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The Athens Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at a South Side apartment complex early Friday morning. The victim, a female, suffered a "non-life-threatening" gunshot wound, according to the APD report.

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When news broke in 2000 about the impending closure of Southern Ohio Coal Company’s Meigs County mine complex, worries abounded about the devastating impact that the loss of hundreds of local jobs would have on the region, including in Athens County where many of the miners lived.

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A new site option for the Athens Farmers Market is expected to be presented at a community meeting next Thursday (Jan. 23). This would be different from a site proposal that’s been discussed previously, the city’s East Side dog park.

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As is the case with several other public colleges in the state, Ohio University has significantly fewer international students on campus these days.

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The Athens County Board of Elections had a split vote along party lines after a contentious hearing Tuesday on a protest involving the Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 94th House District.

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The Athens City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Jan. 2 to approve a recommendation to change city zoning code to regulate the operation of short-term rentals – such as Airbnb and VRBO – in the city of Athens.

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In today's edition of On Court Street, Athens NEWS contributor Sarah Donaldson asks, "Recently, the issue of poverty in Athens County, Ohio, arose in the aftermath of Joe Burrow’s Heisman Trophy speech. In Athens city and county, many off-campus OU students are included in poverty statistics…

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Athens County's Joe Burrow checked the final box in the entry form to the college football hall of legends Monday night. He led his LSU Tigers to victory in the College Football Playoff Championship.