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Local NEWS

Eighth frack well on way with approval of K&H No. 3

by David DeWitt

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved a new drilling-waste injection well in eastern Athens County that will become the third owned by K&H Partners of West Virginia.

 
Campus NEWS

Whose streets?

Student Senate president, members found guilty for role in protest march

by Conor Morris

Ohio University Student Senate President Megan Marzec and two other members Senate were found guilty Monday of persistent disorderly conduct in Athens County Municipal Court. The charges were connected to their behavior during a student-led protest of a tuition hike approved in January by the OU Board of Trustees.

 
Campus NEWS

OU's First Couple all moved in, but questions remain

Faculty, students starting to protest possible purchase of new house

by Conor Morris

Ohio University President McDavis and his wife, Deborah, were fully moved into a large off-campus home on the South Side of Athens as of Wednesday morning, an OU spokesperson said. The OU Foundati

 
Campus NEWS

Well-named fest enjoys sunny skies, loose vibes

High Fest, capping off the second weekend of Ohio University's spring festival/block party season, enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures for mid-March (mid-60s). See our High Fest Photo Gallery here.

 
Sports NEWS

‘Gravel Rouser’ features events from strenuous to hilarious

by Dennis Powell

After a long, dark, cold winter, outdoor athletes are eager to get back to it - and none more than the area's many avid bicyclists.

 
 
 
 
Letters

Faculty members call foul on OU president's housing change

83 signatures as of Thursday morning

To the Editor: Ohio University has recently announced that it is reviewing the suitability of the traditional residence of the President on the Athens campus. This appears to be driven by the appearance of some bats...

Wearing Thin

Bats obscured the real story involving president's home

by Terry Smith

Over the past month, the "killer bats in the president's house" story has gotten unnecessarily mixed up with the "OU wants its presidents to live somewhere else" story.

Campus NEWS

Biggest spring block party set for Saturday on Palmer

by Conor Morris

The biggest Ohio University student block party of the spring, Palmer Fest, is this Saturday. Some snapshots of past iterations of the party on Palmer Street: droves of intoxicated students and their guests partying in the sunshine; riot police shutting down wild house parties after furniture burns in the street; and, at the most extreme, a house set on fire in 2012.

Local NEWS

Danger zone to the highway; residents call for safer Radford Road

by David DeWitt

Some residents of Radford Road concerned about safety want to see stop signs and traffic signals installed right away, but according to Athens County Engineer Jeff Maiden that just won't be possible.

Campus NEWS

#Fest founder talks safety, new rules in lengthy letter

by Conor Morris

Number Fest founder Dominic Petrozzi recently penned a lengthy letter explaining changes and increased security measures at this year's edition of the generally muddy, rowdy college music festival.

Athens Voice

Athens Voice 3-26-15

Raise the alarm! In a rare, almost newsworthy turn of events, nobody mentioned that the recent chilly weather is positive proof of the non-existence of climate change.

Local NEWS

Ex-sheriff sticks to his guns to the bitter end

Pat Kelly sentenced to seven years in prison

by David DeWitt

From the day he took office to the day he was taken off to prison, former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly has been nothing if not controversial.

Kelly's supporters applauded him as he was led handcuffed from the Athens County Common Pleas courtroom after being sentenced to seven years in prison on 18 felony counts early Friday afternoon.

Arts and Entertainment

OU student/musician playing on bill with Juicy J at new IndieFest this Saturday

By Sam Schooler

Local musical artist Atari Jones says he's ready to rock a "pretty crazy" setlist - and that's a good thing, because he's going to open for rapper/producer Juicy J at IndependentFest this Saturday at Lake Snowden near Albany

Campus NEWS

President's move to ’burbs not popular on social media

The response on social media and in online comments to Ohio University's decision to move President Roderick McDavis and his wife, Deborah, from the historic President's Residence on campus to an upscale home two-plus miles away has been uniformly negative.

Arts and Entertainment

New Riders pinch-hit at Fur Peace for ailing Dan Hicks

The Fur Peace Ranch has announced a change in its concert schedule for a show scheduled for this weekend. This Saturday's show with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks was cancelled late last week, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage will be filling in.

Campus NEWS

Winning innovators tackle sexual assault on campus

By Samantha Nelson

The third annual Scripps Innovation Challenge wrapped up its competition Monday afternoon with a finale that decided which teams would win the challenge.

Campus NEWS

Speaker at OU symposium touts out-of-the-box journalism

By Sam Schooler

Latoya Peterson calls herself a nontraditional journalist. She never went to journalism school. In fact, she dropped out of college, she told an audience of more than 100 Ohio University students and faculty members on Tuesday.

Arts and Entertainment

Barn exhibit has everything

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is hosting the first exhibition of its kind, "In & Around the Barn," an inaugural exhibition. This exhibit kicks off with a range of participatory artworks and performances for old and young this Friday, March 27 from 5-7 p.m., according to a news release.

Local NEWS

Trimble coach, teacher and firefighter mourned by community

by David DeWitt

Members of the Trimble Tomcat community are in mourning following the death of a teacher, coach and volunteer firefighter Monday. The school district brought in extra counselors this week to help stud

Local NEWS

Recycling Day mainly for stuff that’s not easy to get rid of

Community members in Athens and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to bring recyclable items and donations to the RecycleMania Community Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Athens County Fairgrounds.

Arts and Entertainment

Event ties in with new Barn exhibit

This Friday, March 27, will start the kickoff of a local grassroots project called "Don't Blow It." This project is designed to allow citizens of Athens County an alternative way to commit activism and to bring awareness to the issue of fracking waste, according to a news release.

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:

Local NEWS

Five local men, one woman, busted in drug roundup

The Athens County Major Crimes Unit conducted a drug trafficking roundup operation on St. Patrick's Day that landed six Athens County residents in jail.

 
 
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