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Clinic participants and volunteers gather for a group picture following the Copperheads hitting and pitching clinic on June 27, 2021 at the Athens sandlot fields.

Southern Ohio Copperheads Give Back To Community Through Youth Clinics

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Southern Ohio Copperheads are still involved in the community even though the COVID-19 pandemic canceled their season for a second-straight year. The Copperheads are holding pitching & hitting clinics throughout Athens County for youth baseball and softball players of all ages and skill levels.  The organization already held three clinics in… Read More

Gov. DeWine signs Name, Image & Likeness Executive Order

DeWine Signs Order To Allow Name, Image & Likeness When Ohio Legislature Failed To Pass Bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After a bill that would allow college athletes in Ohio to profit from their name, image or likeness became ensnared in Statehouse politics last week, Governor DeWine has taken the issue in his own hands by signing an executive order. Ohio State University lobbied hard for the bill that would allow… Read More

The Athens High School entrance on Johnson Road.

Free Speech Provisions In School Bill Draw Opposition From ACLU

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A bill in the state Legislature is looking to strengthen free speech protections at schools throughout Ohio. But it is opposed by one of the nation’s leading champions of free speech. The provisions are tucked into Senate Bill 135, a larger omnibus bill that deals with educational issues at both the grade… Read More

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Conversations From Studio B: Calliope Feminist Choir’s ‘Music Memories’

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WOUB Digital · Conversations From Studio B: Calliope Feminist Choir’s ‘Music Memories’ In this episode of Conversations From Studio B, WOUB’s Emily Votaw speaks with Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker, Director of the Calliope Feminist Choir Debra Spangler, and artist Molly Schoenhoff about the Calliope Feminist Choir’s “Music Memories” installation on display at the Athens… Read More

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Two-Year Ohio Budget Passes, Heads To Governor Just Over A Day Before Deadline

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — With a little over a day till the deadline on Wednesday, the new two-year $75 billion state budget is on its way to Gov. Mike DeWine after overwhelmingly bipartisan votes in the House and Senate late Monday evening. A surprise surplus of $3 billion more than budget forecasters predicted led to a compromise… Read More

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Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour Puts Out Call For Central Appalachian Voices

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WOUB Digital · Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour Puts Out Call For Central Appalachian Voices Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour will use the $50,000 she received as one of the American Academy of Poets Laureate Fellows selected earlier this month to shine a light on the voices of Central Appalachia by publishing a poetry anthology… Read More