Standing on the steps of the Athens County Courthouse with a speakerphone in her hands and more than 20 women and men at her back, Ohio University senior Claire Chadwick shouted, "The first six weeks of a new semester have the highest rate of sexual assault. We are here to fight that!"
A League of American Bicyclists representative visited Athens last Thursday to provide recommendations on how to make Athens more bicycle-friendly. He also took a morning ride through Athens with public officials and local bicyclists.
The "good ol' boy" practice of purchasing personal ammunition through a law enforcement discount is nothing new in America.
The second of two Ohio University students charged with setting a fire in a rental home has pleaded guilty and will enter the Athens County Prosecutor's Office diversion program.
Tourism generated more than $139 million in visitor spending in Athens County during 2013, according to a study recently released by Tourism Ohio. This amount represents an increase of 6.6 percent above 2011, reflecting growth of more than $8.6 million.
Hey everybody, let's just all call each other stupid. That always gets a good, healthy dialogue going. McDavis Hurrah! It's the Dawn of The Deputy. Trustees and believe. Neanderthals making a comeback in Athens county. I militarized the sheriff, but I didn't militarize the deputy. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
Ohio University is on track to break several enrollment records for its fall semester 2014. Of particular note: OU's largest freshman class on its Athens campus and its largest College of Medicine class, ever.
This is a list of my 10 favorite things about Athens after living here for one year. It's just a way to share some known and not-as-well known treasures about Athens with others who are recent arrivals.
The other day I had an epiphany. Perhaps it would be good for me first to explain the term as I use it. A few decades ago, when I was supposed to be editing a newscast but instead was, typically, daydreaming, I was struck (yes, had an epiphany!) with a good definition of the word "epiphany."
In her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders led millions to gory deaths in that four-year conflagration.
The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as September 2014 Crimes of the Month, according to a news release issued late last week. In each case, the reporting agency is the source of the information.
The Democratic nominee for Ohio Secretary of State, state Sen. Nina Turner, visited Athens Tuesday to meet with various area small-business owners to learn about ways to help if she is elected in November.
Comedian Jackie Gleason grew up poor. When his mother died, it looked as if she would be buried in a potter's field due to lack of money for a proper funeral. Fortunately, her fellow workers at the BMT - she worked in the subway as a token clerk - took up a collection and came up with enough money so that she could receive a proper funeral.
To the Editor:
I for one resent the fact that the media keeps referring to and repeating the phrase "Americans killed fighting for ISIS." These are not Americans. They are Americans once removed. They are traitors. They are the lowest form of scum on the earth.
Ohio University and Kent State University battled on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools' football seasons (with Ohio winning 17-14), but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations, according to a news release.
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 email@example.com.
Read on for other information about submitting letters: