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Tracy Leturgey

16 September 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In rural counties, it's not always easy to seek mental health treatment. To address this, several different resources have been built over the years in Richmond County, Ohio from call or text hotlines to educational c...

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Carl Hunnell

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12 June 2019

Shelby, Ohio, United States

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A rural intersection in Shelby, Ohio has received a safety makeover: new paving and rumble strips. The intersection was the site of a fatal car accident in May 2019 and Josh Boggs – a father who lost family members in...

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Tracy Geibel

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17 May 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Mansfield, Ohio leaders look to cities across the country for inspiration from successes - and lessons from failures - to help them rebuild their downtown brand. From Austin, Texas, to Fargo, South Dakota, these succe...

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Carl Hunnell

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26 February 2019

Mansfield, New Hampshire, United States

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Assistive technology meant to support senior citizens looking to age in place is getting better at responding to senior needs. Security systems, health monitors, and more advances are helping seniors live independentl...

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Courtney McNaull

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14 December 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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As part of the city of West Sacramento's process to be more friendly to their aging population, they partnered with the organization AARP to implement their age-friendly framework and received funding to fund their ob...

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Courtney McNaull

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13 December 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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As part of a larger effort to make the city of West Sacramento more friendly to their aging population, an on-demand ride-sharing app was developed to make transportation more accessible for seniors who cannot easily ...

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Emily Dech

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12 October 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In cases of exploration and scamming, particularly of senior citizens, Richland County, Ohio has found that teamwork and collaboration between local agencies is key. Those agencies include Adult Protective Service, th...

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Noah Jones

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5 October 2018

Ohio, United States

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Ohio football coach Mark Genders is working to reduce the possibility of head trauma and concussion for his players. He introduced the Guardian Cap, a helmet cover that reduces impact and has his players use it at gam...

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Noah Jones

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23 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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As our loved ones age, their driving skills can change. Through expert opinions from the Area Agency on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association, several measures can improve this transition for caregivers and their love...

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Brittany Schock

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16 August 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Mankind Murals Inc. began with the goal of “a colorful revitalization of the city.” Luke Beekman, founder of Mankind Murals, was inspired to use public art to change the way residents as well as visitors experience a ...

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Emily Dech

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2 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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It's not uncommon for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia or developmental disorders to be reported missing by concerned family members. Thanks to Project Lifesaver, a program that utilizes personal radio...

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Emily Dech

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23 July 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging and their community partners are working together to ensure that eligible senior citizens have an option for their next meal, whether they prefer to have it delivered to their ...

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Tracy Geibel

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15 June 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Ohio has more than 50 land banks, which are best known for reducing blight by demolishing old buildings, but several land banks are trying creative ways to enhance their land on a budget. Successful projects include a...

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Brittany Schock

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30 May 2018

Hamilton, Ohio, United States

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Hamilton, Ohio has achieved recent success and growth by focusing on “placemaking,” investing money so they city is a place that will attract jobs and talent. This is part of Vision 2020, the city’s plan for decision...

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Emily Dech

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5 May 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, the Liberty Center of Nursing of Mansfield is using personal iPods and music to help senior residents dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Evidence has shown that music can help patients recall memo...

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Courtney McNaull

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16 March 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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Mount Vernon’s Ariel-Foundation Park is largely a success story of balancing historical preservation with recreational growth. The park sits where there used to be a glass manufacturing plant. Rather than hide this, t...

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Courtney McNaull

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15 March 2018

Ashland, Ohio, United States

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In Ashland, a pump factory turned into Pump House Ministries. However, after facing several fires and unfortunate tax trouble, the non-profit handed most of its property over to the local government. The city and char...

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Tracy Geibel

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13 March 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Many cities have the potential to prosper under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which created “opportunity zones” to increase investment in “distressed” areas. To maximize the potential for local investment, the Richl...

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Courtney McNaull

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13 March 2018

Ashland, Ohio, United States

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After a manufacturing plant closed and ownership shifted hands, the F.E.Meyers building was transformed into Pump House Ministries, a non-profit that expanded internationally. In its heyday, it served free meals, buil...

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Tracy Geibel

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8 March 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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It is often hard to build up cities when they are filled with blight. Three cities in Ohio are benefitting from America in Bloom, a program that gives awards based on community improvement initiatives. Already in Man...

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Courtney McNaull

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24 February 2018

Ashland, Ohio, United States

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In Ashland, the community is engaging in a grassroots fight against the opioid epidemic. Community members met for a conversation about opioids where each could share their perspective. These conversations explore the...

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Emily Dech

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13 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity across the heartland can be improved through the many solutions and advice provided in this article. Community gardens, cooking demonstrations, food pantries and food delivery are just a few examples.

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Emily Dech

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9 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity, obesity, and poor nutrition are all currently major challenges facing many US communities, particularly in the Midwest. SNAP-Ed is helping to tackle all of those issues through a program that teaches ...

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Emily Dech

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9 September 2017

Richland, Ohio, United States

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Ohio news organization, Richland Source, threw a community-wide baby shower to learn more about maternal health and provide expecting parents with resources and information. The community engagement initiative used gr...

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Emily Dech

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5 September 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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For many low-income community members, access to healthy food choices can be more challenging than many might think, especially when they lack private transport. Richland Public Health is leveraging the Communities Pr...

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