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Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Husted defends Ohio private school voucher program facing legal challenge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) said the EdChoice voucher program began as a way to help students in struggling school districts and he said it’s still effective today. Husted, who was Ohio House speaker when EdChoice passed in 2005, said families continue to support the vouchers today. “When we… Read More

Trucks cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge above a container ship at the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 2021 in San Pedro, Calif.

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions jumped in 2021, a threat to climate goals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rose by 6.2% last year compared to 2020, new data released Monday shows. The spike was attributed to a slew of causes, including behavior changes after COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, the research firm Rhodium Group reported. But it also means governmental goals to combat climate change… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

265 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 8-10

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 9,838 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 265 additional cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 10, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 93 people 20-29, 64 people 0-19, 40… Read More

Vinton County girls huddle around eachother at a game

TVC Girls’ standings remain unchanged despite neck-and-neck races atop both divisions

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TVC-Ohio Standings 1st   Vinton County Vikings (7-2, 5-1)  The Lady Vikings sole match played this week resulted in a 53-20 blowout win over Athens on Monday. Vinton County will have a busy slate of tough matches against Chillicothe, Marietta and AP ranked first place Wheelersburg. 2nd Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (8-5, 5-1)  The Buckeyes started their… Read More

Kyler D'Augustino takes a jump shot

TVC-Ohio Boys’ standings see complete shuffle; Trimble and Federal Hocking reassure dominance in Hocking

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TVC-Ohio Standings 1st  Alexander Spartans (6-7, 4-1)  The Spartans enter last week coming off four straight loses, but two huge wins over conference rivals Nelsonville-York and Vinton County propelled them to first place in the TVC-Ohio. They’ll look to continue their turnaround on the season with games against Jackson and conference rival Athens. 2nd  Vinton… Read More

Jim Jordan

Ohio Rep. Jordan rejects Jan. 6 panel request for interview

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress, has rejected a request for an interview by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. In a combative letter Sunday to committee chairman Bennie Thompson, Jordan says, “The American people are tired of Democrats’… Read More

DIRECTV STREAM LOGO

WOUB is now live on DIRECTV STREAM


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DIRECTV STREAM customers will have access to educational and inspiring content from WOUB ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media announced today that it is now live streaming on DIRECTV STREAM. A dedicated live channel for WOUB is already available to all local DIRECTV STREAM customers, supplemented with additional PBS on-demand programming that will continue to… Read More