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Southeast Ohio Lags Behind Rest Of State In Census Completion

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — With four weeks left before Ohio’s census deadline, efforts are underway to encourage southeast Ohio residents to make sure they are counted. Overall, response rates in Appalachian Ohio are lower than the rest of the state, according to Census Bureau data. Ohio is above the national response average, with 69.1 percent of… Read More

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters before session on September 1. It was the first time he was back in the House since being stripped of his speakership in July.

Indicted Former Speaker Returns To Work, Defending Himself And Nuclear Bailout Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House came back to work Tuesday. And Republican Rep. Larry Householder did too, for the first time since he was ousted as speaker after he was indicted in an alleged bribery scheme involving the nuclear bailout law he championed. “I’m not going to cause any problems here. I mean, I’m just coming here… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine gives a coronavirus update from his home on August 20, 2020.

DeWine Predicts More COVID-19 Cases As Schools Reopen

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine says the state is already seeing an increase of of COVID-19 cases as schools and colleges bring students back to campus. “Schools are going to have positive cases because they’re in the community, and they reflect the community,” DeWine said at his coronavirus briefing Tuesday. The Ohio Department… Read More

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game

Trump Calls On Big Ten Conference To Play Fall Football

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted he has spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. The Big Ten had no immediate comment…. Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Seven COVID-19 Cases For September 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 396 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after seven cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 1. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates six of these new cases involved… 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.

Ohio House Creates New Committee For Nuclear Bailout Repeal Debate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican leaders in the Ohio House have announced the creation of a new committee to hold hearings on the potential repeal of HB6, a nuclear power plant bailout bill at the center of an alleged $60 million corruption scheme. Newly-elected House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) says the House Select… Read More

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“Our Town: Gallipolis” Producer/Director Talks About the Making of the Film

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WOUB Digital · WOUB to Premiere ‘Our Town: Gallipolis’ Virtually Sept. 17 Our Town: Gallipolis will premiere virtually Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. via Corporation for Public Broadcasting streaming platform OVEE. You can find the link to the stream right here: ovee.itvs.org/screenings/g5m5f and register for the free screening here. Initially the screening of the seventh… Read More