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Attorney General Dave Yost

Ohio’s Attorney General Adds To GOP Supreme Court Ballot Trial Request

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is now one of several republican attorneys general asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruling that instructed elections officials to accept ballots that had been postmarked by November 3, and arrived within three days after Election Day. While Yost doesn’t make claims of… Read More

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Ohio University Quarantines Entire Dorm Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

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ATHENS, Ohio  (WOUB) —  Ohio University has placed an entire dorm under quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the university’s announcement, the quarantine was directed by the Athens City-County Health Department after 20% of the students living in Boyd Hall tested positive. Because of Ohio University’s limited reopening, fewer than 100 students… Read More

Fall Sports Season Benched For Ohio University And The MAC

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The Mid-American Conference has become the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. According to a press release from Ohio University, the MAC Council of Presidents, voted unanimously to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The press release also announced the postponement… Read More

‘Bulk Amounts Of Suspected Heroin’ Found In The Plains

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THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) is reporting the second drug bust within four days. This one was on Roy Avenue in The Plains on July 28. Investigators executing a search warrant found bulk amounts of suspected heroin along with “suspected methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia,” according to a… Read More

Ohio University Alumni Gate

Quick Look: Ohio University Faculty Given One Year Notice, Furlough Tiers Detailed

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Friday’s 5:41 p.m. email from Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis outlined what hundreds, by that time, knew – there had been another round of job cuts. Nellis wrote that 94 administrators lost their jobs and, as of now, 53 instructors received official notice that they would be released from the… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Makes Plans To Re-Open For Fall

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is planning to invite students back to its campuses for fall semester. What that fall semester will look like is still a work in progress as the university continues payroll reduction tactics and the possible restructuring of academic programs. According Vice President of Finance Deb Shaffer, changes to the… Read More