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Athens Public Pool is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Monday, July 26, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Athens Lifeguards Quit Following Weeks Of Complaints Over Working Conditions

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Three lifeguards abruptly quit the Athens City Pool last week and others put in their two-weeks notice. This follows weeks of complaints from lifeguards about working conditions that they believe put themselves and pool patrons at risk.  The city pool has faced a shortage of lifeguards that resulted in current staff… Read More

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Ohio University Suspends Another Fraternity For Hazing Violations

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has suspended another fraternity from campus after an investigation revealed members committed multiple Student Code of Conduct violations related to hazing. Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards and Student Responsibility Taylor Tackett on Tuesday notified the Delta Pi chapter of Sigma Chi of the four year suspension,… Read More

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

FirstEnergy Reevaluates Denial Of Ratepayer Funds In Bribe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utility giant FirstEnergy Corp. says it’s reevaluating previous denials that the company used customer money to secretly fund a $60 million bribery scheme. The Akron-based company filed notice with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Friday saying its deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Justice Department requires a re-examination of… Read More

U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell is sworn in to testify to the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington

‘This Is How I’m Going To Die’: Police Sergeant Recalls The Terror Of Jan. 6

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WASHINGTON (NPR) — In gripping emotional testimony, U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell recounted the “horrific and devastating” violence of Jan. 6 during the first hearing of the select committee investigating the insurrection. “My fellow officers and I were punched, pushed, kicked, shoved, sprayed with chemical irritants, and even blinded with eye-damaging lasers by a… Read More

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Governor's Office shows Sam Randazzo, of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

DeWine Learned Of FirstEnergy Payment To Former PUCO Chair Before He Resigned

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine has made his first public comments since last week’s plea deal from FirstEnergy in the federal corruption case involving the nuclear power plant bailout law known as House Bill 6. DeWine was asked what he knew about the connection between the Akron-based utility and the person he appointed to… Read More

The track at Alexander High School

Crumbling Track At Alexander Puts Athletes, Entire Program At Risk

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — Fourteen years after its construction, the running track at Alexander High School is still occupied by student athletes. But the coat of black rubber is showing its age; in fact, it has been for years. Athletes and parents spoke out at Wednesday’s school board meeting.  They say it’s time for an upgrade. “Our… Read More

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For Many Vinton County Residents, Only Source Of Clean Water Is Outside The Home

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MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — Access to clean water in homes is a given for most families in the United States. In southeastern Ohio, notably Vinton County, however, this is not the case. Nearly one-third of Vinton County residents do not have reliable access to clean water for drinking, cooking or bathing. Some households have access to… Read More

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In Ohio, Videos Are Public Records But Sometimes Police Refuse To Release

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (ideastream) — Over the past few years, police departments across the country have grappled with what to do when a video in their possession captures the use of deadly force by a police officer. After 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, the city of Cleveland initially withheld… Read More

Cory and Shari Foltz, parents of Stone Foltz, a BGSU student who died as a result of hazing, July 26, 2021

Public Colleges Have New Principles To Prevent Hazing On Campuses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio has a new law that stiffens penalties for people convicted of hazing at the state’s college campuses. Now, the public colleges themselves are taking actions to prevent hazing. The Inter-University Council, which represents Ohio’s public universities, has what it says is a zero-tolerance approach to hazing. It includes, among other things, automatic… Read More

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Homeless Queer and Trans Youth of Color Forge Chosen Families in “The Pier Kids” on POV, August 2 at 10 pm


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“The Pier Kids” on POV Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10pm   What does life look like for LGBTQ+ youth fifty years after Stonewall? Pier Kids, directed by Elegance Bratton and produced by Chester Algernal Gordon, transports audiences to New York City’s historic Christopher Street Pier where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to… Read More