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Campus NEWS

More Bobcats than ever

OU looks on track to break enrollment record... again

by Conor Morris

Ohio University is again on track for another record year of enrollment at its Athens campus: last Friday (May 15), OU set a new institutional record for freshman applications it has received.

 
Letters

Better efforts necessary to rid area of invasive honeysuckle

To the Editor:

There are few things more inspirational than a walk through our forested hills on a spring day.

 
Local NEWS

Big music club pitched for Stimson Avenue building

Address formerly had been proposed as strip club

by Conor Morris

By mid-August, two local men, one a lighting professional and the other a recent Ohio University graduate, hope to open Athens' newest, biggest club in a building at the corner of Stimson Avenue and Palmer Street.

 
Local NEWS

Solid waste district maneuvering to keep key city, OU recycling contracts

City Council member calls for open bidding to save taxpayer money

by David DeWitt

Ryan Lombardi, Ohio University's vice president for student affairs, is leaving OU for a similar position at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, OU President Roderick McDavis announced Monday.

 
 
 
 
Local NEWS

Athens school supe to retire; no action taken in connection with imprisoned teacher

Associate superintendent will take over leadership of school district

by Conor Morris

Athens City School Supt. Carl Martin will retire from that position once his contract expires on July 31, and current Associate Supt. Tom Gibbs will take his place, the School Board announced last Thursday (May 21).

Wearing Thin

A reminder: We do have guidelines for ‘The Voice’

by Terry Smith

I'm taking this opportunity to remind readers about our guidelines for "The Athens Voice."

Local NEWS

Company plans to begin barging frack waste soon

Questions remain about company’s authorization to transport fracking waste via Ohio River to Meigs County

by David DeWitt

A Texas-based company looking to barge deep-shale drilling waste to an off-loading facility in Meigs County on the Ohio River is planning to start operations this coming September.

Local NEWS

Retired judge, advocate for poor get life achievement awards

This year's Foster B. and Helen W. Cornwell Awards were recently given to Judge L. Alan Goldsberry and John "Jack" Frech for their lifetime of working to improve Athens County, according to a news release.

Athens Voice

Athens Voice 5-21-15

Getting dangerous, unauthorized, and overcrowded. I love a parade. Unique and wonderful venues. I'm gonna rake and hoe, I'm gonna make my garden grow. Good night, and good luck. Don't call us. Don't even think about calling us. This is your voice, Athens. Cherish it, or consider yourself dangerous, unauthorized, and overcrowded.

Local NEWS

The endless buffet ends as Ponderosa closes doors

About 30 employees laid off

by Conor Morris

The owner of the Ponderosa Steakhouse on Athens' East Side confirmed Monday that the chain restaurant closed its doors Sunday due to financial difficulties, leaving about 30 part- and full-time employees without jobs.

Wearing Thin

Events law’s effect on biggest city event remains unclear

by Terry Smith

What's the difference between the verbs "plan," "sponsor," "sanction" and "organize"? And why should we care?

Campus NEWS

State Inspector General wants to look at ‘Housing-Gate’ records

by Conor Morris

Ohio University and its dealings with university donor and Athens businessman John Wharton in relation to a housing change for the president and his wife have caught the eye of the Ohio Inspector Gene

Local NEWS

Athens County Land Transfers (5-21-15)...

Editor's note: Starting today, we are running the Athens County Recorder's Office land transfers in our news section. We will run this periodically. TS

 

Local NEWS

Two area residents sing the praises of ‘birding’

By Fred Kight

It's fun, it's healthy, and two area experts have helpful advice about getting involved without even leaving home.

Campus NEWS

OU's VP for student affairs to leave for Cornell University

But no word from OU on who his replacement will be

by Conor Morris

Ryan Lombardi, Ohio University's Vice President for Student Affairs, is leaving OU for a similar position at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, OU President Roderick McDavis announced today.

Local NEWS

Free lunches available from Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen, a division of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, will provide free lunch time meals in Athens, Gallia, Lawrence, Hocking and Perry counties, according to a news release.

Local NEWS

Police Report Follies: Tales from Athens County

Part 3

by David DeWitt

The late Fred Rogers once invoked us to imagine what our neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.

Ask the Advice Goddess

Ask the Advice Goddess 5-21-15

by Amy Alkon

I've been dating this guy long distance for six months. He'll often fail to return texts for an entire day or even a few days.

Letters

5-year OU athletics strategic plan gets edit from letter writer

To the Editor:

In a recent article in the "Ohio Compass," the Ohio University Athletic Kingdom (AK) presented a new five-year plan that deserves our attention.

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:

Arts and Entertainment

Fest director touts event’s efforts to maintain mellow, inviting atmosphere

by Terry Smith

The Athens NEWS recently interviewed Tim Peacock, executive director of Stuart's Opera House and the 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, about the festival. This year's edition runs May 28-31 at the usual site, Robbins Crossing at Hocking College.

 
 
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