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Ohio Groups Releasing Report on Criminal Justice Reform

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The ACLU of Ohio and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center have released a report detailing recommendations for criminal justice reform in the state. The recommendations include limiting mandatory minimum punishments; making rehabilitation a priority; and ticketing people accused of low-level, nonviolent offenses rather than automatically arresting them. The report also… Read More

Mother-Daughter Team To Discuss Sustainable Food Movement March 23


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Ohio University’s Sustainability Studies theme brings Frances and Anna Lappé, a mother-daughter team internationally renowned for their work on sustainable food systems, food justice and grassroots democracy, to Ohio University in March to discuss “The Sustainable Food Movement Rising.” The founders of the Small Planet Institute will discuss sustainable food systems in a lecture on… Read More

For 30 Years, ACEnet has Helped Develop Our Local and Regional Economies

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The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACENet) has celebrated its 30th anniversary as a community development corporation. Over the years, it has focused primarily on developing and expanding the local food industry and the local food economy. Currently, ACEnet is being led by Larry Fisher who was named executive director in 2015. Fisher has been… Read More

Sidewalk Repairs Come With Big Bills


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It has been more than a year since the City of Athens ordered a special assessment for homeowners on North Congress Street, and while not all homeowners were happy about the costs most have been happy with the results. The special assessment was made for sidewalk repairs on Central Avenue, North Congress Street and South… Read More

Stabbing Death Reported At West Virginia Prison

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OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) – State officials say an inmate has stabbed another inmate to death at Mount Olive Correctional Complex. West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/1RcTdP3 ) that troopers believe 40-year-old Steven Branscome stabbed 47-year-old Russell Hager several times in the head and neck using a metal shank… Read More