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Hopkins County Schools Superintendent Deanna Ashby received a vaccine earlier this month.

Studies suggest sharp drop in vaccine protection vs. omicron — yet cause for optimism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — With the omicron variant continuing to spread in a number of countries, including the U.S., scientists have been anxiously awaiting data to answer this question: How well will the vaccines work against this new variant? On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, scientists in South Africa and Germany released preliminary results from… Read More

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Washington gridlock is likely to continue as Trump’s GOP power grows stronger


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/211208_PhilElliott_FINAL.mp3     Former President Donald Trump’s power over the GOP is not waning, instead it is growing stronger. Trump’s influence surges as Democrats and President Joseph Biden tries to find ways to push their agenda through a gridlocked Congress, according to Philip Elliott, Washington correspondent for TIME and author of TIME’s weekday newsletter “The… Read More

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Here are NPR’s top 10 classical albums of 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The opening lines of Franz Schubert’s song “An die Musik,” his love letter to music from 1817, speaks of personal troubles, of being “caught in life’s unruly round,” and how the power of music can “lift you to a better world.” Those sentiments have been hitting very close to the bone… Read More

Athens City Hall is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Concerns about proposed short-term rental ordinance in Athens turn on definition of ‘owner occupied’

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A handful of residents once again raised concerns over a proposed ordinance that would regulate short-term rentals in Athens during Monday night’s City Council meeting. The issue is whether the owner of a short-term rental must be living in the home during the rental period. Those with concerns about how the… Read More