Injustice and Hope: The East Cleveland Three

“One of the things about ordinary people is that they do lead extraordinary lives,” said Pierce Reed, policy coordinator of the Ohio Innocence Project.  Reed was specifically referencing the extraordinary lives of Eugene Johnson, Derrick Wheatt and Laurese Glover. These men, known as the East Cleveland Three, were wrongfully imprisoned in 1995 for two decades, only to be released in 2015. The three men recounted … Continue reading Injustice and Hope: The East Cleveland Three

Grey-Green Alliance to bring resources for older adults facing the impacts of climate change

by Anna Birk Climate change continues to overshadow society, prompting many to make lifestyle changes. Many, however, have not considered that it is often more difficult for older adults to make lifestyle changes. Older adults may have networking issues and a lack of mobility, making it harder to be prepared for extreme weather events.  Melissa Damico, a second-year environmental studies major at Ohio University, chose … Continue reading Grey-Green Alliance to bring resources for older adults facing the impacts of climate change

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Village Bakery: A small village making a worldwide impact

by Anna Birk In 2002, Christine Hughes and Bob O’Neil opened Village Bakery, a place for residents and Ohio University students to thrive. Today, it has flourished into an eco-friendly community that provides locally sourced food and naturally powered energy.  Hughes came to Athens in 1995 with a friend who, at the time, was attending film school at OU. Through her waitressing job at Casa … Continue reading Village Bakery: A small village making a worldwide impact