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Wood County, W. Va. Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOUB) — The Department of Health and Human Resources in West Virginia confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Wood County Tuesday. Details about the case were limited Tuesday night. The announcement was part of a daily update from the state, which confirmed 19 new cases on March 24. West Virginia had… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Delays Personnel-Related Budget Cuts During Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has paused personnel-related budget reductions in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. According to a release, the university on Wednesday requested the action be taken for an undetermined amount of time. “Our current focus must be on the safety and well-being of our campus communities as we continue to ensure… Read More

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