Twenty musical acts are coming together on Thursday at four different Athens bars - Casa Nueva, Tony's Tavern, The Over Hang, and Jackie O's Pub & Brewery- to raise money to rebuild The Union's
How do seeds, when they germinate, know which direction to grow? We all know that plants tend to grow toward bright light, but seeds, underground, find darkness in every direction. Might warmth of the sun on the ground's surface give the seedlings directions, perhaps?
Photographer Michel du Cille, graduate of Ohio University's journalism master's program and a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has died after likely suffering a heart attack while on assignment for The Washington Post in Liberia.
The Athens County Commissioners have scheduled a public meeting regarding a proposal for a third oil and gas hydraulic fracturing waste injection well in eastern Athens County.
Bums bummin' on the highways. Church directory mind change. Speed bumps. No-brainers. Whirling dervish. Them's the facts, Jack. Gas in Athens County, and we don't mean flatulence. Bad news bears. The public tit. The building owners are the Deciders. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
Current council members Jennifer Cochran, Kent Butler, Jeffrey Risner, Chris Fahl and Michele Papai as well as City Auditor Kathy Hecht (all Democrats) told The Athens NEWS this week that they will be running for re-election in next year's May primaries for their current seats on Athens City Council.
Charges have been filed for vehicular homicide against the driver in a one-car crash that killed two Athens County women this past June.
A municipal tax uniformity law opposed by local officials and area lawmakers has passed in the Ohio General Assembly and is heading to the desk of Gov. John Kasich for his signature.
Late last season under coach Jim Christian, forward Antonio Campbell found himself inserted to Ohio basketball's starting lineup. After having averaged two points per game through the first 29 games of the Bobcat men's season, the then-freshman moved into the starting lineup and posted four double-digit scoring performances through Ohio's final seven games.
When somebody says it is time to move on, it means there is something deeply embarrassing that they don't want to discuss in public. President Barack Obama said that about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, published on Tuesday, about the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture in the years after 9/11.
Athens City Council approved a variety of ordinances during its last meeting of the year Monday relating to the city's 2015 budget. Some highlights from the ordinances passed: a 7.5 percent pay increase for most city elected officials over the next four years, a 7.5 percent pay raise over the next three years for the city's police union members, and a larger-than-usual overall budget as a result of 2015 city infrastructure projects.
The longest marching band season in the history of Athens High School has just come to an end with the OHSAA Division III football game against Toledo Central Catholic. Where the football team plays, the band follows.
I've got an intense attraction to this musician I've been dating for four months. He's on the road a lot, plus he's new to the city and recently out of a relationship. He says he's not ready to get serious now and just told me he wants us to be non-monogamous.
The winter crisis program for Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action is in full effect for 2014, according to a news release.
Ohio University officials said last week they expect on-campus road construction for Park Place and Mulberry Street to be complete and for the roadways to be open by mid-January.
To the Editor:
I ask for the help of residents of the Athens community, especially those who knew Dr. Amer Alshawa and his wife, Emel Inal, former residents of Athens for 17 years and Ohio University alumnus. Amer received a doctorate at Ohio University and his three children were born here before moving to Istanbul for family and business reasons.
The Athens County Prosecutor's Office auctioned off a number of forfeited goods from the Glouster prescription pill drug ring case on Tuesday, with items including a BMW, a Rolex watch, Louis Vuitton sunglasses and shoes and French champagne.
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ReUse Industries plans to open a community tool library to serve the general public and non-profit organizations at its Columbus Road location in Athens beginning in early 2015.