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Hocking Correctional has been part of Nelsonville for more than 30 years. Then all of the sudden the Ohio Corrections Department decided to shut down the prison at the beginning of this year. It’s closure was unexpected to many community members and leaders. Fullbrooks Cafe is in the heart of downtown Nelsonville. Dan Jones, co-owner of the cafe, is worried about what will happen… Read More
Since 1896 the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and jail has operated in the same building. Until 1984 the building also served as the sheriff’s residence, housing 18 sheriffs throughout the facility’s history. For the first time, Meigs County voters will decide whether to pass a levy for the construction and operation of a new “Justice… Read More
The conversation of whether or not to allow Athens Police officers to wear body cameras is in the proposal stages at City Council. This comes after a push from Managing Attorney of the Center for Student Legal Services at Ohio University and City Councilman, Patrick McGee. WOUB Reporter Micaela Marshall has the story.
While most residents are aware of the high rates of poverty in the county, many are unaware of how many Athens County residents face housing instability issues. Kelly Cooke, Executive Director of My Sisters’ Place and Chair of Athens County Housing Coalition said, “I don’t know if we can specifically call it a homeless problem,… Read More
Abortion is a controversial topic that has sparked debate nationwide. While a pro-abortion rights organization on campus has been vocal, there is no organized group for those who are against abortion. Freshman Jacob Hoback saw the lack of united anti-abortion voices at Ohio University and is working to start a Students for Life of America (SFLA) chapter next… Read More
While students have become aware of a new tobacco policy, many are unclear of the rules and regulations around the policy. Ohio University joined many other Ohio colleges and universities this fall by adopting a tobacco-free campus policy based on a recommendation from the Ohio Board of Regents. Cathy Lee, the Tobacco-free Campus Coordinator, the… Read More