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A coal silo near the old Marsh Fork Elementary School.

Advocates Say Citizen Mining Complaint Process Weakened By Rule Change

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (OVR) — Environmental and community advocates in Appalachian coal communities are concerned about a new federal rule, finalized this week, that is changing the process that allows citizens to file complaints about polluting coal mining operations. The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement said in a Tuesday press release that… Read More

A catalytic converter

Local Surge In Catalytic Converter Thefts Reflects National Trend

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Pat Gryszka arrived at his shop on a Monday morning in mid-September to find he’d become the latest victim of a recent crime ring. Gryszka and his brother own Athens Transmission. His brother had just taken a pickup truck the shop repaired on Friday for a test drive. Something was wrong. The… Read More

Coronavirus

Athens Co. Confirms 20 COVID-19 Cases For October 28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,331 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 20 cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the new cases in a press release sent October 28. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates nine of these new cases involved… Read More

Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Columbus, Cincinnati File Lawsuit To Stop New Electric Bill Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Leaders in Columbus and Cincinnati have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop new charges from appearing on electric bills next year created through HB6, which is at the heart of an alleged corruption scandal. Federal prosecutors say a bribery scheme helped get HB6 passed into law. The bill,… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Has Been Pleading For Action On Gun Violence

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Gov. Mike DeWine uses his twice-weekly bully pulpit to detail Ohio’s fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive has also continued his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence. After laying out pandemic stats and and warnings about masks and social distancing safety measures, the governor typically also pleads with fellow… Read More

Exhumed

Creating Fictional Horrors to Understand Real Ones: WOUB to Broadcast ‘Exhumed: a History of Zombies’ Oct. 30

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Just in time for Halloween, WOUB-TV will broadcast Exhumed: a History of Zombies Friday, October 30 at 10 p.m. ET. The documentary, hosted by Dr. Emily Zarka, will examine what zombies say about our culture and innermost anxieties. Zombies have been a part of western popular media’s lexicon for decades, with the most widely recognized version… Read More