When word spread that Billy Milligan would be housed at the Athens Mental Health Center (around 1980 give or take a year), our phones at The Athens News rang constantly. Concerned citizens, many senior citizens, stopped by my desk to express their fears and worries over having Milligan housed in the Athens Mental Health Center.
The Athens County Commissioners have scheduled a public meeting regarding a proposal for a third oil and gas hydraulic fracturing waste injection well in eastern Athens County.
The Athens-based music and art collective Aquabear Legion is releasing a double LP, vinyl compilation featuring 24 Ohio bands this coming spring.
Somebody give me a speed bump. Silly climate change denier, whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis? Disease masks, I mean, disease masks? What the H? Talking to Cuba is way more supportive of torture than, y'know, implementing a specific torture program, apparently. Redistricting. And I'll have the Cuban, please, extra pickle. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
The former president of Hocking College reportedly has filed a claim with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claiming he lost his job trying to protect a black employee from discrimination.
Before last Thursday's 81-69 loss at Evansville, Ohio had played only one road game on the season - a trip down to Florida to take on Florida Gulf Coast.
The logs, if you could call them that, had been stacked neatly and covered by a tarp for years; how many I cannot say with certainty… three or four, probably.
Plans for a $15 million, 3.5-story apartment building called River Gate near Ohio University's South Green have been approved by the Athens Planning Commission.
Earlier this month, the Athens Police Department announced it had received funding to continue its county-wide victim advocate position for the18th year in a row.
"They're disposable," the woman with the gray, curling hair says to me as a wooden drum beat steadily in the distance, the fire's smoke rising high, "disposable people."
The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing.
The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, charged with negotiating and administrating electricity aggregation in Athens County, has signed deals with AEP Energy and Empower Gas & Electricty to attempt to lower rates and launch local renewable power and energy-efficiency initiatives.
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Athens High School Football program, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone who supported us during our recent playoff run. Although we play the game, our victories would not have been made possible without the outpouring of support we continually received throughout the season.
Ohio University officials said last week they expect on-campus road construction for Park Place and Mulberry Street to be complete and for the roadways to be open by mid-January.
A former village of Chauncey marshal accused of cultivating marijuana and acting as protector of an area drug ring has filed several motions, including one to suppress evidence in his case.
To the Editor:
I ask for the help of residents of the Athens community, especially those who knew Dr. Amer Alshawa and his wife, Emel Inal, former residents of Athens for 17 years and Ohio University alumnus. Amer received a doctorate at Ohio University and his three children were born here before moving to Istanbul for family and business reasons.
On 7 December 2013, Greg Parady, a 40-year-old financial planner and owner of Parady Financial Group in The Villages, Florida, went to a local Wal-Mart to get some bicycles for Toys for Tots. He then decided to do an additional good deed, and he spent over $20,000 helping people pay off their layaways.
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