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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An Ohio University employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the university said Friday. The employee was last on the Athens campus May 4 and is recovering at home, according to a university news release. They “practiced social distancing and had limited contact with individuals on campus.” The area in which the… Read More
Like most everything else, Radio Free Athens has been impacted by the current situation pertaining to COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has deemed a pandemic. Although you won’t get to hear your favorite DJs on the air for a while, we will be supplying faithful listeners with playlists in the meantime. Find them below!… Read More
The procedural move gives attorneys for House Democrats until May 18 to respond. They say they’re owed access to confidential evidence and other materials. No, argues the Trump administration.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the Treasury Department and the IRS how many deceased people received coronavirus relief checks from the government — and what the solution is.
‘How Are You Doing?’ is a video series crafted by WOUB’s Doug Swift to document the social, cultural, and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Southeast Ohio region, all through a hyper-focused lens on live music venue, restaurant, and brewery Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH. Installments will regularly be uploaded to… Read More
There are various studies looking at changes to the virus genome — and the possible impact on how the virus affects humans. Here’s what we know (and don’t yet know) about mutations.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a plan to reopen Kentucky’s restaurants to limited dine-in service later this month. Beshear announced the next phase of business reopenings Thursday. The plan also includes movie theaters, fitness centers, child care centers, campgrounds and some youth sports. Under the plan, restaurants will reopen dining rooms… Read More
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University is furloughing around 875 staffers due to a possible $40 million loss from the coronavirus pandemic. The school issued a statement Friday saying the furloughs will start on May 24 and have staffers return to work either June 28 or July 26. WVU Vice President Rob Alsop has… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Non-essential businesses that were closed during the past month due to COVID-19 are now starting to reopen. But some worry that’s happening too quickly without proper safeguards. A group of doctors joined Ohio Democratic Party leader David Pepper to say they are concerned about reopening businesses without enough testing and safety… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state budget is a sea of red, as income and sales tax collections are less than half of what was predicted for this month. There is one specific area of the budget that is showing big increases, but it’s not what state officials want to see. Alcoholic beverage tax revenue… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Consequences of the unemployment driven by the novel coronavirus pandemic will reverberate through the U.S. economy for months, if not years. One result: as millions of Americans lose their jobs, they are also losing their health care coverage — and for many, there aren’t affordable insurance alternatives available. NewsHour’s Paul Solman reports… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — An analysis by Harvard scientists and NPR finds that most states — including Kentucky and Ohio — are not testing enough residents for coronavirus in order to meet recommended benchmarks to safely begin to reopen their economies. That analysis by Harvard’s Global Health Institute found that West Virginia is roughly meeting the minimum targets… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s retail businesses that were shut down as non-essential are being allowed to open Tuesday. And by the end of next week, many restaurants, bars and hair salons will also reopen. If you meander downtown Delaware, you’ll see the Real Big Puppy pet boutique where you can buy leashes and personalized collars… Read More
It was initially a moment of existential quandary that led Amanda Gormley to unearthing the life and legacy of artist and illustrator Barbara Shermund. The artist is Gormley’s aunt, and her illustrations were a crucial component of defining the style of The New Yorker long before it was a household name. Shermund’s work is currently… Read More
The Moore women say WOUB prepared them for successful careers in broadcasting ATHENS, OH – Mother and daughter (Veanise) Gina Moore and Jennifer Moore are the embodiment of the saying “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The Moore women both pursued and earned journalism degrees at Ohio University and both gained real-world experience… Read More