Sep 10, 2014

Poverty in Athens Co.: What can/should be done?

In this second of a two-part series in The Athens Messenger, Director Jack Frech helps explain the challenges the county continues to face in its battle against poverty.

Sep 9, 2014

Poverty in Athens County: OU students greatly impact percentage

A recent study that showed Athens County having the highest percentage of low-to-moderate income residents in the entire state is deeply affected by the city of Athens being the home of Ohio University. Data shows that off-campus students indeed skew the numbers, showing a major increase in poverty levels throughout the area.

This article in The Athens Messenger is the first of a two-part series to further examine the data and its impact on Athens County.