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Campus NEWS

Insurgent party tries to upset student gov’t applecart

By Spencer Cappelli

Last year, Cleveland native and Ohio University junior Megan Marzec was arrested, along with three other students, for protesting a meeting of the OU Board of Trustees. The Trustees had been considering student tuition hikes and increased compensation for the school's administrators.

 
Local NEWS

OU students, staffers test their scarfing skills in feedbag contest

By Matt Lardner

Tuesday in Ohio University's Baker Center Ballroom, students, athletes and administrators ate quickly and freely.

 
Local NEWS

Group celebrates 3 blooming decades

By Fred Kight

With spring comes thoughts of flowers, and in Athens, nothing says flowers like Project Plant, which is marking its 30th anniversary of making the city look beautiful.

 
Local NEWS

Athens goes all international once again

By Nadia Kurtz

Monday kicked off Ohio University's International Week in Baker Center Theater with an opening ceremony where attendees celebrated this year's theme, "The world in Athens, Athens in the world."

 
Arts and Entertainment  

Blackoutfest to switch on the rock 'n roll this weekend

By Christian Law

The annual Blackoutfest hosted by The Union Bar & Grill has returned for its 19th year in Athens, drawing dozens of bands from across the country to Athens for three nights of rowdy rock 'nroll.

 
 
 
 
Athens Voice

Athens Voice 4-17-14

"Restrooms and stairs are almost unmarked at Baker Center, but they do provide us college students with TV screen of directions for how to ride an escalator!" "Profuse and shi

Local NEWS

Top city safety official calls Number Fest unsafe

Says huge festival must change or else

by David DeWitt

The top safety official for the city of Athens has called the future of Number Fest into question following serious safety and sanitation concerns stemming from Saturday's event.

Defense wants more evidence in child rape case

The defense attorney for an Albany woman accused of raping a 10-year-old girl has asked a judge to order the Athens County Prosecutor's office to turn over as evidence both the results of an investigation of the alleged child victim by Athens County Children Services, and the woman's cell phone.

Local NEWS

Reporter: Climate change happening; end of story

by David DeWitt

An enduring image of global warming for 20 years has been a polar bear on a shrinking sheet of ice. Now, we are the polar bear.

Local NEWS

Sheriff's office has a new Facebook page

After years in which now-suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly used Facebook as his preferred method to communicate with the public, the Sheriff's Office – now under new interim management – has rolled out a new official Facebook page.

Commentary

New role preparation – 4 steps for a great start

By Alan J. McMillan

Editor's note: We are running this column geared toward college students till the end of Ohio University's spring semester. The author, who lives in Athens, currently sits on the faculty at the Sche

Local NEWS

Body in creek ID'd as that of Cincinnati-area hiker

The Athens County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man whose body was found in a creek off U.S. Rt. 50 Thursday afternoon.

Local NEWS

Trimble inks pact with new superintendent

New leader is a Trimble graduate from 1981

By Fred Kight

The new leader of the Trimble Local School District will be paid $90,500 annually under a two-year contract approved Tuesday night by the school board. Scott Christman will officially become super

Readers Forum

Obamacare in Athens Co. isn't all it's cracked up to be

By Emily Morris

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the affordable insurance plan my family and I had happily and successfully used for the last four years was canceled.

Campus NEWS

Sunny day, sunny crowd, muddy grounds

#Masses enjoy the music and sunshine

By Evan Peter Smith

More than anything, the mud stole the show. The annual Number Fest (aka #Fest) kicked off its 12th iteration on a sunny, warm Saturday near Athens, drawing in huge crowds to the music festival's

Local NEWS

Local library now offers streaming content for free

By Christian Law

Athens County Public Libraries has teamed up with an online service to provide patrons with on-demand content, including movies, music, TV shows and audiobooks.

Local NEWS

Committee lists variety of needed city improvements

by David DeWitt

A committee appointed to review Athens city code reported to City Council Monday night, identifying concerns regarding trash, parking, graffiti, over-occupancy, grass overgrowth and house disrepair.

Letters

VIP experience at Number Fest was nothing to celebrate

To the Editor:

To whom it may concern and Wiz Khalifa, I want to start off by saying I am a big fan of Wiz Khalifa, and my boyfriend is even more so. I bought him VIP tickets for 12 Fest for his birthday.

Local NEWS

Second man arrested for allegedly having sex with 13-year-old

by Jim Phillips

A second man accused of having had sex with a juvenile girl at a party in Glouster late last year has been arrested and is due in court today (Tuesday).

Letters

Beware Ridges studies designed to support a prior decision

To the Editor:

In reference to "Advisory Body Grills OU Officials on Plans for Ridges," the trial balloon lofted by Harry Wyatt - that it might not be cost effective to maintain or mothball Ridges buildings currently in disuse - is an attempt to bury decades of irresponsible property management on Ohio University's part.

Local NEWS

O'Bleness wins in negligence lawsuit

A judge has granted a request by O'Bleness Memorial Hospital for summary judgment in a lawsuit by an Athens woman.

Local NEWS

Nelsonville plays host to Junior Spring Olympics

By Abby Chiki

The inaugural Junior Spring Olympics kicked off Sunday afternoon in Nelsonville, with more than 30 youths in attendance.

The hoosegow cash cow

Private prisons requiring incarceration rates near 100 percent

Moral Hazard

With 5 percent of the world's population, the U.S. of A. has nearly a quarter of the world's prisoners.

America has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. (We're No. 1! We're No. 1!) The U.S. prison population is more than 2.4 million and has more than quadrupled since 1980. 

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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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