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Ohio University Leaders Struggled To Forecast Depth Of Budget Crisis

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories that will examine the budget crisis that has left Ohio University looking to cut millions of dollars in expenses. As the region’s largest employer, the decisions it makes can have a profound effect on the local economy. The stories will look at the specific… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens Co. Confirms 22 COVID-19 Cases For November 12, Remains At Level 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,569 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 22 cases were confirmed Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 12. Athens County only triggered two of the state’s seven indicators this week: new cases per capita and non-congregate… Read More

Rep. Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) presents his bill, HB772, to Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee.

Legislature Looking At Different Routes For Potential HB6 Repeal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — An Ohio Senate committee held a hearing on two different pieces of legislation that address the sweeping energy law, HB6, which creates more than $1 billion in subsidies for nuclear and coal plants. Legislators now have three options in front of them to deal with the bill connected to a… Read More

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DeWine Issues New Mask Requirements, Limits On Gatherings For Ohioans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a Wednesday evening address to the state new rules to compel mask-wearing. And he warned of more severe measures — such as another shutdown order for Ohio bars, restaurants and gyms — if the coronavirus surge continues. Ohio businesses will now be required to have signs on all entrances… Read More

Graphic rendering of Dutch Schultz’s steel box and its contents.

Treasure Hunters Set Out to Find “Gangster’s Gold” in SECRETS OF THE DEAD; Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 10 pm


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Secrets of the Dead: Gangster’s Gold Premieres Wednesday, November 18 at 10 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app   It is widely believed that notorious Bronx-based gangster and bootlegger Dutch Schultz buried a fortune estimated to be worth more than $50 million somewhere in New York’s Catskill Mountains prior to his death… Read More