This past Monday, an empty graveyard stood on Ohio University's College Green. Almost 100 cardboard tombstones, each inscribed with the name of a person who allegedly has died from police brutality or violence, were placed in front of Memorial Auditorium for a vigil attended by 20 to 30 students.
The owner of a building on the corner of Stimson Avenue and Palmer Street, which once was the proposed site of a strip club, has received state approval of plans for a bar and banquet hall in that building.
You're in your car driving from Athens to Nelsonville, you feel a dip in the road, and you ask yourself "what was that?" The answer, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation, is a surface sag from an abandoned underground coal mine.
The citizens of the great state of Ohio are drowning in oil, and not in a good way. If anyone had any doubt that the oil and gas industry is the tail wagging the Ohio government dog, it should be put to rest by the state Supreme Court's outrageous decision in the Morrison (Munroe Falls) vs Beck Energy Corp. case on Feb. l7.
A Texas-based company looking to construct a deep-shale drilling waste off-loading facility on the Ohio River in Meigs County pitched to its investors last month that it had been given the go-ahead by the U.S. Coast Guard to barge oil-and-gas drilling waste materials down the river.
Bravo, road departments, bravo. Kelly's downfall. Number fest. Looking like idiots. Shoveling the walk. The late Mary Morgan. U.S. Government products. Don't forget your booties 'cause it's cold out there today. Reasonable sentencing. Big fish and little seas. A waste of crayons. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
The Nelsonville Music Festival announced a third wave of acts on Tuesday via the back of a milk carton in a Youtube video posted by Nelsonville's Stuart's Opera House.
Athens City Council introduced an ordinance proposing a 1 percent increase for most non-union city employees on Monday. However, some City Council members say they may not support the measure despite their desire to pay city employees more.
The Bobcats may have reached a season nadir Tuesday when Bowling Green scored the first four points of the second half to make the score 44-22 in favor of the Falcons and all but finalize Ohio's fifth consecutive loss.
The Hocking College Culinary Arts students will host their annual Bourbon Street Bash, a Mardi Gras celebration, at Rhapsody Restaurant on Nelsonville's Historic Square, Feb. 26-28, each day from 4-10 p.m., according to a news release.
Ohio University is seeking to create a new, medium-pressure natural gas pipeline that will run underneath the Hocking River from the south side of town, near Dairy Lane, to OU's Lausche Heating Plant.
ReUse Industries has announced the second annual Appalachian Ohio ReUse Competition, according to a news release. Open to youth and adult residents of Appalachian Ohio, the competition offers a showcase and over $3,000 in cash prizes for artistic and functional products made from re-used materials.
To the Editor:
It is not uncommon to say, when one loses the contributions, talents, experience, and presence of an outstanding individual, something is, indeed, lost. That's the case with the retirement of long-time Athens County Common Pleas Judge L. Alan Goldsberry. Collectively, we say that we have lost something of great value.
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A special-docket veterans court long in the planning held its first organizational meeting last week, Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge George P. McCarthy announced in a news release.