Law enforcement authorities in Ohio have seized 12,341 marijuana plants in eradication efforts as of Aug. 14, with Athens and neighboring Meigs counties leading the state in numbers of plants seized.
Ohio University students and townsfolk alike, ready your costumes and message your out-of-town friends (and warn them not to break anything this year). The 2014 Athens Halloween Block Party is currently set for Saturday, Oct. 25.
"Where would you take a picture if you were making a postcard for the Ridges?"
Very noticeable road damage on a rural road just east of Athens is the result of dump-trucks traveling between a nearby hillside and a dam project at Strouds Run State Park a short distance away.
As students flood back into Athens, the boozy, lazy, hazy days of summer have come to an end for you dear college folk, and we know you're ready to buckle down for 15 weeks of monkish dedication to your studies.
First it was MySpace, and then it was Facebook. Now the endless uploads of selfies and diary entries are floating throughout the Twitter universe.
It's been 41 years since I came to Athens as a freshman, and I still remember the jubilant excitement of plopping down in this glorious college town.
The Ohio University administration has denied a request by Student Senate's president to speak briefly at the annual President's Convocation ceremony this Sunday for first-year students.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens County, the Athens Builders Association and the Shrine Club of Athens are co-hosting a night of music and food this Saturday - all to benefit underprivileged and at-risk children in the local community.
The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council overseeing electricity aggregation in the city of Athens and Athens County has opened up the opt-out period to any time.
Ohio University is known for many traditions, although the school's outstanding hockey program is often taken for granted. Hockey began play at OU in 1958, and Bird Arena has seen its fair share of talented and successful coaches make their way through Athens over the years.
The State of Ohio has awarded Athens-based Health Recovery Services (HRS) $600,000 in grant funding to reduce lengthy hospital stays and promote improved health outcomes for mothers who are dependent on heroin, or other opiates, and their newborn babies.
Ohio University has a new commercial car-sharing program coming to the Athens campus this fall. Specifically, two cars will be available for do-it-yourself rental, for as short a time as an hour or as long as seven days, from Lot 120 outside of Porter Hall, near Baker University Center.
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