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Someone has a gun in the back of their pants. Like, you trying to shoot your butt or something, lol.

The Ohio House passes a bill that allows adults to carry concealed guns without permits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Just after voting to allow teachers and school staff to be armed with only 20 hours of concealed carry and other training, the Ohio House has passed another gun bill. The Republican-backed measure allows adults to carry concealed weapons in public without first having to get licenses for them…. Read More

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Change organizations with “movements,” says Liza Haffenberg


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/JazzedAboutWork/mp3/120LizaHaffenberg.mp3   As millions of workers walk away from their jobs, or at least explore new options, many companies are exploring ways to better motivate their people. Our guest today, Liza Haffenberg, has worked around the world as a branding and culture change expert, and now she’s a leader at the marketing firm StrawberryFrog. Here… Read More

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13 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Nov. 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,103 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 13 new cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 17, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved six people 20-29, three people 30-39, two people 0-19… Read More

Coach of the Year nominees in a collage, from left to right: T.J. Carper of Vinton County, Chris Crabtree of Waverly, Melvin Cunningham of Fairland, Tony Hurps of Berne Union, Cam West of Tri-Valley

Gridiron Glory set to honor one southeast Ohio coach as the best of 2021

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Gridiron Glory is honoring one southeast Ohio football coach as the Coach of the Year for the 2021 football season. While many teams have exceeded expectations this season, these five coaches were selected for their achievements on the Gridiron in 2021. T.J. Carper | Vinton County Vikings T.J. Carper took over… Read More

The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is seen on November 16, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Biden’s plan to stop surprise medical bills faces bipartisan pushback in Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The detente that allowed Congress to pass a law curbing surprise medical bills has disintegrated. A bipartisan group of 152 lawmakers have been assailing the Biden administration’s plan to regulate the law and medical providers, warning of grim consequences for underserved patients. For years, patients have faced these massive, unexpected bills… Read More

Voter rights advocates scrutinize the Congressional district map proposed by Republican lawmakers.

Ohio Senate approves new Congressional district map

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A Republican-drawn Congressional district map is moving forward after the Senate approved the plan by a party-line vote. Senate Republican leaders say their new Congressional map creates six districts that heavily favor Republicans, two that favor Democrats, and seven “competitive” seats. Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) said that political breakdown… Read More

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Listen to the curators of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio’s ‘A Victorian Christmas’ exhibition discuss the display

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WOUB Digital · Curator George Johnson remarks on how we understand “Victorian Christmases” It’s easy to forget that even from our vantage point in late 2021, the Victorian era was not so long ago. In fact, if one looks around themselves for even just a moment, they’ll see the reverberations of this formative time period… Read More