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Two Belpre Council Members Hold Off Challengers In Republican Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Two Belpre City Council incumbents defeated their challengers Tuesday in the Republican primary. Council President Larry Martin captured 270 votes, or 55.33 percent. His opponent, Donna Miller, drew 218 votes, or 44.67 percent. Council Member At Large David Ferguson held off his opponent, John Ruth, with 331 votes, or 56.10 percent,… Read More

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Cole, Jenkins Advance To General Election For Portsmouth City Council 3rd Ward

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Two candidates continue on to November’s General Election in their search for the 3rd Ward City Council seat in Portsmouth. Andy Cole and Gary Jenkins were the top two vote getters Tuesday, according to unofficial Primary Election results. Cole earned 143 votes, Jenkins received 76 and Jerry Skiver was edged out with… Read More

Wellston City Council 1st Ward Incumbent Defeated In Republican Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Wellston City Council 1st Ward incumbent Keith Woolum lost to Angela Spangler Tuesday in the Republican primary. Spangler received 59, or slightly more than two-thirds, of the 87 votes cast. Just over 42 percent of registered Republicans in the ward cast ballots. Meanwhile, voters in Jackson County, which includes Wellston, rejected… Read More

Swank Defeats Incumbent Fahl For Athens City Council 4th Ward Seat

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Alan Swank soundly defeated three-term incumbent Christine Fahl in the Democratic primary for the Athens City Council 4th Ward seat. Swank received 184, or nearly two-thirds, of the 282 votes cast. Swank moves on to the general election in November and is all but certain to claim the council seat given… Read More

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Tuscarawas Co. Unofficial Results For May 2021 Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A total of 5.71% of voters able to cast ballots in Tuesday’s Primary Election turned out in Tuscarawas County, according to unofficial results. Voters approved the renewal of the Dover 4 mills current expenses tax levy, 684-190. The Dover Public Library’s 1 mill tax levy was renewed, 962-116. Uhrichsville voters approved the… Read More

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Guernsey Co. Unofficial Results For May 2021 Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A total of 5.9% of voters eligible to cast ballots turned out for Tuesday’s Primary Election, according to unofficial results. Mike Zaleski beat Samuel Grubbs, 82-21, in the race to be the Republican nominee for Cambridge City Council 4th Ward in November’s General Election. Voters in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School… Read More

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Belmont Co. Unofficial Results For May 2021 Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The only voters in Belmont County to cast ballots during Tuesday’s election decided the Democratic primary in Martins Ferry’s 4th Ward. Rick Rodgers beat Pamela Shrodes, 41-20 to earn the nomination for that ward’s council seat, according to unofficial results. To see the unofficial results from around our region, click here.

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Coshocton Co. Unofficial Results For May 2021 Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Some voters in Coshocton County were able to vote one of two school levies during Tuesday’s Primary, depending on where they live. The Coshocton City School District’s earned a renewal of its 4.9 Mills Tax Levy with 410 people voting in favor and 126 voting against, according to unofficial results. Elsewhere,… Read More

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Ohio Libraries Say They Can’t Afford Cut In Two-Year State Budget

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s libraries say they’ll lose money if the $74.7 billion state budget stays as is. And they told a Senate committee looking into the budget that they also won’t share in the billions that the state and local governments will get from the American Rescue Plan. While libraries were closed… Read More

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“Positively No Outlet” – a Podcast that highlights small town Americans


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/GeorgeWood_FINAL.mp3   Dr. George Wood is an educator, a former school administrator, a writer, and a podcaster. He also is a resident of small town Amesville, Ohio. Just before the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, he retired from a lifetime in education, and he found himself restless and looking for something meaningful to do. After… Read More

Activists gather at the Ohio Statehouse to announce they’ve filed petitions for a ballot issue to qualified immunity for law enforcement and other public workers. The records on the ground bear the names of people killed in shootings by police officers.

Group Wants Voters To End Qualified Immunity In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group has taken the first step to asking voters next year to eliminate qualified immunity for police officers and other government employees accused in shootings or other actions. The group calling itself Accountability Ohio Now filed paperwork Monday, and then gathered to promote the issue in front of the… Read More

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NPR’s Favorite Songs of 1971


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Yesterday, NPR celebrated the 50-year anniversary of our first on-air original show. For five decades, NPR and our member stations have shared the responsibility — and privilege — to serve the individual listener and promote their personal growth. To honor our time spent together, we turned back the clock and reflected on the impeccable sounds… Read More

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The Personal Cost of Our Modern Economy in “Through the Night” on POV, May 10 at 10 pm


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“Through The Night” Stories of two working mothers and a childcare provider, whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, New York.   American Documentary is proud to announce the national broadcast premiere of PBS alumnus Loira Limbal’s (Estilo Hip Hop) second feature documentary, Through the Night, premiering Monday, May 10, 2021… Read More