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Athens School District Hopes To Improve Equity And Accessibility With New Buildings

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — For decades, the Athens City School District comprised several elementary schools that each served a distinct sector of the community. But that will soon no longer be the case. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on two state-of-the-art facilities for Athens elementary students. The new Morrison-Gordon and East elementary schools… Read More

A mask up sign on a trash can on Court Street in Athens

Athens City Council Reimposes Universal Mask Mandate

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that once again requires all people, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask inside any public space. The ordinance, which passed unanimously, takes effect immediately. In May, as vaccination rates were rising and COVID-19 cases were declining, the council amended its… Read More

Participants in the nonprofit organization Truly Reaching You Inc. work at a job site in Akron. The nonprofit provides employment training and housing to formerly incarcerated men.

Paying The Price, For A Lifetime? Collateral Sanctions Create Roadblocks For Formerly Convicted Ohioans

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AKRON, Ohio (WKSU) — More than two decades ago, Perry Clark’s substance use led him down a dark path that resulted in a felony conviction for aggravated robbery. He was luckier than many; he had support when he returned home from prison. “I came home, and by the blessing of God I had my mom… Read More