Nineteen Ohio University students as of
Wednesday were without a permanent home after the fire Sunday morning
on West Union Street destroyed rentals in three buildings where they
Charlie Rose is hanging up his mailbag. The much-honored Athens mailman is retiring. During his more than two decades-long career, Rose has been commended by everybody from Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl to First Lady Michelle Obama. He even has been nominated for a stamp.
Property owners of burned buildings, displaced Ohio University students, and firefighters and city officials were taking stock Sunday after a major blaze heavily damaged the north side of West Union Street's uptown block early that morning.
Searching for a proper veteran sendoff on Senior Night - and bowl eligibility - Ohio had perhaps its best showing of the season against Northern Illinois. But against a Huskies squad still competing in a tight championship race, Ohio's best wasn't enough to secure a win.
The 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival is still more than six months away yet is already announcing the first round of acts, including country music legend Merle Haggard.
Thanks for that, now give me more! Sign the petition not, Nelsonvillians. Sheesh City Council, there ya go messin' up again. Flashing signs, as opposed to sign flashers. Don't throw me down, Clark. We are all Union Street. Athens Pride. Depression. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
What's known is this: the point of origin for a fire that heavily damaged four uptown buildings early Sunday morning has been put at the rear of the building at 16 W. Union Street.
At least 70 full-time and part-time employees are without a job as a result of the fire that ravaged West Union Street in the early hours of Sunday.
For many Athens residents, the Union Bar & Grill was woven into the fabric of uptown Athens. From its grungy interior, to its legacy as the premiere live music venue (performers in the past included the Ramones, Afghan Whigs, White Stripes, the Black Keys and Dave Davies Band), to its status as one of "America's best dive bars," according to a Maxim magazine ranking years ago, the Union has been a second home to many.
To the Editor:Heartbreaking… So many memories survive the fire at the Union Bar & Grill. Back in the '60s and early '70s, you'd tell an out-of-town friend to meet you "at The Union" and they'd assume you meant the Student Union (the old Baker Center).
The Ohio men's basketball team failed to recover from a 25-point halftime deficit in Fort Myers, Florida, losing 79-62 Wednesday to Florida Gulf Coast University. The Eagles made two 12-0 runs in
The ongoing four-person exhibition at the Majestic Galleries on historic Public Square, Nelsonville features four outstanding artists with unique visions, according to a news release reviewing the exhibition.
To the Editor:
I play in a rock and roll band called Injecting Strangers from Cincinnati, and we were one of the bands that played at the Union Bar & Grill in Athens the night that it caught fire. In fact, unbeknownst to myself and the other band members, the club was in flames long before we even made it home.
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The Major Crimes Unit that includes law enforcement in Athens, Fairfield and Hocking counties executed a large heroin-related search and arrest warrant round-up late last week, resulting in charges against seven different people in Logan, northwest of Athens County.
In what would have been only the fifth jury trial in Athens County since September 2013, a last-minute plea now has a Reyonoldsburg man heading to prison.