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How some school districts around the country are coping with staff shortages, other pandemic disruptions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Public schools across the U.S. are taking a break for Thanksgiving after a more traditional fall semester that saw students largely back in their classes in person. But many teachers and staff did not return this year, causing a shortage of teachers, substitutes, bus drivers, custodians and more. In some cases,… Read More

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Two strikes and two union drives signify labor unrest in the Ohio Valley

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HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (OVR) — In the Ohio Valley, the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing labor shortage have encouraged workers to join what many say is a national and growing wave of labor actions. Workers across industries, in steel, health care, nonprofits and food service, have joined in calling for increased health… Read More

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

15 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Nov. 24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,223 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 15 new cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 24, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved four people 40-49, three people 0-19, two people 20-29,… Read More

Drivers line up at the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds to receive free COVD tests on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Ohio is heading into winter already in a COVID surge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio attorney general Dave Yost has announced he’s signing onto a lawsuit by more than a dozen states against a COVID vaccine requirement by Medicaid and Medicare for health care workers. But the state’s health agency is still pushing the message that vaccines are the best way to beat… Read More

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A jury in Ohio says America’s big pharmacy chains are liable for the opioid epidemic

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CLEVELAND (NPR) — A federal jury on Tuesday found three of the nation’s biggest pharmacy chains, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, liable for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis. Jurors concluded that the pharmacies contributed to a so-called public nuisance in Lake and Trumbull counties in Ohio by selling and dispensing huge quantities of prescription… Read More

Muhammad Ali on a visit to his old grammar school surrounded by students. Louisville, KY. Circa 1977.

Go behind-the-scenes to learn about the making of “Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali” – Nov. 30 at 9:30 pm


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KEN BURNS: MUHAMMAD ALI Tuesday, November 30th 2021 at 9:3o pm Behind-the-Scenes of the Epic Documentary Series with Host Keith David   KEN BURNS: MUHAMMAD ALI documents the making of the four-part series from filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. Hosted by Keith David, three-time Emmy Award winner for his voice-over narration for… Read More

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WOUB has uploaded classic episodes of Ramblin’ and Hocking Valley Bluegrass to WOUB Passport


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ATHENS, OH – Episodes of two popular historic WOUB TV musical performance series are now available for streaming on WOUB Passport. Several episodes of Hocking Valley Bluegrass and Ramblin’ were recently uploaded. “We are so excited to be able to share these programs with members on WOUB Passport,” said WOUB General Manager Mark Brewer. “We… Read More