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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Members of the Ohio University community have mixed reactions to the university’s announcement that students will return to the Athens campus this fall in phases, as the university assures it has plans in place to keep everyone safe. On Friday, University President M. Duane Nellis released some details about the new… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The anniversary of the mass shooting in Dayton is reviving conversations about gun regulations in Ohio. While lawmakers have refused to move Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R-Ohio) gun regulation proposals, his administration is rolling out a program that he says can improve the accuracy of background checks. An e-warrant program in… Read More
Job postings for entry-level positions popular with new college grads fell by 73%, compared with before COVID-19 hit. And for the class of 2020 who have landed jobs it’s often been a strange journey.
Election officials fear a massive shortage of poll workers for the general election as older people opt out of their normal election-year service due to concerns over the coronavirus.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 352 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two additional cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent August 5. An analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates one of the news cases… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — According to pro-democracy institutions, authoritarianism was on the rise globally even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But experts say the distraction of the crisis has allowed some leaders to indulge their dictatorial impulses without attracting much attention from the people they govern. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports and talks to The Atlantic’s… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Dr. Amy Acton, the chief health adviser to Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), is officially leaving the administration. This is another transition for Acton who resigned as director of the Ohio Department of Health in June, concluding a long, high-profile journey. When it came time for newly-elected governor DeWine to form his… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohioans who have been deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent are not allowed to possess firearms or have concealed carry licenses. Yet a recent cross-check of databases by the state’s Attorney General showed more than three dozen mentally ill Ohioans still had active concealed carry permits. Ohio Attorney General Dave… Read More
WOUB Digital · Megan Bee’s ‘Waiting’ Emanates Warmth, Melancholy, and Tenderness Megan Bee’s Waiting emanates with warmth and tenderness, not that there aren’t moments of profound melancholy and longing to be found throughout. Recorded in Bruce Dalzell’s home studio just before the COVID-19 crisis began to impact everyday life in Southeast Ohio in mid-March, the… Read More
Bob Pondillo graduated from Ohio University in 1973 ATHENS, OH – Dr. Bob Pondillo, Ph.D., has done almost everything there is to do in broadcasting, film and academia and says the foundation he built and connections he made at WOUB created opportunities and helped make it all possible. Now a retired Emeritus Professor of American… Read More
It’s not easy for policy makers to determine how to open K-12 schools in the fall. Each school district must weigh multiple variables in determining whether face-to-face instruction is worth the risks or whether some form of remote learning is better. Each school must assess its situation and develop a comprehensive plan if re-opening face-to-face,… Read More