Ben Peters is a co-news editor of The New Political and a senior studying journalism at Ohio University. He previously served as editor of TNP’s elections and opinion sections. Ben is a Cleveland native who’s worked in Washington D.C. for Roll Call, a publication that covers the United States Congress. He’s also interned at Cleveland.com, where he primarily covered police, crime and courts in Northeast Ohio.
In his spare time, you can catch Ben chillin’ on his front porch, rifling through vinyl record stores, replaying Dark Souls or Bloodborne for the 10th time, listening to podcasts and consuming political news.
He can be found on Twitter and Instagram @BenPeters2 or reached via email [email protected]
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Ohio University Vice President Provost Chaden Djalali addressed Student Senate about the importance of transparency from the administration amid a university-wide budget crisis and its efforts to modernize the university’s academic infrastructure.
Parking enforcement saw a general decline in citations issued in 2018, according to the 2018 annual Athens Police Department report, but still issued over 10,000 tickets for expired meters citations.
The Baileys Trail System — 88 miles of mountain bike-optimized trail — is estimated to cost between $11 million and $12 million.
Athens City Council passed an ordinance Monday evening to rezone portions of the Uptown area to not require that business reserve parking spaces for patrons, but businesses can maintain current spaces for customers if they choose.
Joel Newby, a Democrat who recently announced his campaign to challenge Republican Representative Steve Stivers for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, plans to pave his way into the halls of Congress by overcoming the political partisanship of Washington.