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Police officer who killed Nelsonville man enters plea and loses badge

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A police officer who shot and killed a Nelsonville man last summer made a plea deal under which he avoided jail time but will never again be able to work as a law enforcement officer in Ohio. Cecil Morrison was charged Monday with negligent homicide in the death of Michael Whitmer…. Read More

Coronavirus

One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 19 new cases for March 25-31

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 138 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Thursday. The county also has now had 14,490 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 19 new cases were added since last week’s update…. Read More

State Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was elected the Speaker of the Ohio House following the removal of Larry Householder.

Federal judges considering Ohio redistricting lawsuit, but lawmakers have no plans to move primary

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Early voting starts next week for the May 3 primary, but right now it’s unknown when voters will decide Ohio House and Senate races. They’re not on that ballot because there are no constitutional district maps. And state lawmakers are waiting on a panel of federal judges to make… Read More

Music INdustry Summit

2022 Ohio University Music Industry Summit brings Michelle Zauner, CAAMP, Noelle Scaggs, and more to Athens April 4 + 5

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WOUB Digital · Josh Antonuccio talks about the 2022 Ohio University Music Industry Summit Since 2018, the Ohio University Music Industry Summit has been bringing together some of the liveliest voices of the industry for the benefit of the Ohio University community and the wider public alike. Tuesday, April 5 through Wednesday, April 6, the… Read More

A dominant hippo bull patrols his beach.

Discover the true character of one of the planet’s largest land mammals in “Hippo King” on NATURE – April 6 at 8 pm


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Nature: Hippo King Premieres Wednesday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS, pbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app   From Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, an old, battle-scarred hippo bull has an incredible story to tell. Previously hippos were almost always misunderstood because their secret life happens beneath the water and under the cover of darkness…. Read More