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Crowdfunding Helps Photographer Share Southeast Ohio’s “Black Diamonds”

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The WOUB Visuals team talked with photographer and Ohio University alumni Rich-Joseph Facun about his new photobook, “Black Diamonds.” The book is a visual exploration of place, community and cultural identity in former coal mining boom towns of Southeast Ohio and Appalachia. Facun shared insight on his career in photography, how… Read More

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Ohio’s Congressional Delegation In Lockdown As Chaos Overtakes U.S. Capitol

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Updated: 4:48 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCPN) — Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation are scattered across the U.S. Capitol campus as Pro-Trump extremists storm the Capitol building and surrounding offices, including the House and Senate chambers. Many members and staff are able to communicate only through Twitter and other social media as the Capitol… Read More

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

Athens County Confirms 34 New COVID-19 Cases For January 6

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,263 total cases of COVID-19 after 39 new cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 6, 2021. An analysis of ODH data indicates nine involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 50-59, five involved people aged 40-49, five… Read More