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In the three-plus weeks since George Floyd’s death, the protests that began in Minneapolis over policing, race and the use of force have grown into a national reckoning on these issues. Some areas of the country with few Black residents are experiencing Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Stephanie Sy reports on how the coalition has widened… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is proposing changes to the law enforcement process when it comes to recruitment, training, and oversight in response to the anti-racism protests. But other state leaders say the proposals continue to ignore what they see as the root problem of policing. DeWine’s proposals include mandatory psychological… Read More
Led by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Republicans unveiled their legislative response to the national outcry for an overhaul of police practices. Democrats argue the plan does not go far enough.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 24 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after an additional case was confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent June 17. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. But data… Read More
Serial entrepreneur Mark Silverman spent 30 successful years building, running and advising a series of consumer and tech companies. Then he shifted gears. He was moved to action as he watched the challenges faced by several aging family members. As he contemplated the needs of empty nesters, retirees and others wanting more meaningful lives, he… Read More
Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio hosts a Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Right now, healthy and eligible individuals are strongly urged to donate to help avoid potential shortages due to the coronavirus. Limited space is available, so visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment to donate blood. Learn… Read More
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM A Film by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front… Read More