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A Border Patrol agent watches as a group of migrants walk across the Rio Grande on their way to turning themselves in upon crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas.

Asylum Seekers Find Life-Changing Refuge In Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — For the last two years, the Athens United Immigrant Support Project (AUISP) has been working to help individuals who come to the United States fleeing abuse and persecution in their home countries. For those the group reaches, these efforts are life-changing. Asylum seekers — migrants escaping their home countries in fear of… Read More

Asylum Seekers Find A Life-Changing Refuge In Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — For the last two years, the Athens United Immigrant Support Project (AUISP) has been working to help individuals who come to the United States fleeing abuse and persecution in their home countries. For those the group reaches, these efforts are life-changing. Asylum seekers — migrants escaping their home countries in fear… Read More

Johnson Road is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Johnson Road Exit Closure Raises Concerns For Residents, Businesses

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The highway exit near Athens High School connecting Johnson Road to Route 33 will soon close permanently, with major implications for traffic in The Plains. The Ohio Department of Transportation says it is closing the exit to reduce accidents. As a result, the only way to Athens High School will be… Read More

Roadway Construction on Stimson Avenue l Ben Byers l

Stimson Avenue Road Work Causes Significant Disruptions For Some Businesses

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Half of Stimson Avenue in Athens has been closed for months due to construction, and some businesses along the street are struggling. Business owners say reduced traffic flow and disruptions from the construction work have created huge costs and drastically reduced revenue. Kevin and Carrie Tidd, owners of The Farmacy, a natural… Read More

Roadway Construction on Stimson Avenue l Ben Byers l

Stimson Avenue Road Work Causes Significant Disruptions For Some Businesses

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Half of Stimson Avenue in Athens has been closed for months due to construction, and some businesses along the street are struggling. Business owners say reduced traffic flow and disruptions from the construction work have created huge costs and drastically reduced revenue. Kevin and Carrie Tidd, owners of The Farmacy, a… Read More