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Sports NEWS

Urban Meyer pays a visit

Ohio State coach visits QB recruit's home in The Plains

By Matt Lardner

Less than 72 hours after winning the national college football championship, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer sat at an Athens area dining-room table.

 
Campus NEWS

Campus event focuses on race and inequity

by David DeWitt

What is it like to be black? What is it like to be white? When was the first time you realized that race is an issue?

 
Arts Calendar

Winter Arts Calendar 2015

Our Winter Arts Calendar includes local and campus arts, entertainment and (some) miscellaneous events up until early March 2015.

 
Local NEWS

Athens High students plan to demonstrate against abortion

by Dennis Powell

A group of Athens High School students is planning to lend support locally today for the annual anti-abortion March for Life that's happening today in Washington, D.C.

 
Campus NEWS

OU Trustees to talk about demolition of President St. building

Some city officials express concern for historic building

by Conor Morris

The Athens City Historic Preservation Commission has drafted a letter asking Ohio University to postpone the proposed demolition of a building on the corner of President Street and Richland Avenue.

 
 
 
 
Sports NEWS

Ndour's buzzer-beating slam helps 'Cats beat Buffalo

Forward scored 29, 10 of Ohio's final 11 in 63-61 win

By Matt Lardner

In a high-intensity game from start to finish, Maurice Ndour shouldered the load. A game-winning Ndour slam dunk gave Ohio (7-10, 2-4 MAC) a 63-61 win against Buffalo (12-6, 3-3 MAC) Saturday in the Bobcats' first nail-biter since a November loss to Belmont.

Athens Voice

Athens Voice 1-22-15

Abandoned mobile homes. Judge Bennett. Women in Athens, and how they feel. Bobcat Buckeyes and Buckeye Bobcats. Guaranteed tuition. Mild winter. Urban Meyer. Ban Yerian! This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.

Campus NEWS

Six charged in relation to OU guaranteed tuition protests

Three arrested on Friday during Board of Trustees meeting

By Conor Morris

Two OU students and an OU alumnus were arrested by Ohio University Police officers for allegedly disturbing Friday's Board of Trustees' meeting while protesting the Ohio Guarantee fixed-rate tuition plan on which Trustees were about to vote.

Campus NEWS

Fest season less than two months away

Schedule has been set with first street fest March 13

By Scott Proietti

Though the calendar and outside temperatures may say winter, the 2015 spring semester at Ohio University is well underway, with the highly anticipated student fest season less than two months away.

Readers Forum

Athens rec official explains planned city pool project

By Andrew Chiki

I normally am not inclined to respond to comments on websites but I would like to take a moment to address some questions and concerns voiced in a recent online comment on www.athensnews.com.

Local NEWS

Local restaurant/bar’s T-shirt achieves Nirvana status

by Conor Morris

A photo of rock n' roll star and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl wearing a Casa Nueva T-shirt during the band's late frontman Kurt Cobain's 1992 wedding to Courtney Love in Hawaii has been making the rounds on Athens residents' Facebook pages recently.

Campus NEWS

Have coffee with a cop at Baker

Officers from the Ohio University Police Department will get to know the faces and voices within the community they serve this morning (Thursday), when they sit down and enjoy cups of coffee at The Front Room in Baker Center as part of Coffee with a Cop.

Sports NEWS

Bobcat offense sizzles in first MAC win of season

Bean Willis, Stevie Taylor combine for 45 as team snaps slump

By Matt Lardner

Bean Willis was lights out in Muncie as the Bobcat men earned their first MAC win and first win on the road this season, beating Ball State 82-73.

Local NEWS

Records detail infighting among college leaders

by David DeWitt

Public records from Hocking College confirm deep tensions among top administrators last fall as the institution faced deep budget cuts and a sharp enrollment drop that eventually led to 36 layoffs, furloughs and program reorganization.

Readers Forum

ACFAN: 198 of 199 public comments on K&H3 oppose the project

By Athens Co. Fracking Action Network

A public comment period for a new Athens County injection well came and went while OU students were on break and many community members were away on holiday, according to a news release from the Athens County Fracking Action Network.

Local NEWS

Historic preservation credits might help rebuild West Union

by Conor Morris

A group of West Union Street building and business owners affected by the fire that burned their buildings last November attended a meeting with various state representatives Tuesday to learn about historic preservation tax credits and other state aid for those seeking to rebuild.

Commentary

My friend Ashley taught me well how to live with joy

by David DeWitt

As I get older, more and more often I recall Kurt Vonnegut's instruction to notice when we are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."

Arts and Entertainment

Opera House hosts film festival, record swap

Stuart's Opera House is hosting the Cabin Fever Film Festival this Friday and Saturday, featuring 10 music films in two days. In addition, Stuart's will host a Record Sale and Music Swap Meet all day Saturday.

Local NEWS

Council resolves to support marriage equality

By Conor Morris

Athens City Council became only the second city government in Ohio to unanimously approve a resolution supporting marriage equality during council's meeting on Tuesday.

Ask the Advice Goddess

Ask the Advice Goddess -- 1-22-15

My boyfriend of eight months was with his ex for almost five years. Unfortunately, she passed two years ago. I have sympathy for him, but occasionally he'll call me by her name, and it's really upsetting...

Campus NEWS

Former OU Trustee chair sentenced in connection with data-rigging case

University says Harris was a strong and resposible Trustee chair

by Terry Smith

A former Ohio University Board of Trustees chairwoman last week pleaded no contest to a second-degree misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty in connection with the Columbus City Schools' data-rigging scandal.

Campus NEWS

Second 'sexual imposition' reported on OU campus last week

Female OU student reports being touched inappropriately by stranger in broad daylight

by Conor Morris

The Ohio University Police Department sent out its second crime alert in 24 hours Friday – this one about a female student who reported being touched inappropriately by a stranger while walking outside last Tuesday afternoon.

Local NEWS

Minimum wage hike helps some, not so much others

by Conor Morris

Considering Athens County is one of the poorest counties in Ohio (the poorest according to an article in Saturday's USA Today), how does the recent minimum wage increase of 15 cents to $8.10 an hour (effective Jan. 1) affect Athens County?

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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