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A lily is seen at Lilyfest, an annual horticulture festival, in Rockbridge, Ohio, on Friday, July 9, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Lilyfest Celebrates Nature, Art This Year

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ROCKBRIDGE, Ohio (WOUB) – Next to the natural wonders of Hocking Hills sits the Bishop Educational Gardens, and each year hundreds of people buzz in to celebrate the arts and flowers of the region. Lilyfest blossomed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after COVID-19 sent the festival online in 2020. Some COVID-19 restrictions were still in place,… Read More

Front of the John Gee Black Historical Center building with American Flag blowing in front of it.

Black Historical Center in Gallipolis Receives Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Grant

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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WOUB) — A 150 year story of segregation, perseverance and preservation resides in Gallia County thanks to a group working to preserve local Black history.  The walls of the John Gee Black Historical Center in Gallipolis are adorned with local artifacts.  The uniform of a Tuskegee airman and Porter native Henry Norman salutes… Read More

The Beta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta building in Athens

Ohio University Suspends Fraternity For Hazing, Alcohol Violations

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has suspended a fraternity from campus after an investigation revealed members committed multiple Student Code of Conduct violations related to hazing and alcohol. Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones on Tuesday notified the Beta chapter of Delta Tau Delta of the four year suspension, according to a… Read More

Early voters at the Athens County Board of Elections on Oct. 6, 2020

New Bill Would Repeal Election Changes Made In New Budget

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COLUMBUS (Statehouse News Bureau) — There’s an effort underway to repeal provisions in the new two-year state budget that non-profit groups say will prevent them from educating Ohioans about the voting process. Gov. Mike DeWine and Sec. of State Frank LaRose, both Republicans, said they don’t think the language in the budget will prevent public-private collaboration on… Read More

Members of the Hopewell Health Centers float in the Founders Day parade toss candy and mini-beach balls to attendees in Coolville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 10, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Slideshow: Coolville Celebrates Founder’s Day

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COOLVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Community members came together in Coolville to celebrate Founder’s Day, a commemoration of the origins of the village. Coolville was laid out in 1818 and officially recognized as a village by the state of Ohio in 1835.  While there is genial disagreement over which specific date Founder’s Day celebrates, most parties agree… Read More

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Community Seeks Justice For Kane

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – On Easter morning Mason, WV and Pomeroy, OH suffered a great loss. Former Wahama High School football star Kane Roush, 25, died following numerous gunshot wounds.  Local law enforcement reported that Roush was shot multiple times, crawled to his neighbors house for help and then communicated with Meigs County deputies when… Read More

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Electoral Campaign Uncovers Complex History in “Stateless” on POV, Monday, July 19 at 10 pm


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“Stateless” on POV Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10 pm   What does it mean to be rejected by the only country you call home? When a ruling from the Dominican Republic Supreme Court strips citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, over 200,000 are suddenly rendered without nationality, identity or homeland. Award-winning director Michèle Stephenson’s… Read More