add_event_1.jpg


events_sidebar_calendar_header.gif

Photos_with_Santa_teaser.jpg

what_hap_signup_300x45.jpg

community_header.jpg
BG14_sidebar_96x96.jpgBOA14_sidebar_96x96.jpgVG14_sidebar_96x96.jpgobits_96x96.jpgAM14_sidebar_96x96.jpgannounce_96x96.jpg
soa13_300x45.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Local NEWS

Athens, the coolest

City named among ‘20 coolest towns’ in U.S.

by Terry Smith

I feel cool; don't you feel cool? You should feel that way after Athens, Ohio, won placement among the "Top 20 Coolest Towns in the U.S." on the travel website Matador.

 
Campus NEWS

Student group plants symbolic headstones to make point about police violence

By Sam Schooler

This past Monday, an empty graveyard stood on Ohio University's College Green. Almost 100 cardboard tombstones, each inscribed with the name of a person who allegedly has died from police brutality or violence, were placed in front of Memorial Auditorium for a vigil attended by 20 to 30 students.

 
Local NEWS

Not a strip club after all

Stimson plans now call for bar, banquet hall

by Conor Morris

The owner of a building on the corner of Stimson Avenue and Palmer Street, which once was the proposed site of a strip club, has received state approval of plans for a bar and banquet hall in that building.

 
Local NEWS

ODOT plans fix for voids below Rt. 33

By Fred Kight

You're in your car driving from Athens to Nelsonville, you feel a dip in the road, and you ask yourself "what was that?" The answer, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation, is a surface sag from an abandoned underground coal mine.

 
 
 
 
Wearing Thin

GOP legislators, justices sleeping with oily interests

by Terry Smith

The citizens of the great state of Ohio are drowning in oil, and not in a good way. If anyone had any doubt that the oil and gas industry is the tail wagging the Ohio government dog, it should be put to rest by the state Supreme Court's outrageous decision in the Morrison (Munroe Falls) vs Beck Energy Corp. case on Feb. l7.

Local NEWS

Muckraking series changed Athens

Housing expose also established Athens NEWS as a serious paper

By Melody Sands

When I volunteered at the Athens 'A' News many years ago, I was assigned to take over the Landlord of the Month feature. Tenants took reporters armed with the Athens Housing Code to local rentals, and won $10 if their landlord's property had the most housing code violations.

Local NEWS

APG Media names co-publishers for Athens NEWS

One is the paper's long-time editor; the other is a former ad manager for The NEWS

Terry Smith and Sherrie Bossart have been promoted to the roles of associate publishers of The Athens NEWS, APG Media of Ohio announced Friday.

Local NEWS

Will Coast Guard allow frack waste barging on Ohio River?

by David DeWitt

A Texas-based company looking to construct a deep-shale drilling waste off-loading facility on the Ohio River in Meigs County pitched to its investors last month that it had been given the go-ahead by the U.S. Coast Guard to barge oil-and-gas drilling waste materials down the river.

Athens Voice

Athens Voice 2-26-15

Bravo, road departments, bravo. Kelly's downfall. Number fest. Looking like idiots. Shoveling the walk. The late Mary Morgan. U.S. Government products. Don't forget your booties 'cause it's cold out there today. Reasonable sentencing. Big fish and little seas. A waste of crayons. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Campus NEWS

OU administrator dies after being struck by vehicle

An Ohio University administrator died in a highway accident Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle. Shane L. Gilkey, 48, of Albany, OU's assistant vice president for research, was reportedly outside of his vehicle assisting another motorist from a previous crash when he was struck.

Arts and Entertainment

Nelsonville Music Fest adds Brandi Carlile, Built to Spill

The Nelsonville Music Festival announced a third wave of acts on Tuesday via the back of a milk carton in a Youtube video posted by Nelsonville's Stuart's Opera House.

Local NEWS

Nelsonville couple hit with charges after disabled cousin’s death

by David DeWitt

A Nelsonville couple has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies related to a lack of care that contributed to the death of a disabled woman.

Sports NEWS

Bobcats doomed by Akron runs in sixth straight loss

Longest losing streak in more than 15 years for Ohio

By Matt Lardner

The Ohio men's basketball team is in the midst of its longest streak of losses since the 20th century. The Bobcats lost their sixth straight game – all by double digits – Friday night in a 70-58 loss to Akron.

Local NEWS

Proposed 1 percent pay hike has skeptics

Debate related to ongoing mayor-auditor conflict

by Conor Morris

Athens City Council introduced an ordinance proposing a 1 percent increase for most non-union city employees on Monday. However, some City Council members say they may not support the measure despite their desire to pay city employees more.

Local NEWS

‘ReUse’ competition returns

ReUse Industries has announced the second annual Appalachian Ohio ReUse Competition, according to a news release. Open to youth and adult residents of Appalachian Ohio, the competition offers a showcase and over $3,000 in cash prizes for artistic and functional products made from re-used materials.

Campus NEWS

Pipeline will help OU shift from coal heating to gas

by Conor Morris

Ohio University is seeking to create a new, medium-pressure natural gas pipeline that will run underneath the Hocking River from the south side of town, near Dairy Lane, to OU's Lausche Heating Plant.

Letters

Retired judge a credit to justice system and his community

To the Editor:

It is not uncommon to say, when one loses the contributions, talents, experience, and presence of an outstanding individual, something is, indeed, lost. That's the case with the retirement of long-time Athens County Common Pleas Judge L. Alan Goldsberry. Collectively, we say that we have lost something of great value.

Local NEWS

Faculty union at Hocking moves forward with grievances

by David DeWitt

The Hocking College professional bargaining unit, which represents faculty, has voted to move forward with arbitration on two grievances filed against the college in December.

Local NEWS

Judge’s long-planned vets court takes a step forward

A special-docket veterans court long in the planning held its first organizational meeting last week, Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge George P. McCarthy announced in a news release.

Local NEWS

Ex-band member pleads guilty in sexual battery

by David DeWitt

A Michigan man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to three third-degree felony counts of sexual battery that occurred during Ohio University Homecoming 2013.

Guidelines for Letters to the Editor

Send them to: news@athensnews.com

Deadlines for letters are noon on Tuesday for Thursday's edition, and noon on Friday for Monday's edition. Sometimes we will consider late letters if we know ahead of time when the letter will arrive and how much space it will require. Remember, send them to news@athensnews.com.

Read on for other information about submitting letters:

 
 
Close
Close
Close