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Ashland County Fair makes changes to accommodate COVID-19 guidelines

Johnathan Albright

September 23, 2020

The annual Ashland County Fair is currently underway its start on Saturday, Sept. 20 and will continue until Wednesday, Sept. 23.  However, this year there are a few changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of these being a switch to solely unior fair due to the guidelines, and line-up changes.  ...

Ashland Roots: Locally grown produce, handcrafted items from Ohio

The Ashland Roots window lists hours and curbside pickup information.

Hannah Witteman

September 21, 2020

Ashland County features many exclusive small shops and restaurants that cannot be found anywhere else. One of the local businesses is Ashland Roots, which is a market that carries and sells locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as handcrafted items right from Ohio.  In fact, most of these products come from wi...

Teaching behind a mask

Dr. David Aune wearing a mask while teaching

Avaerie Fitzgerald and Grace Scarberry

September 18, 2020

Beyond the masks, six-foot distance and foggy glasses, the world of higher education has been witness to many changes in a short period of time. New mandates have plagued campuses as new school years begin, with administration on standby awaiting a signal that may shut universities down once agai...

AU correctional education program continues to add new sites

Graduated students from the correctional education program.


September 18, 2020

After postponing development over the summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ashland University is expanding their Correctional Education department by implementing 24 new sites. The program now has an outreach of 100 sites in 11 different states and the District of Columbia Jail. One such sit...

Ashland Symphony Orchestra announces virtual season

The Ashland Symphony Orchestra in concert.

September 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE The Ashland Symphony Orchestra will present a series of recorded concerts throughout the 2020-2021 concert season. These Pandemini Concerts and Living Room Concerts will be available on the Ashland Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Most videos will be public,...

92 days of continued protest in downtown Ashland

Ashland artist Rafael Serrano posing with one of his BLM pieces.


September 4, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to grow across the nation, the Ashland community marked their 92nd day of continued protesting today at the intersection of Main Street and Claremont Avenue. The protesting began informally by Keon Singleton on June 4, who took his first stand against police b...

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


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


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...