Only a few of the thousands of drunken revelers at Number Fest's The Venue knew of the treasures hidden inside Pablo the Pinata. The colorful horse piñata paraded through security, his secret concealed as the women holding him paid the year's new $10 BYOB fee allowing them to arrive with mugs of beer.
The Ohio University community and residents of the city of Athens are on track to get single-stream recycling this July, which means no more sorting. Officials hope this will generate more recycling participation.
Ohio University's vice president for finance announced Monday that he will not ask OU's Board of Trustees or the Board for the university's fundraising arm to purchase 31 Coventry Lane, a home that OU President Roderick McDavis and his wife, Deborah, were moved into last month.
Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith said Sunday morning that the new bus transportation system for Saturday's Number Fest, at least in the beginning, worked relatively smoothly, though this was contrary to the reports of many fest-goers, as well as community members, who complained about the boisterous crowds.
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro at the seventh Summit of the Americas, held this year in Panama City.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The New Political's social media director for 2015-2016, Matt Stephens, graciously provided these Student Senate 2015 election results via cellphone pictures this evening.
An Athens-based anti-fracking group has filed an appeal of a new drilling-waste injection well in eastern Athens County recently approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
On Dec. 22, 1978, American journalist Elizabeth Becker was one of three reporters allowed in Cambodia to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, a totalitarian dictator who oversaw a radical form of agrarian socialism that led to the deaths of approximately 25 percent of the Cambodian population.
Early in his career, George Carlin was funny and made a lot of money from conventional comedy. However, he was unhappy because he wanted to be funny and do comedy that also made a serious point. Finally, he got new management, one member of whom was Jeff Wald.
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