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Natural gas utilities face a bleak future in a world increasingly concerned about climate change. An NPR investigation shows how they work to block local climate action and protect their business.
The Ohio Bobcats softball team finally got to take the field again after almost a year of absence, aside from a four-inning rained out game. The Bobcats took on Tennessee in a double header and ultimately struggled to keep the Vols from scoring. The Vols took the first game 7-1 after a hitting bout. As… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
How did West Virginia become one of the world’s leaders in delivering COVID-19 vaccines? One piece of the story starts with a striking photograph in the local paper.
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
‘Making a Living With Hot Steel, An Anvil, and a Hammer’: Speaking With Southeast Ohio Artisan Marc Setzer
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
Stately House, Noble Family, and a Succession Crisis: “Downton Abbey: Season One” on MASTERPIECE, February 28 at 8 pm
Downton Abbey Season One On MASTERPIECE Airing on Consecutive Sunday’s February 28 – March 7 The plot of Downton Abbey is straight out of Jane Austen, updated to the era that introduced electric lights and telephones. It is 1912. The Titanic has just gone down in the north Atlantic, taking with it the two… Read More
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