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48 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Dec. 4-6

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,428 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 48 new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Dec. 6, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved 12 people 20-29, nine people 0-19,… Read More

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Alan Brown’s 2021 Suggested Listening includes Massing, Paramore, Kacey Musgraves, and more


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It’s that time of year again! WOUB Culture has reached out to a variety of folks involved in various capacities with the music and arts throughout WOUB’s diverse coverage region to inquire: “what have you been listening to this year, my friend?” Find their answers on WOUB Culture all throughout the month of December.  We’re… Read More

Shipping containers sit stacked at a port in Bayonne, N.J.

Analyzing the shipping backlog from one of America’s busiest ports

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The latest jobs report Friday offered mixed signals about the state of hiring, but one thing was clear: more people are trying to get back into the labor force. Supply chain issues are one key challenge as companies compete for workers and wait for products to reach customers. NewsHour’s Economics correspondent… Read More

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Criminal hackers are now going after phone lines, too

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Criminal groups have been sending threatening messages in the past couple of months to companies that manage broadband phone services all over the world, promising they’ll flood the digital phone lines with traffic and take them offline unless victims pay a ransom. What those extortionists have discovered is that the number… Read More

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Join Chef Vivian Howard for a taste of the holidays on “A Chef’s Life Holiday Special” – December 12 at 8 pm


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PEABODY AWARD-WINNING PBS SERIES INVITES VIEWERS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH A CHEF’S LIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Acclaimed chef Vivian Howard celebrates food, family, and Southern traditions in one-hour documentary special – This holiday season, the popular series A CHEF’S LIFE invites viewers on a journey to discover and rediscover holiday traditions with a one-hour… Read More

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WOUB’s Our Ohio 2021 High School Documentary Film Project is a NETA Public Media Awards Finalist


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ATHENS, OH – WOUB’s Our Ohio 2021 high school documentary film project is a finalist in the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 53rd Annual Public Media Awards (PMAs). Each year, the Public Media Awards celebrate NETA members’ finest work in community engagement, content, education, and marketing/communications. WOUB’s project is a finalist in the Learning Events… Read More