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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A bill in the Ohio legislature that toughens penalties for domestic abuse and creates more protections for victims will not pass the General Assembly by the end of the year. The bill’s sponsor says she plans to reintroduce what’s known as Aisha’s Law in the new year. House Bill 3 is… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Domestic violence victims are being urged to text rather than calling the help lines during the Stay at Home order in Ohio due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly Cooke, My Sister’s Place executive director, says they are concerned about what’s happening with victims during these times of mandated isolation due to… Read More
Benefit auction to support EVE, Incorporated, the shelter and service agency for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Located in Marietta Ohio, the agency was established in 1981 and has offered consistent services since then. Services include shelter stays, advocacy, support for starting a new life in a new place.
Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order that extends protections and access to resources for victims of domestic violence. The order includes protections to victims in dating relationships and intimate relationships. Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), the House minority leader, says the additions reflect the changing dynamics of modern relationships. She adds that the executive order sends… Read More
Silent and Live Auctions to benefit EVE, Incorporated, the service agency and shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Items to be auctioned are donated from Marietta and the Washington County community. All proceeds to the agency’s budget. $30 donation per person of a table of ten for $25o. Hotel Lafayette, Friday, August… Read More
The country has a high rate of domestic violence, and it’s one of the first places to pass a law granting paid leave to survivors.
Regional poets from Ohio and West Virginia have collaborated with graphic design students from Ohio University to produce “Women on the Line,” an event to raise awareness for My Sister’s Place, a local domestic violence shelter. Six poets will host a reading of their work at Stuart’s Opera House 1812 Gallery in Nelsonville on Friday… Read More