In the wake of the transportation system's failure and issues with belligerent partiers returning to Athens from Number Fest on April 18, Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason said Friday that he and the other commissioners will discuss lobbying to change Ohio's "safety at live entertainment performances" law.
This Saturday many things will change for Ohio University students. Some will go home or on to summer jobs. Some begin new careers or graduate school. But what happens to pets that may have been acquired during college? As some students vacate Athens, old sofas won't be the only things they dump on the curb.
This year's Number Fest benefited the Athens area in the form of increased revenue for local businesses, despite complaints from local residents and officials about the negative impacts of the crowds before and after the event (see separate story).
I got your daylight savings right here! Kent State. Mohammed's radio. The preezy. Fickle fracking. Homage to digging coal. Getting rough. Cutting down on the garbage. Zero problems. All the positives. The Blame Game. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
A group of anti-fracking activists announced Tuesday they will be circulating petitions to turn Athens County into a charter government and ban the dumping of oil-and-gas hydraulic fracking waste, as well as use of water from sources in the county for fracking activities, on the November ballot.
The pushback against diverting local school district resources to private charter schools continues, with the group Know Your Charter sending a release saying that the Athens City School District lost half a million dollars last year.
The April 16 letter in response to Sam Schooler's April 9 piece about Carry and Conceal laws vis a vis campus rape, headlined "Cover Article Contained Many Liberal Myths About Guns, CCW," contained this line: "…your 'Che Guevara is great' poli-sci class while sipping a latte." Really?
A local architectural firm's assessment of 29 Park Place is expected to start soon in the wake of contentious public discourse over Ohio University President Roderick McDavis' move from that long-time official president's residence to new lodgings at 31 Coventry Lane in south Athens.
My name is Jason Kopelwitz and together, my wife (Jessica) and I own and operate Fluff Bakery and our newest venture on Athens' west side, the West Side Wingery. This letter has spawned from my experiences and the endless anecdotal evidence that I can no longer continue to ignore.
Over the years I've had the opportunity to be around a vast array of flying machines, and have gotten to fly in - and occasionally fly - more than my share of them. This has led to opinions.
The group running electricity aggregation in Athens County has opened up a new early enrollment period for residents to participate in the program.
Rap icons the Ying Yang Twins tore up the grass and sand of Ohio University's South Beach last Thursday in conjunction with University Program Council's Throwback Thursday event. This was the last big student event before the end of Spring Semester.
Well, this is embarrassing. My old friend, Tom Bennett, unearthed the letter that he received in July 1976 from our then landlord in Athens, informing us that we were not welcome to return to the same house for Ohio University's fall quarter, less than two months from then.
Every generation of Ohio University student thinks its end-of-year blow-out festival is the best, and can't imagine prehistoric times when things were different.
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," reads the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service.
With more than 15 "move-out drop-off" sites located throughout the city of Athens from April 30 to May 3, students leaving Athens have many opportunities to donate items rather than trashing them, according to a news release.
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