Newark Advocate: Local documentary 'Up River' focuses on area Think Tank
NEWARK — The kitchen roof of her former apartment had fallen in and piles of debris were everywhere, but Billie Bibow invited Doug Swift in with his camera.
Although she now lives in a safer house and has found a job, she wanted people to understand the struggles of people in poverty, especially those trying to find work after being incarcerated... To read more, click here.
Newark Advocate: Event educates locals about the Ohio Fair Hiring Act
GRANVILLE – Billie Bibow has been applying for jobs for eight years and has never gotten an interview. She's been forced to take odd jobs — including spinning a sign on the side of the road for $5 an hour — to support her son. Bibow grew up working on cars and would love to become a mechanic. But every time she fills out a job application, she has to check the box admitting she has a criminal record... To read more, click here.
Newark Advocate: Fight to 'Ban the Box' Continues
The quest to eliminate a question about criminal records from job applications continues. To read more, click here.
Newark Advocate: Newark to vote Monday on giving inmates second chance
NEWARK – When Tina Cole talks about her past, she finds honesty is the best policy. Cole recently moved into her own apartment with her two children — the first place she has paid rent for on her own since she left prison in October. She served six years for selling drugs, a fact she did not hide from her landlord... To read more, click here.
Newark Advocate: People with felony records struggle to find work