What makes Athens special to you? Is it the Georgian-style architecture of the picaresque Ohio University campus? Is it the red Athens bricks that line Court Street, or the view of the Appalachian foothills from the treasured bike path, or the old asylum and grounds at The Ridges?
Nelsonville has been in a tricky position as of late. With the U.S. Rt. 33 bypass of the small city expected to be completed this summer, it's certain that some kind of change looms on the town's horizon. Whether that change will be positive or negative remains unclear.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center this weekend is opening Quilt National '13, the 18th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts. During its public run May 25 through Sept. 2, visitors will see an eclectic collection of never-before-exhibited works from talented fiber artists representing 27 states and seven foreign countries.
Editor's note: This editorial was written before the news broke today about old county records being dumped at the landfill, at the sheriff's direction.
When newly elected Athens County Engineer Jeff Maiden took office in January, he didn't expect a seamless transition. The primary election battle the previous spring had been especially bitter, and the entrenched Democratic incumbent who lost his seat, Archie Stanley, and his staff had taken it as a personal affront that anyone, especially a fellow Democrat, would challenge Stanley's 32-year reign in the Engineer's Office.
State Rep. Debbie Phillips has a new role in the Ohio House of Representatives as assistant minority leader for the Democratic caucus.
It's the summer of 2013. Time has flown by faster than you can say "Ohio University," and I now find myself a junior in college. I am jobless, directionless and stressed out. You could say that I'm the perfect example of a college kid.
In Jewish/Christian tradition, the word Bethesda refers to a pool of healing that served as the desired destination for people of the Holy Land traveling for weeks or months with their crippled loved ones in tow in hopes of experiencing the pool's healing powers.
Alleged missing or disorganized records at the Athens County Engineer's Office have led to a sheriff's investigation into possible destruction of records and questions about how much the department will be reimbursed for nearly $350,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) work.
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