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Sunday, September 28,2014
Local NEWS

Past rumbles, whirs & clatters at event

By Dennis Powell

There is "steampunk" - and then there's steam-powered. The former was the theme of festivities three weeks ago, but the real thing was on display this past weekend at Lake Snowden, as hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors gathered at the Albany area park for the Athens County Antique Machinery Show.

Sunday, September 28,2014
Local NEWS

Athens' first wine bar coming in October

By David DeWitt
Longtime bar and eatery The Oak Room on Athens' west side is no more, but coming next month in its place will be the city's first wine bar in modern history, Athens Uncorked.
Sunday, September 28,2014
Local NEWS

Partnership in works to light Court Street for events all year long

By Conor Morris
Athens City Council, Ohio University and members of the Athens Uptown Business Association (AUBA) have agreed to work toward putting a uniform set of white LED perimeter lights on the front of buildings on Court Street.
Sunday, September 28,2014
Local NEWS

ODOT uses high tech to monitor low dip

Project a precautionary measure to prevent issues related to old mines

By Dennis Powell
The new Nelsonville bypass wouldn't be of much use if a section of U.S. Rt. 33 southeast of it collapsed into abandoned mines.
Sunday, September 28,2014
Local NEWS

Area superintendents respond to mixed state report card grades

Raise questions over so much testing

By David DeWitt
School districts in Athens County received annual report cards from the state of Ohio earlier this month, and while some districts did well and others did poorly, superintendents interviewed this week all pointed to burdensome and excessive testing requirements.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Local NEWS

Big OU, Athens contingent joins NYC Climate March

By Kaleb Carter
Upwards of 50 Ohio University students and a number of Athens area residents made the trek to New York City this past weekend for the People's Climate March, which took place on Sunday.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Local NEWS

Judge race features 2 candidates with ample resumes

By David DeWitt
In judicial races, many topics cannot be discussed, with candidates barred from talking about how they might rule on specific issues. Often these races come down to a comparison of biographies.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Local NEWS

Say happy 50th to A.C. Historical Society

By Fred Kight
There's a big temptation to peep in the window at 65 N. Court Street. Don't worry if you can't resist, though, because the Athens County Historical Society and Museum wants you to look.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Local NEWS

Long-awaited Richland Ave. roadwork begins next spring

City officials say the contractor wants to wait as a result of current below-road utility work, other project commitments

By Conor Morris
Those waiting for the city of Athens to begin major construction work on Richland Avenue will have to wait another five months, the city service-safety director confirmed at City Council's meeting on Monday.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Local NEWS

Changes in Student Code of Conduct coming soon

By Conor Morris
Ohio University has released a number of proposed updates to its Student Code of Conduct, part of which was challenged earlier this year by a federal lawsuit from a student who charged that the Code of Conduct violated students' First Amendment rights.
 
 
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