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The OUtlet – July 22nd, 2021


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This week on The OUtlet, a group of Athens residents looks to help asylum seekers awaiting trial and how Vinton county residents have adjusted their lives while fighting for new water lines. These stories and more, right here on The OUtlet. WOUB Digital · The OUtlet – July 22nd, 2021

Asylum Seekers Find A Life-Changing Refuge In Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — For the last two years, the Athens United Immigrant Support Project (AUISP) has been working to help individuals who come to the United States fleeing abuse and persecution in their home countries. For those the group reaches, these efforts are life-changing. Asylum seekers — migrants escaping their home countries in fear… Read More

Athena Cinema Reopens, With A Little Help From Its Friends

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Athena Cinema has reopened its doors to the public. The pandemic took a heavy toll on theaters across the country, and many small art-house theaters in particular, like the Athena, struggled to survive. Some didn’t. But the Athena benefited from an… Read More

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Advocates Face Challenges In Reforming Ohio’s Sentencing Laws

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — The number of offenses for which someone can be charged with a felony in Ohio has increased more than five-fold since the 1970s. And advocates say criminal sentencing remains uneven and tough to navigate. Ohio’s legislators have been passing bills to help people after they leave prison, but little is being… Read More

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FirstEnergy Charged In House Bill 6 Scandal, Agrees To $230 Million Penalty

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — FirstEnergy will pay $230 million after entering into a deferred prosecution agreement over charges that the company bribed then-House Speaker Larry Householder and former Public Utilities Commission chair Sam Randazzo. The company admitted it “conspired with public officials and other individuals and entities”, according to a release from Acting… Read More

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Did King Arthur begin in a Dark Ages Trading Village? “King Arthur’s Lost Kingdom” on SECRETS OF THE DEAD, July 28 at 10 pm


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Secrets of the Dead: King Arthur’s Lost Kingdom Airs Wednesday, July 28 at 10 p.m. on WOUB   After four centuries of occupation and leadership, the Romans left Britain in 410 AD and the island’s fate was left hanging in the balance. History teaches that in the 5th century, the country descended into a tumultuous and… Read More

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Ohio Public Media Organizations Collaborate on Criminal Justice Reporting Project


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ATHENS, OH – WOUB is part of a new criminal justice reporting project in collaboration with other public media organizations across Ohio. Justice Matters is an examination of Ohio’s criminal enforcement system, its challenges and opportunities for reform. Public media partners include WKSU in Kent, Ideastream Public Media in Cleveland, WYSO in Yellow Springs, WVXU… Read More