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Local NEWS

Peace march helps dilute bad blood

In wake of 'blood bucket' video, walk makes bid for unity

By Hannah Yang

After two weeks of tension on Ohio University's campus, a sense of healing prevailed at the Interfaith Peace Walk Thursday evening, commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

 
Local NEWS

Keeping his eyes on the pies

Another fine mess

Jonathan Holmberg of the Clean and Safe Halloween Committee is treated to a pumpkin pie by OU student Rachel Bailey.

 
Sports NEWS

Bobcats end tough road stretch on sour note

By Matt Lardner

As the bell tolled at Joan C. Edwards Stadium after Ohio's 44-14 loss to Marshall, it was hard not to think of how the game could have played out differently.

 
Local NEWS

Way down yonder at the Pawpaw Fest

by Dennis Powell

When the Ohio Pawpaw Festival began 16 years ago, it involved a few hundred local people with interests in local farming of the tasty native fruit, back-to-nature living and traditional lifestyles. (See photo gallery here.)

 
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."

 
 
 
 
Campus NEWS

Campus takes a breather in wake of video, arrests

by Conor Morris

It appears as if much of the Ohio University community has taken a collective breath in the wake of the conflict that embroiled the campus over the last few weeks surrounding the Israel-Hamas/Palestinian conflict.

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.

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.

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.

Readers Forum

Performing music deserves fair pay and conditions

By John Borchard

On behalf of my fellow musicians (and artists in general), I'd like to provide a bit of community education regarding the procurement and maintenance of musician services. I've been a musician for 51 years, most of those spent in the Austin, Texas, and Athens, Ohio communities, and the majority as a professional musician.

Commentary

The climate marches on with big event Sunday in D.C.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman

"Unjust laws exist." So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience." The naturalist and pacifist asked, "Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?" His answer was simple: "I say, break the law."

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."

The View from Mudsock Heights

The six-pointed star that separates good bigotry from bad

by Dennis Powell

Bigotry is a bad, very bad, unforgivable thing. Except, of course, when it isn't. It is, for instance, perfectly acceptable to criticize someone for acting like a white man. Not so much to criticize someone for acting like a black man.

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.

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.

Letters

In praise of civil dissent with respect to Israel on Gaza

To the Editor:

I regard the symbolic and public act of protest by Megan Marzec in opposition to what Israel has wrought in Gaza as courageous and reflective of the best American democratic traditions of dissent.

Letters

Israel, by its actions, no longer holds the high ground on morality

To the Editor:

As a teenager, I constantly read books about the Holocaust and Israel, itself a teenager at the time. My heroes were Jewish heroes. They nourished my notions of idealism and courage in the face of raw power.

Letters

Marzec ‘blood’ video contained classic anti-Semitic imagery

To the Editor:


The current wave of discussion concerning the Ohio University Student Senate president has left me both disturbed and bewildered.

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

Book to collect local memories

A unique book project called "Growing Up in Athens" is being co-sponsored by the Athens Community Arts, Parks and Recreation Department and the Athens County Historical Society and Museum.

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.

Read on for other information about submitting letters:

 
 
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