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Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Ohio Department of Health

Ohio’s top doctor says the Delta COVID variant has gotten a “second wind”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The pandemic in Ohio is getting worse, just days before the Thanksgiving holidays. The Ohio Department of Health reported Thursday one in seven patients in hospitals statewide is battling COVID, when it was 1 in 9 patients just three weeks ago. Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff… Read More

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

26 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Nov. 18

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,129 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 new cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 18, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved seven people 30-39, five people 0-19, four people 20-29,… Read More

Frozen turkeys sit in a refrigerated case inside a grocery store

Expect to pay more this year to stage your Thanksgiving feast

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Get ready to add another stressor to your Thanksgiving holiday this year. The Farm Bureau reports that the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people is up 14% over last year, averaging at $53.31. The Farm Bureau’s calculations include turkey, stuffing mix, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a… Read More

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Ohio House okays lowering training requirements for armed teachers and school staff

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House has passed a Republican-backed bill changing the law requiring more 700 hours of peace officer training or 20 years law enforcement experience for teachers and staff who want to be armed in schools. The bill passed on a mostly party line vote and now heads to… Read More

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Here are WOUB’s images from the 2021 Hocking Hills Music Festival

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Friday, October 8 through Saturday, October 9, 2021 marked the 2021 Hocking Hills Music Festival in Rockbridge, OH. WOUB’s Ruthie Herman captured the following images of HHMF performers The Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle, Cedric Burnside, Dead Horses, Yarn, The Del McCoury Band, Dori Freeman, Dawna, Sunny War, Wonderfool, The Brothers Comatose, and… Read More

Turkey on man's lap as he reads paper

Experience the true story of writer and naturalist in “My Life as a Turkey” on NATURE – Nov. 24 at 8 pm


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Nature explores wild parenting in My Life As A Turkey Wednesday, November 24, 2021   When wildlife artist and naturalist Joe Hutto wants to “talk turkey,” he means something quite different than you might think, because he actually speaks the language of wild turkeys. And having spent more than a year as the full-time parent… Read More