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17 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for March 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,321 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 additional cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on March 2. According to ODH data, the cases involved four people 70-79, three people 0-19, three people 20-29, three people… Read More

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An Ohio bill would require in-person exam before abortion pills are distributed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker has proposed legislation that would regulate the use of abortion pills, an increasingly common method of ending unwanted pregnancies. Republican state Sen. Steve Huffman, of Tipp City, introduced the bill Tuesday. It follows a February decision by the Food and Drug Administration to permanently lift a long-standing requirement… Read More

Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks at the United Nations in New York

The U.N. approves a resolution demanding Russia end the invasion of Ukraine

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Updated March 2, 2022 at 12:46 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday approved a non-binding resolution condemning Russia for invading Ukraine and demanding that it withdraw its military forces. The vote came after a series of speeches during which the majority of countries called on Russia to end… Read More

Huntington Park in Columbus from the outside of a gate

No Opening Day at Ohio’s MLB ballparks, but the minor leagues will still play ball

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — While the major leagues won’t be playing ball on Opening Day March 31 because talks have broken down between the MLB and the players association, there is some good news for baseball fans. There will be baseball in Ohio in the early spring. Gov. Mike DeWine is a longtime… Read More

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Ohio’s redistricting commission adopts state congressional district map over objections by Democrats

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After seeing a flurry of proposed maps and changes to those maps, the Ohio Redistricting Commission adopted a Republican-drawn congressional district plan. The commission approved a congressional district map that creates 10 Republican districts, three Democratic districts, and two competitive districts that lean slightly in favor of Democratic candidates…. Read More

President Biden delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol

5 takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden’s first formal State of the Union address focused on Ukraine, inflation, the coronavirus pandemic and a four-point “Unity Agenda.” He urged world unity in standing up to Russia, listed ways he’s trying to address rising prices (even if they will likely have limited to no effect in the short… Read More

Tyler

Tyler, the Creator is giving ‘Great Gatsby’ vibes with his Call Me If You Get Lost Tour

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Tyler, the Creator performed at Value City Arena at the Schottenstein Center (555 Borror Drive) in Columbus, OH on February 27, 2022. Making one stop in Ohio, the Call Me If You Get Lost Tour featured supporting artists Teezo Touchdown, Vince Staples, and Kali Uchis. Tyler, the Creator’s performance offered particularly elaborate production design and… Read More

Song of SIngapore

A highly anticipated production of film noire pastiche ‘Song of Singapore’ debuts March 3 at the Southeast Ohio History Center

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WOUB Digital · ‘Song of Singapore’ Athens production debuts March 3 In the late ‘80s, Paula Lockheart was one of six New York City co-writers and co-composers whose love of film noire and composers such as Hoagy Carmichael and Gilbert and Sullivan coalesced to create “Song of Singapore,” a musical set in a Singapore nightclub… Read More

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WOUB is now accepting applications for the 2022 WOUB Summer Internship Program


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The paid internship runs from June 1 to August 5 ATHENS, OH – Applications are now open for the WOUB News Summer Internship. The program pays interns to work at WOUB Public Media and provides them with an immersive practical experience while producing daily content in a professional multimedia organization. “The WOUB News Summer Internship… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas drives towards the hoop in the second half of the Bobcats' game at Bowling Green on March 1, 2022.

Ohio Men’s Basketball falls to third in MAC after upset loss at Bowling Green

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WOUB) — There was more on the line for Bowling Green than there was for Ohio in Tuesday night’s MAC matchup. Bowling Green was fighting for the last spot in the MAC tournament while Ohio had their eye on a higher seed. The Bobcats were looking to conquer the Falcons for the… Read More