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Nelsonville Police Officer Resigns Over ‘Insensitive’ Facebook Post

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A Nelsonville police officer sworn in Friday afternoon resigned several hours later over a post she had made on social media. Nelsonville Police Chief Scott Fitch announced the officer’s resignation in a post on his department’s Facebook page late Friday night. The officer was not named in the post, but Fitch later… Read More

OU Athletes BLM Protest: “Racism Is Also A Big Pandemic”

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — As the pandemic enters its fifth month, anti-racial protests resist dying out in Athens. A group of about thirty student athletes from Ohio University summoned a ‘Peaceful Protest at the Courthouse‘ for Saturday, August 8 at noon. “We’re here today to show support with our Black teammates and other athletes,”  says… Read More

Clashes Between “Defend The Police” And “Defend Our Community” End Peacefully

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — On a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon uptown Athens hosted two protests that, despite its tense moments ended with a symbolic gesture of peace. According to a Facebook event page, the “Defend the Police” (DTP) event asked people to gather at the Athens County Courthouse on July 5 to “show support… Read More

OU student athletes and coaches march for racial justice on Saturday in Athens.

OU Student Athletes March In Support Of Racial Justice

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Dozens of Ohio University student athletes and coaches staged a march in Athens Saturday afternoon in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “We’re just trying to get our athletes together so that we can continue pushing this Black Lives movement and we are going to continue to talk and to fight… Read More

People Line Up On East State Street To Support Black Lives Matter Movement

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens residents lined up on East State Street Friday to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and stand in solidarity with protesters across the United States. Participants were asked to wear masks and stand six feet apart on the sidewalk. They allowed space for vehicles to go in and… Read More

Part of the crowd in Athens for a protest Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This protest was in solidarity with other events across the United States after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

Hundreds In Athens Join Nationwide Day Of Protest

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A crowd of at least 500 people lined the streets in Athens for a peaceful protest on Tuesday, joining a day of demonstrations across the United States after the death of George Floyd. Throughout the afternoon, various people spoke from the steps of the county courthouse. Ohio University student KeShawn Mellon… Read More

Part of the crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally and police brutality protest in Athens, OH on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

‘We Will Fight For What’s Right:’ People March For George Floyd In Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Twice in as many days, more than 100 people rallied their voices and handmade signs in Athens on Sunday to protest the deaths of George Floyd and other black Americans. The group met on Ohio University’s College Green at  5p.m. and walked down College Street, past the Athens Police department, before turning… Read More

Mary Nally writes "Athens Stands in Solidarity" with chalk on the sidewalk outside of the Athens County Courthouse on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Athens Spreads Messages Of Love And Calls For Justice Uptown During Sidewalk Chalk Event

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athenians of all ages met uptown on Sunday afternoon to chalk the sidewalks with messages, affirming support of the black community and calling for justice after the death of George Floyd. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter days after the release of a… Read More

Peaceful Powerful Protest in Athens After The Death Of George Floyd

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A peaceful protest was held in uptown Athens on Saturday as anger and protests mount across the United States over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. A group of about one hundred students and supporters chanted, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” crossing toward the College Green… Read More