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The name and message behind the Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival will continue into its fifth year this month, however the event has left its roots in Logan and will take place at Sunshine Daydream Memorial Park in Terra Alta, West Virginia. The music and art festival will be held July 17-20 with artistic expression at… Read More
A list of potential capital improvements plans for the city over the next six years was presented to Athens City Council and city administration for input on Tuesday. Andy Stone, director of the city’s department of engineering and public works, provided city officials with a draft of his six-year capital improvements plan, detailing several projects… Read More
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed FitzGerald said the reality of Cleveland is better than its reputation. He thinks that’s what Republican National Committee members saw when they chose Cleveland as the host for the 2016 Republican National Convention. "When I met with them, they had the same reaction to Cleveland that a lot of people do that… Read More
A Logan County man is facing up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud connected to a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine. Gary Roeher pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. The 52-year-old from Holden admitted he illegally claimed business-expense deductions for kickbacks paid to an Arch… Read More
The Democratic nominee for state treasurer is proposing a plan that she believes will bring more accountability to the office. Representative Connie Pillich of Cincinnati said an independent inspector general should be assigned to watch over the treasurer’s office in order to eliminate what she said is a culture of fraud and corruption. Pillich faces off against… Read More
College graduates who earned their diploma in 2008 faced starting their careers in the worst economic downturn in nearly a century. A report out this week from the U.S. Department of Education gives a picture of how those graduates fared over the next four years. Of the roughly 17,000 graduates surveyed who didn’t head back… Read More
For the past 32 years Kim Jones has been a part of the teaching staff or administration in Trimble Local School District, a position she will be leaving later this month. Jones has spent the past four years as superintendent of Trimble Local Schools following a year as building principal and 27 years as a… Read More
Acting Glouster Police Chief Ryan Nagucki has only spent a month as head of the department, but said positive strides are being made within the office. "We've made a lot of improvements," Nagucki told The Athens Messenger. Nagucki was appointed as acting chief by Mayor Miles Wolf at the end of May. He had served… Read More
WOUB Public Media, in partnership with the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies and the Nelsonville Music Festival, is proud to present The Gladden House Sessions, a 15-part video series.
In this episode, former Athens County resident Justin Gordon is joined by his wife, Ellen Williamson, and cellist Joe Kwon of The Avett Brothers.
The Democratic National Committee was considering Cleveland, Birmingham, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Columbus. Cleveland is now out because the Democrats have a rule that says they won’t pick the same city as the Republicans do. But because the GOP has selected a site in Ohio, could that affect Columbus’ chances of landing the… Read More