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Local NEWS

Congrats, new president, here's a budget disaster!

New interim president gets college with $4.7 million budget hole

Hocking College has a new president, though she will only serve in an interim basis until a permanent president is named over the next several months. She started work on Tuesday.

 
Sports NEWS

For Bobcat hockey, new coach means same success

By Matt Lardner

New Ohio hockey coach Sean Hogan accepted the Bobcats coaching job knowing there's a high standard of success for the school's club hockey program.

 
Local NEWS

Uptown erupts for Halloween

By Sam Flynn

The annual Halloween street celebration on Court Street is a night for both saints and sinners to crowd Court Street and Athens. This year's festivities were no different as thousands of costumed and often tipsy Halloweeners converged on uptown and nearby student neighborhoods.

 
Arts and Entertainment

Play’s a wily concoction of western, black comedy, horror

ABC Players production runs through Sunday at Stuart’s

This Thursday, the Athenian Berean Community Players (ABC Players) will open their production of "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" at Stuart's Opera House.

 
 
 
 
Endorsements

Say no to 4 more years of Kasich’s slanted leadership

We urge our readers to vote for Ed FitzGerald for governor of Ohio next Tuesday. Or just vote against incumbent Gov. John Kasich, if you can't explicitly support FitzGerald.

Election NEWS  

House Dems file complaint alleging Yolan Dennis didn't report TV ad buys

Candidate rep. says missing report was a technological snafu

by David DeWitt

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission Thursday against the Republican candidate for the 94th House District seat, alleging her campaign failed to report TV ad buys.

Local NEWS

Officials to discuss ideas for safer Halloween

by David DeWitt

While the Athens Police Department continues to search for a suspect who fired several gunshots on Court Street in the early morning hours of the Athens Halloween block party, city officials are starting discussions about what changes might be considered for the popular event in the future.

Local NEWS

Uptown Trick or Treat

Our photo gallery of the AUBA's annual Halloween Trick or Treat event Monday

The annual Athens Uptown Business Association Halloween Trick or Treat took place uptown Monday night. See our gallery of the kids in costume.

Endorsements

Put quality public servant on state school board: Hagan

For the sake of continued investment in and dedication to public education, we recommend the selection of Robert F. Hagan in the race for the 8th District member for the Ohio Board of Education.

Local NEWS

Anti-fracking group looks beyond ballot initiative toward continuing efforts

by David DeWitt

The Bill of Rights Committee that has an anti-fracking proposal going to city of Athens voters Nov. 4 said in a press release last week that passage of Issue 7 is just the beginning.

Athens Voice

Athens Voice 10-30-14

No tiki, no laundry! And no sewer either. Show us your cans! Jack Frech has been Frech-ing phenomenal. Surveillance this! Mayer does not miss Halloween, not one bit. The problem comes. The finger pointers v. the finger smellers. S**t that don't stink, too much. And the disease of gullibility. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Campus NEWS

OU student senators speak out about recent demands

Demands include $15 minimum wage, tuition freeze

By Sam Flynn

Sponsors of a recently passed Ohio University Student Senate resolution detailing five collective demands, including a $15 minimum wage on campus and in the city, are speaking out in defense of their goals and platform in response to criticism, including from fellow senators and the campus newspaper.

Arts and Entertainment

Roots music legend makes Stuart’s his home Monday

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville welcomes the legendary Taj Mahal on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Local NEWS

Another wild Halloween

Block Party photo gallery 2014

Take a gander at our photo gallery of shots taken at the Athens Halloween block party Saturday night, Oct. 25. Photos taken by our intrepid photographers Dennis Powell and Lucas Reilly.

Local NEWS

Summit challenges recent River's Gate zoning decision

by David DeWitt

Attorneys for the Summit at Coates Run apartments have filed an administrative appeal of a zoning variance granted to another apartment development being planned near Ohio University's South Green.

Endorsements

Protest the system & support progress; vote for Wharton

We enthusiastically support Scott Wharton in his race to unseat Republican Congressman Steve Stivers in Ohio's 15th District.

Letters

Local library system provides exemplary service at all levels

To the Editor:

"The Athens Voice" sometimes provides me a chuckle or two, but the mention in Monday's paper that one shouldn't support the Athens County Public Libraries levy due to their "looney cycles" made me want to offer some facts and even some opinions for consideration.

Letters

Eight elected county officials come out for Kathy Hecht

To the Editor:

We're writing to express our support for Kathy Hecht in her race for Athens County Auditor.

Letters

If you adore Athens’ parks and rec programs, vote for Issue 8

To the Editor:

I support Issue 8 for the city of Athens. As a member of the Arts, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, I was involved with the update to the Master Plan for the department. Citizens were involved in the development through surveys and public meetings.

Letters

Regarding customer service, Thompson has been the best

To the Editor:

I confess that I am one of those people who does not closely follow politics. This year's Auditor's race in Athens County is particularly important to me, however. Jill Thompson is up for re-election, and I want to make sure she stays in office. Here is why:

Local NEWS

Buy your purse for a pooch this Saturday

Friends of the Shelter Dogs are hosting the second annual Purses for Pooches this Saturday, Nov. 1 at The Market on State.

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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