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Thursday, March 5,2015
Local NEWS

Athens, Athens County, and OU campus deal with heavy snow

Big OU speech and debate tournament suspended briefly due to weather

By Conor Morris
The snow storm which ended up dumping between eight and 12 inches on southeast Ohio between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon covered Athens, Athens County, and Ohio University's campus in an indiscriminate white blanket of precipitation.
Thursday, March 5,2015
Local NEWS

Snowstorm shuts down much of Athens County

Level 3 Snow Alert posted for Athens County Thursday morning after snowstorm wallops southern Ohio

Athens County was placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency early Thursday morning, meaning all motorists other than emergency drivers should stay off the roads while the Level 3 status remains in effect.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

City angles for historic designations

Buildings impacted by fire could benefit in effort to rebuild

By Conor Morris
Athens City Council wishes to designate four buildings on West Union Street damaged by the ravaging fire on that street last year as part of a local historic district.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

Athens County hires new planner

Position brought back under board of commissioners

By David DeWitt
Athens County is on its third planner in less than a year and the Athens County Board of Commissioners are hoping they've found a long-term solution at the position.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

Athens Schools look at adding curriculum to sex ed instruction

By Conor Morris
Athens City Schools' middle school and high school health classes could get some new curriculum based around consent, healthy relationships, dispelling myths about sexual assault and abuse, and supporting survivors as soon as next year.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

Exhuming the Morgue

Distraught deer takes fatal leap

In this week’s files, we find the 2003 case of a frightened white-tailed deer that had wandered across College Green to find itself inside Alden Library after crashing through a window on the fourth floor, which, as the article notes is at ground level because the library sits on a hillside.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

Wayne full of plants prized for health benefits

By Fred Kight
Ginseng is prized for its health benefits and demand for the wild plant has driven the price sky-high. Here in Appalachia Ohio - the heart of ginseng-growing country - more and more people are interested in the plant.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

Interim Hocking president applying for permanent post

By David DeWitt
Hocking College Interim President Betty Young is applying for the permanent position and is being interviewed this month as one of 10 finalists, Board of Trustees Chair Andy Stone confirmed Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

LSD, marijuana bust nabs over $7,600 in cash

By David DeWitt
An Ohio University student was arrested and jailed Friday after allegedly selling 100 doses of LSD and an undisclosed amount of marijuana to a confidential informant.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Local NEWS

New area code on the way with '740' running out of numbers

Everyone in the 740 area code, which includes more than 30 counties in central and southeast Ohio, will have to start dialing the area code plus the phone number for all calls starting on March 21, 2015, according to a news release.
 
 
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