The Athens NEWS - Early Week eNews
Saturday, September 21st, 2019


Young and old mobilize in Athens against climate change

Roughly 150 to 200 people – representing a diverse mix of college and grade-school students as well as long-time community members – gathered at the Village Bakery in Athens Friday morning to join hu… Read more

Fowl play welcomed in strained West Side neighborhood

On Monday, Sept. 16, a red chicken was first spotted waddling down the narrow roadway on Raymond Drive on Athens’ West Side – an area of the city of Athens that recently has experienced a perceived u… Read more

Youth in Athens expected to join global climate strike Friday

Athens is expected to see its own version of a coordinated international climate strike this Friday, with a number of events planned, including a “flash mob planting action,” a group bicycle ride thr… Read more

Who stole papa pawpaw?

The mascot for a festival that just attracted 9,000 attendees to Lake Snowden this past weekend remained missing early Wednesday afternoon, the apparent victim of larceny. Yes, the giant pawpaw puppe… Read more

Hocking College enrollment up, thanks again to College Credit Plus students

Hocking College this fall semester is again touting an increase in students enrolled over the prior year’s fall semester, but more than a third of that total enrollment now consists of College Credit… Read more


OU sees further enrollment decline this fall

Ohio University this fall semester saw a significant enrollment decline compared to fall semester 2018, dropping about 1,800 students. Read more

On Court Street 9-19-19

In this week's edition of On Court Street, contributor Cole Behrens asks, "The Trump administration has announced plans to ban most flavore… Read more

OU football player indicted on stalking and other felony charges

An Athens County grand jury Monday indicted a now-suspended Ohio University football player on four felony charges. Read more

Community reckons with Athens lynching, 138 years later

On Nov. 21, 1881, 24-year-old Athens County resident Christopher Davis – a black man – was lynched by a white mob in Athens. Read more

'Right to work' figure at OU draws protest on campus

A group of roughly 75 Ohio University students and local and regional residents – many of them union members – gathered outside of Galbreat… Read more


Beth Clodfelter has worked hard to prepare herself for City Council

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What's the use of being right about Trump if you don't vote?

I have a good friend, let's call him Jerry.  He's a fine fellow, multi-talented, a good father, and now a retiree. He reads a lot and keeps up with the latest trends, including politics. Most people … Read more

Vaping deaths and illnesses aren’t what you’ve been told

If you have taken at face value the recent panicked coverage of vaping – deaths, illnesses, presidential pronouncements – then everything you know on the subject is wrong. Read more