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Fairland football players in practice uniforms and pads running drill

Fairland football locked in on their identity after conference runner-up finish

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PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Fairland comes into this season after an incredible 10-2 campaign in 2021. Defending Gridiron Glory Coach of the Year Melvin Cunningham knows one thing has avoided his grasp since he’s been at Fairland — a conference title. “Since I’ve been here we have not won one,” Cunningham said. “We’ve finished second… Read More

A classroom at Ohio University

Ohio University faculty are happy with enrollment projections, but have concerns

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Faculty at Ohio University are thrilled with the expected spike in enrollment this fall, but it also raises some concerns. “It’s really exciting that so many prospective students want to come to Ohio University,” said Brian Schoen, associate professor and department chair of history. The university is expecting a possible record… Read More

Rachel Sharp holds her baby

An unexpected birth in the O’Bleness Hospital parking lot brings two women together

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Two women met in an unexpected way earlier this summer thanks to an unexpected delivery. Rachel Sharp’s day started off fairly normal, with her going to work. But after painful contractions, she decided to go to her mother-in-law’s house with her two children. From there, Sharp, her mother-in-law, and two children… Read More

A dilapidated home in Athens County

A $500,000 grant will help the Athens County Land Bank demolish dilapidated homes

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In Athens County, there are a number of houses that are abandoned, filled with trash, and falling apart. Thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Development, the Athens Land Bank will be demolishing up to eight of these homes.  Athens County Treasurer Ric Wasserman said the houses are… Read More

The Atlantic Emergency Solutions McConnelsville location

Virginia manufacturing company investing $4.7 million to expand facility in McConnelsville

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MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A company that makes and services emergency equipment is investing $4.7 million to expand its facility near McConnelsville in Morgan County. Virginia-based Atlantic Emergency Solutions has six locations in Ohio, with the Morgan County facility the largest and about to get bigger. The planned expansion includes purchasing the property the company… Read More

Nelsonville residents' house where the group is collecting donations to being to Eastern Kentucky.

Nelsonville residents collect donations for Eastern Kentucky flood victims

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – A group of Nelsonville residents are collecting donations for relief as they travel to Eastern Kentucky this weekend. For the past several weeks, Kentucky has been struggling to cope with severe flooding and heat. The extreme weather has left hundreds of people displaced and emergency service workers are actively searching for… Read More

Astronaut floating in space.

An Ohio University professor helps with research that could improve astronauts’ health

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A team of researchers has published a study which could help revolutionize the field of space medicine. Using a combination of big data modeling and molecular medicine, the team hopes to mitigate the risks associated with space travel and improve astronauts’ health with personalized medicine. This is to be accomplished through… Read More

Abortion rights supporters protest at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday, June 26, 2022

What the Kansas abortion vote might mean for an Ohio ballot effort

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Many Ohioans were watching as the Kansas vote came in Tuesday. Voters there turned down a measure that would have stripped protection for abortion rights from that state’s constitution. In Ohio, some groups are considering putting a constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights on the ballot next year. It’s too… Read More

Health workers sit at a check-in table at a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.

White House declares monkeypox a public health emergency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The White House today declared monkeypox a public health emergency. “We are prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said to reporters during a briefing on Thursday. A public… Read More

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

Athens City Council refers towing ordinance to committee

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – In a unanimous decision, the Athens City Council voted Monday to refer an ordinance that would dismantle the city’s towing regulations back to committee. The ordinance would have eliminated regulations that set towing fees and the process for tow truck operators to get a license from the city. The council was… Read More

Country Music Main Culture

As the Vietnam War intensifies, COUNTRY MUSIC asks “Will the Circle be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972) from Ken Burn’s – Thursday, August 11 at 9 pm


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Ken Burn’s “Country Music” Thursday nights at 9 pm on WOUB   Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as… Read More