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Daughters of the Great Recession

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A lot can happen in a decade. Two presidential elections. Six Olympic games. A solar eclipse. The crossover from childhood into adulthood. A recession. In a little more than a year’s time between late 2007 and early 2009, the S&P 500 Index lost half its value, 10 million families lost homes to foreclosure and jobs… Read More

Shopping local for the holidays

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The Athens Holiday Bazaar was this past weekend, and it encouraged the community to shop local for the holidays. The annual Holiday Bazaar featured over 40 local vendors selling a variety of products, such as soaps, knitted goods, pottery, and woodworking. Opal Grueser used to be a vendor, but this year she came to the… Read More

Possible Explosion on West Union

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Authorities in Athens are investigating a possible explosion that occurred Sunday evening in the apartments above Cycle Path Bicycles at 104 1/2 West Union Street. The building partially collapsed. Deputy Service Safety Director Ron Lucas says everyone in the building is out and accounted for. One male in his early 20s was rescued and transported… Read More

Athens March For Our Lives

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Hundreds of people in Athens joined thousands of others calling for stricter gun control as part of March For Our Lives events taking place across the country Saturday. The Athens March For Our Lives was organized by the Ohio University College Democrats. The crowd gathered in front of Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium; marched from East Union Street,… Read More

The OUtlet: Season 6, Episode 10

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This is the November 21st, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, our reporters will tell you how the Marching 110 is preparing for their performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Females make up a majority of Ohio University students, but they’re a minority in the ROTC program. Hear… Read More

WOUB’s Election Coverage Has Digital-First Focus

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Emerging journalists at WOUB Public Media took a digital-first approach with this year’s election coverage. Along with creating video stories to air on Newswatch, student reporters also produced web pieces and delivered results updates on Facebook Live the night of the election. Watch the Facebook Live videos from election night here. WOUB reporters covered Issues… Read More

The OUtlet: Season 6, Episode 5

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This is the October 17, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, we’ll tell you how an event on Ohio University’s campus impacted survivors of sexual assault. One of our reporters sits down with former Ohio governor Ted Strickland. Athens County will have the opportunity to vote on decriminalizing marijuana… Read More