More than anything, the mud stole the show. The annual Number Fest (aka #Fest) kicked off its 12th iteration on a sunny, warm Saturday near Athens, drawing in huge crowds to the music festival's
Rodney Smith, who had already been serving as Athens County's acting interim sheriff since shortly after his appointment by the county commissioners March 27, took a slight step up in rank Wednesday, when he was sworn in as interim replacement sheriff.
More on that pesky old, pretty freking awesome Ridges buildings. What the heck are cat condoms? What the heck ya talkin' 'bout? What the heck ya mean? Mill Street parking. OU and how it spends its money. Suspended Pat Kelly, of course. Baby boomers, you're so in love with yourselves. And a little more Kelly, of course. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
The Athens County Sheriff's Office has released the
identity of the man whose body was found in a creek off U.S. Rt. 50 Thursday
After years in which now-suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly used Facebook as his preferred method to communicate with the public, the Sheriff's Office – now under new interim management – has rolled out a new official Facebook page.
second man accused of having had sex with a juvenile girl at a party in
Glouster late last year has been arrested and is due in court today (Tuesday).
A high school principal in Perry County is expected to be the new superintendent of the Trimble Local School District. Scott Christman's formal hiring is on the agenda for a school board meeting
Surely by now you know the bugs are going to win. No, I'm not talking about bugs such as the one in the OpenSSL library discovered a week ago, the one called "Heartbleed" that put at risk anything that can be found on the Internet that you'd like to keep private, though bugs such as that one are probably going to win, too.
Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry in demanding the release of four Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. Three of them - Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed - have just passed their 100th day of incarceration. The fourth, Abdullah al-Shami, has been in jail for more than six months.
Congressman Steve Stivers wants a balanced budget amendment for the federal government, and advocated for a U.S. Constitutional convention when he called for the amendment during the Athens
About a month ago the aerospace giant Boeing, announced that it was ending its defined benefits program (pension) and moving to a defined contributions program (think a 401k or similar). Two generations ago, pensions were common for American workers.
The Ohio Attorney General's office has told the judge who is hearing suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly's criminal case that it's withholding some evidence, out of concern that releasing it would endanger someone connected to the case.
A judge has lowered by more than $2,500 the amount of restitution a former Ohio University student athlete must pay to the fellow student he injured in an unprovoked attack in June 2012.
Ahem, pardon me for interrupting your celebrations of the end of winter, but have you noticed, along with the record heat waves in Alaska and Australia, that the most recent report from the U.N. climate-change group says that for sure, the world is gaining speed toward the climate cliff, and unless it slows down RIGHT NOW, we are all gonna zip right off the edge and Aheeeee…...
With 5 percent of the world's population, the U.S. of A. has nearly a quarter of the world's prisoners.
America already has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. (We're No. 1! We're No. 1!) The U.S. prison population is more than 2.4 million and has more than quadrupled since 1980.
Early Thursday afternoon, the body of a young man was pulled from a creek off U.S. Rt. 50, though it appears that it may not be that of a young man reported as having gone missing from his
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The 2014 Athens International Film & Video Festival comes into full swing April 11-17 at the Athena Cinema.