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WOUB and Institute For Storytelling to Present ‘Emanuel’ Feb. 23 For OHIO Challenging Dialogues Event

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WOUB Digital · OHIO to Spotlight ‘Emanuel’ From Alumnus Dane Smith For Feb. 23 Challenging Dialogues Lecture The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact is collaborating with WOUB Public Media to virtually present a screening of Emanuel as a part of President Duane Nellis’ fifth OHIO Challenging… Read More

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

Athens County Confirms 15 New COVID-19 Cases And Removes One For Feb. 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,452 total cases of COVID-19 after 15 were reported Tuesday and one previous case was removed. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 16, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates seven involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 0-19 and one involved… Read More

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Dave Thomas Foundation Celebrates Adoption Milestone During COVID-19

Posted on: The Dave Thomas Foundation recently celebrated its 10,000th adoption of a child from foster care and the milestone was reached during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas as an independent non-profit foundation separate from the restaurant chain, says Rita Soronen, CEO of the Foundation. The Foundation focuses on… Read More

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington.

Ohio Valley Economists Weigh In On Biden’s Recovery Plan

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to cripple the economy in the Ohio Valley and President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats are pursuing his plan for economic recovery. Biden’s economic priorities include raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, forgiving student loan debt, and undoing some Trump-era tax cuts. But Biden’s… Read More