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The fired director of Ohio State's marching band is formally requesting his job back, citing alleged flaws in a university investigation and a positive performance review issued weeks before he was terminated. In a letter Thursday, Jonathan Waters, 38, asked the university's board of trustees to act on the matter at its August 28-29 meeting…. Read More
A roundabout is being built at the intersection of West Union and Smith Streets to improve pedestrian safety in the area. Athens City engineer Andy Stone said that the roundabout is a part of the project that includes the construction on the intersections of West Union Street and Shafer and Depot streets. “It’s primarily a… Read More
The International Gay Games continue this week in venues across Northeast Ohio. One issue that hangs over this, and all sporting events, is concern over HIV-AIDS. Its presence prompted sweeping changes in many sports. While drug cocktails are helping to keep more athletes alive, strict safety precautions are in force to protect against spread of… Read More
State officials have announced a plan to send Ohio businesses and public employers rebate checks from the state's insurance fund for injured workers. Under the proposal, about 184,000 private employers and 3,800 public employers could receive rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Republican Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking re-election this fall, discussed… Read More
Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend. Several high-profile arrests were made Wednesday, the fourth night of clashes… Read More
Being part of the arts provides a unique cultural experience, opening the doors to the world outside of Hocking County. For the past 35 years Judie Henniger has kept a clear view while leading the way for children in the Hocking County Children’s Chorus, but now is looking to retire. The Hocking County Children’s Chorus… Read More
An employee of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office who was Pat Kelly’s administrative assistant until he was suspended has resigned under scrutiny. “I am voluntarily resigning and I take responsibility for the actions that lead (sic) to my resignation,” Teresa Kirkendall wrote in a letter The Messenger obtained through a public records request. Interim Sheriff… Read More
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Nora and Delia Ephron’s award-winning play about women, relationships and clothes, will be presented Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. at Ohio University-Chillicothe.
This intimate collection of stories, based on Ilene Beckerman’s best-seller, uses clothing, accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories.
Since the mid-1970s, experimental jazz drummer William Hooker has released more than 60 albums and performed for audiences at Lincoln Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Montreal Jazz Festival.
This Friday, Athens audiences will have the opportunity to see a legend up-close when Hooker's trio performs a special show at The Union Bar & Grill.