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A bar and restaurant in Athens with a "Now Hiring" sign in the window.

Plenty Of Jobs But Few Applicants As Business Picks Up

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WOUB Digital · Plenty Of Jobs But Few Applicants As Business Picks Up ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Art Oestrike, who owns the Jackie O’s brewpub and taproom in Athens, is facing an unusual problem. With pandemic restrictions easing, business is picking up. But he can’t find enough employees to meet the demand. “I want to… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse in Spring

Sales Taxes Up, Overall Ohio Revenues Are Down – But That Could Flip Next Month

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s sales tax revenues were up for the last month, but income tax collections were way down. The state’s Office of Budget and Management says overall, revenues were nearly 13% off forecasts. Sales taxes were up by nearly 23% – and with car sales going briskly, auto sales taxes were up… Read More

WOUB’s Learning Lab Recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week 2021


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ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media’s Learning Lab knows how important teachers are and the tireless work they have done during this unpredictable year. To mark Teacher Appreciation Week 2021, Educational Services Manager Deborah Brewer delivered lunch totes with treats for all the teachers in the Alexander Local School District in Albany. “We have been working… Read More