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The OUtlet – June 24th, 2021

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This week on the outlet, a bill would not allow businesses to require their employees to be vaccinated, and advocates say that the current way to approaching mental illness crises needs to be reformed. These stories and more, right here on the outlet. WOUB Digital · The OUtlet – June 24th, 2021

Motorcycles, mostly Honda VaMotorcycles, mostly Honda Valkyries, fill East Union Street, in Athens, Ohio, during a Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club block party, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Honda Valkyrie was designed by Joe Boyd, and was produced from 1996-2003. The motorcycle features a flat 6 cylinder engine and runs smoothly enough that a nickel can be balanced on it's edge on the engine while the motorcycle is running. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]lkyries, fill East Union Street, in Athens, Ohio, during a Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club block party, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Honda Valkyrie was designed by Joe Boyd, and was produced from 1996-2003. The motorcycle features a flat 6 cylinder engine, and runs so smoothly you can balance a nickel on it's edge while the motorcycle is running. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Motorcycle Club Rolls Into Athens For National Rally

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Last week many Athens residents were both surprised and curious when a flurry of motorcycles descended on Court Street.  Over 200 members of the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club got a police escort down Court Street, as Athens residents stopped on the sidewalks to watch them pass. In front of Ohio University’s… Read More

People around Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Athens Celebrates First Juneteenth As A National Holiday

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — People in Athens gathered Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were emancipated over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations have grown in the past year, said Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, an organizer of the free little library unveiling at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and… Read More

Bagel Street Deli sign with the covid-19 vaccination requirement for employment

Bill Would Prevent Ohio Employers From Requiring Vaccinations

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Many businesses are hiring as pandemic restrictions are lifted, and some, such as Bagel Street Deli in Athens, are requiring that employees have the COVID-19 vaccine. This has many people asking: Is this even legal? The short answer is yes. “Right now, both on the federal and state level, there are no… Read More

Mr. Tornado

Discussing Extreme Weather With Dr. Jana Houser In Time For ‘Mr. Tornado’

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WOUB Digital · Discussing Extreme Weather with Dr. Jana Houser In Time For ‘Mr. Tornado’ Ohio University’s Dr. Jana Houser has been fascinated with the weather since childhood. “For me, it really started when my second grade teacher presented a science unit about the weather and I was really captivated by it,” said Houser, whose… Read More