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Jessica Barden as “Ruth” in Nicole Riegel’s HOLLER.

New Film ‘Holler’ Sheds Light On Struggles Of Being Young In Appalachia

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JACKSON, Ohio (OVR) — When Nicole Riegel left her hometown of Jackson, Ohio, at the age of 18, she couldn’t wait to be gone. Last year, Riegel returned to Jackson with a film crew in tow. The town was tapped for a starring role in the new movie “Holler,” which she both wrote and directed…. Read More

“Do Not Pass Go: Battle for High-Speed Broadband” Documentary Screening


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This film explores one avenue for communities to improve their Internet access– building and operating a citywide network offering access directly to all residents and businesses. It also explores the lengths that opponents of municipal networks will go to. Followed by a facilitated discussion of the challenges of broadband Internet access in Athens County. Additional… Read More