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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Face coverings are now required in most public places in Athens after City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday night during a special online meeting. The ordinance will go into effect as soon as Mayor Steve Patterson, Council President Chris Knisely, and Clerk of Council Debbie Walker sign it. Patterson said… Read More
The federal deficit balloons as the government tries to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic. June’s shortfall totals $864 billion — more than in an entire typical year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group of children services experts from around Ohio are putting together recommendations to improve the system. They say their mission must keep moving forward even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Gov. Mike DeWine’s Children Services Transformation Advisory Council is proposing ways to encourage kinship care, when a relative or a close family… Read More
NEW BOSTON, Ohio (AP) — Court records show an Ohio man and his wife have been charged with aggravated murder in the death of the man’s 5-year-old granddaughter. The Portsmouth Daily Times reports 5-year-old Annabell Greene was flown Wednesday to a Columbus hospital where she died. Her grandfather, 46-year-old Richard Greene, and his 38-year-old wife,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Joe Burrow is partnering with The Athens County Food Pantry (ACFP) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in support of the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund to fight food insecurity in southeast Ohio. Food insecurity is described as the inability to access sufficient and nutritious food on a regular basis…. Read More
A federal judge in Washington D.C. has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of “pain and suffering.” A legal conflict is likely.
The July 6 announcement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that international students may have the leave the country if classes go online-only sent ripples through higher education in Southeast Ohio. WOUB’s Chad Reich (rich) spoke with three students who came from abroad to study in the region.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 192 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 25 additional cases were confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 13. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. None of… Read More
ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — Four Athens County school districts have suspended extracurricular and/or athletic activities temporarily due to the rise of COVID-19 in the county. Athens City School District superintendent Dr. Thomas Gibbs ordered all athletic and extracurricular practices and programs suspended until at least July 27, according to an email to district families…. Read More
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s creditors want a federal bankruptcy judge to order the company to request permission before making any more political contributions. The issue arose this week after a report that the company gave to political organizations after declaring bankruptcy. Associations representing Democratic and Republican attorneys general and Republican governors have… Read More
Reading Service can be found on 20.7/44.7 ATHENS, OH – People in the WOUB/WOUC TV viewing area who are blind, have low vision or other conditions that prevent reading can now listen to printed news and information being read to them thanks to a new partnership between WOUB Public Media and the Voicecorps Reading Network…. Read More
Every year over 3 million dogs enter rescue shelters in the U.S. alone. Rescue organizations are short on resources and rely heavily on volunteers. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Jill Yamasaki invites listeners into the trauma-filled world of animal rescue. She reflects on her own journey characterized by both compassion fatigue and resilience…. Read More