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Local NEWS  

Athens and Meigs counties lead state in seized pot plants

by David DeWitt

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.

 
Arts and Entertainment  

These Bees are buzzing

Local jazz band headlines New Orleans party

by Terry Smith

The Big Easy is invading our area this Saturday when Kiser's Barbecue hosts a New Orleans Jazz Dance Party & BBQ all day and night at its site at Eclipse in The Plains.

 
Local NEWS

So when’s the block party? For now, it’s Oct. 25

by Conor Morris

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.

 
Campus NEWS  

Ridges workshop seeks ideas from community

OU officials talk stablization package for worst-off historic buildings; nine to 10 buildings could see necessary repair work start by this winter

by Conor Morris

"Where would you take a picture if you were making a postcard for the Ridges?"

 
Local NEWS  

Dam project dirt hauling damages nearby road

Contractor says they will repair damages

by Conor Morris

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.

 
 
 
 
Athens Voice

Athens Voice 8-21-14

"To the guy that I see walking down the street who stops to take a break-dance break every five steps or so: Keep it up! You're da man!" "These Athens Democrats are shameful,

Local NEWS

If you were foolhardy enough to go home for the summer, here’s what you missed in A-town

by David DeWitt

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.

Campus NEWS

Top 15 Twitter accounts every student should follow

Two student reporters, two student lists


First it was MySpace, and then it was Facebook. Now the endless uploads of selfies and diary entries are floating throughout the Twitter universe.

Sports NEWS

’Cats will need to refuel, refocus in 2014

By Matt Lardner

In his 10th season in Green and White, Frank Solich needs to replace a number of offensive weapons, including the Norman, Oklahoma backfield pair of Tyler Tettleton and Beau Blankenship.

Wearing Thin

Back to college: It doesn’t get any better than this

by Terry Smith

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.

Campus NEWS

OU Student Senate prez denied speaking role at freshman convocation

University official says there's nothing unusual about that

by Conor Morris

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.

Arts and Entertainment

Acclaimed old-time string band on tap tonight at Casa

An old-time string band based in Brooklyn, New York, that had music featured in the recent Coen Brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," is playing tonight (Thursday) at Casa Cantina.

Local NEWS

Elected sheriff’s former assistant a "subject" in investigation

Prosecutor and interim sheriff decline to release details

by David DeWitt

Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly's former administrative assistant, Teresa Kirkendall, resigned from her employment at the Sheriff's Office in a letter on Aug. 7.

Arts and Entertainment

Bands will rock for kids’ sake

Lennon Orchestra and Keesey to play benefit for needy children

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.

Campus NEWS

Land bought for River Gate apartment complex

by Conor Morris

Two parcels containing the New Life Assembly of God church in Athens – right next to the River Park and River's Edge apartment complexes near Ohio University's South Green – have been purchased for $1.7 million.

Local NEWS

Electric aggregation loosens rules for opt-out alternative

by David DeWitt

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.

Sports NEWS

OU hockey, the cradle of coaches

By Scott Proietti

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.

Local NEWS

Grant will help addicted moms and their babies

Athens-based agency will administer program

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.

Campus NEWS

Car-sharing program comes to OU

Swipe your card, and voila, car opens and you ride away

by Conor Morris

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.

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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