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Officials stand beside an empty court at the scheduled start of an NBA basketball first round playoff game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Strike: NBA Playoff Games Called Off Amid Player Protest

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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

Larry Householder leaving federal court after arraignment

New Hearing Scheduled For Ex-Ohio House Speaker In Bribery Scheme

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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

Ohio’s GOP Leader Says Trump Has Strong Message For RNC

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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

Two More Defendants Plead Guilty In Hazing Death

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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

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms Two New COVID-19 Cases For August 26

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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