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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s K-12 schools will begin vaccinating their employees later this week. But the schedule for shot clinics is based on vaccine accessibility. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says one school district will begin getting shots Thursday and others are scheduled for next week. “They should know that and should have been… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the race to defeat COVID-19, much of the focus has been on vaccines that stimulate the body’s immune system to prepare for an attack. But a research team at Ohio University is focused on another approach: Shut down the genetic machinery that allows the virus to replicate. The team is… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says forgoing a run for re-election does not change his approach to the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Some believe not running for another term takes political pressure off of Portman if he wanted to vote to convict Trump in the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — Ohio’s 10 p.m. curfew could be shifted to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced at his Tuesday coronavirus briefing. The state will follow a new metric for determining the statewide curfew based on hospitalization rates, he said. Under the plan, if the state has seven straight days of COVID… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The $61 million bribery scandal involving Ohio’s nuclear plant bailout law and a utility widely believed to be FirstEnergy has brought new attention to the commission that regulates utilities. The chair of the Public Utilities Commission resigned in November after an FBI raid on his home. All this has some suggesting PUCO commissioners… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,861 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 23 were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 26, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 0-19, two involved people… Read More
As drug overdose deaths rise during the pandemic, a former White House economist says social isolation could be partly to blame.
Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday, we hear from Ruth Cohen, an Auschwitz survivor, about her message to young people about the importance of the phrase: never forget.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for planning to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty last year to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — After an extraordinary inauguration ceremony marked by heightened security and coronavirus safety measures, President Joe Biden started his first day in office signing executive actions on climate change, immigration, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before taking the oath of office, Biden was already addressing the nation about his ambitious plans to… Read More
9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT, DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SECRETARIES WHO FOUGHT THEIR BOSSES AND INSPIRED THE HIT MOVIE & CLASSIC DOLLY PARTON SONG,PREMIERES ON PBS’S INDEPENDENT LENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2021 New documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmakers tells the previously untold story of the national “9to5 movement” and how women created a labor movement… Read More
Evan Millward graduated in 2011 ATHENS, OH – When Evan Millward started looking at colleges, he didn’t always want to go to Ohio University. But, now the Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WCPO Cincinnati is very thankful that he changed his mind. Millward says without the real-world experience he got working at WOUB Public Media, he wouldn’t… Read More