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Sunday, December 9,2012
Reflections of the Past

Local jewelry store celebrates founding 180 years ago

Cornwell Jewelry is celebrating 180 years since its founding in 1832. This photo shows some artifacts from the business' early days including old eyeglasses and an old jewelry case for a diamond ring
Sunday, December 9,2012
Reflections of the Past

New restaurant co-owner has long local history

By Brittany McIntire
There are a lot of reasons why people come back to Athens, though family history isn't usually at the top of the list. And for Jim Wahlstrom, new co-owner of Abrio's Vera Cucina on East State Street, it really wasn't "coming back" at all, since he had never lived here previously.
Sunday, December 9,2012
Reflections of the Past

Rebuilt lodge keeps Lake Hope legacy alive

By Megan Moseley
There's something awe-inspiring about the recently reopened Lodge at Lake Hope State Park. From the Zaleski State Forest wood that holds together the $5 million establishment to the framed
Sunday, December 9,2012
Reflections of the Past

Library records help to debunk some of Athens area's spookier legends

By David DeWitt
Any new arrival at Ohio University will inevitably hear some variation on the more infamous legends of haunted Athens.
Sunday, December 9,2012
Reflections of the Past

Book recounts state wildlife officer's years of infiltrating poacher rings

By Jim Phillips
From TV shows and movies, most of us are familiar with the figure of the police officer who goes undercover to bust drug dealers or gangsters. A new book, however, recounts the adventures
Sunday, December 9,2012
Reflections of the Past

Archaelogists help uncover hidden aspects of area's past

By David DeWitt
For years Athens residents have debated why a number of headstones at a cemetery on The Ridges property were arranged in a circular pattern.
Sunday, December 9,2012
Reflections of the Past

Athens County sent large contingent to fight in Civil War

By Jim Phillips
Cyrus Moore III first took an interest in things military because he bears the same name as a veteran of the Civil War. As a volunteer for the Athens County Historical Society and Mus
Sunday, December 11,2011
Reflections of the Past

The original 'Occupy Ohio'

OU closes down in 1970 amidst anti-war rioting

By Alec G. Bojalad
There is a photo on the final page of the 1969-1970 edition of the Ohio University Athena yearbook that features a group of Ohio National Guard troops marching single-file past the Athena Cinema like armed ducklings below a marquee that reads simply "Z."
Sunday, December 11,2011
Reflections of the Past

Two books revisit local hippies, Varmits

By Eric Sagonowsky
Two locally situated books have been published in this year, both unique stories of counterculture, plenty of drugs, and vivid scenery.
Sunday, December 11,2011
Reflections of the Past

Mainstay uptown business to close after owner's death

By Austin Verrilli
An Athens business that's been a constant for over 50 years will soon disappear from the city. It's a small, utilitarian place. It was open later than most bars. It had wall-to-wall merchandise, cheap cigarettes and a calm, weary dog. A half-lucid voice at the counter never failed to ask, "You want matches?" If you haven't already guessed, it's the Campus Sundry on West Union Street, and by 2012 it will be a memory.
 
 
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