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Home » Articles »   By David DeWitt
Wednesday, April 16,2014
Local NEWS

Reporter: Climate change happening; end of story

By David DeWitt
An enduring image of global warming for 20 years has been a polar bear on a shrinking sheet of ice. Now, we are the polar bear.
Wednesday, April 16,2014
Local NEWS

Committee lists variety of needed city improvements

By David DeWitt
A committee appointed to review Athens city code reported to City Council Monday night, identifying concerns regarding trash, parking, graffiti, over-occupancy, grass overgrowth and house disrepair.
Wednesday, April 16,2014
Local NEWS

Top city safety official calls Number Fest unsafe

Says huge festival must change or else

By David DeWitt
The top safety official for the city of Athens has called the future of Number Fest into question following serious safety and sanitation concerns stemming from Saturday's event.
Sunday, April 13,2014
Local NEWS

Congressman says balanced fed budget would fix country's economic woes

By David DeWitt
Congressman Steve Stivers wants a balanced budget amendment for the federal government, and advocated for a U.S. Constitutional convention when he called for the amendment during the Athens
Sunday, April 13,2014
Local NEWS

City ready to accept UE roads into city, finally

Mayor describes history of development as 'gory'

By David DeWitt
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.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Local NEWS

Three Dems vying for Common Pleas judgeship

By David DeWitt
The three candidates running in the Democratic primary to replace L. Alan Golsberry as Athens County common pleas judge acknowledge that the race comes down to a comparison of biographies.
Tuesday, April 8,2014
Local NEWS

Athens County Democrats pick retired deputy Smith as interim sheriff

Suspended sheriff's choice loses in 36-8 vote

By David DeWitt
Athens County has a new sheriff in place for the foreseeable future while suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly awaits trial on a 25-count indictment for alleged theft and corruption in office.
Sunday, April 6,2014
Local NEWS

In Athens, FitzGerald lays out reasons for dumping Kasich

By David DeWitt
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.
Sunday, April 6,2014
Campus NEWS

OU officials outline big physical changes planned for campus

Presentation given to Emeriti group

By David DeWitt
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.
Sunday, April 6,2014
Campus NEWS

Historian: Appalachia has record of social injustice

By David DeWitt
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.
 
 
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