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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

A Kentucky court orders West Virginia’s governor to pay penalty over mine reclamation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (OVR) — A Kentucky court has found coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice in default of a 2019 mine reclamation agreement. A judge in Frankfort on Tuesday ordered Justice to pay a nearly $3 million penalty, plus interest, over mine reclamation work at three sites in eastern Kentucky that was… Read More

Coronavirus

Four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Nov. 10

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,026 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four new cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 10, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved two people 20-29, one person 50-59, and one person… Read More

Five players standing in smoke with the words "Player of the Year" written behind them. From left to right: Holden Dailey, Jason Munyan, Will Futhey, Levi Gullion, Carsyn Crouch.

Taking a closer look at the 2021 finalists for Gridiron Glory Player of the Year

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Twelve players made the initial watchlist for the annual Gridiron Glory Player of the Year award. The list has been cut to just five outstanding high school football players from our region. Now, it’s the fans’ turn to make their voices heard. Go to woub.org/gridiron to vote for the athlete you believe… Read More

Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Nearly 1 million kids ages 5-11 will have their first COVID shots by the end of today

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Beloved stuffed animals in hand, they lined up at schools, pop-up clinics and children’s hospitals to do something that little kids generally hate to do: get a shot. COVID vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds began in earnest late last week, ramping up over the weekend and early this week. By the… Read More

All Together Now

OVST’s upcoming productions of ‘All Together Now’ will benefit the Athens County Food Pantry

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WOUB Digital · OVST’s upcoming productions of ‘All Together Now’ will benefit the Athens County Food Pantry Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) Executive Director Christopher Parsons considers OVST to be not only a firmly established theater organization, but a community service organization, as well. An upcoming example of this are OVST’s Friday, November 12 and… Read More

Manuel and Valente Valenzuela saluting the flag at the July 4th festivities in Pueblo, CO.

Two Mexican American soldier brothers facing deportation fight to leave no soldier behind in “American Exile” on Voces – Nov. 16 at 10 pm


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Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES American Exile Premieres Tuesday, November 16, 2021 on PBS In Conjunction with Veteran’s Day   New Documentary Explores the Plight of U.S. Veterans Living Under the Threat of Deportation   As teenagers, Valente Valenzuela and his brother Manuel volunteered and were sent to fight in Vietnam. They came home decorated but also… Read More

Ohio's Isiah Cox, number six, and Chase Cokley, number eighty, celebrate following a touchdown against Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, Noember 9, 2021.

Offense guides Ohio Football past Eastern Michigan

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (WOUB) — Tuesday night’s showdown between Ohio and Eastern Michigan was expected to be an offensive battle. The game lived up to the billing. Both offenses went to work right away at “The Factory”, which has been the nickname for Rynearson Stadium since 2014 when the unique gray turf was installed. Neither team punted… Read More