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A puppy plays with toys at a pet store in Columbia, Md., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

Ohio Ranks Second in Number of Puppy Mills Identified in New Animal Welfare Report

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio ranks second in a list of states with the most puppy mills, even after a law that was supposed to crack down on them. Ohio’s new law meant to prevent horrific puppy mill situations has been in place since 2018. Yet John Goodwin with the Humane Society of the… Read More

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‘How are You Doing?’: COVID’s Impact on Zanesville, OH | “The Long Wait”

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‘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 WOUB Culture… Read More

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DeWine Announces Opening Dates for Childcare Centers, Day Camps, Gyms and More

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Thursday announced a slew of openings for various industries that have been closed for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic. On May 31, childcare centers will be allowed to reopen under a new set of “rigorous” standards, including daily temperature checks… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Makes Plans To Re-Open For Fall

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is planning to invite students back to its campuses for fall semester. What that fall semester will look like is still a work in progress as the university continues payroll reduction tactics and the possible restructuring of academic programs. According Vice President of Finance Deb Shaffer, changes to the… Read More

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Ohio Valley Making Progress on Unemployment Backlog

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia are making progress on unemployment claims filed in March as states begin a phased-in reopening. New unemployment insurance claims are still reaching unprecedented levels across the Ohio Valley region. At least 125,459 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic… Read More

The Spot, located in Grandview west of downtown Columbus, is one of the 35 independent gyms suing the state over its shutdown order.

Libertarian Group Sues State Again Over Shutdown Orders, This Time for Closed Gyms

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group of 35 independent gyms and fitness centers is suing the state, saying they could reopen for business safely but they’re not being allowed to. Attorney Maurice Thompson said in his filing that gyms maintain private memberships, control who can come in and often operate by appointment, they “pose a significantly… Read More

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WOUB Prepares Executive Career Coach Beverly Jones to be a Successful Leader


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Jones credits her journalism degree and time at WOUB for career success  ATHENS, OH – Author, WOUB Podcast Host and Executive Career Coach Beverly Jones didn’t follow a career path in journalism after graduating with a journalism degree from Ohio University in 1969. It wasn’t because she didn’t enjoy or want to pursue the profession,… Read More