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Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Ohio University investigates two incidents directed at Black students on campus

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is investigating an incident in which a racist note attached to a large garbage bag was left outside a dorm room. The note, handwritten in black ink on lined notebook paper, includes the words trash, two racial slurs directed at Black people and a vulgarity directed at women. The… Read More

Jim Salzman, Board Member of Hilltop Gun Club, shows WOUB Reporter Lexi Lepof how to safely handle a concealed carry weapon.

Athens-area gun activists and city officials react to Ohio’s new permitless concealed carry gun law

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) –  Jim Salzman, a board member of Hilltop Gun Club, is just one example of second amendment activists who think Ohio’s new gun legislation goes too far. “The fact that somebody can go out and buy a gun, and they get to carry it around and no one knows if they have… Read More

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson smiles for a picture

What Ketanji Brown Jackson can expect to hear from Republicans this week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Thesaurus has no synonyms for the phrase, “confirmation hearing.” That’s because it’s a unique beast. Unique because it is like no other. And beast because when it comes to a Supreme Court nomination, it is treacherous for the nominee, while offering enormous opportunities for her questioners. Keep that in mind… Read More

Rufus whoops it up at a basketball game

Sears lifts Ohio past Rice on late shot in first round of CBI

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mark Sears made a layup with four seconds left to lead Ohio to a 65-64 win over Rice in the College Basketball Invitational first round. Jason Carter had 26 points to lead the Bobcats. Carl Pierre led the Owls with 20 points. Ohio moves on to the quarterfinal round to… Read More

The Ohio Redistricting Commission in a meeting at the statehouse

Ohio Redistricting Commission goes back to the drawing board after a third court rejection

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission has approved the first stages of a plan to have Republican and Democratic mapmakers work together to draft the commission’s fourth attempt at state legislative district maps. The plan calls for the mapmakers already working for the Republican and Democratic caucuses to create new House and… Read More

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After a very long wait, Tantrum Theater is gearing up to produce a Broadway hit penned by an Ohio University alum

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WOUB Digital · Tantrum Theater presents: “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — 19th century British poet and critic Matthew Arnold once wrote that “a work of (Leo) Tolstoy is not a piece of art but a piece of life.” This gives us a bit of insight into the feat… Read More