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A life guard observes swimmers during lap swim at the Athens Public Pool, in Athens, Ohio, on Monday, July 26, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Staffing Shortages And Delayed Action Forced Cutbacks At Athens City Pool

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A few months ago Athens officials made it clear they wanted the city pool fully open this summer. But halfway through the season, they were forced to cut hours significantly and offer refunds to season pass holders.  This was a direct result of several lifeguards quitting, frustrated by working long hours… Read More

Athens Public Pool is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Monday, July 26, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Athens Lifeguards Quit Following Weeks Of Complaints Over Working Conditions

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Three lifeguards abruptly quit the Athens City Pool last week and others put in their two-weeks notice. This follows weeks of complaints from lifeguards about working conditions that they believe put themselves and pool patrons at risk.  The city pool has faced a shortage of lifeguards that resulted in current staff… Read More

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Program At Hocking College Helping People Experiencing Homelessness

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Elizabeth Cook has dealt with substance use her whole life. Her parents both struggled with addiction. Cook’s own substance use disorder began when she was 12 which led to her dropping out of high school. She went on to face legal trouble while trying to protect her younger sister who was… Read More

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Program At Hocking College Helping People Experiencing Homelessness

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Elizabeth Cook has dealt with substance use her whole life. Her parents both struggled with addiction. Cook’s own substance use disorder began when she was 12 which led to her dropping out of high school. She went on to face legal trouble while trying to protect her younger sister who was… Read More

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Bill Would Prevent Ohio Employers From Requiring Vaccinations

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Many businesses are hiring as pandemic restrictions are lifted, and some, such as Bagel Street Deli in Athens, are requiring that employees have the COVID-19 vaccine. This has many people asking: Is this even legal? The short answer is yes. “Right now, both on the federal and state level, there are no… Read More

Uptown Athens during coronavirus emergency

Bill Would Allow More Businesses To Stay Open During A Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Over a year ago, the government forced thousands of Ohio businesses to close their doors in response to the pandemic. But others were allowed to stay open because they were deemed essential. Many business owners felt the process of choosing which businesses were essential was unfair and left small businesses in… Read More

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Trimble Lady Tomcats’ Season Comes to an End Against Peebles

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JACKSON, Ohio- Every fan in the gym at Jackson High School for Thursday’s District Final game was on their feet for the matchup between the Trimble Lady Tomcats and Peebles Lady Indians. Back-and-forth can not even describe the intensity that came from this game. The Lady Tomcats gave it their all but unfortunately fell short… Read More

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Trimble Lady Tomcats Sweep Conference Rival with Tireless Defense

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WATERFORD, Ohio – The TVC Hocking champions, the Trimble Lady Tomcats, took their victory parade to Waterford this Thursday to take on conference rival, the Waterford Lady Wildcats. The Lady Tomcats finished on top with a final score of 48-30. Some of these players were not even born yet the last time Trimble has swept… Read More

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Miller Capitalizes on Sloppy Play; Secures Victory over Tomcats

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CORNING, Ohio – The Miller Lady Falcons did their homework to prepare for the game against the Trimble Lady Tomcats and it showed this Monday night. The two teams remained head-to-head all night but it was the Lady Falcons who took home the victory 38-35.  Right from the start, Trimble had trouble countering Miller’s 3-2… Read More