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One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 80 new cases for April 15-21

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 142 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 14,617 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 80 new cases were added since last week’s update…. Read More

Athens’ record store, ROAR, celebrates their first Record Store Day April 23

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Since 2007, Record Store Day has been a very special day in April for record collectors and general popular music enthusiasts alike – intended to “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.” This celebration consists of the release of several hundred highly limited pressings of recordings from a great variety of artists –… Read More

Protesters gather at State and High Streets in Columbus to show their opposition to Ohio's new voting maps plan.

Groups fighting GOP-drawn legislative maps say federal court ruling rewards gerrymandering

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A voting rights advocacy group and a national Democratic organization is criticizing the federal court ruling that would allow Republicans to implement unconstitutional state legislative district maps. A panel of federal judges, by a 2-1 decision, ruled that state officials involved in the redistricting process have until May 28… Read More

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Beacon School summer camp returns for students with developmental disabilities.

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities is set to host its second summer camp since the start of the COVID pandemic. During pre-pandemic times, their camper enrollment was at 50 to maintain appropriate staff ratios. However, summer camp enrollment was limited to 40 campers during the past couple of years to… Read More

Mountain Stage host Kathy Mattea talks about the joys of ‘taking the front porch to the airwaves’

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage returns to Ohio University’s campus Sunday, April 24, featuring performances from Rissi Palmer, Cheryl Wheeler, Maia Sharp, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, and Kenny White. The show marks the first time Kathy Mattea has hosted an installment of the beloved program on Ohio University’s campus, after years of former… Read More

A drug overdose rescue kit is pictured in Buffalo, N.Y.

Drug overdose deaths are at a record high. Here’s what the White House plans to do

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBUR) — In its first detailed plan to slow the rise in drug overdose deaths, the Biden administration is emphasizing harm reduction. That means increasing access to clean needles, fentanyl test strips and naloxone. Clean needles help reduce the spread of disease. Fentanyl test strips enable drug users to check if they are… Read More

Outside the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley in Columbus.

Federal court will pick invalidated legislative maps if Ohio officials cannot meet new deadline

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A panel of three federal judges has told the Ohio Redistricting Commission that they will implement new Ohio House and Ohio Senate district maps if state officials cannot reach a new agreement by May 28. Two of the three judges decided that the map they would choose would be… Read More

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What are the risks of engineering Earth’s climate? “Can We Cool The Planet?” on NOVA – April 27 at 9 pm


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Can We Cool the Planet? NOVA Explores New Technologies and Their Unintended Consequences Wednesday, April 27 at 9 pm   Since the Industrial Revolution, humanity has been running an experiment in the Earth’s atmosphere, pushing the climate to new extremes. With the Earth’s temperature on the rise, researchers are working urgently not only to stop… Read More