My involvement in Merle Haggard's music goes back to the early '70s, in my late teen years, and encompasses a sweeping range of attitude, from fierce dislike in the earliest years to unparalleled respect and appreciation the whole rest of the time.
Ohio University is again on track for another record year of enrollment at its Athens campus: last Friday (May 15), OU set a new institutional record for freshman applications it has received.
Quilting as an art form dates back as far as ancient Egypt, but is at its finest at the Quilt National exhibition hosted by the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. The event, showcasing only the finest, most creative nationally recognized artists, kicked off Friday, May 23 and runs until Sept. 7.
The Athens County Major Crimes Unit reportedly discovered a large-scale marijuana grow operation in a Nelsonville area residence last week while helping to locate a person with an active warrant out.
Summertime reminds us all of signature moments. We picture cold beer, good friends and beautiful warm nights. In the Athens area, Strouds Run State Park and other state parks give us lazy beach days and breathtaking scenery.
The Nelsonville Music Festival is coming upon us quickly, and everyone is buzzing about the headliners and some of the bigger names coming through. While we as a community are excited for these big-time bands and solo acts to play, some favorite local acts are featured as well.
The original "Top Gear" program, the one on BBC, used to have from time to time automotive torture tests in which the hosts would drive over a cobblestone road to see whether the cars lost parts and whether the hosts themselves survived unscathed. The cars did and the hosts didn't.
Chemistry has never been an issue for Good English's Rasmussen sisters. While teenagers, the Dayton-based independent rock trio built a steady Southwest Ohio following. With an ever-expanding fan-base, the band is now headed to the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival.
To the Editor:
I would like to applaud the three Board of Zoning Appeals members who voted for the necessary variances needed to allow the Union Street businesses to rebuild. Without their help, the owners could not justify putting that amount of money into the project.
Adam Torres's "Nostra Nova" was recently reissued on LP to wide critical acclaim – The Onion A.V. Club calling it a "cult classic." His 2006 folk-rock masterwork is now being celebrated by a national tour and a stop at the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival.
Fifteen organizations received funding from the Athens Foundation at their recent spring luncheon, and three additional organizations received grants from the Child Conservation League Fund of the Athens Foundation, according to a news release.
Early this month North Korea claimed to have launched a ballistic missile from a submerged submarine. Yesterday it announced that it can now make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile. If both those claims are true, it can now deliver a nuclear weapon on the United States, at least in theory, but there is always some doubt about North Korean claims.
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