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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks while meeting with Vice president Kamala Harris, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Oval Office

Here’s how the Biden administration says it will halve cancer rates by 2047

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he is reigniting “Cancer Moonshot,” the project he spearheaded as vice president during the Obama administration. The initiative aims to dramatically reduce the national death rate from cancer, as well as improve the experience of survivors and family members of those living with the… Read More

Voters assembling in a line at the Athens County Board of Elections.

LaRose says amount of potential voter fraud cases proves Ohio’s elections are secure

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R-Ohio) says of the 62 cases, half involve people who are non-U.S. citizens who registered to vote and another 27 cases involve people who allegedly cast a 2020 General Election ballot illegally. LaRose emphasizes that 27 cases out of 5.9 million votes cast in… Read More

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

43 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13,552 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 43 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 2, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 13 people 0-19, 11 people 20-29, eight people 30-39, four… Read More

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Shake off the “Winter Blues” and kick the “February Doldrums” at work


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/BevJones_220202.mp3 Author, career counselor, podcast host and executive coach Beverly Jones explains to WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast how we can chase away the “Winter Blues” and shake ourselves out of those “February Doldrums” at work. She gives us tips on how we can improve of emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing during these dull days of isolation… Read More

The Athens boys’ notch an impressive conference victory against the Meigs Marauders

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Many fans walked into the McAfee Gymnasium on Tuesday night expecting an underdog loss from the Athens Bulldogs (4-13), but instead left with an unexpected upset from the Meigs Marauders (12-5). The Marauders sat third in the Tri-Valley Conference with the Bulldogs trailing behind at fifth. However, the Athens boys team… Read More

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters before session on September 1. It was the first time he was back in the House since being stripped of his speakership in July.

Ohio’s former House Speaker asks judge to drop conspiracy charge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former Republican legislative leader accused of helping orchestrate a $60 million bribery scheme has asked a judge to dismiss a conspiracy charge against him. Larry Householder was charged 18 months ago with plotting to oversee the funneling of energy company money into a legislative effort to bail out two nuclear… Read More

Federal Hocking Picks Up Huge Road Win Over Waterford

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WASHINGTON, Ohio (WOUB) — On Tuesday night Federal Hocking traveled to Waterford for a battle between the second and third ranked teams in the TVC-Hocking. It was a tournament worthy atmosphere with a packed crowd that had energy and passion all night long. This made for a great and physical basketball game that had it… Read More

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Ohio’s top doctor said it’s a little too early to talk about COVID as an endemic in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The number of positive COVID cases in Ohio and hospitalizations has been going down in recent days. And there are some signs that the pandemic could be evolving to an endemic, an illness like flu that is always around but not causing serious threats to the health care infrastructure…. Read More

Lane Smith handles basketball while crowd watches

Beyond the Court: Federal Hocking senior conquers the adversity of a frightening accident

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STEWART, Ohio (WOUB) — Lane Smith is a senior forward for the Federal Hocking Lancers. He had grown up with a basketball in his hand, but in his eighth grade year, a devastating setback occurred. “I got shot with a BB gun. The BB went up through my eye and into my brain,” said Smith…. Read More

Marian Anderson (1897-1993) African American contralto singing at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, Easter Sunday, 1939.

Explore the legacy of the singer who became an icon in “Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands” on AMERICAN MASTERS, Feb. 8 at 9 pm


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New Documentary on Singer and Civil Rights Icon Marian Anderson in Production for the American Masters Series on PBS, in association with Black Public Media Directed by Emmy- and Peabody Award-winner Rita Coburn   American Masters series and Philip Gittelman Productions, in association with Black Public Media, announced a new documentary on contralto Marian Anderson… Read More

Ohio's Jason Carter (30) throws down a two-handed dunk in the first half of the Bobcats' game against Ball State on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.

Huge scoring run propels Ohio Men’s Basketball past Ball State

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It seems like all the Ohio men’s basketball team is doing this year is winning. The Bobcats easily took care of the Ball State Cardinals in a 87-63 win where every player that dressed saw the court. Ohio now improves to 8-1 in MAC play and 17-3 overall, tying its best… Read More