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Ohio Men's Basketball's Ben Vander Plas throws down a dunk in the Bobcats' MAC Quarterfinal matchup with Kent State on March 11, 2021, at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. (Photo: Bryan Kurp/WOUB).

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Hot Shooting Leads Ohio Past Kent State in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — The Bobcats walked off the court on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in a good mood to the tune of loud cheers from close friends and family up the concourse seating. There was a sense of joy, a sense of celebration and a sense of hope buzzing through the arena. For… Read More

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County Fairs Will Be Back As COVID-19 Cases Continue Falling In Ohio

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (WKSU) — Nine Ohio counties went from red to orange this week on the state’s public health advisory map and one –Meigs County– decreased to yellow. The average number of cases per 100,000 people statewide has decreased to 155. And Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday Ohio counties will be able to host county… Read More

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington.

Biden Signs $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. Some checks to Americans could begin arriving this weekend. “This historic legislation is about… Read More

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“Choosing Down Syndrome”


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Lifespan/mp3/DOWNS_MIX2_210310.mp3 Chris Kaposy and Jan Beattie have three children: Elizabeth, 14, Aaron, 11, and Ty, 7. With each pregnancy, Jan and Chris decided in advance to refuse prenatal testing. But when Jan was pregnant with Aaron, her first ultrasound at 19 weeks showed some markers for Down syndrome and she and Chris had to revisit… Read More

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Former Nelsonville Deputy Auditor Indicted On Additional Theft And Corruption Charges

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The former deputy auditor in Nelsonville pleaded not guilty to new felony charges related to theft while in office after previously pleading guilty to similar charges. Stephanie Wilson, 47, of Stewart, was arraigned Thursday in Athens County Common Pleas Court after being indicted on a felony charge of engaging in a pattern… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 4 New COVID-19 Cases For March 11, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,686 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 11, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates two involved people aged 20-29, one involved a person aged 50-59 and one… Read More

Piles of coal

Coal Mine Safety Regulators Issue COVID Protection Guidelines, But No Regulations

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday stronger coronavirus safety guidance intended to keep coal miners safe from COVID-19 in the workplace. However, the Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration stopped short of issuing an emergency standard — as the mine workers’ union had requested — and instead kept to… Read More

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WOUB Wednesdays: TNT Basketball Sideline Reporter Allie LaForce and Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart


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Wednesday, March 17 at 7:15 p.m. ATHENS, OH – TNT Sideline Reporter Allie LaForce and Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart are connected by the fact that they both worked at WOUB Public Media when they were students at Ohio University, but they didn’t work at the station at the same time. The two met… Read More