"I sighed a little as I gazed at the moon outside. It was one of those nights - one of those velvet nights when one couldn't help but gaze, mesmerized, at the horizon… and reminisce about their past, as well as the past of all humanity."
The city of Athens is asking voters to approve a renewal levy this fall for the parks and rec department to fund a number of improvements. They include replacing the aging city pool, ADA accessibility improvements to the city's parks, and updates to the Athens Community Center.
There is "steampunk" - and then there's steam-powered. The former was the theme of festivities three weeks ago, but the real thing was on display this past weekend at Lake Snowden, as hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors gathered at the Albany area park for the Athens County Antique Machinery Show.
Athens City Council, Ohio University and members of the Athens Uptown Business Association (AUBA) have agreed to work toward putting a uniform set of white LED perimeter lights on the front of buildings on Court Street.
After his 27-carry, 132-yard day against Idaho, freshman and former walk-on running back A.J. Ouellette was moved atop Ohio's depth chart. The Bobcats handed the ball to Ouellette, making his first collegiate start, on the game's first play.
The backlash against Ohio University Student Senate President Megan Marzec's leadership is continuing in a new form – an ongoing recall campaign.
Gather round, children, for a history lesson. Those of you who are old like me may sit in the outside circle, in your rocking chairs – be sure to mind the cat lest its tail get rocked upon and mayhem ensue.
School districts in Athens County received annual report cards from the state of Ohio earlier this month, and while some districts did well and others did poorly, superintendents interviewed this week all pointed to burdensome and excessive testing requirements.
The Athens NEWS is being sold to Adams Publishing Group (APG) Media of Ohio LLC, a newspaper company owned by a family from Minnesota. Athens NEWS owners Bruce Mitchell and Guy Philips called the sale "a great fit that will ensure both editorial independence and long-term job security for a great staff."
To the Editor:
I don't know that I'm completely comfortable with the conservative Adams Publishing Group taking over The Athens NEWS. Athens County is, after all, one of the most liberal counties in Ohio (have you ever seen the two-color political map of the county-by-county vote for Ohio's DOMA in 2004?).
Down a quarterback, the Bobcats went to the ground game to pound Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon at home. Between new running back starter A.J. Ouellette and replacement quarterback JD Sprague
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