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Columbus Statue To Be Removed From Namesake Ohio City

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says a statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed from the Ohio city named after him. The statue located by City Hall will be removed immediately and placed in storage as monuments to Confederates and other historical figures who repressed or oppressed other people are being dismantled… Read More

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WATCH: How George Floyd’s Killing Has Inspired A Diverse Range Of Protesters


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In the three-plus weeks since George Floyd’s death, the protests that began in Minneapolis over policing, race and the use of force have grown into a national reckoning on these issues. Some areas of the country with few Black residents are experiencing Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Stephanie Sy reports on how the coalition has widened… Read More

Cincinnati Police Department officers in full riot gear stand across the sidewalk and barricade from protestors as demonstrators continue to rally and protest the murder of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Cincinnati.

DeWine Wants Standards On Law Enforcement Response To Protests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — As demonstrations continue in honor of George Floyd and many cities in Ohio and elsewhere have come under fire for police response to such protests, Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced he is asking Ohio’s Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board to develop minimum standards on law enforcement response to mass protests. They… 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

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Portman: We Need “A More Calming Tone” From Trump

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — As protests continue across Ohio and the country, the state’s Republican U.S. Senator says President Trump could be doing more to help those demonstrations from spiraling into violence. As criticism poured in for police use of gas and smoke to remove protestors from in front of a church so… 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

A protest in front of the Athens County Courthouse Tuesday against the killing of George Floyd

DeWine: ‘There Is Racism In Ohio And Across The Country’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine dedicated most of his press conference about the coronavirus Tuesday to discussing racism in the state. “The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us,” DeWine said. “I am the governor for all of the state of Ohio. It is my job to serve all… 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