Newport family push beyond stigma

How three small-town women are thriving despite family’s history with drug abuse By Kelsie Rinard  The Dunn family has overcome more adversity than most. Despite drug abuse and incarceration surrounding their family members for years, the family’s three core women continue to lead extraordinary lives regardless of small-town stigmas. Heather Dunn, 43, and two of her daughters, Meranda Murphy,…

Region LIGHTs with technology and innovation

  An innovative new program promotes job creation and collaboration in Appalachia By Wesley Ratko  Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty program began with a speech delivered in Athens, Ohio.  While addressing a crowd on Ohio University’s main campus in May 1964,President Johnson kicked off his push to pass the signature legislative achievement of his presidency. The legacy and effectiveness of…

Don’s Prawns and More brings seafood to locavore scene

Don Maloney isn’t a typical corn-and-cabbage farmer; rather he’s testing Fairfield County waters with some fishy aquaculture. By Alex Warner “If you like shrimp, then you’ll love prawns,” is a phrase Don Maloney is accustomed to saying now. On this fall day, stationed at Maloney’s prawn sorting table is 8-year-old Zoe Gardner. “Look at these,” she says, shaking two prawns in…

Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace

As you walk through the doors of Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace, a red and white polka dot dress beckons for your attention. But before you can even touch its fabric, racks featuring dresses of seemingly every color interrupt your gaze. This cacophony of color, pattern and fit is both modern and 1950s-inspired fashion. “My favorite thing…