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Program At Hocking College Helping People Experiencing Homelessness

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Elizabeth Cook has dealt with substance use her whole life. Her parents both struggled with addiction. Cook’s own substance use disorder began when she was 12 which led to her dropping out of high school. She went on to face legal trouble while trying to protect her younger sister who was… Read More

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Ohio Legislature Finalizes Reform To School District Evaluation System

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Legislature passed an ambitious education bill despite a transformative amendment introduced midway through the bill’s life cycle. Ohio House Bill 82, originally introduced to revise standardized test requirements, will now remedy longtime complaints about the state’s school district evaluation system.  The bill’s initial provisions remain intact, however. It will… Read More

Ken Yuchasz, left, speaks to a red cross employee while donating blood at a donation event for Brinley Boyd, in New Lexington, Ohio, on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Ken, who has been donating blood since high school, lost a son 5 years ago due to medical complications and said the experience reminded him of the importance of blood donation. “This is not something that can be artificially created,” said Ken. “This is something that we can do. And if you can, I encourage you to.” [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

National Blood Shortage Could Affect Southeast Ohio Supply

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio – Hospitals are dealing with a nationwide blood shortage, stemming from increased elective surgeries and injuries after pandemic restrictions were lifted. The shortage could affect local hospitals and people who live in southeast Ohio. O’Bleness Hospital became more thoughtful about how it uses blood donations shared through the OhioHealth network as a… Read More

Jess Fritz laughs in a portrait at the Faerie Shrine, where she was married, at the Wisteria Event Site and Campground during the Summer Solstice 2021 festival, in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. "This is paradise on earth," said Fritz. "The more I've learned about it and the biodiversity here, I've realized it's a national treasure that people don't pay attention to." [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Appalachian Summer Solstice Celebrates Appalachian Heritage


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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – This year’s celebration of the Appalachian Summer Solstice at Wisteria Event Site and Campground gave people the opportunity to take a short vacation from the hustle and bustle of life and return to their roots in nature. The four-day-long celebration featured nightly fires, live music, camping, and local food. But more than anything, it… Read More

Jess Fritz laughs in a portrait at the Faerie Shrine, where she was married, at the Wisteria Event Site and Campground during the Summer Solstice 2021 festival, in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. "This is paradise on earth," said Fritz. "The more I've learned about it and the biodiversity here, I've realized it's a national treasure that people don't pay attention to." [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Appalachian Summer Solstice Celebrates Appalachian Heritage

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – This year’s celebration of the Appalachian Summer Solstice at Wisteria Event Site and Campground gave people the opportunity to take a short vacation from the hustle and bustle of life and return to their roots in nature.  The four-day-long celebration featured nightly fires, live music, camping, and local food. But more… Read More

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Athens Law Enforcement To Receive New High-Tech Training

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Students and staff at Ohio University have collaborated with local law enforcement to create a new de-escalation training program for their officers. This immersive program will be used by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and the Athens and Ohio University police departments. Officers will undergo training in a different style than in… Read More

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“Finding Comfort During Hard Times” with Earl Johnson


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/JazzedAboutWork/mp3/110EarlJohnson.mp3 It seems COVID-19 has made us more aware of the importance of compassion, and more thoughtful about how to support our colleagues, as well as friends and family. Today’s guest is Earl Johnson, a founder of the spiritual care function at the American Red Cross, and a man who understands compassion. Earl is an… Read More

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Explore Latino/A/X Identity in the Contemporary U.S.; “The Latino Experience” – Starting July 6 at 9 pm


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THE LATINO EXPERIENCE Premieres Tuesdays, July 6-20, 9:00 p.m.  New Three-Part Showcase of Short Films Explores the Identity and Culture of the Latinx Community As part of its commitment to support and present diverse content created by a broad array of storytellers, PBS presents THE LATINO EXPERIENCE, a new three-part anthology series of short fiction… Read More