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Athens City Pool Will Stay Dry For The Year


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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City Pool will not open at all this summer. Mayor Stephen Patterson read the announcement during his weekly briefing. According to a press release, the “decision was a difficult one and not made lightly.” The Athens Arts Parks and Recreation consulted with the Athens City-County Health Department, the Recreation… Read More

New Type Of Contraceptive Gel Approved

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The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a birth control gel that works in a new way to prevent pregnancy. Phexxi — pronounced FECK’-see — comes in an applicator that women insert before intercourse. The gel made by San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences contains lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate (also known as cream… Read More

Ohio To Distribute $1M To Groups Working To Ease Mental Stress, Addiction


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Ohio’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is accepting funding proposals for programs that will help identify signs of poor mental health and or addiction during the pandemic. According to a press release, the offer is for faith-based and community-based organizations that are producing”community-based strategies for mental… Read More

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“Objects in the Mirror” Explores Resonate Themes in the Time of COVID-19

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WOUB Digital · ‘Objects in the Mirror’ Explores Resonate Themes in the Time of COVID-19 Ohio University’s professional theater group, Tantrum Theater, had already been conducting in person rehearsals of Charles Smith’s Objects in the Mirror when Governor Mike DeWine issued a stay-at-home order on March 22 in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The… Read More

Salon And Barbershop Owners Look Forward To Seeing Customers Again, Even If From Behind A Mask

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Everyone who steps into Smart Barber Shop receives a hearty hello from owner Dave Smart, whose grin shines right through his face mask.  Last Friday, Smart reopened his shop on West Washington Street in Athens. It was closed for about two months under orders from the state of Ohio to slow… Read More