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Local NEWS  

County ammo scandal draws scrutiny from state and feds

by David DeWitt

The "good ol' boy" practice of purchasing personal ammunition through a law enforcement discount is nothing new in America.

 
Local NEWS  

Dale’s BP seeks OK for apartments, convenience store at site

Uptown corner has been gas or service station for decades

by Conor Morris

The owners of Dale's BP on North Court Street in Athens have submitted a proposal for redevelopment of the convenience store/gas station into an apartment building, with a convenience store still operating on the ground floor.

 
Local NEWS

Chief Pyle addresses militarization of police issue

by David DeWitt

As clashes between police and citizens have dominated news reporting and images in recent weeks, most notably in Ferguson, Missouri, a debate has exploded about the so-called militarization of police, and what it means for communities.

 
Arts and Entertainment  

Award-winning ‘Grounded’ comes to local theater stage

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble presents George Brant's award-winning play "Grounded" for nine performances, starting yesterday (Wednesday) and continuing to Saturday, Sept. 6.

 
 
 
 
Athens Voice  

Athens Voice 8-28-14

Properganderizing. No ticky, no laundry. Taking all that dodie off the mean streets. Who needs the Clean and Safe Halloween Committee? My dog's depression. The issues keeping you up at night. Success Street. Remain calm, all is well. Banana Republic. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Local NEWS  

No shame in bringing up the rear

Event Saturday to celebrate the caboose, with collectors on hand with their own

By Fred Kight

Bill Evans thinks it's sad that young people can no longer wave hello to train-crew members as they rumble down the tracks in their caboose. Or even see a caboose, for that matter.

Local NEWS  

Block party still set for Oct. 25; so how exactly did that happen?

by Conor Morris

Ever since Athens City Council voted earlier this month to close Court Street for the annual Athens Halloween block party on Oct. 25 - rather than Nov. 1, the day after actual Halloween - some long-time Halloween followers have been scratching their heads.

Campus NEWS  

OU Trustees have full agenda this week

Board will discuss major renovations, century bonds, and increases in Code of Conduct cases

by Conor Morris

Renovation plans for two dining halls on Ohio University's campus, rising student code of conduct violations involving marijuana, pursuit of a $250 million bond, and a land easement to the City of Athens for the Union Street roundabout are all on the agenda for the OU Board of Trustees meeting today (Thursday).

Readers Forum  

ALS Ice Bucket Miracle is not a new phenomenon

By Bernhard Debatin

We now know that the bucket challenge worked amazingly well and that it has done phenomenal things for an orphan disease like ALS: $23 million in three weeks for a charity that usually needs four months to collect the same amount.

Campus NEWS  

Student Senate leaders plan to steer new course this year

By Samantha Nelson

"Of students, by students, for students." This is the stated vision for the 2014-2015 Ohio University Student Senate, whose officers say their goal is to run a Senate that advocates student rights by reaching to the far corners of campus and giving a voice to the students who, in years past, may not have had the chance to be represented. their goal is to run a Senate that advocates stud

Arts and Entertainment  

ARTS/West gets Wormz

This Saturday, Aug. 30, ARTS/West will be presenting Wormz and the Decomposers with Corbin Marsh. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30 p.m.

Sports NEWS  

Bobcats head to Kent in emotionally charged opener

By Matt Lardner

The Ohio Bobcats on Monday began game-week practice for the Aug. 30 season opener in Kent after the weekend off with a light day and some closure in the summer-long quarterback competition.

Readers Forum  

Citizens likely did have impact on USFS fracking decision

By Bob Sheak

David DeWitt's article, "Protest dismissed, but no drilling in Wayne anyway," may leave the reader with a false impression.

Local NEWS

The 'Birdman' soars in Athens

Skateboarding legend rolls through local skate park

by Conor Morris

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and a host of professional skaters with his skateboard company, Birdhouse, shredded the Athens Skate Park on East State Street on Sunday. The exhibition is a part of

Sports NEWS

Ohio’s non-football sports look to be competitive this fall

By Kaleb Carter

Ohio University has seven varsity sports teams or squads gearing up this fall season that aren't football, with games and matches rapidly approaching. The Athens NEWS sat down with coaches from women's field hockey, soccer and volleyball to get their takes on their teams' upcoming seasons, plus included a short preview of men's and women's golf and cross country.

Local NEWS  

Drug-ring ‘leader’ gets 10 years

by David DeWitt

The leader of a Glouster-based prescription pill drug ring was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years mandatory prison time after pleading guilty to 16 counts related to the sale of Oxycodone.

Local NEWS  

Meigs man sentenced for role in drug ring

by David DeWitt

A man described as a Meigs County connection in the case of a local prescription pill drug ring has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Letters  

Library levy a small price to pay for continuing great service

To the Editor:


This November, for the first time ever, the Athens County Library system is running a ballot levy. Many people don't realize that our library system - including Albany (Wells), Athens, Chauncey, Coolville, Glouster, Nelsonville and The Plains - is 100 percent state funded, and that over the past five years, the state has cut library funding by 23 percent.

Local NEWS  

Commissioners cap retrieval fees at county dog shelter

by David DeWitt

The Athens County Commissioners voted Tuesday to set a cap for dog redemption fees at $30 after a local advocate expressed concerns about the inability of some people to pay when their dog is picked up by the warden or his staff.

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:

 
 
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