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Campus NEWS  

OU Greek life evolves from 'animal house' days

By Sam Flynn

Ohio University's Greek Life community evolves each year with the primary goal of its social groups - recruitment - being refined and adjusted. In recent years, this has meant a shift to more aggress

 
Local NEWS  

Area schools receive annual report cards

Some of the grades nothing to brag to mom about

by David DeWitt

Students at area school districts received their end-of-the-year grades in June. Similarly, every school system in the state gets a report card of its own each fall from the Ohio Department of Education.

 
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.

 
Local NEWS  

Jorma takes point on motorcycle run

Annual event renamed for late Marjorie Thompson

by Dennis Powell

Legendary guitarist Jorma Kaukonen led the way as the Fur Peace Ranch Motorcycle Club headed down Ohio Rt. 690 in eastern Athens County Saturday during the club's annual ride over 114 miles of Meigs and Athens county roads.

 
 
 
 
Athens Voice

Athens Voice (9-22-14)

Taking a shot at ammo; more Marzec and bloody buckets; tight turns at the new roundy-bout; City Council getting heavy-handed about trash, and a whole discordant chorus of Voices.

Local NEWS

City moves toward finding public use for Athens Armory

Ordinance would authorize preliminary study on rehab/renovation of building

by Conor Morris

Athens City Council began its read-through of an ordinance last Monday that would authorize about $7,500 in spending on a "pre-plan" study of the long-closed Armory building at the end of North Court Street.

Sports NEWS

Though QB Vick goes down, Ohio offense finally takes shape

By Matt Lardner

In the home opener Saturday night, Ohio head coach Frank Solich may have had a season-long quarterback controversy settled in the worst way - a serious injury to starter and team captain Derrius Vick.

Campus NEWS

OU begins fundraising for athletic academic center

Ohio University last week announced a fundraising campaign for a new state-of-the-art Academic Center that will be located in the north end zone of Peden Stadium. 

Local NEWS

Historic Amesville area farm the base for renowned exhibit design firm

By Fred Kight

Drive out Ohio Rt. 550 from Athens about six miles and you'll find lots of history. Here in the countryside is Windy Hills Farm, established almost 200 years ago from land owned by the Ohio Compaan and Ephraim Cutler and Thomas Hamilton. And at the farm is Gerard Hilferty & Associates, a museum planning and exhibit design firm whose middle name is practically history.

The View from Mudsock Heights

May I tell you about my best friend ever?

by Dennis Powell

Let me tell you about my friend Marjorie Thompson, a singer and songwriter of great insight and talent, and a fine finger-style guitarist and guitar teacher.

Commentary

Just ended, a climate week to change everything

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman

The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process.

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.

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

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.

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.

Local NEWS

Tuesday event looks at crime in Athens County

The third in a series of community justice programs meant to get a conversation going about crime in Athens County is scheduled for this Tuesday at the Nelsonville Public Library.

Local NEWS

Supplier in big Glouster drug ring gets 17 years in prison

Also must pay $100K to prosecutor's fund

by David DeWitt

A Detroit area ex-police officer accused of being the supplier of a multimillion dollar Glouster-based illegal prescription pill ring was found guilty and sentenced to 17 years in prison Friday in Athens.

Letters

Don't make us follow Rep. Bill Johnson's path to nowhere

To the Editor: I have been watching politics for a long time and am very interested in the congressional race between Jennifer Garrison and Bill Johnson in their southeast Ohio district 

Campus NEWS

(Some) beer flows at Peden

by Conor Morris

Select Ohio University sport fans are now able to buy and consume alcohol at Peden Stadium after the university recently secured a liquor permit for limited sales at Peden Stadium and the Convo

Campus NEWS

OU highlights new transportation and parking programs

by David DeWitt

In a conference call Thursday, Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services highlighted new programs this year that allow drivers to pay for parking with their smart-phones, track the whereabouts of campus shuttles with GPS technology, and take advantage of a new car-sharing network.

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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