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Serah Bellar, who alleges a long history of sexual abuse by family, files a federal lawsuit against Athens County

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A former Athens County women filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court related to a long history of sexual abuse she allegedly suffered in her family’s home. Serah Bellar alleges in her lawsuit that the defendants, which include her mother and father, all played a part in either promoting the sexual… Read More

Narrating Student Wellbeing through Animation

Posted on: Student wellbeing is rapidly emerging as a critical area of concern for educators at all levels. Dr. James Mazza, Professor of Education at the University of Washington, and Anne Brown, President and CEO of the Cook Center for Human Connection, discuss the importance of student wellbeing and describe a new animated series called, “My… Read More

A clinic escort looks at their phone. The picture is a reflection of the photographers side mirror on their vehicle.

As the Supreme Court deliberates abortion rights, access is already limited in the Ohio Valley

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Reproductive Health in the Ohio Valley 02/18/22 KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (OVR) – On a cold Wednesday morning in February, cars arrive at an abortion provider in Knoxville, Tennessee. The women inside their cars are met with a line of people, mostly men, on either side of the parking lot entrance. “Don’t turn… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

31 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 19-21

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,194 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 31 additional cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 21, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 16 people 0-19, six people 30-39,… Read More

The chairs of the Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court wants Redistricting Commission to explain why it shouldn’t be held in contempt

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Supreme Court has given the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission till Wednesday at noon to show why they shouldn’t be held in contempt for ignoring a deadline set by the Court. The commission failed to pass new House and Senate maps last Thursday. The commission’s two Democrats… Read More

Environmental Determinants of Health: Supporting Local Agricultural Systems and Housing Security

Posted on: Hylie Voss, President of Sugar Bush Foundation Board of Directors, joins co-host Dr. Lynn Harter to explore campus and community partnerships that seek to improve quality of life in Southeastern Appalachian Ohio. Voss highlights projects supporting local agricultural systems and housing security, both of which reveal how the environment and human health are connected.