Appalachian Children Coalition: $2.5 million of Ohio budget will go toward training, retaining child mental health workers

The nonprofit formed at the beginning of the pandemic to give a voice to families in southeast Ohio.

City Council: Athens discusses creation of mental health emergency response team; urgent repairs needed to
fire department

The mental health emergency response team is meant to aid in crises emergency response team; urgent repairs needed to fire department.

Congressmen Johnson, Balderson, Stivers and Gibbs Announce $2 Million Grant for Mental Health Providers in Appalachian Schools

Highly competitive U.S. Department of Education grant awarded to support placing behavioral health specialists in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Tuscarawas county schools. The grant will create a partnership between the local school districts, the Appalachian Children Coalition and Ohio University.

State of Ohio invests $2M to build out one of the largest mountain bike trail systems
in the US

The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA), the council of governments managing and developing the world-class mountain bike optimized Baileys Trail System, is pleased to announce the State of Ohio will invest $2 million over the next two years to finish buildout of trails in northern Athens County.

Piketon pushes for DOE attention on nuclear cleanup site

Preparations are being made for a “roundtable” discussion on Saturday, June 19 at noon with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and former Congressman Zack Space regarding open-air demolition and other site activities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Letters from U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman call on the U.S. Department of Energy to respond to Pike County leaders, and ensure fair and just clean up of the PORTS facility in Piketon, Ohio.

Ohio’s Appalachian region aims to fight census undercount

Partners hired Sunday Creek Horizons, a business development, communication and advocacy company in southeastern Ohio, to create ads with targeted online placement to reach Appalachian Ohioans.

Schools across Ohio will now have more money to buy Wi-Fi mobile hot spots and internet-enabled devices after the state awarded 951 districts broadband education grants.