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The unofficial 2021 General Election results for Gallia County

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GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — The unofficial results for Tuesday’s election are in.  Five candidates ran for the Symmes Valley School Board. Of the five candidates that ran, three won: Uriah Cade, Josh Saunders and Steven D. Brown. And in the county-wide 0.5 mill tax replacement levy for the health district, 2,142 registered voters cast… Read More

Mike Carey and Allison Russo

Mike Carey wins Ohio’s 15th congressional district election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Mike Carey has been declared the projected winner over Allison Russo for Ohio’s 15th congressional district. The seat in the U.S. House of Representatives became open after former representative Steve Stivers resigned from Congress in April for a position to become president of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Carey, a coal… Read More

Absentee voters can drop off their election ballots in this box on Court Street in uptown Athens.

Interest in local races, early voting brings in more absentee ballots this year

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are no federal or statewide offices or issues on this year’s ballot – odd year elections are primarily for local races and issues and judicial candidates. So turnout is expected to be lower. But Ohio voters did turn in more early ballots this year than the last odd-year… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

The 89th COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 13 new cases for Nov. 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 89 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 7,904 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 13 new cases were reported for the same day…. Read More

Michael Brown Sr. holds a painting of Jr. donated by an artist

A small town in Missouri that rose up in protest featured in “Ferguson Rises” on Independent Lens – Nov. 8 at 10 pm


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INDEPENDENT LENS TO PREMIERE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “FERGUSON RISES” NOVEMBER 8, CENTERED ON THE FATHER OF MICHAEL BROWN JR. AND A COMMUNITY WHO RALLIED BEHIND HIS PAIN Winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, Mobolaji Olambiwonnu’s Poignant Film Documents How A Father and A Small Town in Missouri Turned Pain into Purpose and Organized A… Read More

Martin Scorsese in Old St. Pat’s Cathedral.

Learn the long-forgotten story of a 1826 performance in “The Oratorio: A Documentary with Martin Scorsese” Nov. 5 at 9 pm


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THE ORATORIO: A DOCUMENTARY WITH MARTIN SCORSESE Explores How a Freed Slave, Opera’s First Diva, Mozart’s Librettist and an 1826 Musical Performance Changed New York and America’s Cultural Landscape Forever   Documentary Followed by DA PONTE’S ORATORIO: A CONCERT FOR NEW YORK, A Restaging of the Performance Lost to History for Nearly 200 Years  … Read More

Stonehenge in winter at sunrise.

A quest reveals the oldest stones of Stonehenge belonged to an earlier site in “Secrets of the Dead: The First Circle of Stonehenge” Nov 3 at 10 pm


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Secrets of the Dead: The First Circle of Stonehenge Premieres Wednesday, November 3 at 10 p.m. on PBS  A decade-long archaeological quest reveals that the oldest stones of Stonehenge originally belonged to a much earlier sacred site: a stone circle built on a rugged, remote hillside in West Wales. Using the latest tools of geotechnology, a dedicated team… Read More

Theatre organist Dennis James will bring period accurate music to the Nov. 5 screening of ‘Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors’

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WOUB Digital · Theatre organist Dennis James brings period accurate music to screening of ‘Nosferatu’ If we were to hop backwards in time by about a century, we would find the “silent films” of the late 19th century and early 20th century were actually not so “silent” affairs, after all. Rather, screenings of these so-called… Read More