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Some of the Hopewell Mounds in the fall with leaves falling off trees around them

USA submits Ohio Mounds’ bid to be an UNESCO World Heritage Site

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CINCINNATI (WVXU) — The USA’s first Ohio-centric bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site status is in the hands of those who will make the decision. The National Park Service reports it submitted the nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks to the UNESCO World Heritage List this week. “That means the nomination that we’ve prepared on… Read More

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Two COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 46 new cases for March 18-24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 137 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had 14,471 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 46 new cases were added since last week’s update…. Read More

A cardboard cutout of Rufus Bobcat wearing a mask outside of College Bookstore in uptown Athens.

Masks requirements dropped for Ohio University campuses in CDC “Low” level communities

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Ohio University is aligning its masking policy further with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, per an announcement from the University on Thursday afternoon. Effective immediately, OU masking requirements match the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels for the county in which the campus is located. If the community is listed… Read More

Your workspace should support your performance, says Doug Shapiro


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/JazzedAboutWork/mp3/129DougShapiro.mp3 Today’s guest, Doug Shapiro, understands that the space where you work can impact your productivity, your creativity and how much you enjoy your job. He’s a thought leader in the design industry, a respected observer of the interplay between work culture and physical places, and the vice president of research and insights at OFS,… Read More

A woman receives a booster shot at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Las Vegas on Dec. 21.

Evidence grows that vaccines lower the risk of getting long COVID

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The chance of even a mild case of COVID-19 turning into a long-term, debilitating medical condition is one of the greatest fears of Americans trying to navigate the pandemic, which is again taking a turn as new data show the BA.2 subvariant is taking hold in the U.S. Unfortunately, the only… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) delivers his State of the State address in the Ohio House chamber.

Declaring ‘This is our moment’, DeWine lays out State of the State to mixed reaction

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — For only the second time in office, DeWine delivered a State of the State address, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to cancel the event for the last two years. Members of the Ohio House, Ohio Senate, Ohio Supreme Court, and state offices filled the House chamber as DeWine… Read More

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The extraordinary abilities of squirrels in “A Squirrel’s Guide to Success” on NATURE – March 30 at 8 pm


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Nature: A Squirrel’s Guide to SuccessWednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m.   From tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs, the squirrel family is one of the most widespread on Earth. There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. What is… Read More