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Athens County Confirms 15 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,609 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 15 were reported Friday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 26, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates eight involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 0-19, two involved people… Read More

Clendenin, WV faced intense rainfall that led to deadly flooding in June 2016.

Climate Change Increases Flooding Risk For Some 230,000 Ohio Valley Homes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — A new analysis of flooding risk that accounts for the effects of climate change finds many more homes in Appalachian communities in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia are at risk of flooding than the federal government’s emergency managers have indicated. In 12 Appalachian counties in the region, at least half of… Read More

Sen. Matt Huffman explains his bill to reporters

State Senate President Calls Unemployment Issues ‘Catastrophic Government Failure’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The top leader of the Ohio Senate says the issues with the state’s unemployment compensation system represent a catastrophic government failure. Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) says Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund has been plagued by insolvency, technical issues and long wait times. “This catastrophic government failure is the result… Read More

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Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty To Improper Shipping Of Nuclear Waste

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man charged with illegally dumping low-level nuclear waste at an Estill County landfill has pleaded guilty in federal court to two charges of shipping the waste without the proper labeling. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Cory David Hoskins faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up… Read More

Ohio Lawmakers Change Key Parts Of Governor’s Transportation Budget

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — An Ohio House committee stripped provisions from Gov. Mike DeWine’s transportation budget, one of which targets distracted driving. The House committee removed part of the budget that included stiffer penalties for drivers caught while using or holding any wireless device while driving. Curt Steiner represents a coalition of 35 organizations… Read More

Loretta Lynn

From Coal Miner’s Daughter to Record-Breaking Artist – “LORETTA LYNN: MY STORY IN MY WORDS”- March 4 at 8 pm


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LORETTA LYNN: MY STORY IN MY WORDS Premieres on WOUB March 4 at 8:00 pm Follow the Rise of the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” to Record-Breaking Artist   2021 marks the 50th anniversary of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the Loretta Lynn song that became a book, a feature film, and an indelible part of popular culture. Like… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas scored his 1,000th career point in Thursday's victory over Eastern Michigan.

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Continue to Roll, Extend Win Streak to Six

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A six-game winning streak.  It’s something the Bobcats haven’t achieved since the 2012-13 season, when Jim Christian was the head coach and D.J. Cooper led the charge for the Bobcats.  Ohio won seven in a row and 12 of 13 games that season while sharing a MAC regular season title. Despite… Read More