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

Three COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 27 new cases for Nov. 5

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 92 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 7,955 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 27 new cases were reported the same day. The… Read More

A wheelchair in the middle of a hallway

Nearly half of Ohio’s nursing home workers remain unvaccinated for COVID

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Health Care Association reports just over 55% of workers in the nursing homes it represents are vaccinated against COVID-19, despite efforts to educate and encourage workers to get the shots. Now, the Biden administration is going to require all nursing home workers that receive federal funds to… Read More

Tune into Radio Free Athens Nov. 6 for a never before heard Realbilly Jive performance and a celebration of JD Hutchison’s musical legacy


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Radio Free Athens (RFA) runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s program below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link. SCHEDULE: November 6,… Read More