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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

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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

Quick Look: OU Trustees Reject Union Agreement, New Furlough Policy Coming

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Board of Trustees held their first-ever virtual meeting Monday. The members acknowledged outstanding students, approved a tuition freeze, and new academic programs as expected per the agenda overview. But an item originally submitted for approval was ultimately voted down. The board members rejected the university’s tentative collective bargaining agreement… Read More

Hocking County Confirms First Case Of COVID-19

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As of Saturday, April 11, Hocking County has one confirmed case and one probable case of COVID-19. According to a release, the Hocking County Health Department is not detailing any demographic information as a way of protecting the privacy of the patient(s), adding that they are, “following established guidelines for the investigation of infectious diseases and… Read More

Authorities Continue To Cite COVID-19 Health Order Violations In Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Three more people in Athens are facing charges of violating Ohio’s “stay-at-home” health order to practice physical distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to police reports, Athens police officers responded to two separate “nuisance parties” on Mill Street Friday, April 3, where the Ohio University students… Read More

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Ohio Offers Appalachian Businesses Loan Help During COVID-19 Disruption

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Small businesses in Ohio’s Appalachian counties may receive help offsetting losses due to the state’s attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19. JobsOhio is infusing Appalachian Growth Capital, LLC (AGC) with $2 million to secure loans for companies in eastern and southern Ohio. According to a press release, AGC is a… Read More

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Athens Police Charge Man With Violating COVID-19 Health Order

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A nuisance complaint in Athens ended with police officers arresting a person for violating the Ohio’s “stay-at-home” health order. According to the police report, officers received the complaint Tuesday afternoon. Soon after they arrived at 112 East State Street, Andrew Wagner Ohliger, 23, of Amherst, was cited. Ohliger is listed as… Read More