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WOUB Summer ’18 Playlists: Reporter Aaron Payne

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It’s feeling hotter than July here at WOUB, so several of your favorite voices from your regional public media outlet are clueing you in on their favorite tracks of summer 2018. Check out this one from WOUB reporter Aaron Payne, and watch for new installments in the series every Tuesday for the next several weeks.  ———————————————-… Read More

Belmont County Sees Close Races for County Commission Nominations

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Belmont County voters saw two close races for the County Commissioner nomination for both major parties during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Incumbent Mark Thomas won the nomination for the Democrats, securing 1448 votes. Chuck Probst was the runner-up with 1369 votes. Angela Hatfield recieved 1267 votes. And Michael Bianconi tallied 1239 votes…. Read More

Athens City School Board: We Need To Develop Culture of Education Around Racism

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Update 4:10 p.m. Superintendent Tom Gibbs sent a letter to families of Athens City School District students in relation to the recent incident: Athens City School District Families; At last evening’s Board Meeting, several community members made public comment in relation to an incident that occurred earlier this week at Athens High School.  An in-depth… Read More

Overdose Prevention Treatment Team Hoping to Reduce Overdoses in Athens County

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ATHENS — A new program coming to Athens County will encourage people struggling with addiction to seek treatment before they suffer a fatal overdose. The Overdose Prevention Treatment Team will identify people at risk, then reach out to inform them about the available treatment resources. “The majority of the people out there want help,” Athens-Hocking-Vinton… Read More

OU Students Generate Solutions to Opioid Crisis at “Ideathon”

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ATHENS, Ohio — A group of Ohio University students came together Monday to propose ideas to help combat the state’s opioid crisis. The “Ohioans Over Opioids Ideathon” allowed students to learn more about the fight against substance use disorders and then brainstorm ideas to make a submission to Governor John Kasich’s Opioid Technology Challenge. The… Read More