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The pandemic is reportedly taking a greater toll on women. Yet women are underrepresented in expert groups that decide how to control the coronavirus and where funds should go.
Democrats wanted Republicans to agree to bipartisan talks before beginning debate on the GOP police reform bill. GOP leaders argued Democrats should have allowed debate to try to amend the bill.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal indictment accuses a Scioto County man and members of his family of charges related to trafficking young children in exchange for drugs. The indictment says 69-year-old Larry Dean Porter of Wheelersburg, repeatedly traded drugs for sex with three girls, with several other adults helping transport the victims to Porter’s… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — As law enforcement officers’ use of force is again in national news after the death of George Floyd, the heads of three Athens County agencies say they emphasize communication and repeated training for their officers. Since Floyd’s death on Memorial Day, people have protested across the United States and in several… Read More
A bill that would allow bars and restaurants to use parking lots, green space and even streets for social distancing for customers is now being considered by the Senate. But there’s a provision in the bill that didn’t get much attention till it was on the floor – a plan to extend the hours that bars… Read More
Democrats in the Ohio House say lawmakers need to deal with some important business this summer instead of taking time off. The coronavirus pandemic. Racism. Projected budget shortfalls. Preparing for the November election. Those are things House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) says need to be addressed now. “These crises facing everyday Ohioans are real. They… Read More
WOUB Digital · Athens’ Kari Gunter-Seymour Named Ohio Poet Laureate Appalachia’s own poet Kari Gunter-Seymour was named Ohio’s third poet laureate by Governor Mike DeWine earlier this month, with her term beginning June 10. Gunter-Seymour served as Athens, OH’s poet laureate for two consecutive years directly before being appointed as the state’s poet laureate. This… Read More
RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Documentary, Encore Presentation July 4th from 4 to 8 pm — Four-Hour Film Explores the United States’ Emergence from the Civil War and Slavery, and the Era’s Thwarted Vision for an Interracial Democracy That Haunts the Country More Than 150 Years Later — RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA… Read More
Brooks Jarosz works as an investigative Reporter in San Francisco ATHENS, OH – With a global pandemic and civil unrest gripping our nation, Brooks Jarosz, BSJ ’09, has been busy covering it all. And Jarosz says he learned the importance of journalism while he was a student working at WOUB. “WOUB motivated me and made… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — On Tuesday evening, Ohio University released an email outlining its recent round of job cuts. While 81 positions are being abolished “due to divisional reorganizations” 23 positions will be rehired. Ultimately, 58 people will lose their jobs. This round of layoffs primarily affects classified employees; those who work as support staff… Read More