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A Hollywood, Calif., classroom sits empty in August 2020. At least 3,229 schools around the U.S. announced they were canceling in-person learning as of Monday evening.

Southeast Ohio schools navigate a nationwide shortage of teachers

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Athens City Schools are fully staffed on all teacher positions for the upcoming school year, but getting there was not easy. “This has been the most difficult summer we’ve ever had in regards to filling all the positions,” Superintendent Tom Gibbs said. Schools throughout southeast Ohio are struggling to find teachers… Read More

Athens City Hall is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Athens City Council refers towing ordinance to committee

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – In a unanimous decision, the Athens City Council voted Monday to refer an ordinance that would dismantle the city’s towing regulations back to committee. The ordinance would have eliminated regulations that set towing fees and the process for tow truck operators to get a license from the city. The council was… Read More

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Athens County educators work on multiple fronts to address the increase of mental health cases in schools

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Schools throughout southeast Ohio are experiencing an increase in issues related to the mental health of their students.  Many are seeing an increase in cases related to anxiety and depression since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “What we have been seeing the last two school years is that it starts… Read More

Protests continue in southeast Ohio after the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Protesters gathered on the steps of the Athens County Courthouse last week after the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion. Ari Faber, the operations coordinator of United Campus Ministry at Ohio University, expressed her concern for what the decision could mean for other rights. “I think the (justices haven’t) been very clear… Read More

WOUB Culture’s coverage of the 2022 Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival

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Hocking College welcomed 20 different country music artists and blue grass musicians over a two day period for the inaugural Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival Friday, June 10 through Saturday, June 11. People from all over the state traveled to hear some of their favorite bands. Melissa and Paul Bentley, who traveled to Hocking… Read More

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Athens Can’t Overcome Hot Shooting from Braves

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ATHENS, Ohio—There is a common saying that all good things must come to an end. That saying was a painful reality for Athens on Saturday night as they lost in the district semifinals to the seven-seed Logan Elm Braves 65-47. The sixth-seeded Bulldogs arrived at the Convocation Center seeking to make their first district final… Read More

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Circleville Uses Height Advantage to Beat Lady Vikings In District Finals

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-When it comes to playoffs, every team wants the opportunity to climb the ladder and cut the nets. The division two district finals pitted the Vinton County Lady Vikings up against the number one overall seed, the undefeated Circleville Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers used their height advantage to pounce on the Lady Vikings… Read More

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Lady Eagles Lose Competitive Matchup Against 12-Seeded Oak Hill

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JACKSON, Ohio—Win or go home. That is what is on everyone’s mind when its playoff time. The 21-seeded Eastern Lady Eagles entered round one of the OHSAA playoffs Thursday night as the underdog to the 12-seeded Oak Hill Lady Oaks. Despite a hot start rebounding the ball and holding a one point lead heading into… Read More

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Bulldogs Win on Senior Night; Clinch Share of Conference Title.

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THE PLAINS, Ohio- It was a very special night for Head Coach Mickey Cozart and the Athens Bulldogs as they welcomed the Wellston Golden Rockets to The Plains on Tuesday for their senior night. After leading by only six heading into the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs regrouped and clinched a share for the TVC-Ohio title… Read More