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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

A sign in front of O'Bleness Hospital in Athens, Ohio

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