Athens is preparing to accept a number of roads in
the University Estates development into the city, thus allowing for city road
maintenance after the completion of an agreement
with residents to upgrade the roads to city standards.
The Ohio Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald, wasted no time in going after Gov. John Kasich's record when he spoke at the Athens County Democratic Party spring dinner Saturday night.
With Ohio University looking to spend more than $1 billion over the next 15-plus years on renovations to campus, President Roderick McDavis and other university officials gave a presentation to the university's Emeriti Association Thursday morning to explain the planned changes to campus.
The people of Athens County know the Appalachian struggle against poverty intimately, and with wealth and income inequality at some of the highest levels ever in America, historian Ron Eller spoke Friday on the record of social injustice in Appalachia.