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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

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Athens City Council Approves Non-Union Raise

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Athens City Council approved an additional 1 percent pay increase for non-union employees within the city, but the vote was not unanimous. The legislation was introduced by Councilman Jeff Risner in an attempt to bring “equity” to city workers after some employees of the city auditor’s office received 3 and 4 percent raises in December,… Read More

Council Passes $2 Million Parking Garage Renovation Ordinance

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Athens residents will be paying more to park later this year. Athens City Council passed anordinance Monday night to renovate the city’s East Washington Street parking garage. Athens mayor Paul Wiehl said the $2 million in repairs are needed to maintain safety, a need made evident two years ago when concrete fell off the structure…. Read More

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City Council to Introduce Ordinance to Make Union St. a “Historical District”


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City Council Member Chris Fahl is expected to introduce an ordinance that would classify Union Street as a local “historic district.” The ordinance would help preserve the buildings on Union Street damaged by a November, 2014 fire that damaged or destroyed student apartments and five  businesses. It would also help building owners with reconstruction. By definition… Read More