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Local NEWS

Ex-Detroit cop allegedly at top of drug ring

Former supplier for Glouster-based drug ring caught in Atlanta airport

by David DeWitt

A former Detroit police officer has been arrested and indicted for first-degree felony racketeering after the bust of a Glouster-based drug ring in Athens County led back to him as the supplier. 

 
Local NEWS

Stuart's Opera House launches $4 million capital campaign

by Conor Morris

Stuart's Opera House launched its $4 million expansion capital campaign at a public event Friday. With a $500,000 grant from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations also announced during the event, $3,103,900 has been raised for the campaign so far.

 
Campus NEWS

OU-HCOM welcomes largest class ever

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday welcomed the largest incoming class in its 39-year history, as 190 new medical students took part in a convocation ceremony and

 
Local NEWS

Girls just wanna rock!

Camp aims to empower young women with music

By McKenzie Powell

Growing up as a young woman in a society often viewed as patriarchal and degrading toward females can be difficult and confusing.

 
Local NEWS

New 'tavern' on Court Street possible

Owner of Ski's Teases and Collectibles has liquor permit available to him

by Conor Morris

After a 13-year wait, a class D5 liquor permit has been made available to Jerry Ski, owner of Ski's Teases and Collectibles at 55 N. Court Street. 

 
 
 
 
Athens Voice

Athens Voice 7-28-14

False equivalency, Sheriff Kelly, drug rings, East State Street, diamond-shaped intersections, the community center, donation and stupid democrats. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Local NEWS

Major water line bursts on Athens' West Side

What's been described as a main water main burst on Athens West Side Monday afternoon, closing West State Street and creating an emergency for city workers.

The View from Mudsock Heights

The events that began 100 years ago shaped our world today

by Dennis Powell

Chances are I wouldn't have watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III even if it hadn't been overdubbed in Arabic, and I certainly didn't watch the Egyptian soap operas that followed. But one could not change the channel on the screen at the front of the business section in a Kuwait Airways 747 in 1993.

Local NEWS

City Council talks pre-planning for possible Armory plan

by Conor Morris

Athens City Council had a lively discussion at its July 14 meeting about funding a $7,000 "pre-planning plan" for the old Athens Armory building at the north end of Court Street.

Campus NEWS

Kennedy Museum gets $2.7 million for roof rehab, other work on building

Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art recently received $2.7 million to upgrade the roof of the historic building that contains the museum on OU's Ridges property.

Campus NEWS

Strong international rankings for Ohio University

By Kaleb Carter

With fall semester looming right around the corner, Ohio University has a new reason to boast to incoming students after being placed among the top higher-education institutions in two recent ranking systems.

Local NEWS

Local officials learn how to combat opiate abuse

by David DeWitt

Athens County officials joined judges, law-enforcement officers, treatment providers and others from around the state in Columbus last month to discuss the opiate epidemic in Ohio.

Commentary

Overcoming the media blockade in the Gaza strip

By Amy Goodman

According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago.

Local NEWS

Locals visit White House to explore rural economic opportunities

By Fred Kight

Two Athens County development leaders were in Washington D.C. this past week for the announcement of a $10 billion initiative to promote rural economic development.

Local NEWS

Electricity-pool board seeking proposals, puts expansion on table

Could spur alternative energy investments

by David DeWitt

The electricity aggregation pool in Athens County is now seeking specific proposals from companies. The goal is to reduce prices for consumers while building a green economy in the region, according to local officials.

Campus NEWS

Ohio University's top salaries in 2014-2015

Basketball, football coaches lead the way

by Conor Morris

Ohio University has compiled a list for the academic year 2014-2015 salaries of all of its administrative and classified employees. Of 1,449 people employed in administration or research positions at

Local NEWS

Details on Glouster drug ring revealed in warrant

by David DeWitt

Details on what authorities have called one of the biggest drug ring busts in Athens County history have come to light, including the alleged roles of a former Chauncey marshal and those at the top of the operation.

Commentary

The origins of war

by Gwynne Dyer

The 59 skeletons were found in 1964, lying together in a gravesite beside the Nile near what is now the Egyptian-Sudanese border. They died between 13,000 and 14,000 years ago, and some of them seemed to have died in battle.

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.

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