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Does the IRS really want to spy on your bank account? The latest tax fight, explained

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A new fight is brewing over taxes. The Biden administration wants to require banks to provide the Internal Revenue Service with information about how much money flows in and out of individual accounts each year. It’s part of a plan to catch people who might be cheating on their taxes and… Read More

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New quarantine guidance for Ohio’s K-12 schools means students can stay in class

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio is changing its guidance on quarantining kids who have been exposed to COVID in a school setting. The change comes after a pilot program in Warren County showed students could stay in school, wearing masks, without spreading the virus. And this is meant to keep kids learning in… Read More

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34 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Oct. 23-25

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,795 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 34 new cases were reported Saturday through Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Oct. 25, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved nine people 40-49, eight people 0-19, five people… Read More

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Eviction protections are the latest safety net to erode as COVID-19 rages on

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Ohio Valley ReSource · No Shelter: Eviction Protections are Latest Safety Net to Erode, as COVID-19 Rages On RICHMOND, Ky. (OVR) — In room 226 of the Relax Inn in Richmond, Kentucky, Melanie and Cody Poore do their best to make themselves at home. Melanie has draped some of her old comforters over the motel’s… Read More

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‘The Last Of His Mind: A Year In the Shadow Of Alzheimer’s’ recounts John Thorndike’s poignant final year with his father

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WOUB Digital · ‘The Last Of His Mind’ recounts John Thorndike’s poignant final year with his father When author John Thorndike’s father, Joseph Thorndike, started writing Christmas cards to people who didn’t exist and forgetting his way home while driving his car, it was as though some unkind stranger was kicking off a slow, brutal… Read More

WOUB’s “Our Ohio” high school documentary film project begins its second year


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Five local high schools are participating for 2021-22 ATHENS, OH –WOUB Public Media is working with five area high schools in the region this school year as part of the second year of the Our Ohio documentary film project. The project challenges the students to learn about and explore independent documentary film, Appalachian cultural identity,… Read More