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Chickens are carried through a poultry slaughterhouse on mechanical arms.

Study Links Increased COVID-19 Transmission To Poultry Plants Allowed To Operate Faster

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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — A study published Thursday in a prestigious scientific journal links significant increases in COVID-19 transmission rates to meatpacking plants, especially those facilities that the federal government has allowed to speed up processing lines. Researchers found evidence that linked meatpacking plants to a “high potential for community spread” in the surrounding… Read More

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FirstEnergy Execs Fired For $4M Payment To Entity Connected to Unnamed State Regulator

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — FirstEnergy’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission says former senior management members were fired after an internal investigation discovered certain executives made a $4 million payment to an entity with ties to an unnamed state regulator. FirstEnergy says the $4 million was payment to terminate a consulting agreement with… Read More

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Pastors, Religious Groups Speak To Ohio Fairness Act

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WOUB Digital · Ohio Capital Journal Reporter Susan Tebben Reports On The Ohio Fairness Act COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ohio Capital Journal) — Religious leaders across the state had their turn to speak on the Ohio Fairness Act, though many spoke on issues that were taken out of the bill as soon as the committee hearing began…. Read More

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Ohio Bill To Limit Power Of Governor Passes Legislature But Could Face Veto Fight

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says he will veto a bill that’s headed for his desk that would restrict his authority to shut down businesses statewide in a future health order. The bill strips the governor’s authority to shut down businesses in health orders like the one DeWine did earlier this year…. Read More

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A Guide to WOUB-TV’s Holiday Showcase Nov. 26 – Dec. 11


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Kicking off on the Thanksgiving holiday, WOUB-TV has planned a diverse array of programming for our Holiday Showcase, which runs through Friday, December 11. Whether you enjoy concert films, documentaries, or travel programming, WOUB-TV has you covered as we head into this unprecedented holiday season. Find WOUB-TV’s full schedule, as well as information on encore presentations,… Read More

Invisible Ground

Brian Koscho’s ‘Invisible Ground’ Podcast Explores Often Hidden History of Southeast OH

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WOUB Digital · Brian Koscho’s ‘Invisible Ground’ Podcast Explores Often Hidden History of Southeast OH Ohio University Scripps College of Communication MFA student Brian Koscho has recently released the first episode of a new podcast, Invisible Ground. The podcast is focused on telling the specific stories of people we don’t know, but should, and the… Read More

Little Jimmy Dickens on the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, c.1955.

Bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, in COUNTRY MUSIC: “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”; Nov. 26 at 8 pm


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Country Music The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 -1953) Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become… Read More