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Days Are Numbered For Athens’ West Elementary School

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Parents in Athens’ West neighborhood have known for quite some time that this day might come. As construction nears completion on new state-of-the-art facilities for Athens City Schools, the district will consolidate to fewer buildings, and elementary students will settle into new homes. Since the project’s inception, families have been left… Read More

Athens School District Hopes To Improve Equity And Accessibility With New Buildings

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — For decades, the Athens City School District comprised several elementary schools that each served a distinct sector of the community. But that will soon no longer be the case. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on two state-of-the-art facilities for Athens elementary students. The new Morrison-Gordon and East elementary schools… Read More

The track at Alexander High School

Crumbling Track At Alexander Puts Athletes, Entire Program At Risk

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — Fourteen years after its construction, the running track at Alexander High School is still occupied by student athletes. But the coat of black rubber is showing its age; in fact, it has been for years. Athletes and parents spoke out at Wednesday’s school board meeting.  They say it’s time for an upgrade. “Our… Read More

The track at Alexander High School

Crumbling Track At Alexander Puts Athletes, Entire Program At Risk

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — Fourteen years after its construction, the running track at Alexander High School is still occupied by student athletes. But the coat of black rubber is showing its age; in fact, it has been for years. Athletes and parents spoke out at Wednesday’s school board meeting.  They say it’s time for an upgrade. “Our… Read More

Scoreboard at Rockwell Stadium, which reads "Those who stay will be champions"

New Lexington Football Provides Small Teams With More Experience

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (WOUB) — High school football is at the heart of fall in Southeast Ohio. But the smaller schools in our region have a hard time competing with larger teams. There just aren’t enough players on the roster to challenge varsity lineups in practice. That was the case for the New Lexington Panthers…. Read More

Portrait of Dr. Todd Fredricks

Ohio University Professor Leads Mental Health Initiative Within National Guard

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County resident Dr. Todd Fredricks is a jack of all trades. He’s taught family medicine at Ohio University for nearly a decade. For even longer, he’s dedicated himself to serving his community. He’s worked in emergency rooms, urgent cares and most recently as a psychiatric hospitalist for the Ohio Department… Read More

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Ohio Legislature Finalizes Reform To School District Evaluation System

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Legislature passed an ambitious education bill despite a transformative amendment introduced midway through the bill’s life cycle. Ohio House Bill 82, originally introduced to revise standardized test requirements, will now remedy longtime complaints about the state’s school district evaluation system.  The bill’s initial provisions remain intact, however. It will… Read More

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Bill Would Offer Ohio High School Students A Do-Over On Last Year’s Classes

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — School administrators are raising questions about a new bill designed to help high school students get back on track following pandemic-related setbacks. The High School Academic Recovery Act would establish the Supplemental School Year Program. This would allow students at all public high schools to retake classes they completed during the 2020-2021 school year…. Read More

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Bill Would Offer Ohio High School Students A Do-Over On Last Year’s Classes

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — School administrators are raising questions about a new bill designed to help high school students get back on track following pandemic-related setbacks. The High School Education Recovery Act would establish the Supplemental School Year Program. This would allow students at all public high schools to retake classes they completed during the… Read More

Summer School Program Helps Students Catch Up After Pandemic Setbacks

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Alexander Local School District has launched an ambitious overhaul to its summer education program in response to academic setbacks related to the pandemic. The district’s Summer Recovery Plan is a significant upgrade from previous summer school projects. The improvement was made possible by federal relief funds. School board President Blake… Read More

Mask Policy Stirs Animated Discussion At Alexander School Board Meeting

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Alexander Local Board of Education was forced to balance the interests of its constituency against federal health recommendations Monday night when a passionate dialogue on mask mandates emerged at a special meeting.  The district is one of many across the nation seeking reasonable coronavirus prevention following widespread vaccination efforts. When… Read More

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Eagles Come Out of Reedsville With Slim Win Over Miller

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REEDSVILLE, Ohio – Eastern enthusiasts filled their home gymnasium to watch the ardent Eagles, who sought a second consecutive win to follow their three-loss week. Though the visiting Miller Falcons posed a fair challenge, the Eagles stuck to their aggressive, bread-and-butter offense – going on to defeat the Falcons 50-46. From the tipoff to the… Read More

Nelsonville-York High Schools Keegan Wilburn (3) runs with the ball during a game between Nelsonville-York and Meigs on Oct. 4, 2019 at Meigs High School in Pomeroy, Ohio. PHOTO: Charles Hatcher/WOUB

Buckeyes Spoil Homecoming, Ravage Struggling Marauders

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POMEROY, Ohio – Following three consecutive home wins, the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes marched into Meigs with an unmistakable appetite. While the Marauders hoped to stand their ground on Homecoming night, the Buckeye’s steady offense held a firm control of the narrative. Meigs’ offense stepped out onto the field with the wrong foot forward. What appeared to… Read More

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Generals Stampede Tornadoes Despite First Quarter Deficit

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The struggling West Muskingum Tornadoes blew away expectations in the first quarter with an impressive performance, as they stormed into Sheridan on Homecoming night. However, the Generals were able to charge ahead and claim a brutal victory, 56-18. Various miscues defined each team’s opening drives, starting from play one with an interception from Tornado quarterback… Read More