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Antonio McMullen (left), from the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, with Levi King at the Peacemakers' office in Slavic Village.

Cuyahoga County Gun Court Seeks New Ways To Stop Gun Violence

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (ideastream) — Officially, the new docket in Administrative Judge Brendan Sheehan’s Cuyahoga County courtroom is called the violence intervention program. Unofficially, it’s the gun docket. Sheehan got into the details of their lives with several of the program’s participants during recent hearings, asking each: Where are they working? Are they getting their high… Read More

The cast of “Shift Change”.

Appalachian Community Uses Theater To Reckon With Racism, COVID, And The Trauma Of 2020

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, a cold and faraway place from the vantage point of Harlan County, Kentucky. But the energy of that long, hot summer reached a group of Harlan high schoolers, and soon enough, this small, rural town was in the midst… Read More

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Athens Community Members Hold First Black Summit

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens residents want to take action in order to make the region a more welcoming place for Black people after the city’s first Black Summit. Community members met virtually Thursday evening for the summit, which had the theme of “Communicating and Creating a Community of Social Justice and Racial Equity.” One… Read More

Nelsonville, Ohio

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