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Local NEWS  

Chief Pyle addresses militarization of police issue

by David DeWitt

As clashes between police and citizens have dominated news reporting and images in recent weeks, most notably in Ferguson, Missouri, a debate has exploded about the so-called militarization of police, and what it means for communities.

 
Campus NEWS  

Athens a top walking city

Athens has placed second on a recently released national list of "college towns that are great for walking."

 
Local NEWS  

New guest house offers an unusual feature – a float tank

By Sam Flynn

There's total darkness, silence and absolutely no tension. There's no call for tension or anxiety as you hover almost weightlessly in the warm embrace of a float tank. It is a world without the weight of reality and the constant input of sensory information. The brain is unleashed.

 
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.

 
Campus NEWS  

OU cuts ribbon on new medical school campus in Columbus area

Nearly 400 people helped celebrate the historic opening of the new Dublin, Ohio, campus of Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday, according to a release from the college.

 
 
 
 
Athens Voice

Athens Voice 8-25-14

She's got everything she needs, she an artist, she don't look bad. Roundy boundy, hippity hoppity. I got the fever, and the only prescription, is another roundabout. Save the date, for Halloween. Diarrhea of the brain. Tea Party Ohio. Dog parks. Fraking, party of none. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Local NEWS

The 'Birdman' soars in Athens

Skateboarding legend rolls through local skate park

by Conor Morris

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and a host of professional skaters with his skateboard company, Birdhouse, shredded the Athens Skate Park on East State Street on Sunday. The exhibition is a part of

Campus NEWS

Freshmen must complete sexual-assault prevention program by Oct. 15

by Conor Morris

A young man, his wan face close to the camera, in black-and-white video: "It culminated in the last night of my freshman year. He actually tried to have sex with me, and I told him not to, and he kept going and he wouldn't stop…"

Campus NEWS

Trustees to review proposed construction projects

by David DeWitt

Ohio University has multiple construction projects it plans to present to the Board of Trustees this week for possible approval, including a $12 million renovation to Boyd Dining Hall on West Green.

The View from Mudsock Heights

Years later, Big Run Bridge gets cut up and carted away

by Dennis Powell

Around here, in this economy, one had to look twice. But yes, it seemed legitimate. Ah, I'm getting ahead of myself. As has been noted here previously (well, actually, a few times previously)

Campus NEWS

Suspended prof files motion to suppress alleged child porn evidence

by David DeWitt

A suspended Ohio University business professor has filed to suppress evidence against him in a child pornography case, claiming that a search warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights.

Campus NEWS

OU receives extra time to reply to free-speech lawsuit

by Conor Morris

Ohio University has requested and been granted additional time to respond to a federal lawsuit brought by a current student regarding free-speech issues on campus.

Commentary

Branding, networking and syllabus day

By Alex J. McMillan

OK, first day of class and it's time to review the syllabus. A quick lesson:

• Your personal network can change your life/career.

• Building your network is intentional and you have more "networking events" than you recognize.

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.

Arts and Entertainment

Performing Arts Series at OU to feature eclecticism and energy

By Kaleb Carter

The 2014-2015 Performing Arts & Concert Series is back this school year with a diverse array of visual and audible arts in Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, as well as other venues in Athens and Nelsonville.

Sports NEWS

Man pleads not guilty in uptown sexual battery case

by David DeWitt

A man charged for sexual battery in an uptown sex incident pleaded not guilty last week when he was arraigned in Athens County Common Pleas Court.

Sports NEWS

Ohio’s non-football sports look to be competitive this fall

By Kaleb Carter

Ohio University has seven varsity sports teams or squads gearing up this fall season that aren't football, with games and matches rapidly approaching. The Athens NEWS sat down with coaches from women's field hockey, soccer and volleyball to get their takes on their teams' upcoming seasons, plus included a short preview of men's and women's golf and cross country.

Local NEWS

Area bank donates $32,000 to Appalachian foundation

Last Thursday, Peoples Bank "reaffirmed its commitment to creating opportunities in Appalachian Ohio" with a $32,000 gift to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, according to a news release from the bank.

Wise Up!

Violence against women

By David Bruce

In the summer of 2014, Jasmine Jafferali was busy with her cell phone as she walked west along Van Buren Street in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois, going to a workout when a man - who she thought looked deranged - accosted her.

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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