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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
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
The president is facing political pressure to take action following the national outcry over the killing of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
A low-cost anti-inflammatory drug appears to reduce the risk of death in patients with COVID-19. The promising result comes from a large study of therapies being conducted in the U.K.
In 2012, Gayle Williams Byers was elected to become the first black judge for the South Euclid Municipal Court in Northeastern Ohio. She came to the job with a wealth of experience after being a Congressional staffer on Capitol Hill and after spending nearly a decade as an Assistant Prosecutor in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland-area). However,… Read More
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As the world anxiously awaits development of a vaccine for COVID-19, new and controversial research measures are being considered for the first time. These include the possibility of deliberately exposing volunteers to the disease to see if they are infected. NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz reports on a growing group of people eager to… Read More
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
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
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
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