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Brother pleads guilty in case alleging long history of sexual abuse within Bellar family

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The brother of an Athens County girl who alleged a long history of sexual abuse within her family pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of felonious assault and child endangering. Josiah Bellar, 24, was indicted earlier this year on three counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition, much more… Read More

Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 pills scattered about

New antiviral drugs are coming for COVID. Here’s what you need to know

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — An FDA advisory committee is meeting Tuesday to consider whether to recommend a new antiviral pill for the COVID-19 treatment toolkit. Take-at-home pills could be a game changer for keeping COVID-19 in check, and helping people recover from early stages of the disease. “With omicron [variant] breathing down our necks, we… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Ohio to use new technology to get more adoptable kids in forever homes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are 16,000 kids in foster care in Ohio and around 3,100 who are awaiting adoption now. And Ohio will become the first state in the country to use new mapping tool technology to help place adoptable kids in forever homes. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, who himself was adopted… Read More

Coronavirus

16 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Nov. 30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,289 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 16 new cases were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 30, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved five people 0-19, three people 30-39, three people 40-49,… Read More

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How inflation, climate change and energy costs are pushing up food prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — In the US, inflation is now above six percent, and globally, food prices are at their highest since 2011. Climate change, energy demands and inflation are causing shortages and driving up costs in some of the poorest nations. Wall Street Journal reporter Samantha Pearson joins NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan from Sao Paulo,… Read More

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Advocates push for changes to Ohio’s HIV-related laws, noting coronavirus has changed state policies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are around 25,000 Ohioans living with HIV, and about a thousand people are newly diagnosed each year in Ohio. But advocates say Ohio’s HIV laws need to be changed, as lawmakers have considered measures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Around 30 states require people with HIV to inform partners before… Read More

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Country icon Sara Evans kicks off Blue Christmas Tour jolly, debunks ‘bro country’ fervor folly

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Near the precipice of the 25th anniversary for her debut album with RCA Nashville, country music icon Sara Evans is rounding out 2021 with her Blue Christmas Tour – which includes a performance at Marietta’s Peoples Bank Theatre (222 Putnam Street) on Thursday, December 2 featuring special guest Everette. WOUB’s Ian Saint spoke with Evans… Read More