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Sunday, September 21,2014
Local NEWS

Historic Amesville area farm the base for renowned exhibit design firm

By Fred Kight
Drive out Ohio Rt. 550 from Athens about six miles and you'll find lots of history. Here in the countryside is Windy Hills Farm, established almost 200 years ago from land owned by the Ohio Compaan and Ephraim Cutler and Thomas Hamilton. And at the farm is Gerard Hilferty & Associates, a museum planning and exhibit design firm whose middle name is practically history.
Sunday, September 21,2014
Local NEWS

Jorma takes point on motorcycle run

Annual event renamed for late Marjorie Thompson

By Dennis Powell
Legendary guitarist Jorma Kaukonen led the way as the Fur Peace Ranch Motorcycle Club headed down Ohio Rt. 690 in eastern Athens County Saturday during the club's annual ride over 114 miles of Meigs and Athens county roads.
Sunday, September 21,2014
Local NEWS

City moves toward finding public use for Athens Armory

Ordinance would authorize preliminary study on rehab/renovation of building

By Conor Morris
Athens City Council began its read-through of an ordinance last Monday that would authorize about $7,500 in spending on a "pre-plan" study of the long-closed Armory building at the end of North Court Street.
Sunday, September 21,2014
Local NEWS

Area schools receive annual report cards

Some of the grades nothing to brag to mom about

By David DeWitt
Students at area school districts received their end-of-the-year grades in June. Similarly, every school system in the state gets a report card of its own each fall from the Ohio Department of Education.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Shakeup among local K-9 police

By Conor Morris

Ohio University Police officer Tim Woodyard and his new canine friend, a Labrador retriever mix rescue dog from Columbus, Alex, will soon become Athens', and OUPD's, first bomb-sniffing K-9 "unit."

Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Athens City Council: Hide your trash containers or else

By Conor Morris
Changes to the way Athenians store their trash, and increased fines for those who violate city code for trash storage, are coming, and City Council wants the public to be prepared for the changes.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Nuisance party revision hits snag with city law director

By Conor Morris
The Athens law director told City Council Monday that its proposed administrative fine for an amendment to the city's nuisance party ordinance is illegal in its current form according to Ohio Revised Code.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Officials slate $100K for addiction fight

Partnership raises $85,000 for effort so far

By David DeWitt

An initiative from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office is looking to put $100,000 toward opiate addiction treatments at the Athens-based Health Recovery Services and has already raised $85,000 toward the effort.

Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Attorney general candidate campaigns in Athens on heroin fight

By David DeWitt
The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general came to Athens Monday touting his plan to combat the state's heroin crisis while accusing his opponent, incumbent AG Mike DeWine, of failing to act as the problem has exploded in recent years.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Local NEWS

Foster grandparent volunteers honored

The COAD Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program recently honored their volunteers at a recognition luncheon held at the Ohio University Inn in Athens. COAD's Area II has 48 FGP Volunteers serving in Athens, Hocking, Muskingum, Perry, Pike, Ross and Washington counties, stated a news release.
 
 
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