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Back-To-School Plans Taking Shape For Athens County Districts

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Athens County, K-12 school administrators and county school boards are deciding how to proceed with the upcoming fall semester. Athens City Schools superintendent Dr. Tom Gibbs is recommending the district conduct its fall semester online. The Athens City School Board will vote on this… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine wearing face masks on June 23, 2020.

Nearly 60% Of Ohio To Be Under Mask Mandate As Virus Spreads

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine orders nearly 60% of Ohioans to wear a mask in public the day after a statewide address pushing the importance of personal responsibility in combating the coronavirus. The state reported 1,290 daily cases Thursday, with 28 deaths and 115 virus-related hospitalizations. DeWine says the state “is sliding down… Read More

Columbus Statue To Remain On Ohio Statehouse Grounds For Now

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Officials say a statue of Christopher Columbus will not be removed from in front of the Ohio Statehouse until at least 2025. The 9-foot-tall, copper statue of Columbus will remain erected in front of the Statehouse in the largest city that bears the explorer’s name until a formal process for removal… Read More

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An Offseason in a Pandemic: SEO Coaches Go In-Depth on Abnormal Summer

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Nine months ago, nearly the entire town of Crooksville Ohio funnelled into downtown Village Park to commemorate the 100th year of their Ceramics’ football program, and to gear up for a rivalry game against the New Lexington Panthers. Hundreds of fans, students, parents, and coaches enjoyed the festivities in preparation for the contest, which would… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Upgraded To Level 3 On Public Health Advisory System,14 New COVID-19 Cases For July 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County is now considered to be in a Level 3 Public Emergency approaching Level 4, according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Gov. Mike DeWine said that the county has had more cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks than it has had during the entirety of the… Read More

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Suit Settled Over Union Dues And Both Sides Declare Victory

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Four state employees who opposed paying union dues have settled a lawsuit they filed against the state last year. And both sides are declaring themselves winners. National Right to Work Foundation attorney Bill Messenger says the employees he represents were told they couldn’t quit paying for union membership until the contract expired in February 2021… Read More

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WOUB and Scripps College Employees Nominated for Regional Emmys


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Winners will be announced in October   ATHENS, OH – Four WOUB Public Media employees have been nominated for Ohio Valley Regional Emmy awards. Winners will be announced during the 56th annual awards ceremony which will be held virtually on October 4. In the Arts/Entertainment category, WOUB Producer/Director Evan Shaw, WOUB Arts and Culture Reporter/Producer… Read More