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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Says First Batch Of Vaccines Could Arrive In December

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio could see its first batch of coronavirus vaccines on December 15, Gov. Mike DeWine announced, bringing some welcome news as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations show no indications of slowing. So far, three companies – Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna – report promising results from vaccine trials, some of which have included Ohio patients…. Read More

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

Athens Co. Confirms 41 COVID-19 Cases For November 24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,886 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 41 cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 24. Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, eight involved people aged 70-79, six involved people… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers, Union Urge Mine Safety Regulators to Act on Silica Dust

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (OVR) — A group of Ohio Valley senators says a watchdog agency’s recent report shows that federal regulators must do more to protect coal miners from silica dust, an especially toxic form of dust created when mining equipment cuts into rock layers near coal seams. In a Monday morning press release, six Democratic senators,… Read More

Artist Profile: Beach Girl

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WOUB Digital · Artist Profile: Beach Girl Those familiar with the Athens music scene may have seen Marco Omta perform live around town with their band Electric Guitar. Unsurprisingly, Electric Guitar has been put kind of on hiatus thanks to COVID-19, and as sad and disappointing as this year is, Marco isn’t letting that stop… Read More