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Solar panels on Bryce Baumann’s farm.

Here Comes The Sun: Solar Moves In, And A Farm Community Wonders About Its Future

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The golden hue of the sunset shines across the sky and through the window as a woman drives down Van Meter Road in central Kentucky’s Clark County, passing by green rolling hills and hay bales. In her social media video from early September, Adreanna Wills points out white signs in yards along the… Read More

Miriam Palomino, right, received the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The first people arrived around 2:30 a.m. for the chance to be vaccinated at one of the few sites that does not require an appointment.

Ohio Health Officials Tackle COVID-19 Vaccine Myths In Virtual Town Halls

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCPN) — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) wants to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine by hosting town halls targeting specific, underserved communities and their questions over the next two weeks. “It is important to share reliable, factual information about COVID-19 vaccines with all Ohioans,” said ODH Director Stephanie McCloud in an… Read More

In this March 6, 2020, photo, tissues, gloves, and masks greet visitors at the South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, in Rockland, Mass.

Gov. DeWine Reminds Nursing Homes To Allow Compassionate Care Visits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine is sending a letter to all Ohio’s nursing homes to make sure they’re clear on the federal government’s guidelines for visitations, which remain heavily restricted nearly a year into the pandemic. One of the state’s first actions when the COVID-19 pandemic began last March was to limit entry at… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 14 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 22

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,550 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 14 were reported Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 22, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates seven involved people aged 20-29, three involved people aged 0-19, two involved people… Read More

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Black Female Lawyer Eunice Hunton Carter Blazed Trails for Social Justice


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Eunice Hunton Carter and her family were “unsung heroes” in social justice movements in the early 20th Century and now her life is brought into focus by a new biography, “Eunice Hunton Carter: A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice,” published by the Fordham University Press. Co-Author and noted biographer Marilyn Greenwald highlights the many accomplishments… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse in December 2020

New Bill Would Take Away Consequences For Businesses That Violate COVID Orders

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio lawmakers will look over yet another measure to pull back on Gov. Mike DeWine’s power to issue health orders. A new bill proposed by one of his fellow Republicans would take away penalties slapped on business owners cited for violating coronavirus orders. Republican Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova) said the Ohio Legislature has passed… Read More

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‘Making a Living With Hot Steel, An Anvil, and a Hammer’: Speaking With Southeast Ohio Artisan Marc Setzer

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Metalsmithing is one of the oldest trades known to man, and highly skilled artisans all over the world still practice the ancient art. Marc Setzer, owner and head blacksmith of Setzer Forge, a custom blacksmithing and farrier service in Langsville, OH, is one such regional artisan. Setzer has been a blacksmith for 18 years, and… Read More

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WOUB Releases 2020 Community Report


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Report is provided annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the community ATHENS, OH – While 2020 was a challenging and unique year, WOUB Public Media had an important role in serving the region. In the newly released 2020 Community Report, WOUB is showcasing how it provided support to educators, families and the community… Read More