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Editor's Note: Over the next two weeks our reporters will be bringing you team previews for each team in the SEOAL, TVC-Ohio, TVC-Hocking, and our West Virginia teams. We continue in the TVC-Ohio, where everyone is chasing the Athens Bulldogs. With the 2014 football season upon us, the Vinton County Vikings are focused on improving… Read More
Editor's Note: Over the next two weeks our reporters will be bringing you team previews for each team in the SEOAL, TVC-Ohio, TVC-Hocking, and our West Virginia teams. We continue in the TVC-Ohio, where everyone is chasing the Athens Bulldogs. If the Wellston football team had a theme song, Stealers Wheel’s’ 1972 hit “Stuck in… Read More
Editor's Note: Over the next two weeks our reporters will be bringing you team previews for each team in the SEOAL, TVC-Ohio, TVC-Hocking, and our West Virginia teams. We continue in the TVC-Hocking, where Trimble and Wahama are still the top teams. The Trimble Tomcats were a true Cinderella story last year, finishing the regular season… Read More
On Friday night, the Parkersburg South Patriots will welcome in the Ripley Vikings for the start of the 2014 season. The Patriots currently hold bragging rights over the Vikings, after beating them 47-35 last year. Parkersburg South coach Mike Eddy is back for his second season with the Patriots focused on making 2014 a better… Read More
Twenty-seven years ago, one gallon of gas in the United States cost an average of 90 cents. That was also the last time that the Athens Bulldogs beat Gallia Academy at R. Basil Rutter Field. In 2012 it seemed as if the drought would finally end, but the Blue Devils and quarterback Wade Jarrell scored… Read More
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
The Athena Cinema has announced a special fall series featuring films directed by David Lynch.
The mini-retrospective "Let's Do Lynch," which starts Sept. 7, is a rare opportunity to see cult favorites like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive on the big screen.
Labor Day Weekend means more parties, more drivers and more State Highway Patrol Troopers. The Athens County Patrol Post is stationing ten additional troopers and fourteen lieutenants along Athens highways. The troopers will be on the lookout for anything from speeding to reckless driving to not using a turn signals to change lanes. "Here in… Read More
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
City of Athens officials briefed members of Ohio University's Student Senate on possible changes to the city's nuisance party law during its first meeting of the year. OUPD Police Chief Andrew Powers and Athens City Police Chief Tom Pyle from the Joint Police Advisory Council (JPAC) along with Athens City Councilman Steve Patterson discussed possible… Read More
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
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
Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites at the 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival (photo: Jasmine Beaubien/WOUB) Stuart’s Opera House continues its Free Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 29 with Akron soulsters Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites. Fresh off an amazing performance at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival, the band will perform at 7 p.m. in Stuart's… Read More
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
There could be changes on the horizon for the portions of Athens City Code pertaining to trash and litter. Possible legislation on the topics was discussed Wednesday by members of Athens City Council and the Safety Services Committee. During the meeting with Athens Service-Safety Director Paula Horan Moseley, solutions to unsightly litter and trash cans… Read More
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
J. Floyd Dixon Memorial Fund Awards Grant To Jackson-Vinton Community Action For Healthcare Assistance
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
Nuit Blanche (meaning White Night, in French) is an annual all-night arts festival which is currently active annually in nearly 120 cities from around the world, including Paris, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Brussels, Rome, Madrid, and in this year, Melbourne, Australia, and Athens, Ohio. A Nuit Blanche includes the participation of private and public cultural… Read More
The Parkersburg Big Reds begin the 2014 season on Friday night, but this time there is a little more on the line. The Big Reds travels across the river to Warren looking to defeat the Warriors for the 800th win in school history, becoming only the eighth high school in the entire country to reach… Read More
Athens will be going back in time with style next week as the second annual Steampunk Spectacle takes over three venues.
ARTS/West, The Athens Public Library and Central Venue will host a variety of activities, including an art opening, steampunk workshops and presentations and live performances.
A memorial service for Robert (Bob) Winters, College of Fine Arts Professor Emeritus, will be held at ARTS/West on Sunday, August 31. Winters died in Athens, Ohio on Tuesday, August 12. He was 77. The service will begin at 4 p.m., with doors opening a half hour prior. A catered reception to follow. Limited parking… Read More
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.
Six community health groups in West Virginia will receive nearly $1.5 million in federal funding to support facility improvements for patient-centered medical homes. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the funding this week through the Affordable Care Act. The grant recipients are Community Care of West Virginia in Rock Cave, Valley Health… Read More
The state Public Service Commission’s chairman has removed himself from an investigation into a water company’s response to a January chemical spill. The Charleston Gazette reports PSC Chairman Mike Albert cited his previous work as an attorney representing West Virginia American Water in stepping down from the spill investigation. Albert says he wants to avoid… Read More