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Heavy downpours increased dramatically in the Ohio Valley as the climate changed.

Ohio Valley Mayors Aim For A Green Recovery Amid Coronavirus And Climate Change

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (OVR) — When newly elected President Donald Trump announced in 2017 that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, he said, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The goal of the landmark Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015 by 189 parties,… Read More

Kim Hall, Director, Ohio Dept of Job And Family Services

Changes Being Made To Make Filing For Unemployment Easier

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Since the pandemic began in March, Ohio paid 821,000 regular unemployment claims and 608,000 for federally funded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to people who don’t normally qualify for jobless benefits. At times, filers have experienced frustration over not being able to file or get questions answered. But leaders of the state agency that handles unemployment says… Read More

Early voters at the Athens County Board of Elections on Oct. 6, 2020

Early In-Person Voting Underway For Much Of Ohio Valley

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — Christian County Clerk Mike Kem in western Kentucky has already seen COVID-19 enter his doors — three of his employees are currently isolated with the virus. Since his office is in charge of coordinating local elections in his county, he says that up-close experience with the virus has emphasized to him… Read More

FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

DeWine Expects Nuclear Bailout Repeal During Lame Duck Session

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It’s been nearly three months since former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others connected to him were arrested on federal charges of wrongdoing associated with an energy bill signed into law last year. Gov. DeWine has said he wants that law, HB 6 repealed. But that hasn’t… Read More

Ohio Theatre, June 2020

Help On The Way For Struggling Performing Arts Groups, Theatres

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it was laying off 39 employees and slashing their budget due to money lost during coronavirus. It’s the latest example of an arts organization that has suffered because of COVID-19. But there might be some help coming soon from the state for struggling… Read More

Ohio State Supreme Court building

Ohio Supreme Court Candidates Square Off On Issues, Ethics

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Way down at the bottom of the Ohio ballot are two important races – two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court. These are non-partisan races on the ballot, but there are differences between the Republican incumbents and their Democratic challengers. One race pits Republican Justice Sharon Kennedy, a Butler County… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms 21 COVID-19 Cases For October 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,073 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 21 cases were confirmed Wednesday and one was removed. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the new cases in a press release sent October 14. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 14 of… Read More

Linda Regula

Dolly Parton to Contribute to Virtual Fundraiser for Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship Fund

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WOUB Digital · Dolly Parton to Contribute to Virtual Fundraiser for Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship Fund Paul Richmond is one of many whose lives were forever changed by artist Linda Regula, who passed away at the age of 76 in July. Richmond, an internationally recognized artist and activist, began taking art lessons with Regula when… Read More

Young Winchell playfully leans against an NBC microphone.

New AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary Tells the Story of Walter Winchell – October 20 at 9 pm


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New American Masters Documentary Tells the Story of the Media Personality Who Pioneered Fast-Paced, Celebrity-Focused and Politically Charged Journalism  Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip premieres Tuesday, October 20 on PBS Featuring Stanley Tucci as Winchell and narrated by Whoopi Goldberg    American Masters presents the broadcast premiere of Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip,… Read More