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Long-Term Care Facility In Athens Co. Sees Sudden Spike in COVID-19 Cases

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A long-term care facility in Athens County that had no coronavirus cases on Friday reported 19 cases on Monday. This development was reported to the Athens City Council Monday evening by Jack Pepper, administrator of the Athens City-County Health Department. Pepper said that COVID-19 cases in Athens County, which have been… Read More

President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Circleville on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

Trump Promotes Football, Fracking, Fossil Fuels At Circleville Rally

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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — President Donald J. Trump spoke Saturday before more than 5,000 people in Circleville. At the Pickaway County fairground, supporters stood shoulder to shoulder. No social distance was observed and barely a third of them wore face masks the same day that Ohio set a new record for daily COVID-19 cases. A… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms Eight COVID-19 Cases For October 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,281 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after eight cases were confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the new cases in a press release sent October 26. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates three of these new cases involved… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse building

Presidential Race, Change In Suburbs Key Elements In General Assembly Races

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As always, the Ohio ballot features the presidential and Congressional races at the top, and next up are those for the state legislature. The entire Ohio House and half the Senate, both of which are controlled by Republicans, are up this year, as the presidential race is close. And… Read More

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray speaks at the EnVision Forum

Ohio Valley Coal Mine Executive Bob Murray Dead at 80

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (OVR) — Robert E. Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., formerly the largest privately-held underground coal company in the country, has died. He was 80 years old. Murray’s death was reported Sunday evening by television stations WTOV9 in Steubenville, Ohio, and WOWK in Huntington, West Virginia. According to the news… Read More

Metallica

Examining Metallica in Time for WOUB’s Broadcast of ‘S&M2’ Oct. 29

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Those unfamiliar with Metallica likely wouldn’t readily associate the iconic heavy metal band with the 109-year-old San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. However, in the spring of 1999, the thrash metal greats (one of the big four bands of the genre alongside Anthrax, Megadeath, and Slayer) performed tracks spanning from their 1984 Ride the Lightning album to 1997’s Reload with the… Read More

Hugh Laurie waving to crowd

Outwit the opposition—or get run over. Hugh Laurie stars in “Roadkill” on MASTERPIECE – Sundays, November 1-22


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Outwit the opposition—or get run over. “Roadkill” Hugh Laurie stars in a political thriller scripted by David Hare on MASTERPIECE Sundays, November 1-22, 2020 on PBS Hugh Laurie (House, Veep) stars as a scheming politician in Roadkill, a taut drama scripted by two-time Academy Award® nominee David Hare (The Hours, The Reader), airing on MASTERPIECE… Read More