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Ohio's Mariana Rodrigues spikes the ball in the Bobcats' match against Western Michigan on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Photo: Curtis Feder/WOUB)

Ohio Volleyball: Bobcats Defeat Red-Hot Western Michigan, Win Third-Straight Match

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Just saying Ohio won its third match in a row does not do the story justice for what the Bobcats accomplished on Friday night. As previously reported, the team was injury stricken and had to cope with a demanding schedule, but it then had to face a new challenge: defeating the… Read More


This Week From Radio Free Athens: March 20, 2021

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From Michael T.  Isolation 38: Hard Rock, MIA   Before being absorbed into a homogenous mélange of hair-metal, grunge and slick speed-metal histrionics (blame Metallica), there were hundreds of hard rock bands with chops, soul and fire, filling arenas and stadiums, pounding out raucous hard rock. They had record deals, label support and large followings,… Read More

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Federal Lawsuit Over COVID Closures Dropped As Backers Change Legal Strategy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Opponents of Gov. Mike DeWine’s COVID restrictions and shutdowns have dropped their federal lawsuit they filed last fall, asking for the removal of the state of emergency that was declared in March. But that doesn’t mean the end of the legal fight is over. Attorney Robert Gargasz says the lawsuit was withdrawn due to a change in… Read More

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WOUB Wednesdays: Hollywood Celebrity Photographer Stephen Busken

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Wednesday, March 24 at 7:15 p.m. ATHENS, OH – The next speaker for WOUB Wednesday is a Los Angeles based celebrity photographer known for capturing some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Stephen Busken has photographed household names such as Neil Young, Margot Robbie, Julianne Moore, Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy. His work has appeared in publications such… Read More