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Campus NEWS

‘Blood bucket’ video generates letters, petitions from faculty, students, OU alums

By Hannah Yang

Ohio University alumni took to the Internet and online petitions to voice their concerns over student arrests and the status of free speech on campus, after the recent uproar generated by the controversial "blood-bucket" anti-Israel video.

 
Local NEWS

Attorney general candidate campaigns in Athens on heroin fight

by David DeWitt

The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general came to Athens Monday touting his plan to combat the state's heroin crisis while accusing his opponent, incumbent AG Mike DeWine, of failing to act as the problem has exploded in recent years.

 
Local NEWS

Shakeup among local K-9 police

by Conor Morris

Ohio University Police officer Tim Woodyard and his new canine friend, a Labrador retriever mix rescue dog from Columbus, Alex, will soon become Athens', and OUPD's, first bomb-sniffing K-9 "unit."

 
Local NEWS

Way down yonder at the Pawpaw Fest

by Dennis Powell

When the Ohio Pawpaw Festival began 16 years ago, it involved a few hundred local people with interests in local farming of the tasty native fruit, back-to-nature living and traditional lifestyles. (See photo gallery here.)

 
Local NEWS

Bypass wins honors as top 10 highway project

by David DeWitt

The U.S. Rt. 33 Nelsonville bypass was ranked a top 10 project nationwide in 2014 rankings from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 
 
 
 
Campus NEWS

Treasurer resigns at packed Student Senate meeting, but no more arrests

OUPD applies heavy security at meeting after recent trouble

By Sam Flynn

Entering the Ohio University Student Senate meeting Wednesday night was more like getting on an airplane, with OUPD officers checking bags, signs warning that only those recognized by embattled Senate President Megan Marzec would be allowed to speak, and a rigid 150-person maximum attendance for Walter 235.

Athens Voice

Athens Voice 9-18-14

WOUB and Alzheimer's, mmmKay. Guns and ammo for the middle east. I hate Athens, but I'm staying! Pawpaw power outage. Lexus nexus. Disabled artsists unite. Common sense ain't too common. Local music. Solich's salary. And War. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Local NEWS

Athens City Council: Hide your trash containers or else

by Conor Morris

Changes to the way Athenians store their trash, and increased fines for those who violate city code for trash storage, are coming, and City Council wants the public to be prepared for the changes.

Sports NEWS

'Cats not hitting panic button before Idaho

Little will change in home opener against 0-2 Vandals

By Matt Lardner

Ohio head coach Frank Solich is known for his conservative approach to the game. And part of his prolonged success at Ohio is a function of his consistency.

Endorsements

Help our library system continue to excel; yes on levy

Athens County has a public library system that's the envy of southeast Ohio, and rivals in quality library systems in much larger metro areas. We can uphold that quality in the face of crippling budget cuts by the state, by passing the local library levy that's on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Local NEWS

Nuisance party revision hits snag with city law director

by Conor Morris

The Athens law director told City Council Monday that its proposed administrative fine for an amendment to the city's nuisance party ordinance is illegal in its current form according to Ohio Revised Code.

Local NEWS

Prison for wife who stole $320K from husband and mother-in-law

A woman from The Plains was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison Monday for stealing over $320,000 from her husband and mother-in-law.

Endorsements

Senior services levy renewal has big payoff for small price

If there was ever a suitable use for taxpayer money, it's to pay for senior nutrition programs that help older people stay in their homes and live independently. That's why we strongly support the Senior Services Renewal Levy that will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Arts and Entertainment

ARTS/West presents night of poetry, music, storytelling

This Saturday, ARTS/West in Athens will present "A Ritual to Read Together: A Night of Poetry, Music & Storytelling" from 7:30-9 p.m.

Local NEWS

Jiu-jitsu master teaches at local namesake academy

By Sam Flynn

It's not every Tuesday a jiu-jitsu Grandmaster comes to town. Relson Gracie, of the well-known Gracie jiu-jitsu family, taught a seminar last Tuesday evening at his namesake's gym, the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Athens, teaching what its official website calls the "most effective style in the world."

Commentary

Why you go to college – does this sound like you?

By Alan J. McMillan

UCLA's CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college. About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four-year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes.

Local NEWS

Weekend tour to celebrate region’s culture, sights, heritage

By Fred Kight

Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area and local resident Tom O'Grady are hitting the back roads this weekend to give visitors a taste of Southeast Ohio. The Finely Crafted Fall Tour - which sold out - will visit Athens and four other counties this Sunday and Monday (Sept. 21 and 22).

Commentary

Senior year at OU? The horror

As the leaves begin to change colors and the summer heat slowly begins to dissipate, thousands of students at Ohio University will be settling in for what will be their final school year in Athens. The class of 2015 has been a part of some of the finest moments in the school's history.

Local NEWS

Officials slate $100K for addiction fight

Partnership raises $85,000 for effort so far

by David DeWitt

An initiative from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office is looking to put $100,000 toward opiate addiction treatments at the Athens-based Health Recovery Services and has already raised $85,000 toward the effort.

Letters

If anything, OU was rude to embattled Student Senate chief

To the Editor:

While I admire Editor Smith for writing about his personal feelings in Thursday's "Wearing Thin," to blame Megan Marzek for being rude and showing a "lack of respect" reveals a bias in favor of the university administration.

Letters

Local video links climate change to Martin Luther King Jr.

To the Editor:

This Sunday, organizers of the Peoples Climate March in New York City are fervently hoping for the largest rally yet to occur on the climate issue - in advance of a United Nations event that President Obama will be attending.

Readers Forum

Athens folks, smell the roses in the here and now

Clichés are the pits, aren't they. Fossilized remnants from the past, carriers of tenacious metaphors, too easy to discount.

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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