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71 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for April 22-28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,688 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 71 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on April 28. According to ODH data, the cases involved 31 people 20-29, 19 people 0-19, eight people… Read More

The Ohio Redistricting Commission in a meeting at the statehouse

Redistricting commission will meet just days before deadline

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission is planning to hold its next meeting just two days before a deadline to turn in new state legislative district maps. The commission, which has a history of missing court-ordered and constitutional deadlines, is required to adopt new House and Senate district maps by May 6. Commission co-chairs, House Speaker… Read More

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett talks Genesis defining prog rock, coaxing Phil Collins to be lead singer amid ‘Seconds Out’ Revisited USA tour

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Genesis is the name of the first Book of the Bible; and Britain’s Genesis band, true to their namesake, were at the forefront of the progressive rock genre’s genesis. Lead guitarist Steve Hackett was not only an integral part of their innovative songwriting; he also found himself at the genesis of popularizing guitar wizardry, such… Read More

President Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House earlier this month.

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion in aid for Ukraine as war drags on


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration is asking Congress for $33 billion in funding to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than double the $14 billion in support authorized so far, senior administration officials told reporters in a briefing Thursday morning ahead of President Biden’s remarks on the additional assistance. The money… Read More

Protestors denounce abortion bills under consideration at Ohio Statehouse on Dec 4, 2018 at Ohio Statehouse

Bill would ban abortion in Ohio if U.S. Supreme Court allows states to decide the issue

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle unloaded several questions about a bill — that would outlaw abortion in Ohio if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade — during its first House committee hearing. Medical personnel would face prison time and fines under the bill which contains… Read More

Tune into Radio Free Athens April 30 for The Terra Era and sets from R@T, Dave Baer, and Michael T.


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Radio Free Athens (RFA) is broadcast Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s programs below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link. SCHEDULE: April 30, 2022 9 a.m. – 12 p.m…. Read More

Brassy mining bee on forget-me-not flower

Discover the diverse species and personalities in “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” on NATURE, May 4 at 8 pm


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Discover the Unique Personalities of Bees in Nature’s, “My Garden of a Thousand Bees”, Wednesday, May 4 at 8 pm on PBS Wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn documents his buzzworthy discoveries during the COVID-19 lockdown   Taking refuge from the coronavirus pandemic, wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn set out to record all the bees he could find… Read More