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Security for Gun Rights Walk, Protest Cost Kent State $65K

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KENT, Ohio (AP) – Officials at Kent State University say the Ohio school spent about $65,000 on security for what turned out to be a mostly peaceful demonstration and counter-protest over gun rights in late September. The university’s cost included paying for additional campus police and dispatchers, supplies, communications and other expenses. More than 300… Read More

Athens & Ohio Poet Laureate Slated to Open Fall Poetry Series at Dairy Barn Art Center


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The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to announce the lineup of poets for the first event in its fall poetry series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance,” to be held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at 6pm in the Sauber Gallery. The evening will be hosted by Athens Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour. Featured will… Read More

David Brooks, NYT Columnist, Explores the Grassroots for Trust & Connection


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“New York Times” columnist and PBS NewsHour and NPR commentator David Brooks is searching for the heart, soul and future of America by traveling to smaller communities examining how they are successfully addressing issues. In March 2018, Brooks was appointed Executive Director of “Weave: The Social Fabric Project” sponsored by the Aspen Institute. The project… Read More