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Local Group Sends Books to Ohio Prisoners


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A small group of volunteers gathered in a home on 1st Street, reading letters, choosing books, and packing boxes to send to Ohio prisons. They are a part of the “Athens Books to Prisoners” program, a local group that sends books to inmates upon request. Sarah Fick spearheaded the program nearly three years ago. After… Read More

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Athens Seeks Bicycle Friendly Certification


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A group of bike-centric cyclists cruised through Athens Thursday morning.   The Athens Bicycle Club organized a public event featuring bicycle expert Stephen Clark from the American League of Bicyclists.  Clark tours various cities around the country studying infastructure and offering insights to improve.  The League then grants cities Bike Friendly certification later on.  Athens… Read More

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Electricity Suppliers Submit Proposals For Aggregation Program

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The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the organization pursuing electric aggregation for the city of Athens and Athens County, is currently reviewing proposals from electricity suppliers. Five companies responded to a request for proposals sent out by the energy council. Electric aggregation is a process by which residential and small business customers pool together to… Read More

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City Reviews Barking Dog, Nuisance Party Penalties

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The city of Athens is looking to strengthen laws pertaining to disruptive party animals — both of the human and canine variety. Members of Athens City Council’s Safety Services Committee are reviewing possible changes to ordinances concerning barking dogs and nuisance parties. The items were discussed during a meeting with Athens Service-Safety Director Paula Horan… Read More

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The Gift Of Life In Death

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Dr. Larry Witmer, the director of anatomical sciences at Ohio University's medical school, remembers working on his first patient when he was a medical student student at Johns Hopkins University. His first patient was – as many medical students' first patient are – a cadaver. Human cadavers are dead bodies to be dissected by scientists… Read More

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Electricity Suppliers Submit Proposals For Aggregation Program

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The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the organization pursuing electric aggregation for the city of Athens and Athens County, is currently reviewing proposals from electricity suppliers. Five companies responded to a request for proposals sent out by the energy council.   Electric aggregation is a process by which residential and small business customers pool together… Read More

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J. Floyd Dixon Memorial Fund Awards Grant To Jackson-Vinton Community Action For Healthcare Assistance


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Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. recently received a $9,300 grant from the J. Floyd Dixon Memorial Fund for the Healthcare Assistance Program, to help low-income, uninsured and under-insured Jackson County residents with the purchase or payment of prescription medications, diagnostic testing, medical and dental treatment procedures, vision care, up-front costs required to see a medical specialist,… Read More

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OU Alumna to Publish Young Adult Novel


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To find new voices in the science fiction and fantasy genre, the publishers at Harper Voyager UK decided to bypass the usual literary agents and went on a multi-continental talent search. That search led them to Ohio University Ph.D. graduate Alison Stine.

Stine's first young adult novel, Supervision, will be published in 2015.