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A city of Athens Fire Truck dries on Washington Road.

Complication casts doubt on proposed location for new Athens fire station

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens may be looking for another location to build a new fire station because of a complication with the proposed site. The city has spent months planning to build the new station on a vacant lot along Stimson Avenue next to the Hocking River. The land is owned… Read More

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304 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for June 10-16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 15,561 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 304 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on June 16, 2022. According to ODH data, the cases involved 94 people 20-29, 70 people 0-19,… Read More

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Chef Matt Rapposelli shares insights on food and culture in time for WOUB-TV’s ‘Great American Broadcast’ June 24

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On a physiological level, food just needs to be convertible into energy. However, on a social, cultural, emotional, and maybe even spiritual level, food is always a lot more complex than just its job description. Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET WOUB-TV debuts the first episode of “The Great American Recipe,” a cooking competition… Read More

A child receives the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Fairfax County Government Center in Annandale, Va.

Advisers to the FDA back COVID vaccines for the youngest children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A committee of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to recommend that the agency authorize COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech for children as young as 6 months. The committee’s recommendations, in a pair of 21-0 votes, pave the way for the FDA to make COVID-19 vaccines available… Read More

Vice President Mike Pence leads senators to the House chamber to continue the joint session of the House and Senate and count the Electoral College votes cast in November's election.

The Jan. 6 committee is meeting Thursday. Here’s what to expect

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Updated June 16, 2022 at 10:30 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol will hold its next hearing at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, focusing on how former President Donald Trump pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence not to count lawful electoral votes. In a… Read More

An evidence marker is laid down near a gun at a crime scene.

Criminal investigators in Ohio are getting help from the feds to solve crimes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Attorney General Dave Yost, a Republican, said the state’s crime fighting efforts are improving thanks to a partnership that can help law enforcement analyze ballistic evidence faster. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) will now have a direct link to the National Correlation and Training Center — a… Read More