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Council To Request Hearing On Chipotle Liquor Permit Request

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Athens City Council has requested a hearing to be held with the state regarding a liquor permit requested by Chipotle Mexican Grill on Court Street. As The Messenger previously reported, there are three D5 liquor permits currently pending approval by the Ohio Department of Liquor Control. Those licenses include Chipotle Mexican Grill, 41 S. Court… Read More

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Energy Aggregation Election Results


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The issue of energy aggregation had mixed results during Tuesday’s general election. Overall, half of the 20 ballot initiatives in Eastern and Southeast Ohio were approved by voters. Nine were defeated and there was one tie. The biggest defeat for energy aggregation was in Cambridge. Unofficial results in the city show that electric aggregation was… Read More

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Beacon School Selected For Artist-In-Residence Program


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The Beacon School, an educational service provider for five school districts in Athens County, has been selected for the artist-in-residence program for the fourth year. The program is sponsored by VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability. The Adaptation, Integration and the Arts (AIA) residency program partners teaching artists and educators in classrooms… Read More

Comic art by Sandy Plunkett

Meet the Artist: Sandy Plunkett

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Sandy Plunkett started his career in New York City as an artist for Marvel and DC Comics.

His work has been seen in issues of Spider Man, X-Men, The Rocketeer, Conan the Barbarian, Spectre and many other comics, as well as numerous concert posters, album covers and political cartoons.

Currently based in Athens, Ohio, Plunkett sat down to talk with WOUB's Nicole Schneider about his past work and upcoming projects.

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Kasich, GOP Sweep To Victory In Ohio

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Ohio voters have swept incumbent Republicans led by Gov. John Kasich back into office and ousted several Democrats from the state Legislature, including the state party chairman.   Kasich's victory over Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, was expected after the challenger's campaign missteps left him seriously behind in polls and fundraising.  … Read More