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Athens County Officials Prepare For ‘Election Like No Other’

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the runup to the November election in 2016, about 45 Athens County voters requested absentee ballots. So far this year, that number is more than 7,000. In case you’re wondering about the math, that’s more than a 15,000 percent increase in absentee ballot requests. This of course is due to… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 13 COVID-19 Cases For September 22

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 629 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 13 cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 22. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 12 of these new cases involved… Read More

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Election Security and Foreign Power Interference are Still Top Agenda Items


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Although it was found that foreign governments meddled with our 2016 Presidential Elections, the 2020 elections are still being plagued by foreign interference. However, more governmental units are working together to combat a repeat of the 2016 insurgence, according to Philip Ewing, veteran Washington reporter and Elections Security Editor for National Public Radio. The FBI… Read More

Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) takes the oath as Speaker after his election to that office on July 30.

House Speaker’s ‘Boy Scout’ Reputation Comes With Murky Past

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previous House speaker had left the dais empty for months and the chamber at a standstill. But Cupp, who has served in all three branches… Read More

OU Graduate Quinn Hunter One of Only 38 Worldwide Selected For 2020 Chautauqua Visual Arts Residency Program

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WOUB Digital · Quinn Hunter One of Only 38 Worldwide Selected For 2020 Chautauqua Visual Arts Residency Program Artist Quinn Hunter said she feels that she left Athens just as “things were really getting started.” “Seeing student athletes at ten in the morning on a Saturday marching down East State Street with Black Lives Matter… Read More

Drop box behind Delaware County Bd of Elections

Ohio, GOP Defend Limit On Ballot Drop Boxes To 1 Per County

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are defending a GOP election chief’s directive limiting ballot drop boxes in the critical presidential battleground to one per county. They told an appellate court in filings Monday that a county judge overstepped his authority when he blocked it. The Ohio Republican Party… Read More