Ohio University alumni took to the Internet and online petitions to voice their concerns over student arrests and the status of free speech on campus, after the recent uproar generated by the controversial "blood-bucket" anti-Israel video.
The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general came to Athens Monday touting his plan to combat the state's heroin crisis while accusing his opponent, incumbent AG Mike DeWine, of failing to act as the problem has exploded in recent years.
Entering the Ohio University Student Senate meeting Wednesday night was more like getting on an airplane, with OUPD officers checking bags, signs warning that only those recognized by embattled Senate President Megan Marzec would be allowed to speak, and a rigid 150-person maximum attendance for Walter 235.
Athens County has a public library system that's the envy of southeast Ohio, and rivals in quality library systems in much larger metro areas. We can uphold that quality in the face of crippling budget cuts by the state, by passing the local library levy that's on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
The Athens law director told City Council Monday that its proposed administrative fine for an amendment to the city's nuisance party ordinance is illegal in its current form according to Ohio Revised Code.
A woman from The Plains was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison Monday for stealing over $320,000 from her husband and mother-in-law.
If there was ever a suitable use for taxpayer money, it's to pay for senior nutrition programs that help older people stay in their homes and live independently. That's why we strongly support the Senior Services Renewal Levy that will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
This Saturday, ARTS/West in Athens will present "A Ritual to Read Together: A Night of Poetry, Music & Storytelling" from 7:30-9 p.m.
It's not every Tuesday a jiu-jitsu Grandmaster comes to town. Relson Gracie, of the well-known Gracie jiu-jitsu family, taught a seminar last Tuesday evening at his namesake's gym, the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Athens, teaching what its official website calls the "most effective style in the world."
UCLA's CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college. About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four-year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes.
Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area and local resident Tom O'Grady are hitting the back roads this weekend to give visitors a taste of Southeast Ohio. The Finely Crafted Fall Tour - which sold out - will visit Athens and four other counties this Sunday and Monday (Sept. 21 and 22).
As the leaves begin to change colors and the summer heat slowly begins to dissipate, thousands of students at Ohio University will be settling in for what will be their final school year in Athens. The class of 2015 has been a part of some of the finest moments in the school's history.
An initiative from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office is looking to put $100,000 toward opiate addiction treatments at the Athens-based Health Recovery Services and has already raised $85,000 toward the effort.
To the Editor:This Sunday, organizers of the Peoples Climate March in New York City are fervently hoping for the largest rally yet to occur on the climate issue - in advance of a United Nations event that President Obama will be attending.
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