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Athens Co. Confirms Three New COVID-19 Cases For August 13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 364 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three additional cases were confirmed Thursday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the case in a press release sent August 13. An analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates two of the new… Read More

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Federal PAC Donations Show Ohio Valley Lawmakers Raked In Thousands From Utility FirstEnergy

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (OVR) — Lawmakers from across the Ohio Valley have received nearly half a million dollars in campaign contributions from 2019-2020 from a political action committee associated with FirstEnergy Corp., the electric utility implicated in a $61 million bribery and racketeering scheme related to Ohio’s controversial energy bill that bailed out several struggling nuclear and… Read More

Inspection Set For West Virginia Tunnel That Cost Hundreds Of Lives

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GAULEY BRIDGE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia tunnel where hundreds of construction workers died from silica-choked passageways is set to undergo its first inspection in more than 80 years. The Hawks Nest Tunnel has diverted water from the New River to power a hydroelectric plant since the 1930s. Hawks Nest Dam owner Brookfield Renewable… Read More

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Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Angela Perley

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WOUB Digital · Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Angela Perley Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Nelsonville Music Festival announced its cancellation due to the infectious disease outbreak. In its place, Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies Director Josh Antonuccio and Nelsonville Music Festival Executive Director Tim Peacock created the Virtual… Read More