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The Interfaith Peace Walk brought together more than 150 Athens residents and Ohio University students to memorialize the September 11th terrorist attacks and to pursue peace among different groups. The event, in its fourth year, was organized by the Better Together campaign at United Campus Ministries. Reverend Evan Young, the campus minister at United Campus… Read More
On the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, passersby pause to reflect on the 13th Anniversary of 9/11. Here are the sights and sounds from Columbus.
With the recent police shooting and protest in Ferguson, Missouri, people across the country are speaking out. Here in Athens, Students for Law, Justice and Culture are discussing the topic in the "Racism, Policing and Struggles for Justice in Ferguson" panel. The faculty panel will take place tonight and cover issues such as the bias… Read More
Traditional bake sales are not something the Clean and Safe Halloween Committee is interested in to gain donations for added Halloween safety and security. Instead, they will use the pies to push into faces. Brandon Thompson, who organized the Kickstarter campaign on behalf of the Halloween Committee, hopes to earn $4,000 in donations for added… Read More
The bitter taste of last years’ lost to West Jefferson is still very much on the minds of the Jackson Ironmen. Jackson coach Andy Hall and the Ironmen distinctly remember last year’s meeting where the Roughriders cruised their way to a 42-7 victory. “We went up there last year and didn’t play well, at all,”… Read More
It is pretty uncommon for a high school football team to average more than 400 yards of total offense. However, on Friday night there will be two teams that put up those numbers when the Point Pleasant Big Blacks (2-0) host the Wayne Pioneers (2-0), in what is also a rematch of a 2011 West… Read More
Ohio Department Of Transportation News Release – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the $200 million Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass project made the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition top 10 projects. Since making America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects, the project is now up for the grand prize and People’s Choice… Read More
Ohio soccer coach Aaron Rodgers believes his team is primed to compete with the top teams in the Mid-American Conference this season. Showcase reporter Matthew Doyle talks with Rodgers and the players to learn the meaning behind #ItIsTime.
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed a 22-person committee to study bullying and how to stop it. The committee members include 11-year-old Morgan Guess of Paducah, who was diagnosed with clinical depression after being bullied as an 8-year-old. The experience prompted Guess and her mother, Susan, to start the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation. The… Read More
Federal health officials are in Charleston this week discussing options for medical monitoring after a January chemical spill contaminated water supplies to 300,000 people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health officials say they are a few weeks to a month away from deciding how to track people's long-term health. … Read More
Over the last few years, the Athens Bulldogs and Warren Warriors have become familiar foes on the hardwood, meeting in the playoffs in the last two seasons. Both playoff contests resulted in an onslaught of offense by Warren to lift the Warriors in both matchups. On the gridiron, however, the offensive firepower lies with the… Read More
Policies allowing students to earn college credit in high school have been approved for 32 county school systems. The West Virginia Board of Education approved the counties' dual credit policies on Wednesday. Dual credit policies must be approved by the board if college and other advanced courses outside the school setting are used… Read More
Their voices can be heard ringing around Peden Stadium early in the morning during practice as the dew settles on the turf. The voices carry a certain sense of authority and they command perfection, organization and strong team chemistry. And if their orders go unheard, the voices only get louder and more irritated. The voices… Read More
The four Ohio University students arrested during a Student Senate meeting entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in Athens County Municipal Court. Rebecca Sebo, 22, of Pepper Pike, Ohio; Maxwell Peltz, 20, of Orange Village, Ohio; Gabriel Sirkin, 20, of White Plains, N.Y.; and Jonah Yulish, 19, of Beachwood, Ohio; all entered their pleas in… Read More
Former Bobcat Jillian Van Wagnen has joined the Ohio softball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Jodi Hermanek announced Wednesday, Sept. 10. Van Wagnen played four years on the softball team from 2009-12, amassing a .308 batting average, 118 hits, 75 runs scored and 69 stolen bases, which is second-most in Ohio’s history. The… Read More
Redshirt sophmore Carly Manso of the Ohio women’s soccer team was named the Mid-American Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Manso was the Bobcats’ outstanding player on Sept. 5, as she bossed much of the attacking play against Xavier and put Ohio ahead 2-1 in the 64th minute with a curling effort at… Read More
Federal funding will be sought to add a physician's office to Hopewell Health Centers' mental health facility in Athens. If funding is approved, a primary care office would be added to 90 Hospital Drive in the facility previously known as Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling. In 2013, Tri-County and Family Healthcare Inc. merged to form… Read More
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a possible candidate for president in 2016, is headed to New Hampshire again. On Thursday night, Paul will attend a gathering of Generation Opportunity, a conservative group with links to billionaires Charles and David Koch. On Friday, he'll headline a Republican party "Unity Breakfast" to rally the party after… Read More
A central Ohio city is considering incentives to entice Amazon.com to build a $1.1 billion data center there. Development officials in the city of Dublin are asking city council to approve incentives including 68 acres of land valued at $6.8 million for the project. Other proposed incentives include water and sewer lines, road improvements… Read More
Police have charged a Parkersburg teenager in the hit-and-run death of a boy who was riding a bicycle in Wood County. State Police Sgt. W.K. Marshall says 19-year-old Darren Parsons was charged early Wednesday with leaving the scene of an accident causing death. The 15-year-old victim’s body was found in a ditch across from a… Read More
The West Virginia Supreme Court is going on the road next week. The court will hear cases at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Tuesday as part of the school's celebration of Constitution Week. The cases include an inmate's challenge of a state law that bars jury trials for people… Read More
Groups in Ohio are asking a federal judge to force the state's election chief to comply with his ruling that expands early voting this fall. The Ohio chapter of the NAACP and others said in a court filing late Wednesday that Secretary of State Jon Husted has yet to update his website with an… Read More
From Sept. 13 to Oct. 10, the Ohio University Women's Center will host the exhibit Barbie Falls on Hard Times: The Sequel by Athens artist-photographer Kari Gunter-Seymour.
Gunter-Seymour’s art focuses on body image and self-esteem issues as it examines what the famous Mattel doll's life would be like if she were challenged with real-life issues that women of all ages face, like cleaning the bathroom or getting stood up on her wedding day.
Haffa’s Records transformed into a concert venue on Saturday, Sept. 6 when Aquabear Legion moved its 8th annual County Fair activities across West Union Street for the afternoon. The two-day event, mostly held at The Union Bar & Grill in Athens, featured more than a dozen acts from around Ohio. Saturday afternoon’s show included Athens… Read More
Three men face charges after a hidden camera was discovered in a workout room at Wayne County High School. Wayne County prosecutor Thomas Plymale tells media outlets the camera was capable of video surveillance. He says it was disguised as a smoke detector and mounted on the ceiling. Police charged 51-year-old James Ramey… Read More