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Men Stabbed by Fellow Inmate While Handcuffed Sue Officers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new lawsuit alleges officers at an Ohio prison watched and laughed as an inmate slipped his handcuffs, pulled out a blade and repeatedly stabbed four fellow prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and couldn’t defend themselves. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by two of the injured men, Shamieke Pugh and… Read More

ARC Provides Funds For Addiction Treatment Projects In Athens County and Kentucky

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The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than two million dollars to expand addiction treatment and recovery resources for women in rural regions of the Ohio Valley hit hard by the opioid crisis. Ohio University received $1,100,000 for the Appalachian Recovery Project in Athens County, Ohio. WestCare Kentucky, Inc., received $1,136,000 for the Judi Patton… Read More

Sarah Brown of Questionable Press Will Display 1,529 Paper Fish at Arts West

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Artist Sarah Brown of Lancaster’s Questionable Press has handcrafted a school of 1,529 paper bluegill that are currently in a state of inertia pinned to the walls of Arts West (132 West State Street, Athens). The exhibition, fittingly entitled “Questionable Press Presents 1,529 Paper Fish,” consists of exactly that many paper fish sculptures, which Brown… Read More

Storytelling Can Build Community and Bridge Cultural and Religious Divides


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Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff believes in the power of stories and storytelling to build communities and to bridge cultural and religious divides in our country. Zunikoff is a storyteller, poet, educator, facilitator and coach and is the founder and director of The Golden Door: Storytelling for Social Justice. “It is an organization that brings storytellers and… Read More