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A developer is proposing a Starbucks and Chipotle for a lot on East State Street in Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A developer plans to open a Starbucks and a Chipotle on East State Street, which has seen several big restaurant chains move in over the past few years. The two new restaurants would be located side by side on the same lot, which is about halfway between Walmart and Lowe’s but… Read More

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South Gallia Rebels stop Eastern Eagles’ flight path to second win of the season

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CROWN CITY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Eastern Eagles traveled to Crown City in hopes to get their second win of the season over the South Gallia Rebels. Eastern came out the gates cold going down 5-0 quick due to some quick fouls and lazy possessions on the offensive end that led to blocks from South Gallia big… Read More

Voice actor Peter Robbins and the character he voiced, Charlie Brown, attend a DVD release party in Hollywood, Calif.

Peter Robbins, who voiced Charlie Brown in the 1960s, has died

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Peter Robbins, the actor who first gave voice to the beloved Peanuts character Charlie Brown, has died at age 65. “Robbins’ family said he took his own life last week,” reports Fox 5 TV in San Diego. Phil Blauer, an anchor at the station, was a longtime friend of Robbins. Over… Read More

A wordle interface reads "Leave Other Folks Alone"

Twitter boots a bot that revealed Wordle’s upcoming words to the game’s players

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Twitter has suspended a bot account that waged a brief and unwelcome war on Wordle aficionados. The @wordlinator bot account was designed to fire off a dismissive reply to anyone posting their now-familiar green, white and yellow score on the daily game. The bot also revealed the next day’s answer. The… Read More

Ohio's Ben Roderick (3) and Mark Sears (1) celebrate following a Roderick bucket in the Bobcats' game against Mount St. Mary's on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

Ohio Men’s Basketball back in win column thanks to another solid night from Sears

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio men’s basketball team gained a much-needed bounce-back win against Northern Illinois Tuesday evening. After a loss to a feisty Toledo team on Friday in front of a packed Convo, Jeff Boals and his team took care of business against the Huskies fairly easily, 74-62. What started as a slow… Read More

Coronavirus

156 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Jan. 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13,051 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 156 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Jan. 26, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 52 people 0-19, 43 people 20-29, 17 people 30-39, 17… Read More

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Compassion for self supports intuition, says intuitive Karen Hager


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/JazzedAboutWork/mp3/125KarenHager.mp3 Today’s guest, Karen Hager, started as a child actor and grew up to be a publishing professional. At the same time, she studied at an Episcopal seminary. But instead of being called to the ministry, she stepped away to forge her career as an intuitive guide. She is passionate about teaching people to connect… Read More

Justice Stephen Breyer poses for a portrait

Justice Stephen Breyer, an influential liberal on the Supreme Court, to retire


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring after serving more than two decades on the nation’s highest court, Supreme Court and Biden administration sources tell NPR. Breyer — professorial, practical, and moderately liberal — wrote many of the court’s legally important but less glamorous decisions and sought, behind the scenes, to… Read More

Meigs and Vinton Country players go up for a free rebound ball

Vinton County survives late surge to win crucial conference game over Meigs

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MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — The highly anticipated matchup between the Meigs Marauders (9-5) and the Vinton County Vikings (10-5) saw a physical battle between two title contenders. Following multiple delays and postponements the Marauders and Vikings were finally able to hit the hardwood in a heavyweight conference contest. Vinton County came out of the gates swinging…. Read More

Kyler D'Augustino going for a layup

Alexander Spartans put on shooting clinic over Nelsonville-York

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Alexander Spartans took on the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes for some mid-week TVC-Ohio action. It was all Spartans tonight, as Kyler D’Augustino put the team on his back and kept Alexander’s championship hopes alive. The Spartans came out hot to start the game and took an early lead that continued throughout the first half… Read More

A medical assistant working at a drive-up coronavirus testing clinic wears an N95 mask

Free N95 masks are arriving at pharmacies and grocery stores. Here’s how to get yours

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Updated January 26, 2022 at 10:24 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Nearly a week after the Biden administration announced it will deploy 400 million free N95 masks to the public, the high-quality face coverings are starting to arrive at pharmacies and grocery stores. “Every person is allowed up to 3 free masks pending availability,”… Read More

Ohio House and Ohio Senate district maps approved by Ohio Redistricting Commission

Fair districts groups are taking Ohio legislative maps back to court

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The plaintiffs in the original supreme court case against the state legislative maps filed their objections to the new set of House and Senate maps approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission on Saturday. Those new maps were adopted after the first set of maps were invalidated by the Ohio… Read More

Greta Thunberg beside the Bełchatów coal power station in Poland.

Travel with the world’s best-known climate activist “GRETA THUNBERG: A YEAR TO CHANGE THE WORLD ” – Feb. 2, 10 pm


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GRETA THUNBERG: A YEAR TO CHANGE THE WORLD   Part One: February 2 at 10 pm Part Two: February 9 at 10 pm Part Three: February 16 at 10 pm   PBS, in partnership with BBC Studios’ Science Unit, announces a three-part documentary series following teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg as she seeks to raise awareness… Read More