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Ari Blank got a comforting hand squeeze from his mom in May as he was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

FDA authorizes use of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. This lower-dose formulation of the companies’ adult vaccine was found to be safe and 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19. The agency acted Friday after a panel of independent scientists advising the FDA strongly supported… Read More

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Five COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 10 new cases for Oct. 29

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EDITOR’S NOTE (11/1 3:17): A previous version of this story had four COVID related deaths reported on Friday. That version of the story missed a death in 40-49 range. It has been updated to reflect five total COVID-related deaths reported for Friday. ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 88 total deaths related to… Read More

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Career coach, author, podcaster Beverly Jones touts being ‘Happy at Work.’


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/BevJones_211029.mp3 While many of us have been mired in malaise about our careers during the COVID-19 pandemic, executive coach, career consultant and author Beverly Jones tells us how we can “Find our Happy at Work” in a new book that helps us get unstuck, move past boredom, and discover fulfillment. Jones, in short pithy chapters,… Read More

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Two Ohio Board of Education appointees who supported anti-racism resolution resign

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two appointed members of the Ohio Board of Education will lose their seats. State Board of Education president Laura Kohler of New Albany, whose term was supposed to end in 2024, and member Eric Poklar of Worthington both resigned. Kohler submitted her resignation to Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday afternoon,… Read More

Southeast Ohio is receiving more than $25 million for local jail projects

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The state is awarding $50 million to rebuild or expand local jails, and more than half of that is coming to southeast Ohio. The funding was announced Friday by Gov. Mike DeWine and Annette Chambers-Smith, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Here are the allocations, as detailed in… Read More

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Resident of The Plains faces multiple rape charges in connection with child pornography

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Authorities arrested a resident of The Plains and charged him with three counts of rape in connection with child pornography he allegedly created with a young girl. Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Athens County sheriff’s deputies got a warrant on Monday to search… Read More