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Local police officer awarded Medal of Valor by President Biden

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WASHINGTON, DC (WOUB) – A Southeast Ohio man was awarded the Medal of Valor by President Joe Biden for the 2021 rescue of a man who had fallen into a frozen lake.  Officer Dalton Rushing, originally of Glouster, was honored at the White House on Monday alongside 14 other recipients. The Medal of Valor is… Read More

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The unofficial results for the Ross County 2022 primary elections

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ROSS COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) – Here are the unofficial results for the Ross County 2022 primary elections. Republican Jack Everson won in a race for the County Commissioner nomination against David Byers, 3,190 to 2,775. Everson will face Democrat Doug Corcoran in the November election. Voters struck down the Income Tax for Adena Local School… Read More

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Here are the unofficial 2022 primary election results for Lawrence County.

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) – Here are the results of the 2022 primary election for Lawrence County. Mike Finley won amid a flooded GOP ballot for Lawrence County Commissioner. Running against four other candidates, Finley won with 2,306 votes to Freddie L Hayes, 1,623, Brian Pinkerman, 1,467, Tim Sexton, 1,385 and Lester Brumfield, Jr., 142. Voters… Read More

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Fairfield County passes multiple Emergency Services Tax Levies in 2022 primary election

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) – Here are the unofficial results for local issues in Fairfield County. The Lancaster City Council-at-large Resolution was approved by voters, 2,785-1,818. Buckeye Lake voted against the Village Tax Level Replacement, 6-0. Voters in Greenfield Township approved an additional Emergency Services Tax Levy, 642-514. Madison Township approved an additional Emergency Services… Read More

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Davis to face Lawson in November for Scioto County Commissioner

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SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) – The incumbents fared well in Scioto County, with Republicans Bryan Davis and Scottie P. Powell having both secured a win in their races.  Davis received 4,365 votes to Oran L. Crabtree’s 1,237. Davis will face off against Democrat Josh Lawson on the November ballot.  Republican incumbent Scottie Powell was re-elected… Read More

A cardboard cutout of Rufus Bobcat wearing a mask outside of College Bookstore in uptown Athens.

Masks requirements dropped for Ohio University campuses in CDC “Low” level communities

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Ohio University is aligning its masking policy further with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, per an announcement from the University on Thursday afternoon. Effective immediately, OU masking requirements match the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels for the county in which the campus is located. If the community is listed… Read More

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“Tired” local health care systems weather the latest surge of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Hospitals in Southeast Ohio are feeling the strain of the latest wave of COVID-19, as many facilities near capacity and wait times for hospital transfers increase.  In an attempt to alleviate the pressure, around 1,050 members of the Ohio National Guard were first deployed to hospitals last month. OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital… Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

The Ohio University Board Of Trustees Added A Regional Member And Discussed Enrollment Decline At Latest Meeting

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Regional representation in university leadership and further enrollment decline were among the topics of discussion during the Ohio University’s Board of Trustees’ meeting on Thursday.  Misty Crosby, of Marietta, was named the new regional trustee following an unanimous vote during the morning session of the meeting.  OU President Hugh Sherman first… Read More

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Holzer And O’Bleness Respond To Understaffing And High COVID Numbers With Familiar Pandemic Protocols 

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Southeast Ohio, causing local health care systems to be stretched thin and re-institute early 2020 pandemic protocols. Holzer Health Systems The number of COVID-19 patients is nearing the highest level from 2020, according to Dr. Mike Canady, the CEO at Holzer Health System. On Monday,… Read More

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

Ohio University And Athens City Schools Issue Mask Mandates

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Students will be returning to classes this fall fully masked, per announcements from Ohio University and the Athens City School District on Wednesday.   In an email to the OU community Wednesday afternoon, the university announced that effective Thursday, masks will be required in all OU indoor public and shared spaces, regardless… Read More