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Former Parkersburg councilman enters a plea in Capitol riot case

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former councilman for the city of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who is charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported that 43-year-old Eric Barber admitted Thursday to entering the Capitol and stealing a portable charger… Read More

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

The 100th COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 29 new cases for Dec. 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 100 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 8,673 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 29 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

Federal Hocking strives to revive their success behind young Lancers squad

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The Federal Hocking Lancers find themselves in a rebuilding stage after finishing last season 12-5, second in the TVC-Hocking, and a loss in the district semifinals. The Lancers graduate two All-State players: third team player, Hunter Smith, and honorable mention, Nathanial Massie. Federal Hocking has graduated 14 seniors in the last two years and are… Read More

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Democrats are forced to regroup as Biden’s signature spending bill stalls

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Updated December 16, 2021 at 7:23 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden in a Thursday evening statement acknowledged the roadblocks his nearly $2 trillion social spending package faced, saying that it could take weeks before the package was ready for a vote. Still, he said he would continue to push for the bill… Read More

This image shows the position of the most distant galaxy discovered so far within a deep sky Hubble Space Telescope survey called GOODS North

This new space telescope should show us what the universe looked like as a baby

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Imagine knowing nothing about your childhood, nothing about where you came from, and spending years hunting for the answers. Then someone hands you a just-discovered trove of photographs of yourself as an infant. You’d finally be able to scrutinize every detail, searching for clues about yourself and how you came to… Read More

A technician from the Findlay College of Pharmacy fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Reynoldsburg, February 2021.

The COVID situation in Ohio is not great. It’s expected to worsen in the coming weeks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The positive case and hospitalization numbers right now are rivaling what was seen in Ohio last winter. Ohio Dept of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said 9,738 probable and confirmed positive cases of COVID Wednesday. Thursday, that number was even higher. There are 10,456 positive and confirmed cases, after… Read More

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Liz Pahl spotlights Nina Simone, Lucy Dacus, and more in her year end suggested listening list


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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.  WOUB… Read More

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Ohio University Graduate and Former WOUB Student Jeff Bidwell is raising money to give Christmas to kids in Mayfield, Kentucky


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Bidwell graduated from Ohio University in 1998 ATHENS, OH – As business owners, former WOUB student and Ohio University graduate Jeff Bidwell and his wife, Jennifer Rukavina-Bidwell, are victims of the devastating tornado that hit Mayfield, Kentucky last week. But their minds aren’t on the destruction of their flower shop, their minds are on doing… Read More