Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:
Get ready to add some extra flair to your text messages: 230 new emojis are hitting smartphones in 2019.
Several of emphasize inclusivity with a focus on disabilities. Some of the notable additions include prosthetic limbs, hearing aids and people in wheelchairs. Other symbols that made the cut include a yawning face, a sloth and a waffle.
The new emojis will be released sometime in March, according to Unicode.
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News from The Post
Ohio University has a spray paint club that aims to foster creativity and friendship. ()
OU received a confirmed report of bedbugs in the LGBT Center’s office in Baker Center. (
The Athens County Juvenile Court is hosting a 90-minute “immersive experience” focusing on volunteering and advocating for neglected or abused children. (
Scores and Game Times
Women’s basketball defeated Akron 92-70 on Wednesday in The Convo. (
Here’s a look at how hockey’s freshman class has performed in its first season. ()
The final home matches for the wrestling team are this weekend. (
Podcasts from The Post
Host Matt Parker is joined by fellow Post hockey beat writer Trevor Colgan to discuss the latest about the hockey team on this week’s episode of “Leaving at Halftime.” ()
Are we sure it isn’t spring yet? Today will be cloudy with a 90 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. The high is 66 degrees. ()
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J.C. Penney will no longer sell home appliances. ()
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Ariana Grande will not perform at the Grammys. ()