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David Newell Visits Our Neighborhood To Talk About Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, His Role As “Mr. McFeely” And The Importance Of Public Broadcasting

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — David Newell, who is best known for portraying Speedy Delivery character “Mr. McFeely” on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” visited Ohio University during Homecoming weekend.  Newell sat down with WOUB’s Destiniee Jaram and Curtis Feder to talk about his career, the legacy of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and his family. Q: What were your… Read More

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The Ohio University Board Of Trustees Added A Regional Member And Discussed Enrollment Decline At Latest Meeting

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Regional representation in university leadership and further enrollment decline were among the topics of discussion during the Ohio University’s Board of Trustees’ meeting on Thursday.  Misty Crosby, of Marietta, was named the new regional trustee following an unanimous vote during the morning session of the meeting.  OU President Hugh Sherman first… Read More

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Two COVID-Related Deaths Have Been Reported In Athens County, Along With 19 New Cases For Oct. 8

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 68 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 7,485 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 19 new cases were reported for the same day…. Read More

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The Postal Service Is Slowing The Mail To Save Money. Critics Say It’s A Death Spiral

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Maybe you’ve noticed the birthday card that arrived belatedly or the check in the mail that didn’t pay your credit card quite on time. It’s not your imagination. The mail has definitely gotten less speedy. The U.S. Postal Service began slowing deliveries of first-class mail nationwide on Oct. 1. The price… Read More

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A Proposed Bill Would Allow All Ohio Kids To Attend Private Schools Using State Dollars

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — About 35,000 Ohio K-12 students currently receive state-funded vouchers to attend private schools under the EdChoice program. But there’s a new bill that would make it possible for all of the state’s students to get vouchers if they want them. Columbus resident Ben Douglass said his second-grade daughter was… Read More