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About Our Ohio Renewal

Our Ohio Renewal is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the ideas and addressing the problems identified in J.D. Vance’s New York Times’ #1 Bestseller, Hillbilly Elegy.


Despite Ohio's recent economic progress, it is clearly divided along racial, economic and cultural lines. Our Ohio Renewal will drive the discussion to finding real solutions to seemingly intractable problems. It will pursue government policies and private partnerships that make it easier for disadvantaged children to achieve their dreams.

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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author J.D. Vance, economic development experts discuss the heartland

CLEVELAND — It was all about middle America at a City Club of Cleveland forum entitled, “The New American Heartland,” held at the Global Center for Health Innovation. The big draw was author J.D. Vance, whose book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” is in its 41st week on the […]

DeWine, Vance discuss ‘American Dream’

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Republican Party met for its annual Lincoln Day Dinner Wednesday evening at Undo’s, with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and author J.D. Vance both emphasizing opportunity and the “American dream.”