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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
In a tribute to the Ohio Arts Council's 50th anniversary, the Riffe Gallery in Columbus will kick off 2015 with a milestone exhibition: 100 Years of Ohio Watercolor, opening Jan. 29.
The exhibit will span the years 1915-2015 and showcase more than 45 Ohio artists working in the versatile medium of watercolor.
The second set from David LaFlamme's It's a Beautiful Day in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from July 27, 2014.
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
The Green Party's candidate for Ohio governor was handily defeated, though the party still has something to celebrate. Unofficial results from Tuesday's election show the Greens met new standards to qualify as a minor political party. The state rules are being challenged in federal court. But under current Ohio law, a minor party would gain… Read More
Republican victories in West Virginia's U.S. House and Senate races knocked history on its side. With wins Tuesday by Alex Mooney, Evan Jenkins and incumbent David McKinley, the GOP will hold every U.S. House seat from West Virginia for the first time since 1921. Coupled with Shelley Moore Capito's win in the U.S. Senate race,… Read More
Republican Gov. John Kasich likes to say, "What's next?" And that seems to be the question on everyone's minds after Republicans' sweeping victories across Ohio Tuesday. Should GOP wins for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, Ohio Supreme Court and state Legislature be interpreted as a mandate for Republican policies? Or, as the… Read More
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
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.
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
Unofficial results indicate voter turnout for Tuesday's election likely will be among the lowest on record for a midterm election in Ohio. Results made available online by the secretary of state's office showed ballots were cast by about 3.1 million people, or about 40 percent of the roughly 7.75 million registered voters in Ohio. County… Read More
Republican Incumbent Jim Porter has been unofficially re-elected as Muskingum County commisioner over Democrat Linda Regula Porter recieved 63 percent of the vote with 12,903 votes to Regula's 7,441 votes. A renewal levy for the Muskingum County Public Library passed with 67 percent of the unofficial vote. The five-year one-mil levy would be used… Read More
Republican Ryan Davis is the unofficial winner over Democrat Don Rachford in the County Commissioner race with 9510 votes. Rachford who received 8495 votes. In the Judge of Court of Common Pleans race, William Marshall unofficially won over Michael Jones with 54 percent of the vote. The Portsmouth Public Library Levy has been… Read More
Unoffical election results are in for Tuscarawas County. Republican Kerry Metzger kept this county commissioner seat getting 14,857 votes while his opponent, Democrat John Miceli recieved 9,175 votes. Local school districts have had mixed success in passing their respective levies. Voters approved a 6.9 mill levy for Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District by a margin… Read More
Republican Incumbent Tim Van Horn is the unofficial winner over Democrat Keith A. Nelson for the County Commissioner seat. Tim Van Horn received 2,281 votes, while Keith A. Nelson received 1,527 votes. All proposed levies for Morgan County passed. The renewal levy for the operation and maintenance of The Kate Love Simpson Library passed. The county-wide… Read More
Unofficial election results are in for Lawrence County. Michael Kinnamon unofficially won the State Board of Education election in the 10th District with 5550 votes. Kinnamon’s opponent was former Clinton-Massie Superintendent and incumbent Ron Rudduck received 5057 votes. Republican Freddie Hayes Jr. defeated Democrat Tim Edwards in the county commission race. Hayes Jr. received 8597… Read More
The voters in Fairfield County re-elected county commissioner Mike Kiger to his forth term. Branden Meyer is the unofficial winner for the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, getting 62 percent of the votes. Voters also passed the renewal of the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Center's tax levy. Walnut Township… Read More
The unofficial results for Belmont County are in. In Belmont County, Republican U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson is the unofficial winner in his re-election bid over Democrat Jennifer Garrison with 50 percent of the vote to 46 percent. Democrat Mark A. Thomas is the unofficial winner over Republican Pete Bendo for county commissioner 53 percent to… Read More
Republican David Freriks is the unofficial winner over Democrat Todd Shafer in the County Commission race. Freriks received 5,378 votes and Shafer received 3,546 votes. In the County Auditor's race, Republican Drew Cannon received 4,900 over Democrat Teresa Stevenson who received 4,134 votes. The Southern Local School District Improvement Levy was unofficially voted down 659… Read More