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Gasoline prices are seen on Nov. 17 in Miami Beach, Fla.

The White House is tapping oil reserves to try to bring down high gas prices

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Updated November 23, 2021 at 3:35 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The United States plans to draw 50 million barrels of oil from its emergency oil reserves in coming months, a widely anticipated step aimed at trying to take the edge off high gas prices that have been hurting consumers at the pump —… Read More

Athens City Council will propose a tax levy to replace decaying fire station

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens fire chief drew chuckles when he opened his presentation at Monday night’s City Council meeting with this line: “The fire station is falling down and I need a new one. Thank you.” But the laughter soon turned to gasps as Chief Robert Rymer played a video clip showing the… Read More

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The 95th death has been reported in Athens County, along with 14 new cases for Nov. 23

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 95 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 8,208 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 14 new cases were the same day. The Ohio… Read More

Ohio's Ben Roderick (3) and Mark Sears (1) celebrate following a Roderick bucket in the Bobcats' game against Mount St. Mary's on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

Bobcats dominate the paint, win rebound battle in victory over Mount St. Mary’s

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — After coming off a tough loss to Kentucky Friday, the Ohio Men’s Basketball team knew it had to work on one aspect of its game: rebounding. This was fully evident on Monday as the Bobcats dominated Mount St. Mary’s through the ability to control the glass and earn points in the… Read More

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The impacts of the Rittenhouse acquittals are analyzed by a judge and legal analyst


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/JudgeGayle_211123.mp3 Judge Gayle Williams Byers, a black female judge in Northeastern Ohio, and Tom Hodson, Spectrum host and legal analyst, break down the impact of the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittals on the judicial system, on the black community and on the future of peaceful protest. While both respect the sanctity of the jury’s verdicts, they highlight… Read More

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Coal-fired power plants to close after new wastewater rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Climate change isn’t what’s driving some U.S. coal-fired power plants to shut down. It’s the expense of stricter pollution controls on their wastewater. Dozens of plants nationwide plan to stop burning coal this decade to comply with more stringent federal wastewater guidelines, according to state regulatory filings, as the industry continues… Read More

An older phone on the table with the receiver off the hook.

Voice-only telehealth may go away with pandemic rules expiring

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Caswell County, where William Crumpton works, runs along the northern edge of North Carolina and is a rural landscape of mostly former tobacco farms and the occasional fast-food restaurant. “There are wide areas where cellphone signals are just nonexistent,” Crumpton says. “Things like satellite radio are even a challenge.” Crumpton, who… Read More

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The Chardon Polka Band’s Holiday Extravaganza debuts Thanksgiving weekend


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Earlier this year, WOUB-TV broadcast the Chardon Polka Band’s ‘Polka Across America,’ showcasing musicians from around the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can hear WOUB’s interview with band leader Jake Kouwe here, and Thanksgiving weekend 2021, the Chardon Polka Band is releasing their Holiday Extravaganza, which you can find more information… Read More