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Quick Look: OU Trustees Reject Union Agreement, New Furlough Policy Coming

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Board of Trustees held their first-ever virtual meeting Monday. The members acknowledged outstanding students, approved a tuition freeze, and new academic programs as expected per the agenda overview. But an item originally submitted for approval was ultimately voted down. The board members rejected the university’s tentative collective bargaining agreement… Read More

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No Date Set to Reopen Daycares; DeWine Announces Liquor Rebate Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine didn’t announce a reopening date for daycares Monday. He hinted Thursday that an announcement could be coming sometime this week, but DeWine said the plan needs more work. “Child care is a necessity for working families,” DeWine said. “As I have said, there is risk associated with action, and… Read More

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Uncertain Future for Fund Dedicated to Cleaning Lake Erie

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The latest round of state budget cuts to offset the economic impact of COVID-19 has caused many departments to reevaluate their programs, this includes the H2Ohio fund which sets money aside to keep Lake Erie, and other water sources, clean. H2Ohio is a $172 million program to help reduce… Read More

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WATCH: NASA Monitors Mars Mission ‘Remotely’ During the Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — NASA researchers and scientists are familiar with working “remotely” from millions of miles away, literally, and the global pandemic has now forced most to adapt to working from home. But how are NASA employees who are monitoring the Mars Rover Mission handling the new challenges? Carrie Bridge, science operations team chief… Read More

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Athens County Public Libraries to Host Virtual How-To Fest May 16-23

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Although the Athens County Public Libraries announced late last week that all branches will begin reopening Monday, May 18 in a modified manner as to adhere to health guidelines concerning the coronavirus pandemic, the ACPL’s first large virtual event, the First Annual How-To Fest, will take place as scheduled online Saturday, May 16 through Saturday,… Read More

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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.  On… Read More