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  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 that initiative remain controversial, but its impacts are still felt across Appalachia and Southeast Ohio. That day, he said: “And with your courage and with your compassion and your desire, we will build the Great Society. It is a Society where no child will go unfed, and no youngster […]