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Court Orders Review Of Coal Mining’s Impact On Endangered Species

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A federal court on Friday approved a deal that requires two federal agencies to review the environmental impacts of coal mining on endangered species. Under the agreement, the Office of Surface Mining, the agency that regulates mountaintop coal mining, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — the agency that protects endangered species, will review… Read More

Federal Judge Threatens Jail Time as Coal Company Flouts Court Orders

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Coal company American Resources Corporation, which owns mines in Kentucky and West Virginia, is facing sanctions after failing to comply with a bankruptcy court’s orders, even after the company received $2.7 million in government aid meant for companies harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Indiana-based ARC purchased coal mines and equipment from bankrupt coal company Cambrian… Read More

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COVID-19 Research Takes A Closer Look At Skin Symptoms

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCPN) — Cleveland Clinic dermatologists recently published a study detailing several different skin symptoms possibly associated with the coronavirus. Doctors Sarah Young and Anthony Fernandez looked at emerging data from Europe of common skin manifestations of the virus, such as hives and rashes. Fernandez says more research is needed to make a link… Read More

Bridging the internet gap for K-12 students in Athens, Ohio during the pandemic.

How Athens Schools Bridged The Internet Gap During the Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It was Tuesday, March 10, the day before Ohio had its first 3 COVID-19 cases reported and the state of emergency declared. Students were supposed to return to school from spring break the following Monday, March 16. But Tom Gibbs, superintendent for the Athens City Schools District (ACSD), knew that schools… Read More

Drinking in the Sunshine: Athens County Bars Welcome Customers Back to Outdoor Areas

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The day before Ohio bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen outdoor seating, the owners of the Smiling Skull Saloon were busy.  Of course, it stands to reason that the owners of any bar would have a busy day. But, as they prepared to welcome customers back after two months, there… Read More

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Watch Saving the Snyder on YouTube


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Documentaries will be released each Friday at 8 p.m. ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media continues its free YouTube release of locally-produced documentaries this week to provide quality local entertainment people can enjoy at home as Ohioans fight the spread of COVID-19.  On Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m., WOUB is releasing Saving the Snyder…. Read More

A bugler plays "Taps" in honor of our fallen heroes during the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol.

Special Presentation Of PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, Sunday May 24 at 8 & 9:30 pm


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JOE MANTEGNA AND GARY SINISE HOST A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: AMERICA’S NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE Featuring Performances and Appearances by General Colin Powell, Cynthia Erivo, Renée Fleming, Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, Trace Adkins, Mary McCormack, Esai Morales, CeCe Winans, Kelli O’Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra with a Special Performance of… Read More