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Tune into Radio Free Athens Jan. 15 for sets from Dave Baer, Robyn Banks, and more


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Radio Free Athens (RFA) runs on Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s program below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link. SCHEDULE: January 15, 2022 9 a.m. to 12 p.m…. Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Raises for faculty and staff are in the forecast as Ohio University’s financial position improves

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s financial picture is improving, driven by more students, fewer employees and a big helping of federal stimulus funds. Faculty and staff will see something this year they haven’t seen in a while as a result: a pay raise, coming with the start of the new fiscal year in July…. Read More

Alexander holds onto the top spot in the TVC-Ohio with win over River Valley

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RIVER VALLEY, Ohio (WOUB) – Coming into this game the Alexander Spartans poised an impressive 5-1 record in the TVC conference. On the other hand, River Valley Raiders record was the same numbers, but the opposite: 1-5. At the end of the first half, the game looked a lot more in the Spartans’ favor despite… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 514 new cases for Jan. 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 106 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 10,929 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 514 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

Buckeyes Took Athens to the Pound in Dominant Fashion

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens Bulldogs (3-8) looked to avenge their loss to the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (8-5) from earlier in the year. In the first quarter it was all Mackenzie Hurd as she scored all 14 of the Buckeyes points as they left the quarter up 14-11. In the second quarter both teams defensively were… Read More

Eastern Eagles Clawed Their Way to Victory Over Belpre

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BELPRE, Ohio (WOUB) — Eastern got back on the right foot with a nail biter win over the Belpre Golden Eagles on Thursday night 44-35. Sydney Reynolds led the way for the Eagles with 21 points shooting, 7/15 from the field, and 2/2 from three point land. Free throws were the story of the game for… Read More

The chairs of the Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Supreme Court rules proposed Congressional redistricting map invalid

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the proposed Congressional redistrict map invalid. The Congressional map did not reflect the will of voters who wanted to end partisan gerrymandering by unduly favored Republicans, according to the ruling. Ohio League of Women Voters President Jen Miller said it’s a victory for… Read More

Meigs Lady Marauders high-fiving on sidelines

Second Half Explosion Pushes Meigs Ahead in TVC-Ohio

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WELLSTON, Ohio (WOUB)—The Meigs Marauders (9-4; 3-4) traveled to take on the Wellston Golden Rockets (4-9; 0-7) with the hopes of moving up in TVC-Ohio standings. After a slow start in the first half, Mallory Hawley and the Marauders experienced a second half explosion that pushed them ahead for a 61-35 victory. The Marauders dynamic… Read More

Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) presents a new Congressional district map, drawn by the Senate Republican Caucus.

Activists considering whether another ballot issue is needed for Ohio redistricting process

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Supreme Court decision throwing out newly drawn maps for the Ohio House and Senate also included some advice for those concerned about how the maps were created. This was the first time the maps had been drawn under a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2015 to take… Read More

President Joe Biden speaks in support of changing the Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation in Atlanta.

Biden calls for changes to the Senate’s filibuster to pass voting rights bills

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Updated January 11, 2022 at 6:40 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden on Tuesday delivered a fiery speech on what he called “the battle for the soul of America,” urging an outright rejection of GOP-led efforts to restrict Americans’ rights to vote. Speaking alongside Vice President Harris, Biden called for sweeping election reform… Read More

wide shot of the Taj Mahal

1,400 years of cultural history in “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” – January 20 at 9 pm


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ISLAMIC ART: MIRROR OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9 pm Explores 1,400 Years of Cultural History Through Islamic Art and Architecture ISLAMIC ART: MIRROR OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD transports viewers to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing riches of Islamic art and architecture. The… Read More