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Scientists discover shockingly high rates of COVID infections among white-tailed deer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Scientists have recently discovered what they are calling a silent outbreak of coronavirus among white-tailed deer. PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports about how one of the most ubiquitous species in North America contracted COVID, and what that means for the future of the pandemic.

Louis, age 7, gets his COVID vaccine shot at Cincinnati Children's.

There are hopeful signs Ohio might be moving toward an endemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Dept of Health said there’s evidence Omicron is quickly moving through Ohio. In fact, Cuyahoga County now has the lowest case levels. But doctors say they are seeing signs that give them hope the worst might be over. Ohio Dept of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said… Read More

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Tune into Radio Free Athens Feb. 5 for sets from Ezra, Robyn Banks, Michael T., and McKee


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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: February 5, 2022 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ezra… Read More

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31 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 4

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13,662 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 31 additional cases were reported Friday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 4, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved nine people 0-19, seven people 20-29, four people 30-39, four… Read More

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Employers and schools are working to address labor shortage in southeast Ohio

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Last year a group of manufacturers in southeast Ohio asked more than a thousand students in middle and high school if they were interested in a career in manufacturing. Just over 3 percent said yes. Forty-four percent said they were not at all interested. “That is stunning to me,” said Kara… Read More

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‘Ohio: A State of Dance’ profiles pioneers of dance in the buckeye state

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WOUB Digital · ‘Ohio: A State of Dance’ profiles pioneers of dance in the buckeye state Since 2016, OhioDance has been documenting and contextualizing the rich history and contemporary presence of dance throughout the state with their Virtual Dance Collection. The Virtual Dance Collection is an interactive, online museum of sorts – featuring profiles of… Read More

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James Pickens, Jr. hosts “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert with The Cleveland Orchestra” – Feb. 10 at 10 pm


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Hosted by actor James Pickens, Jr., THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT WITH THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA honors the life and legacy of the civil rights icon. Conducted by music director Franz Welser-Möst, the Cleveland Orchestra performs classical selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Verdi as well as traditional hymns and spirituals, including “Down by the… Read More