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Ohio University's class gateway at College Green, photographed on May 2, 2019

Ohio University’s Budget Crisis Rooted In Economics Of Higher Education

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories examining 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 look at the specific issues facing Ohio… Read More

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Athens Schools Temporarily Shifting Back To Virtual Instruction After Holidays

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens City Schools will shift back to full remote instruction for the first three weeks of January after students return from winter break. The change is in response to the growing COVID-19 caseload in Athens County, including several cases involving teachers, staff and students over the past couple of weeks in… Read More

Mike and Fran DeWine tour the ODH Receipt, Store, and Stage warehouse on Tuesday.

Medical Professionals Urge Ohio To Practice COVID-19 Safety As Vaccine Gets Closer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) – Gov. Mike DeWine invited medical professionals to his Thursday press briefing to explain the dire situation for hospitals across Ohio. “Quite simply, we’re in crisis,” Dr. Nora Colburn from OSU’s Wexner Medical Center said. “Hospitals across the state are running out of beds…Our nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and other staff are… Read More

Protesting miners blocked the tracks in the morning fog.

Blackjewel Coal Moves To Liquidate, Leaving Millions Unpaid To Workers And Regulators

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WHITESBURGH, Ky. (OVR) — The convoluted bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has hit another turn of events as the company’s former CEO moved to liquidate the company. A federal judge is considering a motion submitted last week to convert the bankruptcy from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7. That would mean that instead of exiting bankruptcy… Read More