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New Program Aids Unemployed Workers

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A new program will offer paychecks, health benefits and job training to unemployed workers in Southeastern Ohio. Approximately 115 unemployed adults will participate, or have already participated in a public works program Athens and Perry counties. The program is administered by Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action and the agency's Community Development Coordinator, Jessica Stroh. "We couldn't be… Read More

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WOUB News Audio Update

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Ohio is getting more wells that collect waste from shale drilling. The number of disposal wells has grown to 179, and the Columbus Dispatch reports state regulators are processing applications for 31 more. The wells take waste from oil and gas wells.   

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Athens Shoppers Hit Stores Early

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The holiday shopping season is now pretty much over for two Athens women who were out early this morning at Walmart. WOUB News talked with Sandi Tope and Elaina Sayres around 6 o'clock in the parking lot. Tope told reporter Fred Kight that she's been taking advantage of Black Friday sales for approximately 20 years… Read More

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Morgan County Man Dies In Crash

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A truck goes off the road and smashes into a tree and the driver is killed. It happened Saturday morning in Washington County, on Reed Road. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the man who was killed is Matthew Strode. Strode lived in McConnelsville and was 29. The Patrol also reports there was a passenger… Read More

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Johnson Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff

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It's put up or shut up time in Washington. The election is behind us and the economic disaster being called the fiscal cliff is looming larger. Where does Southeast Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson stand on urgent tax and budget issues? WOUB News spoke with Representative Bill Johnson as he had just returned to the Capitol,… Read More

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Gallipolis Man Arrested On Rape Charges

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A 63-year-old Gallipolis man is facing rape charges involving a nine-year-old girl. Stephen Bush was arrested by state agents with the Attorney General’s Crimes Against Children Initiative. The alleged crime is said to have happened between August and September of this year. AG Mike DeWine says Bush “was a trusted friend of this young victim’s… Read More

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Ohio Congressman Aims To Help Veterans

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Congressman Bill Johnson of Marietta is introducing a bill that he says will help veterans find jobs. The proposed legislation would give former military personnel more options when selecting technical training programs. “Many of the jobs around oil and natural gas and the things that are available to them in the 6th District of Ohio,… Read More