Today is Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Today's Top Stories:
  • An ordinance passed by Athens City Council in late February has expanded discrimination provision in the city’s code and redefined procedure for processing discrimination claims. The update extends race, adding hair textures and protective and cultural hairstyles. Councilman Micah McCarey, D-At Large, introduced the ordinance to Council after suggestions from Jordan Pazol, a 2021 Ohio University graduate. Pazol was inspired by The Crown Act, an anti-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination on hairstyle and texture. The Community Relations Commission, a volunteer body that ensures equality and harmony in Athens, is addressing any and all complaints regarding the recent changes. Click here to read more about Athens’ updated protocol.
  • The Post sat down with Rick Weber, a Pomeroy resident who founded Power Clean Fitness Recovery Group. The group is partnering with WellWorks at OU to build a support group for people recovering from substance use disorders. They meet to exercise for one-hour workouts three times a week at WellWorks. Most of the group's attendees are 20 to 40, and he hopes to include OU students, although he hasn’t had any attendance yet. The group was put to a halt in March of 2020 with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Weber now contemplates restarting the recovery group. Click here to read the full interview with Rick Weber about his addiction recovery group.
  • After a long-awaited two year hiatus due to COVID-19, fest season is finally here. Hosts Tate Raub and Hannah Campbell preview the upcoming season on their newest edition of 'What Happens on Court Stays on Court.' Eric, also known as DJ Scalf, and Alex, also known as DJ322, talk about what the event will look like and its cultural significance at Ohio University. The Athens DJs also speak to their own careers as DJs and how they got to where they are now. To listen to the full podcast episode and the full discussion, you can click on this link here. 
  • For the first time in two seasons, Ohio Baseball will be taking on Marshall at Bob Wren Stadium on Wednesday at 4 p.m. They were supposed to play last season, but the series was due to COVID-19 contact tracing issues. While the Bobcats got off to a rocky nonconference start this season, they’ve done well in single games, playing 2-0. There will be live tweeting for the event, which can be accessed via the article. Historically, Ohio is 2-8 against the Thundering Herd. Marshall has won their last five games at Bob Wren Stadium. The player to watch from Marshall will be Ryan Leitch, a sophomore who has started 16 games for the Thundering Herd. For more information on this upcoming match up, click to read more. 
  • Opinion: Purim is a Jewish holiday that will be starting Wednesday night this year and ending the night of Thursday. Purim is a commemoration of the Jewish people of Persia (a very large ancient civilization) being saved from an evil man named Haman, who sought to kill all of the Jews in the land. Purim is set in the month of Adar, a month in which the Jewish people are commanded to be happy. Because the Jewish people came very close to not existing at all on this date, we are meant to be extra joyful and triumphant in the month of this holiday. Click here to continue reading about the Purim traditions.
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