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This building at a busy intersection in uptown Athens has sat vacant for two years, but now a potential buyer is interested in using it for a combination of retail on the ground floor and rental housing on the two top floors.

A historic uptown Athens building has a new buyer after previous deal fell through

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A historic uptown Athens building that has sat vacant for more than two years as the owner tries to sell it is again under contract after a previous deal fell through. The real estate company listing the three-story corner building at 63 S. Court St. could not disclose who the new… Read More

Gilbert Gottfried poses on the red carpet of the Tribeca film festival

Gilbert Gottfried, standup comic and actor, dies at 67

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, has died. He was 67. Gottfried died from recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II, a disorder that affects the heart, his publicist and longtime friend Glenn Schwartz said in a statement…. Read More

Mark Sears dribbles a ball

Alabama signs Ohio transfer point guard Mark Sears

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Ohio point guard Mark Sears has transferred to Alabama after averaging nearly 20 points a game last season. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats announced the signing of Sears. I’M COMING HOME #Rolltide pic.twitter.com/jZMMZTVS1D — Mark Sears (@imcsears) April 7, 2022 The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference performer who… Read More

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As ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ turns 100, its message continues to resonate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — What does it mean to be Real? It’s a big question for a children’s book. The main character in The Velveteen Rabbit, first published in 1922, is a simple toy “stuffed with sawdust” and ears “lined with pink sateen.” He feels inadequate next to the fancier, mechanical toys who are “full… Read More

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Federal panel in Ohio punts dispute over congressional map

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judicial panel has declined to grant an order temporarily blocking certification of 2022 U.S. House races that have gone forward in Ohio under a disputed congressional map. In a largely technical ruling Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio advised a… Read More

Woman in prayer in church

Lives of Latinx people intersect at the last abortion clinic on the border “On the Divide” on POV – April 18 at 10 pm


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POV Presents Award-Winning On The Divide, Debut Documentary from Filmmakers Maya Cueva and Leah Galant, Premieres Monday, April 18, 2022 on PBS   McAllen, Texas, located at the southern tip of the state within the Rio Grande Valley, is the largest city in Hidalgo County. A true bi-national city, it is home to Whole Woman’s… Read More