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Athens City Hall is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Athens auditor requests another $200,000 to pay record income tax refunds

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens city auditor asked council Monday night for another $200,000 to cover local income tax refunds. This brings the total set aside for refunds this year to $750,000, about half a million dollars more than normal. The reason for all the extra refunds is so many people working remotely last… Read More

John Cranley, former mayor of Cincinnati, responds to a question in the Ohio Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate with Nan Whaley, former mayor of Dayton, at the Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio

Democrats running for Ohio governor pitch their approach to pressing issues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — When Democrats in Ohio cast their primary ballots for governor in this May 3 election, they’ll have to choose between two southwest Ohio former mayors. Nan Whaley, the former mayor of Dayton, is facing off against John Cranley, the former mayor of Cincinnati. The candidates were once colleagues as… Read More

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West Virginia’s Sierra Ferrell talks Jimmie Rodgers, recording ‘Long Time Coming,’ and developing her personal style

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WOUB Digital · Sierra Ferrell x WOUB Culture Rising star Sierra Ferrell grew up in small-town West Virginia but left the region early on in her life to travel the country. She made her living (and learned more than a thing or two about how people listen to music) by busking on street corners between… Read More

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Brain scans may reveal a lot about mental illness, but not until studies get bigger

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — MRI scans have allowed researchers to peer inside the human brain. And the technology is great at revealing damage from a stroke, or areas that light up when we see a face. But brain scan studies have yet to offer much insight into the underpinnings of traits like intelligence, or mental… Read More

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Follow seniors as the pressure to impress admissions officers at elite universities intensifies in “Try Harder!” on INDEPENDENT LENS – May 2 at 10 pm


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INDEPENDENT LENS ON PBS TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT COMPETITIVE TOP COLLEGE ADMISSIONS IN DEBBIE LUM’S ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY “TRY HARDER!” PREMIERING MAY 2, 2022 The Documentary Goes Inside a Prestigious Public High School with a Majority Asian American Student Body, where High Achieving Seniors Share Hope and Heartbreak of Getting into a Top University  … Read More