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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County Public Libraries reopened on Tuesday, with some changes in place to meet state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are asked to keep at least six feet of distance between other patrons and library staff, and not to visit the library if they are feeling… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Childcare centers in Ohio can reopen for business starting May 31, after shutting down due to COVID-19 in mid March. Among the new state guidelines for reopening are strict sanitizing measures, temperature controls, and a drastic reduction on the number of children per class. The new COVID-19 guidelines put new caps… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Department of Transportation has proposed closing the Johnson Road connection to U.S. 33 in spring 2021 to reduce the chance of serious vehicle crashes. ODOT is seeking public comment on the proposal. The proposed project would include closing the median at the Johnson Road intersection, removing the existing left… Read More
The race to defeat the coronavirus is generating competition among nations and multinational companies. The main competition appears to be between the United States and China.
Tensions between President Trump and Twitter escalate as he threatens to “strongly regulate” or shut down social media platforms, which he accuses of silencing conservative viewpoints.
Spring is in the air, and WOUB has prepared a diverse offering of programming May 30 through June 13. Check out the highlights below. SATURDAY, MAY 30: 12 p.m. Deepak Chopra: The Spiritual Laws of Success Explore how understanding our true nature can lead to a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, enthusiasm for… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With most of Ohio’s businesses allowed to open up, experts who’ve worked with the state on the modeling it used to create its COVID-19 policies are evaluating their predictions for what’s ahead. The state has worked with Ohio State University and the Cleveland Clinic on its projections on the spread… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to a group that’s trying to put changes to voting laws on this fall’s ballot. A federal court stayed a lower court ruling that gave the group more time and allowed for electronic signatures. The court’s order means the group will have to collect… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As Ohio opens for business again, many workers have qualms about returning to their jobs. Some Democrats are proposing a bill they say will protect those workers. Rep. David Leland sat on the House committee that heard from business owners who wanted to reopen. But he says the panel never heard from… Read More
WOUB Digital · VCNB Celebrates 2020 High School Seniors With Video Time Capsule Competition In a time of unprecedented uncertainty for graduating high school seniors, Vinton County National Bank is hoping to provide some semblance of a commemoration for their achievements by sponsoring a Video Time Capsule Competition for graduating seniors in Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking,… Read More
Proffitt has worked at WOUB for six years ATHENS, OH – While most WOUB Public Media employees work from home, Deena Proffitt is the friendly voice keeping the station connected to its members and the public. Proffitt is the WOUB membership coordinator and had the station phone line transferred to her mobile phone during the… Read More
Some Memorial Day crowds seemed large and people were not self-distancing. They were jammed in swimming pools, on crowded boardwalks and watching auto racing. Most without masks. It seems that many want to reopen the economy and break out of isolation regardless of the risks. They are tired of lockdowns and restrictions. However, recent polling… Read More