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Eastern High School Student Welcomed with Open Arms After Beating Cancer

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REEDSVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Community members of Reedsville gathered to welcome an Eastern High School student ahead of Eastern’s boys basketball game against Southern Friday. Braylyn Johnson, 14, played basketball and baseball for the Eagles until he started to feel some pain and discomfort in his legs in May of 2021. What seemed to be… Read More

A classroom is seen at the new East Elementary school, in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Lawmakers are looking to help Ohio kids who lost academic ground during the pandemic

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s education leaders say they know some kids lost ground when most of the state’s schools went to remote learning in the early days of the pandemic. And since then, a lot of effort has gone into making sure schools can keep kids in the classroom. Some schools have installed… Read More

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

Ohio University sees a record surge in COVID-19 cases as spring semester gets underway

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WOUB Digital · Ohio University sees a record surge in COVID-19 cases as spring semester gets underway   ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — As students returned to Ohio University for the start of spring semester, so did COVID-19 infections — and then some. “We have a huge caseload right now, like nothing we’ve ever seen before,”… Read More

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

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 12,126 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 135 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 19, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 40 people 20-29, 37 people 0-19, 19 people 40-49, 17 people… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass during an NFL football practice

‘Joey Franchise’ is the toast of Cincinnati as Bengals advance

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Regardless of whether Cincinnati wins and advances in the playoffs this weekend, it’s difficult to overstate quarterback Joe Burrow’s value to the Bengals. He turned out to be the combination of confidence, work ethic, unpretentious leadership and intangibles the downtrodden organization sought when they drafted him first overall in 2020. He led… Read More

NIOSH-approved N95 respirators

Ready for an N95? Here’s how to find a high-quality one that fits you well

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After months of public health experts urging Americans to start wearing higher-quality masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated its mask guidance for consumers. While the agency didn’t recommend one type of mask over another, its new guidance emphasizes that N95s and similar high-filtration respirators offer the… Read More

Roberto Clemente with bat resting behind head

An exceptional baseball player and committed humanitarian, “Roberto Clemente” on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Jan. 25 at 9 pm


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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Roberto Clemente” Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:00-10:00 p.m.  An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Player and Humanitarian Whose Passion and Grace Made Him a Legend   On December 31, 1972, Roberto Clemente, a 37-year-old baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, boarded a DC-7 aircraft loaded with relief supplies for survivors of a catastrophic… Read More