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Local television newscasts become more popular as other media sinks in ratings


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/GrayMedia_220301.mp3   While other news media are fading in popularity, local television news programming is gaining popularity across the country. Newspaper staffs have been gutted and cable and network news have been staggering but local news is hiring more people and is becoming more popular than ever, according to Lesley Van Ness, Director of Talent… Read More

Beyond The Court: Father-daughter bond extends beyond the living room and onto court

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This week’s Beyond The Court takes a look at Alexander star Marlee Grinstead and coach Jeff Grinstead, and their impact together on the court. The father and daughter duo have been player and coach for most of Marlee’s life, and their connection together helped to power the Alexander Spartans Girls to their immense success in… Read More

The seven-member Ohio Redistricting Commission is made up of five Republicans - co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp, Gov. Mike DeWine, Auditor Keith Faber, Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Senate President Matt Huffman. There are two Democrats on the commission: co-chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader Emiilia Sykes (D-Akron).

Republican mapmakers reveal their latest attempt at congressional district lines

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Republican-drawn district map is the first attempt by the Ohio Redistricting Commission at passing a congressional district plan after the supreme court struck down the map approved by the legislature. The map creates 10 Republican districts, three Democratic districts, and two districts that are competitive but lean in… Read More

Coronavirus

Two COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 14 new cases for March 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 126 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 14,304 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 14 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

Security has been heightened and fencing was erected around the U.S. Capitol ahead of President Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

The challenges Biden faces in his State of the Union address

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As President Biden is set to make his first formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, he and the country are facing pressing issues, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to inflation and the continuing pandemic. It also comes at a time when Biden’s political capital is at the lowest point… Read More

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

Ohio University loosens masking requirements after City of Athens indoor mask mandate expires

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Masks will no longer be required in most non-classroom public spaces on Ohio University campuses in counties with low or medium COVID-19 community levels, effective immediately. In an email sent to students and faculty Tuesday, university officials said masks will still be required in classrooms, laboratories, studios and clinical settings as… Read More