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After their season-long home stand of two games, the Ohio Bobcats (7-7, 2-1) will hit the road again to face the last place Kent State Golden Flashes (3-11, 0-3). The ‘Cats are 3-7 in their previous 10 games away from the Convocation Center and have been on the short end of two of Kent State’s… Read More
A new report by the National Association of Counties said Athens County has recovered from the economic ground it lost during the Great Recession. The report found that each part of the country varied in its recovery and according to Emilia Istrate, NACO Research Director, "parts of the country had no recession at all." Richard… Read More
After garnering some preseason attention, the Ohio wrestling team has found itself ranked for the first time this season. The Bobcats come in at No. 25 in the latest USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll. The ‘Cats, who are 5-1 this season, have been getting votes for most of the 2013-14 campaign and finally got… Read More
West Virginia's attorney general is urging residents to support local businesses hurt by the chemical spill and its resulting water crisis. Many restaurants, stores and other businesses were forced to close when last week's spill contaminated the water supply and left about 300,000 residents without water for any purpose other than flushing toilets. Attorney General… Read More
Last week's extreme cold still affects the region. The cold temperatures caused problems at some refineries resulting in a price increase at the pump. According to the Motor club AAA, Tuesday's average price at Athens' gas stations was $3.38, 15 cents more compared to last month. Athenians pay two cents more than the average price of… Read More
A $13.2 million permanent general fund budget for 2014 was adopted Tuesday by the Athens County Commissioners. The action comes after the County Budget Commission certified slightly more money than the $13.1 million that was in the temporary budget approved Dec. 31. The permanent budget retains a 3 percent salary pool for non-union employee pay… Read More
An indictment has been served on another Ohio University employee in the case of bones and human remains allegedly stolen from an the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jerry Reed, 49, is charged with obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony, after investigator's found that he had allegedly been "tipping off" the Athens man primarily charged in… Read More
After spending four years at the helm as the Warren Local High School head football coach, Andy Schob has stepped down. Schob posted a 17-23 record over his four-year tenure. He went 5-5 in his first two seasons and finished with 4-6 and 3-7 records in his final two seasons. Last season the Warriors were… Read More
MAC East Akron (10-5, 2-0) After a tough non-conference schedule, the Zips opened MAC play with two tough road victories, traveling to Ball State and Ohio. Akron was able to gain late advantages in both games, winning by scores of 59-58 and 83-80, respectively. Both games were hard-fought, with the Ohio game going into double… Read More
Fifteen years ago Sam Grim was told his plot of land in Stewart would be the perfect spot for a 911 tower. Now, he says the lease with Athens County isn’t worth the trouble. “I feel, you know, I’m doing them a big favor. They should take care of it and talk to me and… Read More
The third person implicated in the murder case of Paul E. Roberts was indicted by a grand jury this week. Robert Degarmore, of Glouster, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property, one a fifth-degree felony charge and one a misdemeanor charge. The indictment was filed on Monday and put in the record on… Read More
Ohio (11-4, 1-1) will look to bounce back after a difficult double overtime loss to Akron when Ball State journeys to the Convo on Wednesday. The Bobcats had multiple chances to close out the game against Akron, but they were unable to seal the deal. With about 0:20 left in regulation and the game tied… Read More
Folk music great Happy Traum at the Fur Peace Ranch with performances from 2009 and 2002.
Perry County Juvenile Court received a sizble grant from the Ohio Department of Youth services. Youth programs across the county will receive assistance through the grant. "It's a very good amount for a small county like we are," Perry County Juvenile Court Judge Luann Cooperrider stated. "You first have to prove yourself because research shows… Read More
Warren Haynes in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from September 20, 2008.
Both the Meigs boys and girls teams continued to be plagued by treacherous weather, resulting in their first games of the week being postponed. BOYS Beginning the week, the Marauders held onto their number two spot in the TVC-Ohio, with a 2-0 league record. The Athens Bulldogs are currently leading the conference. The Marauders hold… Read More
Investigation is underway regarding a rash of vehicle break ins that occurred in the early hours of January 14 in the Rome Township area. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reports that approximately twelve vehicles parked in driveways were broken into on Garnett Street, Lakeland Drive, White Avenue and Gardner Lane, most of them left unlocked. Loose change,… Read More
Anne McCue in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from August 29, 2009.
Cincinnati plans to shut down intake valves along the Ohio River to protect the city's drinking water from a chemical spill in West Virginia. Mayor John Cranley announced Monday that the valves will be shut down for at least 20 hours beginning Tuesday night. Cranley says that will allow the water to pass the city… Read More
The Meigs Lady Marauders hosted the Athens Lady Bulldogs Monday, Jan. 13. The Bulldogs remain undefeated with a 64-26 victory over the Lady Marauders, who are now on a four-game losing streak. There was not much anticipation surrounding the game, as the Lady Bulldogs are leading the TVC-Ohio conference and the Lady Marauders remain in… Read More
After a defensive battle in the first half, Nelsonville-York and Alexander found themselves in a close battle in the second half. After a run by the Lady Spartans, Madison Davis took over for the N-Y. Davis finished with 20 points, 20 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals and Angela Meade added 9 points and 2… Read More
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, is designed to provide just 75 percent of a household’s nutritional needs. But what happens when it becomes a sole source of income? According to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture, that’s the reality for many in Ohio and nationwide…. Read More
When Athens author Becca J.R. Lachman noticed that many of her writer friends had poems about or inspired by the late poet William Stafford, she went looking a collection of similar works, but came up short. Now her new anthology, A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford, has been published by Woodley Press.