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OU Trustee Committee Advances Tuition Hike For Full Board’s Approval

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ATHENS (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Board of Trustees will decide on whether to approve a 3.5-percent increase in tuition at all Ohio University campuses Friday after the proposal received a committee’s approval. Deb Shaffer, Vice President for Finance and Administration, explained reasons for the proposal to the Resources, Facilities, and Affordability Committee Thursday. Wanting to inform… Read More

Targeted Prevention Program Hopes To Curb Substance Misuse In Athens County Students

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ATHENS, Ohio — Members of the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and school personnel are training to prevent the onset of substance use disorders by identifying and addressing at-risk personality traits closely associated with them. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn wanted a school-based prevention program to get ahead of the region’s addiction epidemic and came across… Read More

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