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Brown, Portman Support Expanding Broadband Access

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s U.S. senators are calling on Congress to expand broadband around the country noting the growing importance the internet has played during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are backing a piece of legislation that would build-up internet access in underserved areas like rural… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Gov. Justice Mandates Masks In Buildings Outside Of Homes, But Says It Won’t Be Enforced

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVPB) — Citing a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered masks to be worn in buildings outside of a resident’s home. In a virtual news conference Monday, Justice said he is issuing an order that will require anyone over 9 years old to wear a face… Read More

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Energy Developers Pull The Plug On The Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WVPB) — Developers of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline announced Sunday they are canceling the project, citing ongoing delays and rising costs. In a news release, Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. attributed the decision largely to a barrage of legal challenges brought by landowners and conservation groups that have slowed down… Read More

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Residential Real Estate Market In Ohio Robust Despite Pandemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The COVID19 pandemic has hurt a lot of businesses but not the residential real estate market in Ohio. And there are a couple of factors that are at play here. Ohio Board of Realtors President Chris Reese says she’s never seen a real estate market like this one. “Low, low… Read More

Coronavirus

Athens Co. Confirms 59 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 59 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 6. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The health… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Governor’s Company Receives Loan From Virus Aid Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company partly owned by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is among those that received loans from a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program. The data released Monday shows DeWine Seeds-Silver Dollar Baseball received a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program for a range of $150,000 to $350,000. The company… Read More

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Mom Powers: A New Podcast by Moms for Moms


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The podcast brings together mothers to have conversations about their child-rearing experiences ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media is launching a new podcast called Mom Powers with Coleen Krubl from Ohio University’s Patton College of Education and Andrea Walla from Ohio University’s school of Media Arts and Studies in the Scripps College of Communication. The… Read More

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Theatrical and Documentary Film Translations of Cancer Communication Research


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/DefiningMoments/mp3/18WayneBeach.mp3 Communicating about cancer across the natural progression of the disease is challenging and complicated. In this episode, Dr. Wayne Beach reflects on his research about family communication and patient-oncologist communication and the translation of his findings in the form of theatre productions and documentary films. Beach’s work illustrates the power of moving between personal… Read More