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Gov. Mike DeWine at his home

Gov. Mike DeWine Says Ohio’s Rising COVID-19 Numbers Are “A Gut Punch”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s concerned because the spread of COVID-19 continues to worsen in Ohio. DeWine said when you take the 18 counties in the red, which means very high exposure and spread, and you combine them with high incidence counties, it’s a significant part of the state on Ohio’s coronavirus map. This… Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

OU Executive’s Bonus Raises Questions About Transparency

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — One thing the payment of a $100,000 bonus to an Ohio University senior executive a few months ago has made clear is that this can be done in private. No public vote was taken, and no other public disclosure was required. Had the university’s board of trustees signed off on the… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms 22 COVID-19 Cases For October 8, Remains At Level 2 Public Health Emergency

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 909 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 22 cases were confirmed Thursday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent October 8. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 11 of these new cases involved people… Read More

Killer Mike

Louder Than a Riot: The Conspiracy Against Hip-Hop


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In 2012, an unsigned letter began circulating on popular hip-hop blogs, describing a meeting that allegedly happened 20 years earlier between private prison and music industry executives. According to this letter, record execs were asked to begin marketing and promoting hip-hop that glorified criminal behavior in exchange for stock in the prison business. What does… Read More

In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Richard Branson appears at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles.

West Virginia Site Chosen For High-Speed Travel Facility

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Virgin Hyperloop One will build a certification center in West Virginia to test the high-speed transportation concept that uses enclosed pods to zip passengers underground at over 600 mph. The company had received bids from 17 states over the past year to build a 6-mile testing track and other facilities over… Read More

Gov. DeWine signs unemployment overhaul

Auditor Will Look Into Unemployment Application Process Under New Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A new law that sends $650 million in federal CARES Act money to Ohio communities to help with pandemic-related costs also includes a potential overhaul for the process to apply for unemployment benefits. The law requires Auditor Keith Faber to review and make recommendations on the efficiency of the unemployment… Read More

Ohio University COVID-19 Update Delivered by Chief Medical Affairs Officer


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WOUB Digital · Ohio University COVID-19 Update Delivered by Chief Medical Affairs Officer On September 28, Ohio University started Phase 2 of its academic year with about one-third of its total student population back on the Athens campus. Since classes began in late August, university officials have been monitoring the impact of students on the… Read More

Age of Nature title slide

Explore Humanity’s Relationship with Nature in “THE AGE OF NATURE” starting Wednesday, October 14 at 10 pm


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THE AGE OF NATURE Premieres Wednesdays, October 14-28, 2020 on PBS  New Documentary Series Explores Humanity’s Relationship with Nature and Wildlife, as Scientists and Conservationists From All Over the World Find Innovative Ways to Restore Our Planet   THE AGE OF NATURE, a three-part documentary series, explores how an increased awareness of the natural world… Read More