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The OUtlet – June 17th, 2021


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In the first episode of the OUtlet this summer, an ordinance is discussed to approve a designated outdoor refreshment area in uptown Athens, as well as how Alexander Local Schools are approaching next school year regarding COVID precautions.   WOUB Digital · The OUtlet – June 17th, 2021

Uptown Athens during coronavirus emergency

Bill Would Allow More Businesses To Stay Open During A Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Over a year ago, the government forced thousands of Ohio businesses to close their doors in response to the pandemic. But others were allowed to stay open because they were deemed essential. Many business owners felt the process of choosing which businesses were essential was unfair and left small businesses in… Read More

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters before session on September 1. It was the first time he was back in the House since being stripped of his speakership in July.

Larry Householder Becomes First Ohio Rep Expelled Since 1857

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — In a historic vote, the Ohio House has removed a former Speaker who was re-elected to his seat last fall, after he was arrested in what’s considered the largest bribery case ever in Ohio government. The House voted 75-21 to expel Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford), just a few days after… Read More

Mysteries of Mental Illness

Dr. Nicholas Allan On the History, Intention, and Future of Mental Health

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Every facet of our understanding of mental health has radically changed over the course of our history. The ways in which people have classified, understood, and, perhaps especially, attempted to treat mental illness varies greatly throughout time. From horror stories of overcrowded psychiatric hospitals prior to the widespread use of the antipsychotic Thorazine to the… Read More