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Danielle Keeton-Olsen

(September 25, 2014) — Danielle Keeton-Olsen is a junior studying journalism through the Honors Tutorial College. Danielle has previously worked as an intern at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. When in Athens, Danielle spends her time between classes writing for The Post’s Campus staff, working in Alden Library’s Digital Initiatives, and freelancing for Honors Tutorial College publications. Her favorite Scripps experiences have been taking her lessons from computer-assisted reporting to NICAR’s Baltimore conference, and spending endless nights editing video as a part of JFreshmen Newsroom 2012. Danielle is from the suburbs of Chicago, and her hobbies outside of journalism including listening to music, playing violin and exploring old buildings.

Prison Escapes in Ohio are Rare, Short-Lived

(December 26, 2014) — Corrections officers in the 1970s called the practice of prisoners creating tools out of everyday items to help them escape mush-faking.

Recovery Houses Fill Void for Addicts

(December 12, 2014) — Josh Kromer had been high on crack and awake for three days when he tried heroin for the first time.

Guide to Life: How to Get Help from Your Lawmakers

(December 12, 2014) — Lawmakers sometimes get a bad rap for not doing what their constituents want. But, even if you disagree with their politics or policies, you might find them helpful at times.

Report: More than 30,000 Ohio Kids are Abused, Neglected

(December 6, 2014) — Ohio family members are hurting each other by the thousands.

Kasich will Veto Sweeping Agriculture Bill if Landline Requirement isn’t Kept

(November 26, 2014) — If lawmakers dont keep a requirement that phone companies must provide landlines, Gov. John Kasich will veto the sweeping agriculture bill, one of his cabinet directors told a Senate panel yesterday.

Former President George W. Bushs Book Signing Draws Hundreds to Costco

(November 21, 2014) — Kendall Cottongim spent 13 hours in line, passing time talking with neighbors and catching moments of rest on a warehouse floor, for just 10 seconds yesterday with a former president of the United States.

Ohio House OKs Catchall Agriculture Measure

(November 20, 2014) — The Ohio House passed a wide-ranging agriculture bill yesterday that would let telephone companies stop servicing traditional landlines and keep farmers from spreading manure on frozen fields to help fight toxic algae.

Bill Would Let Ohioans Keep Deer in Private Sanctuaries

(November 20, 2014) — When a gentle fawn wandered into Cheryl Stephens backyard, she couldnt find anyone who could care for the orphaned creature.

Corrections officers: Reductions in staff put big burden on others

(October 7, 2014) — Leah Marquis, a corrections officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, said she felt the weight of staff reductions in her workload.

Arnold Schwarzenegger comes back to Columbus for rededication of statue

(October 7, 2014) — The Terminators famous warning rang true. Arnold Schwarzenegger came back to Columbus for the rededication of his bronze likeness in its new home, the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Charitable lottery machines turned on

(October 6, 2014) — The Ohio Lottery Commission downloaded software for its next-generation charitable game machines, allowing 157 posts to start offering the games to their visitors yesterday.

Inductees in Ohio civil-rights hall of fame urge continued work for equality

(October 3, 2014) — On a brief stroll for exercise in 2001, Joan Evelyn Southgate dreamed up a longer walk.

Abortions in Ohio hit record low since 1976

(September 27, 2014) — The number of abortions in Ohio hit a 37-year low in 2013 with 23,216 performed, the Ohio Department of Health said in a report released yesterday.

Ohio praised for anti-human trafficking efforts

(September 25, 2014) — Ohio ranks among the top states in preventing and policing human trafficking, according to a recent report.

Road salt secured for Ohio counties, but prices skyrocket

(September 23, 2014) — Some Ohio counties will pay a record amount for road salt this winter more than triple the rate of a year ago.

House democrats rally for a debate

(September 23, 2014) — Two Democratic representatives don’t want to see the conversations between statewide candidates die.

Fifth and sixth graders promote voting through contest

(September 23, 2014) — Middle school students will not be submitting a ballot this year, but they’ve shown they know the importance of it.

Electronic poll books may make paper passe

(September 19, 2014) — Ohioans used to signing their names in thick poll books could start seeing more electronic tablets when they vote.

Bill would help domestic violence victims with privacy

(September 19, 2014) — A state law that requires voter addresses to be public records has unintended consequences for victims of domestic abuse, advocates say.

Ohio judges now can order mentally ill into treatment

(September 18, 2014) — Family members responsible for those with severe mental illnesses now have a clearer option for getting care to patients who might need it the most.

Rally celebrates recovery from drug addiction

(September 17, 2014) — Tyler Lough was fortunate to end up in a jail in Springfield.

Hundreds answer call to serve on 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps

(September 13, 2014) — Once she stepped off the bus from Toledo, new AmeriCorps recruit NaReze Washington said she felt the weight of the organization she joined.

More discussion on grad requirements

(September 9, 2014) — The State Board of Education graduation requirements committee passed one more recommendation today for the class of 2018 and beyond, but some committee members expressed concern about the speed of creating the graduation requirements rule and passing it before the end of the year.

Concussion risks for student-athletes drive initiatives

(September 6, 2014) — Officials at middle- and high-school sporting events blew their whistles 544 times last year to check on young athletes for suspected concussions.

Congresswoman promotes women’s issues

(September 3, 2014) — Women in leadership positions throughout Ohio gathered with Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Jefferson Township, today to discuss how they can support gender equality at all levels of the workforce.

Death penalty opponents hold forum

(September 1, 2014) — Before the execution schedule resumes in Ohio next year, Ohioans to Stop Executions is calling for legislators to make significant reforms.

Ed committee makes recommendations on grad requirements

(August 27, 2014) — Specifics on graduation requirements for high school freshmen are still up in the air, but those students futures could be clearer by the end of the year.

Rules still uncertain for early voting in Ohio

(00 0, 0000) — More than 6 million registered voters in Ohio will be mailed an application for an absentee ballot today, but do you know when you can vote in the Nov. 4 election?