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Local NEWS  

City angles for historic designations

Buildings impacted by fire could benefit in effort to rebuild

by Conor Morris

Athens City Council wishes to designate four buildings on West Union Street damaged by the ravaging fire on that street last year as part of a local historic district.

Local NEWS  

Wayne full of plants prized for health benefits

By Fred Kight

Ginseng is prized for its health benefits and demand for the wild plant has driven the price sky-high. Here in Appalachia Ohio - the heart of ginseng-growing country - more and more people are interested in the plant.

Campus NEWS

Is another old OU building doomed?

by Conor Morris

The Athens Historic Preservation Commission sent a letter to the Ohio University administration Friday asking that the university reconsider its plans to demolish the President Street Academic Center, a largely-unused, historic building on the corner of President and South Congress streets in Athens.

Local NEWS  

LSD, marijuana bust nabs over $7,600 in cash

by David DeWitt

An Ohio University student was arrested and jailed Friday after allegedly selling 100 doses of LSD and an undisclosed amount of marijuana to a confidential informant.

Local NEWS  

Athens Schools look at adding curriculum to sex ed instruction

by Conor Morris

Athens City Schools' middle school and high school health classes could get some new curriculum based around consent, healthy relationships, dispelling myths about sexual assault and abuse, and supporting survivors as soon as next year.

Readers Forum  

University should reconsider building’s destruction

By Bob Eichenberg

There are trends in planning and resource management that lend credence to the preservation of our built environment and discourage the demolition of buildings that still retain their structural integrity.

Athens Voice  

Athens Voice 3-5-15

Sentencing Pat Kelly. Doing the Contra one last time. When someone starts a sentence with, 'As a Republican...' More Pat Kelly. Billy Milligan and Leo. Multiple personality. John Boehner. And the case of the missing trousers. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Local NEWS  

Athens County hires new planner

Position brought back under board of commissioners

by David DeWitt

Athens County is on its third planner in less than a year and the Athens County Board of Commissioners are hoping they've found a long-term solution at the position.

Local NEWS  

Exhuming the Morgue

Distraught deer takes fatal leap

In this week’s files, we find the 2003 case of a frightened white-tailed deer that had wandered across College Green to find itself inside Alden Library after crashing through a window on the fourth floor, which, as the article notes is at ground level because the library sits on a hillside.

Local NEWS  

Interim Hocking president applying for permanent post

by David DeWitt

Hocking College Interim President Betty Young is applying for the permanent position and is being interviewed this month as one of 10 finalists, Board of Trustees Chair Andy Stone confirmed Wednesday.

Local NEWS  

New area code on the way with '740' running out of numbers

Everyone in the 740 area code, which includes more than 30 counties in central and southeast Ohio, will have to start dialing the area code plus the phone number for all calls starting on March 21, 2015, according to a news release.

Sports NEWS  

Worst loss of season extends ‘Cat losing streak to 7

Buffalo avenges Convo buzzer-beater with 93-point throttling

By Matt Lardner

Throughout Ohio's seven-game losing streak, certain tropes have been rampant: Sloppy ball security. Ineffectual defense. Little offensive cohesion or ball rotation. A stretch in which Ohio surrenders some points and can't recover.


Ignorant of history, socialist youths mistaken on U.S. ‘empire’

To the Editor:

I am noting the increasing hostility towards our own country among a certain portion of today's American youth, bred through a lack of understanding of history, along with a concerted effort by our "educators" to replace the "Protestant Work Ethic" with the "Hey, if I don't win the lottery or a million dollar lawsuit, I'll just have the government take care of me" mindset.

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Local NEWS

Leonardo DiCaprio to play Billy Milligan in film

Milligan had 24 personalities, many connections to Athens

by Conor Morris

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will reportedly star in a biographical movie about Billy Milligan - a man from central Ohio who is believed to be the first person to successfully deploy a multiple-personality disorder defense in a case involving a violent crime in the U.S.