Copley High School seniors adjust to new routines

Like most of the high schools across the nation, Copley High School (CHS) students have been receiving their classwork via remote instruction from their homes for over a month. In the beginning, the CHS 2020 class seniors assumed that it would all be temporary, with nothing to worry about.  Hopeful this was temporary, with the optimism of returning to school for the remaining months of their senior year, students quickly adjusted to online learning, despite some never having any experience with online instruction before. “My sister Giavona and I set a time frame from 10:30 a.m. to like 12:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to do our homework, so it’s nice

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Local grocery stores forced to adjust around COVID-19

The Coronavirus has forced several businesses across the state to shut down to limit the spread of the illness– but grocery stores still remain open as essential businesses.  Gov. Mike DeWine and the Director of The Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton, have been acknowledged for their strong hand in imposing strict social distancing guidelines in the state at the beginning of March when the virus had reached Ohio.  On Mar. 15, DeWine ordered the shutdown of all bars and restaurants to effectively limit large gatherings to flatten the curve. With the news of restaurants closing, many residents across the state and country began to flood the grocery stores in

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Governor Mike DeWine confirms 88 people in Ohio have COVID-19

“Do not be afraid if you can’t get a test,” said Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton. After another daily press conference held, Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton made it clear that Ohio has a limited number of COVID-19 tests. Just before the press conference, the governors office released that as of March 18th, 2020, 88 Ohioan’s have tested positive for the Coronavirus. DeWine started the conference off with First Lady Fran DeWine, where she shared tips for families to come together while they are quarantined. “I encourage families to read with their kids during this time when we’re all together at home,” said First Lady DeWine.

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Proposed New Budget Increase for Homelessness Programs Barely Makes a Dent in Akron

By Nadine Battah & Jay Shah Summit County consists of a massive homeless population including almost 2000 undocumented homeless individuals. The demographic of these individuals varies from at-risk youth to single parents. Despite the availability of certain services thanks to community and state funded local organizations, Summit County is far away from successfully eradicating what is considered as an important public health issue.  Earlier this year, U.S. Secreary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson approved a funding increase of about $109 million to be awarded to needy counties across Ohio. Around $28 million of this funding will be granted to Cuyahoga County and $232,125 have already been awarded to

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Health Insurance Decline Affects Children in Akron

According to a recent study by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, there are over 4 million children uninsured in America.  The number of children in Ohio without health insurance has dramatically increased within the last two years.  With news of Ohio being the third highest in the nation when it comes to States with the most amount of uninsured children, Governor Mike DeWine announced his plans for the future. DeWine said in a statement that he will be working with Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran to see what steps they can take to deal with making the process of re-enrollment easier for families. A common reason as to why

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