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Local NEWS

Investigators dig through ashes for clues to fire

Fire investigators sifted - literally - through the burned-out coals and ashes at the back of 16 W. Union Street Monday as they continued to look for evidence pointing to the cause of the fire that heavily damaged that and nearby buildings early the morning of Nov. 16.

 
Local NEWS

Christian group tells county not to remove sign for churches

by David DeWitt

Members of the Athens Christian Education Committee, the group that maintains the Church Directory sign outside the Athens County Courthouse, met with the Athens County Commissioners Tuesday to voice opposition to the directory's removal.

 
Local NEWS

Community grieves traffic death of retired music professor, pianist

by Terry Smith

The Ohio University community is mourning the traffic death of retired music professor Richard D. Syracuse Friday evening on the road in front of his rural Athens home.

 
Campus NEWS

SAE frat suspends more than half of its OU chapter

By Sam Flynn

More than half of the Ohio University Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) was suspended by its national headquarters Nov. 15 in the wake of a membership review brought on by hazing allegations and an alcohol violation.

 
Sports NEWS

WMU upsets ’Cat volleyballers, marring undefeated season

Upset loss in semifinals to WMU leaves Ohio’s postseason status uncertain

By Matt Lardner

Coming off back-to-back byes, the Ohio volleyball team started out a bit rusty Sunday against Western Michigan in the semifinal of the MAC postseason tournament. But after being down 6-1 in the first set, Ohio rallied at the Convocation Center and won each of the first two sets. Up 2-0, the Bobcats seemed to have the semifinal in control.

 
 
 
 
Wearing Thin

Story of music professor’s death drew massive response

by Terry Smith

In this modern era of fast-moving Internet news, web administrators can gauge reader interest by looking at page views.

Campus NEWS

Protesters occupy Baker Center after news from Ferguson

by Conor Morris

A crowd of roughly 100 people, mostly Ohio University students, assembled on Baker Center's fourth floor Monday night upon news of a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown last August.

Local NEWS

It looks to be a trying winter in Common Pleas Court

A number of cases approaching trial dates in next couple of months

by David DeWitt

While Athens County Common Pleas Court held only four jury trials between September 2013 and today, that could be doubled in the coming months with eight prominent cases scheduled for trial between now and early February.

Sports NEWS

Senior leaders help Ohio prevail over UAPB press in Convo

Bobcats pull ahead late to beat Golden Lions 69-60

By Matt Lardner

Seniors Bean Willis and Maurice Ndour had strong individual efforts, helping the Ohio Bobcat men prevail over pesky Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 69-60, Tuesday night at the Convo.

Sports NEWS

Comeback ’Cats recover to stun Miami

Down 21-0, Ohio scores 24 straight to win as time expires

By Matt Lardner

Needing a win against an inferior rival, Ohio's football team faced a 21-point deficit after a fever-dream of an awful start in Oxford Friday. Then the 'Cats rattled off 24 straight, in this nationally televised game (ESPN2), making a field goal on the final drive as time expired to get to 6-6 on the season and earn a chance to play a bowl game.

Athens Voice

Athens Voice 11-26-14

Women studies and grammar. Permanently close Union Street? Parking, logistics, buses, loading and unloading, fun stuff. Climate denialism, not just a shrinking river in Egypt. Dang that PC crap. Crocodile tears, crocodile rock! This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Local NEWS

Fire marshal: Union Street fire report could take weeks

by David DeWitt

While the on-site investigation into the Nov. 16 West Union Street fire in uptown Athens has been completed, the Ohio State Fire Marshal's office is continuing to conduct interviews.

Local NEWS

OUPD welcomes second bomb-sniffing pooch

by Conor Morris

Ohio University and the OU Police Department Monday welcomed the university's second bomb-sniffing dog at a press conference. This is the second grant-funded position held by a canine that was announced by the OUPD this year.

Campus NEWS

Petitioners accuse fraternity of drug use and rape

By Sam Flynn

A petition to ban Acacia Fraternity from Ohio University's campus, alleging a reputation for rape and drug use, was posted by the student group F***RapeCulture (FRC) on Change.org Sunday night and had drawn more than 800 signatures as of Monday evening.

Local NEWS

Nelsonville property code referendum makes headway

by Conor Morris

A petition with 248 signatures of Nelsonville residents requesting a referendum of a recently approved property maintenance code to be placed on a future ballot has been passed along to the Athens County Board of Elections.

Readers Forum

West Union fire underlines importance of fire safety

By Lt. Dan Riley

As many are aware, a fire broke out and spread through many buildings on Athens' West Union Street early in the morning of Nov. 16. The fire spread rapidly through the businesses and apartments, leaving a lot of damage behind, and students without homes and belongings.

Campus NEWS

Morton Hill rape reported to OUPD

Another case with an anonymous complainant

For the second time in two weeks the Ohio University Police Department has put out a call to the community for information regarding an alleged rape on campus.

Local NEWS

Risks of oil and gas pipelines weighed in local forum

By Samantha Nelson

An informational forum last Thursday evening in Athens aired concerns and information about proposals to install 70,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines throughout Ohio.

Readers Forum

Thanks owed to those who work & volunteer in hospice

By Hannah Ticoras

As I prepared to write about my experiences as a hospice volunteer for an Athens NEWS Reader's Forum, I was boarding a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Local NEWS

Glouster man pleads innocent to dealing crack near school

A Glouster man has pleaded not guilty in Athens County Common Pleas court after being arrested last week for allegedly trafficking in crack cocaine inside a school zone.

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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.

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