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Board Plans For Modified 2020 Athens Co. Fair

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — This year’s Athens County Fair will be happening, despite some changes due to COVID-19 concerns. The Athens County Fair Board held a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans for a modified fair that takes the pandemic and social distancing measures into account. The board announced several modifications to maintain social distancing… Read More

A poll worker helps a voter to a machine at Franklin County's early voting center in Columbus on Sunday, March 15. In-person voting for the March 17 primary was cancelled the next day and the mail-in deadline was extended to April 28.

Elections Officials Need Poll Workers Now For November Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Voter turnout in Ohio has been around 70 percent in presidential election years, and elections officials think turnout will be high this year as well. But with lingering concerns related to the pandemic, they say it’s going to be important to get as many Ohioans as possible to vote early this November. The… Read More

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Jobless Benefits Fund Broke; Ohio Starts Borrowing From Feds

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The fund by which Ohio pays jobless benefits is officially broke, and the state has asked to borrow nearly $4 billion so payments can keep going out to unemployed workers. The state has paid out $4.1 billion to 699,000 Ohioans in the last 90 days. That’s a billion more than… Read More

Child Abuse Reports Down, But Advocates Say Abuse May Be More Prevalent

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Reports of child abuse in Ohio are down dramatically, but those working in the field say they’re concerned that the real incidents of child abuse are actually on the rise. Advocates are preparing for a surge of new reports that could come from child care providers, camps and eventually schools… Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court Building

Justices Revive Permit For Pipeline Under Appalachian Trail

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with energy companies and the Trump administration in paving the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail. The justices reversed a lower court ruling that had thrown out the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It… Read More

Wendy McVicker

Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker to Present Silver Lining Poetry Party June 26

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WOUB Digital · Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker to Present Silver Linings Poetry Party June 26 Wendy McVicker is Athens’ third poet laureate, decreed as such by The Athens Municipal Arts Commission shortly before the world shut down in response to the COVID-19 crisis earlier this year. “My dear friend Emily Prince she said to… Read More

Yuan Shen plays in the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing

INDEPENDENT LENS Strikes a Cord With PIPE DREAMS, Monday, June 22


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INDEPENDENT LENS STRIKES A CHORD WITH STACEY TENENBAUM’S “PIPE DREAMS” SET TO PREMIERE JUNE 22 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG Documentary Brings Viewers Inside the High Stakes World of Competitive Organ Music   Filmmaker Stacey Tenenbaum’s refreshing and surprising documentary Pipe Dreams challenges preconceived notions about this age-old instrument while introducing viewers to a new generation… Read More