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The Ohio Theatre, one of several operated by CAPA, was shuttered in March 2020, along with performance spaces and venues throughout Ohio and the US.

Ohio Arts Groups Anxiously Awaiting Relaunch Of COVID Aid Portal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Arts organizations in Ohio and around the country are waiting for the relaunch of a system that will allow them to apply for billions in COVID relief – after it shut down on the day it was supposed to open for business in early April. Thousands of workers in… Read More

A mountaintop removal mine site in southern West Virginia.

New Research: Reclamation of Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells, Mine Sites Could Create Thousands of Jobs

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WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — In Central Appalachia an estimated 538,000 unplugged oil and gas wells and 853,393 acres of abandoned mine lands sit unreclaimed, often polluting the air and water, and presenting public safety threats. But according to two new reports from the regional think tank Ohio River Valley Institute,  these sites that now pose serious… Read More

Nan Whaley answers questions from local press at Court Street Diner in Athens, Ohio

Nan Whaley Announces Bid For Ohio Governor In 2022

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nan Whaley, the Democratic mayor of Dayton, has announced she’s running for governor in 2022. Whaley has gained statewide and national attention for her response to several critical events in Dayton. After the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton, Nan Whaley became a lead Ohio voice calling for more gun regulations. Whaley,… Read More

Phyllis Gibbs of Ballard County, Kentucky, waits after receiving her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccine Hesitancy Hovers Over Ohio Valley Efforts To Get To Herd Immunity

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GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — Phyllis Gibbs wasn’t sure until recently that she’d be here, just a few moments away from receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. “Do you feel sick today?” “Nope,” Gibbs said to the receptionist. “And you give consent for Pfizer to give you a shot today, correct?” “Absolutely.” Gibbs then walked… Read More

Katie Primm at Inauguration

“Weekend TODAY” Coordinating Producer Learned Valuable Skills at WOUB


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Katie Primm graduated from Ohio University in 2006 ATHENS, OH – NBC Weekend TODAY Coordinating Producer Katie Primm recently worked her fourth presidential inauguration for the network. It’s an opportunity she says she owes to WOUB Public Media. “The inauguration of President Biden was different in so many ways with the pandemic and the U.S…. Read More