Ohio University students and townsfolk alike, ready your costumes and message your out-of-town friends (and warn them not to break anything this year). The 2014 Athens Halloween Block Party is currently set for Saturday, Oct. 25.
Ohio University currently has more housing deposits from students, about 8,268 as of Tuesday, than it has current space for those students, which sits at about 8,151 beds on its Athens campus. OU starts its fall semester in 11 days.
We've all had to deal with it - a neighbor's obnoxious pooch barking up a storm at squirrels (real or imagined) late at night, a dog yapping from inside a neighbor's house after he leaves for work while you're trying to snooze on your day off.
Non-student shopping, whatever that means. Take me to the river. Drop me in the water. A big you're welcome, we were happy to do it! Unfriending your friends. Thompson's job. One locally-elected Republican. Desperation. The other foot, and the other shoe. When shall it drop? This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has dismissed a protest against oil and gas drilling in the Wayne National Forrest but also has decided against allowing any such drilling.
A program that will provide for addiction services and other community justice efforts in Athens County has been launched, county Prosecutor Keller Blackburn announced Friday afternoon in a news release.
Over the decades I've done some business reporting, including a few years a long time ago when I covered business to the exclusion of much else. One thing I learned is that it's a very bad idea to make predictions.
Students return to classrooms today (Monday) in the Federal Hocking Local School District, and Jenny Silvus planned to be there to welcome them back. Silvus is a Coolville Elementary physical education teacher who was accused of mistreating a student but contested an effort to have her fired.
The Obama administration's espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom.
The landscape of major college sports is changing. Already, juggernaut programs (think Scarlet and Gray) bring in massive revenue in men's basketball and especially football, while the majority of programs below the top tier (think Green and White) lose money.
Struggling to fill out work schedules while reducing overtime costs, Athens County EMS has been approved by the county Commissioners to hire a new full-time paramedic.
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