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What was once a long, blank white wall on the side of the Athens Bread Company on East State Street is now a vibrant work of art thanks to Ohio University School of Art + Design professor John Sabraw and the students in his Art and Entrepreneurship class.

The new director of Special Education for Trimble Local Schools is new to the area but not to field.

The Bobcats, as they have so often this season, gave up an early lead to an opponent -- in this case Miami -- and the RedHawks never looked back, taking the first game of the weekned series, 4-1. 

“We’ve been through some tough times but we’re Southeastern Ohio people, and let me tell you one thing I know about people in Southeastern Ohio — we’re bootstraps kind of people and we pull ourselves up and we make things work. We’ll do that here.”

And so it continues.

The investigation into allegations of failure to report by employee(s) of the Athens City School District continues according to an update given following Thursday evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Ohio University Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit is a finalist for the top position at two universities and will be visiting the two campuses in the coming weeks.

 After reviewing a pre-sentencing investigation report, a Hocking County judge sentenced a Nelsonville man — who searched for heroin after an automobile accident instead of tending to his injured child — to seven years in prison for possession of heroin.

“Our job as a college is to change family trees.”

That is the impact a community and technical college can have, explained candidate for Hocking College president Ryan McCall on Thursday.

The judge who presided over the criminal trial of former Athens County sheriff Patrick Kelly will also hear the civil case filed against Kelly by the county.

Supporters of marijuana legalization in Ohio say they are about halfway to their goal of collecting the more than 305,000 signatures needed to get a proposal on the November ballot.