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Local newspapers face emptying newsrooms as multiple journalists resign in protest

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The two newspapers in Athens and one in Vinton County are losing most of their editorial staff in the midst of a dispute over advertising. The editor of the Athens News was fired last week after she made a public apology to readers about advertisements for collectible coins that ran in… Read More

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The U.S. added 678,000 jobs in February. It’s another sign of a hot labor market

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Updated March 4, 2022 at 9:08 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Hiring accelerated sharply last month as U.S. employers added 678,000 jobs, the largest gain since last July, and a resilient economy continues its recovery from the stubborn coronavirus pandemic. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8% last month, from 4% in January. Job gains… Read More

The cast of Reading Rainbow Live sit together on set

‘Reading Rainbow’ is getting a reboot but without LeVar Burton

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Reading Rainbow is about to get a reboot tailored to a generation of kids who rarely get their entertainment from broadcast TV. Streaming live this Sunday on the platform Looped, Reading Rainbow Live is described as an interactive “event” full of music, dancing and games. One glaring omission: LeVar Burton who… Read More

Coronavirus

Four COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 10 new cases for March 4

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 130 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 14,341 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 10 new cases were added and a previously confirmed… Read More

A fake tax bill shows a high balance

Back to the drawing board for a bill to reform the property tax challenge process in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It’s not often you get unanimous agreement from all of the members of the Ohio House. But that’s exactly what happened Wednesday when the House unanimously rejected changes the Senate made to a bill that reforms the process for challenging property tax values. Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), the… Read More

Waterford advance to Regional Finals with convincing win

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio (WOUB) — The second seeded Waterford Lady Wildcats took on the third seeded Berne Union Lady Rockets in the Regional Semi-Finals. The winner would take on the Trimble Lady Tomcats on Saturday. The game started out extremely slow for both teams on the offensive end. The Wildcats full court press completely shut down the… Read More

Trimble bounces back from early deficit to defeat Monroe Central

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Thursday night presented a fierce battle between the Monroe Central Lady Noles and the Trimble Tomcats. A win for either of these squads would advance them to the Elite 8 to face the winner of the Waterford-Berne Union game. Out of the gates early, the Lady Noles showed off their defense as they forced the… Read More