Arts and Entertainment

Barbie doll hits the skids in exhibit

From Sept. 13 to Oct. 10, the Ohio University Women's Center will host the exhibit "Barbie Falls on Hard Times, The Sequel."

Arts and Entertainment

Pawpaws not any old fruit, and this isn’t any old festival

Thousands are expected to attend the 16th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival this weekend at Lake Snowden Park near Albany, southwest of Athens, to celebrate the state's official native fruit - the pawpaw.

Campus NEWS

Backsplash from 'Bucket of Blood'

Marzec urged to resign in wake of video, and also receives death threats

by Conor Morris

Ohio University's Student Senate president has received numerous death threats over the past week after a self-released video of her dumping simulated blood on herself to protest Israeli attacks on Palestinians stirred controversy locally and nationally.

Sports NEWS

Crutcher at center of stout run defense for Bobcats

By Matt Lardner

You might not know the name of the senior anchoring one of the best rush defenses in the MAC. Ohio's Antwan Crutcher isn't often the center of attention - that is, except in the game plans of opposing offensive linemen.

Sports NEWS

Bell tolls for 'Cats after rivalry blowout loss at Marshall

Bobcats had won past three Battles for the Bell

By Matt Lardner

Heading into their game at Marshall, the Bobcats had won the past three meetings in the Battle for the Bell. Saturday's rivalry game was all Herd.

Wearing Thin

Student Senate prez had the right, but was she right?

by Terry Smith

Here's a hodge-podge of "Wearing Thin" observations about Ohio University Student Senate President Megan Marzec's "Blood Bucket Challenge," though not all of them congeal into a coherent whole.

Campus NEWS

Debate over controversial 'blood' video intensifies with four arrests at OU Student Senate meeting

By Sam Flynn

Four Ohio University students were arrested Wednesday night at yet another intense Student Senate meeting, in the wake of Senate President Megan Marzec's controversial anti-Israeli "blood bucket challenge."(See photo gallery.)

Local NEWS  

County libraries asking voters for money in first-ever levy request

by Conor Morris

For the first time in its 79-year history, the Athens County public library system is asking voters to approve a levy to bolster its operating revenues. Athens County is one of 73 public libraries without an operating levy out of 251 public libraries in Ohio.

Local NEWS

City-county moving close to sewer expansion in populated areas SW of Athens

Homeowners will have to pay share of expansion cost, as well as getting rid of old septic system

by Conor Morris

Athens City Council made it clear Monday that the city is moving closer to signing off on a long-awaited agreement with Athens County for a sewer treatment expansion project to the southwest of Athens that will initially extend "city" sewer service to about 1,500 homes.

Athens Voice  

Athens Voice 9-15-14

It's the blood bucket song that never ends. Red Tape, the most dubious of all the tapes. Ya don't have to go home but ya can't stay here. Expanding sewers. Damn, that's a high dam. Good books? The representation of a representative. Represent. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Arts Calendar

Fall Arts Calendar - Sept. 2014

This calendar includes arts, entertainment and some miscellaneous events in Athens County, through Fall Semester at Ohio University, though some winter break events also are included.

Local NEWS  

Jiu-jitsu master teaches at local namesake academy

By Sam Flynn

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."

Local NEWS  

City zoning board approves River Gate building variance

Construction slated to begin sometime this year

by Conor Morris

The Athens Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously last week to approve a single variance a developer had requested for student housing it plans to build near Ohio University's South Green.

Arts and Entertainment

Interfaith Peace Walk tonight coincides with 9/11

Once again this year, Better Together at Ohio University is gathering people of all faith traditions and people of no particular faith to take to the streets for peace, in the fourth annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk today (Thursday) in Athens.


Open letter by dozens of OU faculty supports Megan Marzec

To the Editor: As faculty at Ohio University, we declare our support for Megan Marzec's right to hold the views she expressed as well as the manner in which she expressed them...

Local NEWS

Athens places 8th as Ohio’s safest city

by David DeWitt

Local law enforcement in Athens is anything but bored with plenty of property and party-related crime to patrol, but violent crime is rare, with a study ranking Athens as the eighth safest city in Ohio.

Readers Forum

Stand Up for Marzec and the beleaguered Palestinians

By Damon Krane

Megan Marzec clearly stated her position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It speaks volumes about her opponents that they'd rather silence her than attempt to argue against that position. From th

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