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The OUtlet- March 3, 2022

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This week on The OUtlet, WOUB reporter Will Price talks about the success of Hocking College’s men’s basketball team, and Sarah Donaldson tells us more about pickleball, a sport sweeping the nation. WOUB Digital · The OUtlet March 3, 2022

Carter G. Woodson delivers a talk on television

The Appalachian legacy of Carter G. Woodson, ‘father of Black History Month’

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Carter G. Woodson’s Appalachian legacy HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (OVR) — Carter G. Woodson was one of the first people to seriously study and document the history of Black people in the United States, and he also created educational programs that celebrated Black culture, most notably Black History Month. But few people… Read More

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress

Biden wants more COVID relief funds. The GOP wants to know where previous relief went

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The White House has asked Congress to approve an additional $22.5 billion to support the nation’s pandemic response. But Republicans in the deeply divided Senate have said they would not authorize additional funding until the White House was able to account for the trillions of dollars Congress has approved thus far…. Read More

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Purdue Pharma agrees to a new opioid settlement with US states

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a nationwide settlement over its role in the opioid crisis. The deal reached Thursday would require members of the Sackler family who own the drugmaker to pay as much as $6 billion in cash. That’s at least $1 billion more than previously agreed on. In… Read More

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11 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for March 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,332 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 11 additional cases were reported Thursday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on March 3. According to ODH data, the cases involved three people 50-59, two people 0-19, two people 30-39, two people… Read More

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A bill ending conceal carry permit mandate heads to the governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature has approved a bill eliminating the requirement for a concealed weapons permit. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Terry Johnson, a Republican from Scioto County, would also end the requirement that individuals inform police officers they’re carrying a concealed weapon. The bill requires only that such people provide… Read More

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Ohio leaders call for pension funds to pull investments in Russian-backed assets

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There’s new movement by state government to show support for Ukraine as it battles an invasion by Russia. Attorney General Dave Yost has asked Ohio’s five public pension funds to pull all $112 million in their Russian-based investments out. He writes in a letter: “This is a matter of moral imperative,… Read More

Ohio's Peyton Guice (11) drives for a basketball in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats' game against Miami on March 2, 2022.

Ohio Women’s Basketball gets much-needed win against Miami in Guice’s return

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – With two games left in the regular season, the Ohio Bobcats found themselves in a do-or-die situation for their MAC tournament aspirations. The Bobcats got a much-needed win to help their situation on Wednesday night, beating arch-rival Miami, 73-64. Coming into the game, Ohio was sitting ninth in the MAC standings… Read More