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Bill Would Offer Ohio High School Students A Do-Over On Last Year’s Classes

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — School administrators are raising questions about a new bill designed to help high school students get back on track following pandemic-related setbacks. The High School Academic Recovery Act would establish the Supplemental School Year Program. This would allow students at all public high schools to retake classes they completed during the 2020-2021 school year…. Read More

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Bill Would Offer Ohio High School Students A Do-Over On Last Year’s Classes

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — School administrators are raising questions about a new bill designed to help high school students get back on track following pandemic-related setbacks. The High School Education Recovery Act would establish the Supplemental School Year Program. This would allow students at all public high schools to retake classes they completed during the… Read More

Ohio University's class gateway at College Green, photographed on May 2, 2019

Ohio University Ending Year Strong Despite Pandemic, But Big Challenges Remain

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University expected the pandemic to deliver a serious blow to its already fragile financial situation and leave it millions of dollars in the hole. Instead, just the opposite happened. The university’s board of trustees was informed at its meeting Friday that the institution expects to end its 2021 fiscal year… Read More

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Ohio Budget Director Expects $3 Billion Surplus Over The Next Two Years

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state budget process began during the pandemic, when schools and businesses were closed, unemployment numbers were at double digits, and terrifying predictions of death tolls were circulating. A year later, the state and Ohioans are flush with federal COVID relief money, so the budget picture has changed a… Read More

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Cutler Station Releases Exclusive Indrid Cold Inspired Track ‘The Man In the Lantern’

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On November 2, 1966, sewing machine salesman Woodrow Derenberger was driving home on Route 77 to Mineral Wells, WV from Marietta, OH when a “metallic cigar-shaped craft” appeared and blocked the roadway. What followed was an infamous encounter with a mysterious being that referred to itself as ‘Indrid Cold.’ On June 17, 2021, Vincent OH’s… Read More

Radio Free Athens June 19 Show To Feature Pt. 2 of Grachan Moncur III Special, Eric Dolphy Birthday Commemoration


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Radio Free Athens (RFA) runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s program below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link. SCHEDULE: June 19, 2021… Read More