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Diner’s New Outdoor Seating Draws Spirited Discussion On Social Media

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Discussion ignited in an Athens County community Facebook group after a photo of Union Street Diner’s new outdoor eating area was posted. Earlier this month, the diner installed its “parklet,” which consists of several tables on an enclosed platform that occupies two parking spaces in front of the diner. Cynthia Brunty,… Read More

Raccoon Creek Again Stained By Pollution Following Years Of Cleanup Efforts

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Septic tank waste and restaurant grease spread into a section of Raccoon Creek in Vinton County after a local business put too much waste in a dumping site nearby. A 2 Z Sanitation, which offers septic tank cleaning, portable toilet services, and grease trap cleaning, was issued a permit from the… Read More

One of three students receives a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during Gov. Dewines visit Monday, April 12.

Ohio COVID Cases Climb To Highest Number In Two Months

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s COVID numbers are higher than they’ve been in two months, as the number of new vaccinations inches up only slightly. Confirmed cases dropped a bit on Thursday to 789 new cases. That’s down from 1,067 new confirmed cases the day before. That was the highest number of confirmed cases… Read More

U.S. Capitol Police Mountain Bike officers secure the plaza

Congress Approves $2.1 Billion Emergency Funding Bill For Capitol Police

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Capitol Police are on the verge of running out of money next month so both the Senate and House approved a $2.1 billion spending measure on Thursday to avoid furloughs and pay for overtime, training and more. It also direct funds to federal agencies handling humanitarian aid for U.S. allies… Read More

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Judge Orders ODJFS To Review All Denials For Unemployment In 21 Days

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has 21 days to decide appeals from people who were denied federal pandemic unemployment assistance, according to a ruling from a Franklin County judge. This could have a big impact on the backlog of 150,000 appeals at ODJFS. William Hummel filed the… Read More

In this image provided by the West Virginia Governor's Office, Timothy Jackson, the latest million-dollar winner in West Virginia’s vaccination sweepstakes, poses with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

W. Va. Governor Announces 50 New Winners In Vaccination Sweepstakes

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LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has surprised the most recent winner of the state’s vaccination sweepstakes. Wanda Coleman of Ronceverte got together Wednesday with former coworkers at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. Justice made some remarks about the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19, and school officials said… Read More

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Joe Rock’s Journey From Viking, To Bobcat, To The Colorado Rockies

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Former Ohio pitcher Joe Rock heard his name called 68th overall in this summer’s Major League Baseball Draft.  Rock is the highest-drafted left-handed pitcher in program history. Ohio head baseball coach Craig Moore knew Rock was going to be something special going back to his high school days.  Rock was the… Read More

Housing activists erect a sign in Swampscott, Mass. A federal freeze on most evictions is set to expire soon. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.

What Renters, Landlords Should Expect As The Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Throughout most of the pandemic, Americans who are behind on their rent have been safe from evictions due to a federal moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over public health concerns. But the Supreme Court said the moratorium must expire July 31 unless Congress passes new legislation…. Read More

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass during an NFL football practice

Burrow Is Ready To Go, But Bengals Will Be Cautious

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow says his surgically repaired knee is “just about 100%,” but the Cincinnati Bengals really don’t want anyone knocking their star quarterback around until absolutely necessary. Burrow likely will not see much action in the three preseason games, staying away from most contact until Cincinnati’s regular-season opener against Minnesota on Sept…. Read More

A mask up sign on a trash can on Court Street in Athens

Many Ohio Businesses Won’t Likely Require Masks To Deal With Delta Strain Of COVID

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Now that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has advised all Americans, vaccinated or not, to wear masks indoors to prevent spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant, what will Ohio businesses and government do? In a written statement, the Ohio Department of Health reiterated Gov. Mike DeWine’s earlier comment that… Read More

Rendering female Warrior during the Viking age

Archaeologists Examining History-Changing DNA in “Viking Warrior Queen” on SECRETS OF THE DEAD, August 4 at 10 pm


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Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, rewriting our understanding of Viking society. SECRETS OF THE DEAD : Viking Warrior Queen Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 10:00 In 1878, archaeologist Hjalmar Stolpe uncovered… Read More