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Athens Community Members Hold First Black Summit

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens residents want to take action in order to make the region a more welcoming place for Black people after the city’s first Black Summit. Community members met virtually Thursday evening for the summit, which had the theme of “Communicating and Creating a Community of Social Justice and Racial Equity.” One… Read More

A line outside the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City near Columbus in November.

Food Banks Flat-Funded In New Ohio Budget, Though Demand Keeps Growing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Unemployment and financial problems from the pandemic have brought millions of people to food banks, which are serving 150,000 more Ohioans per month than they were a year ago. That’s putting a strain on the system that supports those people in need. Ohio’s food banks are getting flat funding of… Read More

CAP Police and protesters outside the United States Capitol.

Mapping The Ohio Valley Residents Charged In Connection With U.S. Capitol Riot


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — Data compiled by an academic research group shows the home counties of 21 people from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia charged so far in connection with the Jan. 6 riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.  The Program on Extremism at George Washington University compiled a database from the federal criminal… Read More

FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Lawmakers Propose Several Bills To Repeal, Change HB6

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Several bills have been introduced in the Ohio House and Senate to tackle the controversial nuclear power plant bailout bill, HB6. The measures range from a complete repeal of the bill at the center of a bribery investigation to repealing portions of the legislation. Rep. Dick Stein (R-Norwalk) proposed… Read More

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Recognizing the Photographic Legacy of an Influential Bobcat: Chuck Stewart

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WOUB Digital · Recognizing the Photographic Legacy of an Influential Bobcat: Chuck Stewart You may not know it, but you’re likely already familiar with the photographic work of Ohio University alumnus Chuck Stewart (BFA ’49). Over the course of his 70-year career, Stewart’s eye framed and photographed images iconic to the American shared subconscious, from… Read More