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Athens comeback against McClain falls short despite impressive rebounding performance

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After a 33-point loss against Vinton County, the Athens Lady Bulldogs try to start another win streak against the McClain Tigers. The Bulldogs came out with a lot of energy in the first quarter, starting with a 7-0 run behind the 3-point shooting of Bailey Davis and Kasandra Federspiel. As the game progressed into the… Read More

The Maya Angelou quarter

The poet Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to be featured on a U.S. quarter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A new quarter featuring legendary poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou and other trailblazing American women has officially started shipping to banks on Monday, the U.S. Mint announced. Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter. The Maya Angelou design is the first quarter in the “American… Read More

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“Tired” local health care systems weather the latest surge of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Hospitals in Southeast Ohio are feeling the strain of the latest wave of COVID-19, as many facilities near capacity and wait times for hospital transfers increase.  In an attempt to alleviate the pressure, around 1,050 members of the Ohio National Guard were first deployed to hospitals last month. OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital… Read More

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One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 150 new cases for Jan. 11

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 105 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 9,988 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 150 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

The Lady Marauders uproots Eastern to win Southeast Ohio showdown

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REEDSVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – The Meigs Marauders (8-4) stingy defense propels them to an out of conference victory over the Eastern Eagles (7-7). Following a tough loss against the Alexander Spartans just a week ago, the Marauders were looking to get back into the win column. It was a slow start for Meigs. They came… Read More

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How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration announced Monday new details on how Americans can get free COVID-19 tests — or get reimbursements from their private insurance. This follows up on an announcement that the White House made last month. Under the new policy announced by the White House, individuals covered by a health insurance… Read More

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Ohio’s hospitals are using ‘visiting nurses’ to alleviate the shortage during the pandemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Despite the fact that 2,300 Ohio National Guard has been sent into some Ohio hospitals, many of them are so shorthanded that they are turning to the costly practice of hiring traveling nurses and medical professionals to help meet the needs. But that’s not solving the problem. Ohio Hospital… Read More

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A white filmmaker sets out to document students of color in “A Reckoning in Boston” in INDEPENDENT LENS – Jan. 17 at 10 pm


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INDEPENDENT LENS ON PBS EXAMINES BARRIERS TO ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND RACIAL EQUALITY IN CITIES ACROSS AMERICA THROUGH “A RECKONING IN BOSTON,” PREMIERING JANUARY 17 A White Suburban Filmmaker Sets Out To Document the Experience of Low-income Students of Color in a Boston Night School, but Finds That It’s His Own Education That Needs To Be… Read More