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A few weeks ago, as Bakari Lewis wrapped up the broadcast of a Lincoln West-Cleveland JFK high school women’s basketball game, he interviewed one of JFK’s players, rookie Precious Elam and coach- chef Rhonda Scharf on the 69-31 win. “Afterwards, she (Scharf) was just thrilled that we highlighted the kids and introduced them,” said Lewis, …

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a staggering effect on population growth in the United States. The population grew just 0.1% in the year ending July 1, 2021, according to the Census Bureau, the slowest growth rate in US history. The last time the population grew by less than a million was in 1937, during the …

PORTSMOUTH — Imagine a future world where death has been eliminated and individuals are selected to meet the challenges resulting from overpopulation. It is the setting for the latest book chosen for local tenth graders to read as part of the Books Build Bridges program. Books Build Bridges is a community initiative designed to …

Despite the two-year COVID pandemic, apartment buildings continue to rise and downtown Columbus’ residential population continues to grow, now estimated at 11,200, according to a new report released Wednesday. If these trends continue, the downtown population is expected to reach 15,000 by 2024, even with the lingering effects of the pandemic, according to the “State …

With reports of increased chronic absence rates in Ohio school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marion County has also seen a sharp increase in absenteeism over the past two years. According to data from the Ohio Department of Education, one in four K-12 students missed at least 10% of the school year in 2020-21 and …

Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s youngest and longest-serving mayor, will step down Feb. 6 after 10 years of service. Throughout his tenure, Myrick has worked closely with the leaders of Ithaca College and faculty. Myrick, a Cornell alumnus, announced his resignation On January 5, stating that he had accepted a leadership position at People for the American …

Erie recently lost its status as the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, thanks to decennial census data released by the US Census Bureau. Mayor Joe Schamber’s administration plans to formally challenge those results. Renee Lamis, Schamber’s chief of staff, confirmed that city officials plan to request a review of the city’s census data through the Census …

A declining population that predates the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a limited workforce that continues to impact hiring challenges for Guernsey County businesses as the new year begins. According to the 2020 US Census report, there are 38,438 people in Guernsey County, down slightly from a previous projection of 38,750 and down 4.1% from …

Driven by hundreds of thousands of people moving in, Florida’s population grew 1% from July 2020 to July 2021, adding an additional 211,305 residents, according to new estimates released by the US Census Bureau. This wave of people moving to Florida overcame a year in which more Floridians died than were born. In the census …