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Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

42 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Oct. 16-18

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,695 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 42 new cases were reported Saturday through Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Oct. 18, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved 11 people 20-29, 10 people 0-19, seven people… Read More

An elk among native grasses and flowers inside the Elk and Bison Prairie.

In elk, a Kentucky professor sees an opportunity to help revitalize Appalachia

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Ohio Valley ReSource · In Elk, A Kentucky Professor Sees An Opportunity To Help Revitalize Appalachia MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — Howard Whiteman is inching along in his black Toyota Prius, craning his neck to see what’s beyond the rolling grasslands into the nearby woods. He wishes he brought binoculars. He’s slowly making his way around… Read More

A technician from the Findlay College of Pharmacy fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Reynoldsburg, February 2021.

Booster shots challenge governments during global vaccine inequality

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — COVID-19 was the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 35 to 54 during some months since the pandemic began last year, according to recent data. Meanwhile, as the Delta variant continues to drive infections around the world, the push for booster shots in the U.S. has… Read More

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Listen to the latest AIFVF Podcast featuring Luke and Anne Kemmerle

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WOUB’s Emily Votaw and Dani Wasserman speak to Anne and Luke Kemmerle, a mother and son from Athens at the heart of “Leave It To Levi,” a film documenting Luke’s rise as an actor in the gay pornography industry and the transformative impact it has on his relationship with his mother. This conversation is a… Read More