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Athens, Ohio’s response to COVID-19 highlights health hazards of landlord rule

************************** By Damon Krane Athens News (Athens, Ohio) Thursday, April 2, 2020 ************************** Beginning on March 12, municipalities all over Ohio and the U.S. began heeding the advice of public health experts by halting residential eviction hearings to slow the … Continue reading

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When the Confederate Flag Wasn’t Racist for Me

************************** By Damon Krane Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Athens News (Athens, Ohio) Thursday, August 21, 2019 ************************** __________________ (Note: The following column was written in response to controversy surrounding the sale of Confederate flag items at the Athens County Fair … Continue reading

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Athens incumbent mayor responds to challenge with false, misleading figures

************** By Damon Krane Blog Exclusive March 8, 2019 ************** Athens, Ohio mayor Steve Patterson has good reason to want to give the impression that Athens doesn’t have a slumlord problem and that he has a good handle on rental … Continue reading

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Stop Politicians and Landlords from Corporatizing Athens, Ohio

************************* By Damon Krane The Athens News Monday, April 2, 2018 ************************* The author in 2016, working at Hot Potato Food Truck, which he owns and operates in Athens, Ohio.   Ask Athenians why they love their town, and you’re … Continue reading

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Ohio University students can defeat their school’s new protest ban just like they defeated past speech restrictions

******************* By Damon Krane The Athens News (Athens, Ohio) October 19, 2017 ******************* Restrictions on speech and assembly intended to suppress student activism are nothing new at Ohio University. Much like the new indoor campus protest ban, administrators used to … Continue reading

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Local News Reporting the Silver Lining of OU’s Recent Mass Arrest

  ************************* By Damon Krane Athens News Monday, February 27, 2017 ************************* Ohio University’s Feb. 1 arrests of the pro-“sanctuary campus” demonstrators dubbed the Baker 70 marked a dramatic change from past university responses to campus activism. Local media coverage … Continue reading

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