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Ohio's Erica Johnson (4) prepares to attempt a three pointer against Florida A&M's Dylan Horton (23) in a game at The Convo on Nov. 29, 2021.

Ohio Women’s Basketball rattles Florida A&M to get over .500

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio (3-2) tied a school record with 45 attempted three pointers Monday as it shot its way to a dominant 53-point victory, 98-45. “I thought the quality of the shots we took were great,” head coach Bob Boldon said. “The quality of the shots were fine, but sometimes they just weren’t… Read More

A pedestrian bridge outside of the Shriners Hospital for Children Medical Center in Lexington.

Ohio Valley childhood obesity rates have increased, putting kids at greater risk of severe COVID-19 illness

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Childhood obesity & covid FRANKFORT, Ky. (OVR) — In October, University of Kentucky Children’s hospital reported a substantial rise in children hospitalized for COVID-19. The escalation began in July. Dr. Sean McTigue, medical director for pediatric infection prevention and control said all hospitalized children had one thing in common. “So our… Read More

Chillicothe Street in downtown Portsmouth. (Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource)

Longtime Portsmouth attorney accused of human trafficking has died

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A veteran attorney from Portsmouth who was charged last year with human trafficking involving six women — most, former clients —  has died, according to published reports. Michael Mearan had been taken to a hospital on Wednesday and died there Friday from undisclosed “health complications,” according to his attorney, Michael Siewert. A… Read More

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32 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Nov. 27-29

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,273 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 32 new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 29, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved eight people 0-19, six people 20-29,… Read More

President Joe Biden speaks as he announces that he is nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Nov. 22, 2021.

Biden says omicron variant is cause for concern but not panic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden said Monday that while travel restrictions imposed on travelers from several southern African nations would slow the entry of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, “it cannot prevent it.” “Sooner or later, we’re going to see cases,” he said in an address to the American people. Biden added: “This… Read More