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Potential buyer of historic building in uptown Athens has plans for rentals and retail

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A long-vacant piece of prime real estate in uptown Athens may soon get a new owner with plans for a combination of housing and retail. The three-story corner building at 63 S. Court St., which sits across Court from Ohio University’s Alumni Gateway, was for decades a college bookstore. But it… Read More

Ohio's Lunden McDay (15), Jason Carter (30) and Ben Vander Plas (5) huddle following a basket in Ohio's game against Robert Morris.

Multiple Bobcats shine in double-digit victory over Robert Morris

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) –  The Ohio Bobcats remain undefeated to start their 2021-22 campaign, with a brilliant display from many different players that gave the Bobcats the edge over the Robert Morris Colonials. Ohio came into Monday night’s game in The Convo on a two-game winning streak to start the year with wins against quality… Read More

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The pandemic economy’s latest victim? The lowly shipping container

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Ah, the unassuming shipping container. It’s really nothing more than a big steel box with a couple of doors. At any given time, millions of containers are piled on ships plying the world’s waterways. Battered by weather and waves, they are packed with just about anything you can imagine — exotic… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

The 93rd death has been reported in Athens County, along with 43 new cases for Nov. 12-15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 93 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 8,083 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 43 new cases were reported for Friday, Saturday, Sunday… Read More

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Ohio state board of education picks new president after former leader resigns

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There’s new leadership at the state Board of Education of Ohio, after the board president and another member resigned last month in a controversy over an anti-racism resolution. The board elevated vice president Charlotte McGuire to president and selected Steve Dackin as VP. McGuire is among the 11 elected members…. Read More

Kansas

Kansas’ guitarist Rich Williams reflects on progressive rock and his band’s unlikely stardom

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WOUB Digital · Kansas’ guitarist Rich Williams reflects on progressive rock and his band’s unlikely stardom Kansas are the progressive rock giants responsible for megahits such as “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind” and many more. Over the course of their almost five decades of music making, the band has produced eight gold… Read More

Ohio University Women’s Center Hosts Annual Love Yourself Week

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Women’s Center at Ohio University strives to be an essential part of the university’s transformative learning community by hosting its annual Love Yourself Week. The Women’s Center encourages inclusion, honors difference, and works with students, staff and faculty to promote the welfare of the community.  Love Yourself Week is a series… Read More

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A 75-year-old mom teams up with her son to reclaim her future in “Duty Free” on Independent Lens – Nov. 22 at 10 pm


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MOTHER-SON DUO GO ON A LIFE-CHANGING BUCKET LIST ADVENTURE IN ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY “DUTY FREE,” PREMIERING ON PBS’S INDEPENDENT LENS NOVEMBER 22, 2021 Film Explores Ageism and Economic Insecurity Through the Eyes of a 75-Year- Old Woman and Her Inspiring Journey to Reclaim Her Life   An intimate exploration of ageism, care, and economic insecurity, Sian-Pierre… Read More