dust blows air through the mine. All that makes a coal mine the kind… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — City officials in West Virginia say city employees will get a one-time extra payment for continuing to work with the public during the coronavirus pandemic. Huntington City Mayor Steve Williams said Monday that $900 will be awarded members of unions representing city police, firefighters, and administrative employees who did not work… Read More
Employees raised funds to purchase meals for May 1 event ATHENS, OH – When WOUB scheduled its sponsorship of the May 1 Good Works Friday Night Life event back in February, WOUB employees were excited to take part and help support those in need. “Good Works aims to create and sustain a community of hope… Read More