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Local NEWS  

Girls just wanna rock!

Camp empowers young women with music

By McKenzie Powell

Growing up as a young woman in a society often viewed as patriarchal and degrading toward females can be difficult and confusing.

 
Local NEWS  

Nelsonville performance outfit continues to thrive

By Fred Kight

Tim Peacock and Stuart's Opera House are making beautiful music together. The executive director and his non-profit organization just staged a successful Nelsonville Music Festival and now are poised for a big announcement.

 
Local NEWS

E. State/U.S. 33 interchange plan selected

At least it's not another roundabout

by Conor Morris

The decision has been made, and Athens drivers will just have to get used to it. The East State Street/U.S. Rt. 33 interchange will be home to a new diamond-shaped traffic flow design in 2016, which will direct drivers to drive on the opposite side of the road.

 
Local NEWS  

Fur Peace Ranch to nurture “Arts & Minds” with festival this weekend

With decades of area entertainment under its belt, the Fur Peace Ranch is presenting a new event that gives some of the better-known attractions at the Pomeroy venue new purposes.

 
 
 
 
Athens Voice

Athens Voice 7-24-14

One-way traffic. Radford Road. Barking dogs. Heroin. Roundabouts, diamonds-shaped interchanges, criss-cross applesauce, jump, might as well jump, broken thumbs and police officers, and health insurance. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Campus NEWS

Ohio University's top salaries in 2014-2015

Basketball, football coaches lead the way

by Conor Morris

Ohio University has compiled a list for the academic year 2014-2015 salaries of all of its administrative and classified employees. Of 1,449 people employed in administration or research positions at

Readers Forum

The eyes have it

By Michael Barr

The Supreme Court's 5-4 tortured decision in the Hobby Lobby case concerning contraception could be considered the Lawyers Full Employment Act of 2014.

Local NEWS

Details on Glouster drug ring revealed in warrant

by David DeWitt

Details on what authorities have called one of the biggest drug ring busts in Athens County history have come to light, including the alleged roles of a former Chauncey marshal and those at the top of the operation.

Commentary

The return of the Caliphate, from ISIS to the ‘Islamic State’

by Gwynne Dyer

"Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day," said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate in the broad territory between Aleppo in northern Syria and Diyala province in eastern Iraq.

Local NEWS

Disabilities service award codified by Council

by Conor Morris

Athens City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on Monday amending city code to increase the size of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities from nine to 11 individuals, and to embed the Commission's annual service award into city code.

Local NEWS

Athens County joins area major crimes task force

by David DeWitt

The Athens County Sheriff's Office, the Athens County Prosecutor's Office, the Police Departments of the City of Athens and the City of Nelsonville, and the Ohio University Police Department have officially joined the Major Crimes Unit, formerly known as the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Task Force, according to a press release Wednesday.

Local NEWS

Commissioners approve new disabilities board tax levy for November ballot

The Athens County Commissioners approved a 1.5 mill levy for the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities on Tuesday that will head to voters in November.

Letters

The reignited Israeli-Palestine conflict brings to mind some passages from a certain book’s ‘revelations’

To the Editor:

I am circumcised, so you could say I have skin in this issue and don't need to be called anti-Semite. President Obama had his once a year Ramadan dinner with Muslims, and had the audacity to invite the Israeli Ambassador to give a speech to the dinner guests who were mostly all Muslim. The speech's main theme: "Israel has the right to defend itself."

Local NEWS

One-vehicle crash claims life of 18-year-old Stewart man

by David DeWitt

A one-vehicle crash on Ohio state Rt. 329, north of the village of Stewart in Athens County, claimed the life of 18-year-old Michael Allen Rood last night.

Local NEWS

Judge moves trial date for suspended sheriff to January

Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly is now slated to go to trial on a 25-count indictment in January 2015 due to a "voluminous" amount of discovery that needs to take place.

Bobcats' Basham an 'Office Enforcer' in video

Richland Avenue Shuffler

Throughout high school, Bobcats defensive lineman Tarell Basham had perfect attendance.

Basham, out of Hargrave Military Academy, is an enforcer on and off the gridiron.

Fans saw first-hand how Basham punishes quarterbacks and ball carriers: In his redshirt freshman season, the 6-foot-4, 250 pound defensive end recorded 32 tackles and a team-high 7.5 sacks. He was rewarded with a spot on the Football Writers Association of America's Freshman All-American team, and named to a number of watch lists both in the MAC and nationally.

So the Ohio Athletics Youtube channel published a video Monday showing how Basham keeps the department focused on the task at hand.

The "Office Enforcer" lays down the law with an open-court tackle on a lollygagging employee watching basketball practice instead of focusing on the task at hand. In between Basham unseating a worker who doesn't understand the purpose of a business phone, testimonials on how Basham has improved productivity abound.
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Campus NEWS

Magistrate sides with student in broken-thumb suit

Despite OU attorney claims that student "simply can't be believed"

by David DeWitt

A magistrate has decided against the Ohio University Police Department and recommended a judgment of over $22,000 in a lawsuit from a student alleging an officer broke her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest.

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:

 
 
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