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Offerings sit in front of a mural of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen painted on a wall in the south side of Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, July 11, 2020. U.S. Army officials say they will begin an independent review of the command climate at Fort Hood, examining claims and historical data of discrimination, harassment and assault, following calls for a more thorough investigation into the killing of the soldier from the Texas base.

WATCH: How Should The U.S. Military Respond to Vanessa Guillen’s Murder?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The disappearance and murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has sparked an outpouring of stories from other service members. Mostly female, they say that they also experienced sexual harassment and abuse in the ranks, but felt that the military’s reporting system was not built to help them. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports… Read More

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Ohioans Going To New York, New Jersey Or Connecticut Must Prepare To Quarantine

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio has been added to a list of states from which people are not allowed to enter New York, New Jersey or Connecticut without first quarantining for 14 days. And business leaders here worry that will hurt Ohio’s companies as they are trying to recover from the effects of… Read More

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Fiona Avocado’s ‘Subversive Domesticities’ on Display at Arts West

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WOUB Digital · Fiona Avocado’s ‘Subversive Domesticities’ on Display at Arts West Fiona Avocado’s Subversive Domesticities exhibition currently on display at Arts West (132 West State Street, Athens) explores the concept of home, of the everyday. “A lot of times when we think of domestic space, we think of the nuclear family, we think of… Read More

Athens Mayor Patterson Explains the New Mandatory Face Covering Ordinance


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Athens City Council unanimously passed new mandatory face covering legislation that requires masks to be worn by people in most public places controlled by the city. The ordinance was passed unanimously Monday night July 13 by the Athens City Council as an emergency measure. The ordinance became effective immediately Tuesday morning, July 14, upon the… Read More

This March 15, 2018 photo shows a natural gas drill rig in Belmont County, Ohio.

Investor Pulls Out Of Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant

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BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (OVR) — Daelim Chemical USA, a major investment partner in a proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County, Ohio, announced on Tuesday that it is exiting the project. In a joint statement with PTTGC America LLC, the Thailand-based company driving the project in the Ohio Valley, an executive said that despite Daelim’s withdrawal, the project… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Nine New COVID-19 Cases For July 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 201 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after nine additional cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 14. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. One of… Read More

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New Restrictions For West Virginia College Town As COVID-19 Cases Rise

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MONONGALIA COUNTY, WV (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is moving to close bars in the state’s largest college town and reimpose restrictions on large gatherings as coronavirus cases rise to record levels. On Monday, Justice ordered bars in Monongalia County to close at midnight for 10 days as the county, which includes West… Read More

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Pioneering Girls of Color on the Frontlines of Modern Social Justice – “POV: We Are the Radical Monarchs,” July 20 at 9 p.m.


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POV: We Are the Radical Monarchs Premieres Monday, July 20 at 9 p.m.   A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco TransMarch. Holding clenched fists high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of… Read More