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Tuesday, November 25,2014
Readers Forum

West Union fire underlines importance of fire safety

By Lt. Dan Riley
As many are aware, a fire broke out and spread through many buildings on Athens' West Union Street early in the morning of Nov. 16. The fire spread rapidly through the businesses and apartments, leaving a lot of damage behind, and students without homes and belongings.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
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Thanks owed to those who work & volunteer in hospice

By Hannah Ticoras
As I prepared to write about my experiences as a hospice volunteer for an Athens NEWS Reader's Forum, I was boarding a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sunday, November 9,2014
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Uncle Sam lit fuse on current ‘problem’ of child immigrants

By Tom Walker
Big countries can be very destructive. The U.S. is no exception. The nightmarish mess in the Middle East today is largely a product of our behavior in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we don't have to look that far afield to see the cruel impact of U.S. interference.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
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Help DD Board continue to provide necessary services

By Autumn Brown
You walk into a local grocery store. You notice that your bagger has a disability. He works diligently and after neatly sorting, he hands you a bag with a smile and a glow of pride telling you, "Have a nice day."
Tuesday, October 14,2014
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Please vote for the Renewal Levy for the seniors Meals on Wheels

By Robert Sowers
The upcoming Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels renewal levy is such a significant event I felt the real-estate taxpayers of Athens County should know exactly what they are paying for.
Sunday, October 12,2014
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Hocking president says he was forced out over racial issue

Self-titled: 'In His Own Words...'

By Dr. Ron Erickson, Ph.D.
I write this letter to share my personal experiences during the recent events that have unfolded at Hocking College. It is offered with the hope that the campus and community will have a more comprehensive understanding from which to draw their own conclusions.
Sunday, October 5,2014
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OU Parking Service offering tuition-free degree in B.S.

Never let it be said with a straight face that Ohio University doesn't bring a great deal to the tables of Athens city and county.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
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Athens folks, smell the roses in the here and now

Clichés are the pits, aren't they. Fossilized remnants from the past, carriers of tenacious metaphors, too easy to discount.
Sunday, September 14,2014
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Performing music deserves fair pay and conditions

By John Borchard
On behalf of my fellow musicians (and artists in general), I'd like to provide a bit of community education regarding the procurement and maintenance of musician services. I've been a musician for 51 years, most of those spent in the Austin, Texas, and Athens, Ohio communities, and the majority as a professional musician.
Wednesday, September 10,2014
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Stand Up for Marzec and the beleaguered Palestinians

By Damon Krane
Megan Marzec clearly stated her position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It speaks volumes about her opponents that they'd rather silence her than attempt to argue against that position. From th