Conor Morris
Conor Morris

Stories by: Conor Morris

Conor Morris is a corps member with Report for America. Morris covered Appalachian southeast Ohio for the weekly newspaper The Athens News for six years. He reported on Athens County, but especially local government, the campus of Ohio University (his alma mater), cops and courts, and the social and economic issues facing the residents of Ohio’s poorest county. Morris helped guide The News toward two Newspaper of the Year awards in its division of the annual Ohio News Media Association Hooper Contest. Morris himself won six first-place Hooper awards for his reporting over the years, including for a story series about police and hospital failures in a sexual- assault investigation in Athens. Morris was born in Marietta, Ohio.
Organizations, congregations attempt to expand COVID-19 testing in poorer Cleveland neighborhoods
Healthare organizations, churches, and government agencies are working to bring pop-up testing sites to some of Cleveland's poorer neighborhoods, where access to testing, as well as healthcare, is often limited.
Government, nonprofits working to prevent wave of evictions in Cleveland
With the reopening of the Cleveland Housing Court and high unemployment rates,  officials are bracing for a wave of eviction cases and attempting to find ways to keep people in their homes.
How live entertainment venues are attempting to beat COVID-19 with some creative approaches
Many of Cleveland's live entertainment venues are struggling with the challenges of safely reopening during the coronavirus. But some popular hotspots are getting creative.