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

132 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 11,949 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 132 additional cases were reported Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 17, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 48 people 20-29, 37 people 0-19, 16 people 30-39, 12 people… Read More

Ohio's redistricting committee

Ohio Redistricting Commission sets first meeting to redraw legislative maps with deadline looming

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The first meeting of the panel that has been ordered to again draw maps for Ohio House and Senate districts is set for Tuesday morning – with a deadline to produce those maps less than a week away. The announcement of the 10 a.m. meeting of the Ohio Redistricting… Read More

Athens player closely guards Alexander's Kyler D'Augustino, who rests his hands on his knees

TVC-Ohio Boys have a new leader after shocking Friday upset; Eastern gets historic first win in TVC-Hocking

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TVC-Ohio Standings 1st  Vinton County Vikings (8-4, 3-1)  The Vikings scheduled games against Wellston and Meigs this week were postponed due to a rise of COVID-19 cases affecting the number of eligible players available for the game. However, due to Friday’s Alexander loss against Athens, Vinton County is back on top of the Ohio for… Read More

Trimble player in warm-up uniform

TVC-Hocking girls dominated by two state-ranked squads; Meigs upsets N-Y to climb TVC-Ohio

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TVC-Hocking Standings 1st  Trimble Tomcats (12-0, 8-0)  The Girls struggled in their victory against Belpre on Tuesday due to turnovers, but were able to turn it around in dominant fashion with a 82-50 win against Southern on Thursday. Trimble’s sole matchup this week will come against a tough opponent in Portsmouth West on Saturday. 2nd… Read More

Juby George stands with his wife Shireen Bethala-George at the soft opening of Smell the Curry, a south Indian takeout and catering business at the Flourtown Farmers Market outside Philadelphia

New businesses soared to record highs in 2021. Here’s a taste of one of them

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — America’s entrepreneurial spirit remains strong during the pandemic. That’s the takeaway from new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, which found that a whopping 5.4 million new business applications were filed in 2021, surpassing the record set in 2020 of 4.4 million. While it’s hard to say how… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow and the Bengals hold on to finally win in playoffs, 26-19 over Raiders

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow led an efficient offense that scored on six drives, including two of his touchdown passes, and rookie Evan McPherson made four field goals as the Cincinnati Bengals finally advanced in the playoffs with a 26-19 win over Las Vegas in Saturday’s wild-card game. It was a victory three decades in… Read More