Storms Creek goes high-tech

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 9, 2003

Working on a resume to land that new job? Working on a class project? Want to take a course at Ohio University Southern?

Storms Creek Apartments tenants can do all that now, even if they do not own a computer. Last week, local officials unveiled a new computer room at the 50-unit complex.

The nine new Dell computers were purchased through a grant from the Residential Development Fund from the Ohio Capital Corporation. The computer room is a joint effort between Ohio University Southern and The Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization. The computers have been operational for a month.

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We're making these computers available to people who might not have had access before," OUS

Center for Development Program Director John Boright said. "They now have access to educational programs, games."

Storms Creek residents who want to take college courses at OUS via the Internet may now do so for $10 per course. Normally, these courses cost $50-$200 each. Class subjects range from computer basics and writing to business basics and health care.

Matthew Boright, who is the computer lab coordinator said the computer room caught on quickly with tenants.

"Usually we're filled up," Matthew Boright said.

The computer lab is open 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday. Matthew Boright said he hopes to find volunteers who can staff the room and provide assistance to the tenants, thus increasing the hours of operation.