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The OUtlet – October 14, 2021

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This week on the OUtlet, the city of Athens has finally received American Rescue Plan funding, and WOUB reporter Nick Viland talks to Athens city officials about where the funds will be spent. Just off Carpenter Street in Athens, a local home owner and a local artist collaborated to beautify the neighborhood with a new… Read More

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36 New COVID-19 Cases Were Reported In Athens County For Oct. 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,627 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 36 new cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Oct. 14, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved 16 people 0-19, five people 20-29, three people 30-39, three… Read More

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A Federal Judge Rejects A Government Bid To Delay Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Settlement

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Updated October 14, 2021 at 8:43 AM NEW YORK (NPR) — In a surprise ruling late Wednesday a federal judge in New York allowed work to continue on implementation of a controversial bankruptcy plan for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin. The U.S. Justice Department’s bankruptcy watchdog agency had urged Judge Colleen McMahon of the… Read More

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Childhood obesity rates in the Ohio Valley are higher than the national average

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RICHMOND, Ky. (OVR) — For the second year in a row, Kentucky has the highest rate of childhood obesity among kids ages 10-to-17 at 23.8%. That’s according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released this week. Senior Program Officer Jamie Bussel said rates are too high across the country. “They’ve been exacerbated by COVID,… Read More

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Hear Kelly Corrigan’s Advice On Using Curiosity To Foster Connection

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WOUB Digital · Hear Kelly Corrigan’s Advice On Using Curiosity To Foster Connection Kelly Corrigan is a New York Times best-selling writer and the host of PBS’ Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan, a program featuring Corrigan’s intimate conversations with some of the most innovative thinkers and creators of our times. Starting Sunday, October 17,… Read More