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Johnson Road is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Johnson Road Exit Closure Raises Concerns For Residents, Businesses

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The highway exit near Athens High School connecting Johnson Road to Route 33 will soon close permanently, with major implications for traffic in The Plains. The Ohio Department of Transportation says it is closing the exit to reduce accidents. As a result, the only way to Athens High School will be… Read More

Lilyfest

Lilyfest To Hold 30th Celebration Of Gardening And Gathering

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ROCKBRIDGE, Ohio (WOUB) – Roberta Bishop started the Hocking Hills Bishop Educational Gardens with her husband over 30 years ago, and since then Lilyfest has grown to include art, music, food and even Vikings. Lilyfest will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 13200 Little Cola Road in Rockbridge, though this year participants have to… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse building

‘Collin’s Law’ Signed To Stiffen Hazing Penalties In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tougher criminal penalties for hazing in Ohio will take effect this fall, nearly three years after the death of the college student for whom the law is named. Gov. Mike DeWine signed “Collin’s Law” on Tuesday. It’s named for Collin Wiant, an Ohio University student who died in 2018. Momentum for… Read More

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters supporting President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington.

Six Months After Capitol Riot, 46 From Ohio Valley Face Charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol left five people dead and caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the Capitol building. In the six months since then, federal authorities say, about 470 people have been arrested in nearly every state, including at least 46 people in the Ohio Valley…. Read More