It’s time for a concerted effort to decriminalize petty drug crimes and simple possession of marijuana. Issue 3 didn’t pass, but don’t for a second believe that’s because a majority of Ohioans don’t want legalized marijuana or a reformed criminal justice system. The measure, which would have created a monopoly of growth sites in Ohio for the cultivation of marijuana, …
Athens, Ohio, being the diverse town that it is, has an unsurprisingly high variation of opinions on marijuana, the persecution of its users and its legality. Thus, Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly and his Narcotics Enforcement Team’s recent confiscation of 47 pounds of homegrown marijuana — a total that is worth approximately $200,000 — was bound to spark discussion. The …
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PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protesters march through Athens
Digital Managing Editor @bokuhnJOUR is Uptown covering another day of protests in Athens.
Protesters are marching now
More from today’s demonstration on Court Street @TheNewPolitical
Protesters on the steps of the Athens County courthouse for a second day:
Another group of protestors outside the courthouse here in Athens. Crowd seems larger than yesterday. @TheNewPolitical 4
Sidewalk graffiti spotted along Court Street in the Whit’s/Chipotle area expressing support for Black Lives Matter. @TheNewPolitical
More than one hundred protesters lined the sidewalk outside of the Athens County courthouse Saturday afternoon in memory of George Floyd, a black man who was by killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
Protestors that were previously outside the courthouse are now marching through College Gate @TheNewPolitical
Small protest forming in uptown Athens in relation to the George Floyd demonstrations happening across the country today. @TheNewPolitical
Congrats to former staff reporter @_abbyneff for placing in the top 20 in the @Hearst Breaking News Competition for coverage of a College Green protest last fall.
The Ohio University Board of Trustees granted President Duane Nellis more power, halted an increase in tuition, rejected a collective bargaining agreement and approved the creation of five new academic programs Monday during its video conference meeting.