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Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) looks at printouts of maps offered during the second meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, as he questions Chris Glassburn, the map drawer for the Commission's two Democrats.

Ohio’s redistricting process falters as the panel hits “impasse”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission has failed to meet a court-set deadline for fixing state legislative maps. The maps were twice rejected by the state’s high court for being gerrymandered in favor of Republicans. Republicans leading the panel threw up their hands and declared an impasse Thursday, after voting down an alternative… Read More

A damaged public housing unit in Mayfield overlooks other damage in the city limits.

Displaced Kentuckians are still searching for housing after tornadoes

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MAYFIELD, Ky. (OVR) — Jimmy Galbreath works hard. The scrap dealer and father of nine from Mayfield, Ky. started working when he was 12 years old. He grew up in a one-bedroom house with 15 other siblings and a mother who made sure they had food on the table. And eventually, he worked hard enough… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

An updated measure in the Ohio House would ban required teaching of systemic racism

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Neither the state nor school districts could require or compel Ohio teachers to affirm a belief in the systemic nature of racism or “the multiplicity or fluidity of gender identities.” That’s according to the latest version of a bill introduced Wednesday in the Ohio House restricting how the topic of racism… Read More

Coronavirus

38 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,129 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 38 additional cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 17, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 11 people 30-39, eight people 0-19, five people 20-29, four people… Read More

‘Real Rail Adventures’ host Jeff Wilson details adventures behind ‘Swiss International Hubs,’ traveling sustainably, and keeping his home base in Athens

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WOUB Digital · Speaking with Real Rail Adventures’ Jeff Wilson While watching travel programs on WOUB-TV, it’s easy to think folks like Jeff Wilson, host of Small World Productions and KCTS/Seattle‘s Telly-Award winning and Emmy nominated travel series “Real Rail Adventures,” must live somewhere exotic, since that’s the kind of place he takes us to… Read More

Buckeyes unable to best Dragons despite impressive rebounding

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PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes hit the roads to take on the Fairland Dragons. It was a slow start to the game as NY led 4-3 after the first quarter. Turnovers and missed shots plagued both teams for the second quarter as Fairland led at halftime 11-9 In the third quarter after a… Read More

Spartans just barely lose their hard-fought battle against the Panthers.

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (WOUB)— On Wednesday night, the Alexander Spartans Girls fell short after a hard-fought game, ending their season with a loss to the New Lexington Panthers. In the beginning of the game, there was little scoring for both teams. The Spartans and the Panthers were failing to find the bottom of the net…. Read More

Hugh Herr (double leg amputee) overlooking a cliff on Mount Washington in New Hampshire

Ingenious new technology allows prosthetic legs to move and feel like the real thing in “Augmented” on NOVA, Feb. 23 at 9pm


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NOVA PRESENTS “AUGMENTED,” A PERSONAL STORY OF HOW TRAGEDY-INSPIRED SCIENTIFIC INNOVATIONS ARE TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF PROSTHETICS  One-Night, Two-Hour Special Broadcast Includes the 90-Minute Feature Film “Augmented” Followed by Documentary Short “Predicting My MS” Premieres Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS pbs.org/nova | @novapbs   On February 23, 2022, the award-winning… Read More

Ohio women's basketball head coach Bob Boldon talks to the players Gabby Burris, Kaylee Bambule, Cece Hooks, Kate Dennis and Madi Mace during a timeout in the third quarter of the Bobcats' game against Toledo on Feb. 16, 2022.

Ohio Women’s Basketball unable to hold double-digit lead, falls to MAC leader Toledo

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It was a tale of two halves Wednesday night between Ohio and Toledo. The Bobcats led by as many as 17 points in the first half and held an 11-point advantage at halftime. However, first place Toledo (20-4, 14-1 MAC) made a second-half comeback to down Ohio (12-10, 6-7 MAC), 76-73, and… Read More