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Wednesday, July 23,2014
Local NEWS

Girls just wanna rock!

Camp aims to empower 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.

Wednesday, July 23,2014
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.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
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.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
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.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
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.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
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.

Wednesday, July 23,2014
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.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
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 Monday.
Sunday, July 20,2014
Local NEWS

Brew week makes a splash

Rain doesn't much dampen "Last Call" celebration Saturday

By McKenzie Powell

Ohio Brew Week wrapped up its eventful eight-day festival with Last Call on Court Street Saturday. Last Call featured dozens of craft breweries from all over Ohio, along with various art and food vendors and performances from six local bands.

Sunday, July 20,2014
Local NEWS

Program looks to expand environmental education

By Fred Kight
It's the kind of activity that makes Rural Action Environmental Education Coordinator Joe Brehm feel good all over. Inspired by an Earth Day lesson, some of his students instigated the cleanup of an illegal dumpsite.
 
 
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