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An aerial image shows storage tanks at the Chevron Products Company El Segundo Refinery adjacent to a neighborhood of homes at sunset in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Jan. 24.

Accusations of ‘greenwashing’ by big oil companies are well-founded, a new study finds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Four major oil companies aren’t taking concrete steps to live up to their pledges to transition to clean energy, new research has found. The study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, found that Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell used terms like “climate,” “low-carbon” and “transition” more frequently in recent annual… Read More

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Federal Hocking’s incredible buzzer beater earns them a share of the TVC-Hocking

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GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Tomcats took on the Federal Hocking Lancers in the TVC-Hocking title game. With a Trimble win they would win the Hocking outright, and with a Federal Hocking win they would share the title with the Tomcats. Things were hot from the get-go as both teams were lighting it up from… Read More

Athens Bulldogs return to basics in difficult win over Circleville

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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — After losing their last regular season game against Trimble, the Athens Bulldogs Boys Basketball team looked to begin their tournament run on their home floor against the Circleville Tigers. At the beginning of the first quarter, Derrick Welsh makes sure he gets himself on the board early making back to back… Read More

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38 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,091 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 38 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 16, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 16 people 0-19, seven people 20-29, six people 30-39, three people… Read More

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Eastern shows promise, but falls short in Sectional Semifinals

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BAINBRIDGE, Ohio (WOUB) — The boy’s tournament started this weekend, and this pitted the 22 seeded Eastern Eagles against the 11 seed Paint Valley Bearcats.  This game went back and forth in the first quarter with the Bearcats taking the first small lead. That was when the Eagles started hitting their threes. After Paint Valley… Read More

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An Ohio Senator says the U.S. Postal Service is in dire need of reforms being considered on Capitol Hill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s junior Senator is issuing a serious warning about the U.S. Postal Service. Senator Rob Portman said Congress needs to step up now to help ensure the privately funded mail service can continue to operate in the future. “The postal service is in deep trouble. It needs reform,” Portman… Read More

Ranking member Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., speaks during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security hearing about online child safety in October.

Senators aim to rewrite child safety rules on social media

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senators are introducing a bill aimed at keeping kids safe online amid mounting frustrations that popular apps including Instagram and YouTube don’t do enough to protect their youngest users. The bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act, introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is a grab bag of… Read More

Nelsonville-York timeout huddle

Buckeyes turnover troubles against Portsmouth leads to Sectional Semifinals loss

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Portsmouth, Ohio (WOUB) — The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes got the tournament started off when they hit the road to take on the Portsmouth Trojans. The Trojans got off quickly as they went out and hit back-to-back threes to start the game. And that was only the beginning as for the rest of the first half the… Read More

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates at The 1964 Democratic Convention.

A fearless Mississippi sharecropper turned human rights activist, “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America: An America Reframed Special” – Feb. 22 at 9 pm


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Acclaimed Series America ReFramed Launches Tenth Season with Fannie Lou Hamer’s America WORLD Channel’s documentary showcase opens with PBS co-presentation, moves to Thursday nights beginning February 2022   The award-winning documentary series America ReFramed, a co-production of WORLD Channel and American Documentary, Inc., launches its landmark tenth season with the world premiere of Fannie Lou… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas (5) prepares to make a pass to Mark Sears in the Bobcats' game against Miami of Ohio on Feb. 15, 2022.

Ohio Men’s Basketball continues dominance over Miami (OH) behind 30 points from Vander Plas

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Bobcats and Miami RedHawks squared off for the 210th time in the Battle of the Bricks Tuesday night and going into the game, Ohio had won 18 of the last 21 meetings. The Bobcats flexed their muscles and continued their dominance in the series, defeating Miami 91-78. Miami came… Read More

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Vinton County claims fifth straight TVC-Ohio title, Waterford and Trimble share TVC-Hocking crown

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TVC-Ohio Standings 1st Vinton County Vikings (15-4, 11-1)  Vinton County clinched the TVC-Ohio title outright following their win against Alexander. Their quest to meet the State title game for the second straight year begins this week when they face off against McClain. 2nd Alexander Spartans (13-9, 9-3) The Spartans started their week with an impressive… Read More