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Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

46 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Dec. 11-13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 8,563 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 46 new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Dec. 13, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved 13 people 0-19, eight people 20-29,… Read More

Middleport Man Charged with Murder

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A Middleport man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another man. Andy Doczi, 37, is charged with aggravated murder in the death of Andrew Everett, 33, of Shade. According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call on May 23 about a body found outside the residence at 15010… Read More

Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Kalyango, Ohio University Over Sexual Harassment Case

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Update 1/23/19 The civil lawsuit seeks systematic changes to how the university handles reports of sexual misconduct. In the lawsuit, Tess Herman alleges Dr. Yusuf Kalyango made inappropriate sexual advances towards her and then retaliated when those advances were rebuffed. Herman also alleges she informed two university professors, Dr. Judy Millesen and Dr. Jeremy Morris,… Read More

Final Report, Recommendations Released on “Freedom Of Expression” Policy

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The advisory group reviewing Ohio University’s controversial interim police on freedom of expression released a report Monday with numerous recommendations for the creation of a new policy. Among the 24 recommendations, the Presidential Policy Advisory Group affirmed the need for a “Freedom of Expression” policy, clear policy language emphasizing what is permitted as opposed to prohibited… Read More

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Broadband 101: Terms to Know

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Basic Terms You Should Know Broadband internet connection: the FCC currently defines broadband internet as a connection with at least a 25 Mbps download speed and a 3 Mbps upload speed. Download speed: the speed at which data is being sent from the Internet to your computer Internet Service Provider (ISP): the company that provides… Read More

Search for Missing Kayaker Continues

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Update 7/10/17 @ 12:00 p.m. ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Search and recovery crews are using side-scan sonar in their search for a missing kayaker from Meigs County. Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesman Charles Carlson says crews are focusing on a 300-yard area just below the Whites Mill waterfall. Carlson says search efforts will continue… Read More

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Athens Man Charged with Arson

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Authorities say they’ve arrested an Athens man in connection with six fires that were intentionally set early Thursday morning in Athens. In a news release, the State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigations Bureau says Jason Armstrong, 25, was arrested and charged with arson. Armstrong is accused of setting six fires on Kurtz Street in… Read More