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Ashland’s local businesses stand together during uncertainty

Ashland's local businesses stand together during uncertainty

Carrie Smith

March 30, 2020

As businesses across Ohio have had to close or change their operations due to preventative measures ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), some of the small businesses in Ashland are finding new ways to keep moving forward despite the unprecedented times ahead. Vines...

Students nationwide speak on changes

Students nationwide speak on changes

Hannah Witteman

March 29, 2020

Within the past couple of weeks, schools from all over the state of Ohio have been canceling face-to-face classes for the remainder of the semester. However, the cancelations don’t stop at Ohio. Schools around the United States have also been canceling for the well-being of the school and their...

American Red Cross faces blood shortage due to cancellations

American Red Cross faces blood shortage due to cancellations

Alayna Ross

March 24, 2020

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and healthy donors are urged to donate blood, platelets or AB plasma. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the American Red Cross has been faced with an unparalleled amount of blood drive cancellations. Without blood donations, blood supplies are...

Fear consumes public as Coronavirus spreads

The cleared out toilet paper aisle that many Americans are now used to seeing, all caused from the panic of the virus.

Madison Graver

March 24, 2020

In a time of change and uncertainty, it’s often common to panic and stress about what will come next. It may feel as though order and structure are being abandoned, but uncertainty is inevitable in times of a crisis. As the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the world and everyday acti...

Ashland University suspends all face-to-face classes until March 30

Ashland University suspends all face-to-face classes until March 30

Gracie Wilson, ASSISTANT EDITOR/ OPINION EDITOR

March 10, 2020

As the coronavirus becomes a raised concern throughout the country, the state of Ohio and Ashland University are taking steps to prevent further spread of the illness. On March 9, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a state of emergency after three cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Cuyahoga...

Ashland Census Committee urges students and community members to participate in upcoming count

Ashland Census Committee urges students and community members to participate in upcoming count

Avaerie Fitzgerald, MANAGING EDITOR FOR AU LIVE

March 5, 2020

Members of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, along with local businesses and nonprofit organizations have joined together to bring the Census Complete Count Committee (CCC) to Ashland, hoping to spread the importance of completing the 2020 census. The census occurs once every 10 years, and for most...

New gaming facility cuts ribbon in Ashland

New gaming facility cuts ribbon in Ashland

Seth Ho

March 3, 2020

Lounge, Game and Esports, LAG, has opened its new facility located on 85 Amberwood Parkway, Suite 85 D in Ashland. The facility has been designed for just about anyone from being a casual gamer or being a very competitive one. Owner Dakota Freelon is a lifetime Ashland resident. His passion for gaming...

Young entrepreneur opens new coffee shop in Ashland

Brooke Young

March 3, 2020

Entrepreneurship. A word that has always described 20-year-old Keaton Sanjur, owner of Keat’s Coffee, which recently opened at 617 Claremont Ave. near Ashland University. Far before Keaton opened his coffee shop, his brain was in entrepreneurial mode, according to his father, Carlos Sanjur. “The...

Juvenile and Probate Court candidates offer solutions to two major topics

Juvenile and Probate Court candidates offer solutions to two major topics

Grace Scarberry

February 26, 2020

Often times, Ashland County residents do not consider the number of children in foster care or the process it takes within the courtroom to put them in the safest environment possible. They fail to realize how bad the drug epidemic is, and how great of an effect it has on both parents and juveniles....

Community meets with candidates in upcoming election

Cory Branham — Republican

Avaerie Fitzgerald and Leah Burtscher

February 20, 2020

Dozens of community members gathered at the Ashland Kroc Center on Feb. 10 to listen to the candidates for the upcoming primary election speak about their campaigns and future plans. The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the event in order to bring together community members and local poli...

Fleming recognized as finalist for her new book

Seth Ho

February 17, 2020

Dr. Deborah Fleming has been a professor of English at Ashland University for 27 years. She is now among the very few who have been selected as a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the “Art of the Essay.” The award for the Art of the Essay is a 10-thousand-dollar prize...

Ashland Area Community Concert band rehearsals begin February 11

Carrie Smith

February 10, 2020

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) will begin weekly rehearsals for the second half of its 2019-2020 season Feb. 11 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. AACCB has been around for 26 years and was established in 1993. It provides an opportunity for Ashland area community...