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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

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New Federal Hocking Football Coach Hopes To Strengthen Program Durability

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STEWART, Ohio (WOUB) — For many teams, week six of the 2019 high school football season was just another Friday night under the lights. But for the Federal Hocking Lancers, it would be their last. The team had struggled to field a full roster for years, but that night marked a low point for the… 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

sheridan generals play vs west muskingham tornadoes

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