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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, with players around the league choosing to strike in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. Called off: Games between Milwaukee and Orlando, Houston and Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland. The NBA said all… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a new hearing for the former speaker of the Ohio House who’s charged in an alleged bribery scheme. Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company money for personal and political use in exchange for passing a legislative… Read More
Supporters for President Donald Trump are canvassing Ohio during the Republican National Convention, trying to rally support for November’s election. Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken says the convention is going to energize voters, “We’re going to bring in more voters. People are going to see our showcase, what we’ve showcased, what the president has… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The last of the former Ohio University students involved in the death of a fraternity pledge have plead guilty. Collin Wiant died on November 12, 2018 during what is being considered a hazing incident for the Sigma Pi fraternity. Nine men were charged in connection with Wiant’s death. According to a… Read More
Melania Trump empathized with those struggling with the coronavirus, while others sidestepped the pandemic’s impact on the economy. The program disregarded old lines between official and political.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has had 376 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two new cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent August 26. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health Data indicates one of the new cases involved… Read More
Summer’s end is approaching, which means Labor Day is right around the corner. Thankfully, WOUB has all the diverse content one could hope for as a truly unprecedented Sizzlin’ Summer comes to a close! From deep dives in the lives and times of everyone’s favorite musicians (from ABBA to Johnny Cash) to programs intended to… Read More
One of the country’s leading museums of American art, the Whitney in New York City, has canceled an upcoming show on responses to systemic racism amid a storm of online protest.
There are major concerns about attempts being made around the country to suppress the black vote along with other non-white populations. This is especially true in urban areas and in the South. Polling places have been closed in some areas and voting machines have been limited thereby creating long lines of potential voters. These suppression… Read More